Fox has just given an early second-season pickup to animated comedy Bob’s Burgers. This is the third scripted series to be renewed for next season, following the January pickup of another freshman comedy, Raising Hope, and Fringe. “Bob’s Burgers has proved to be a perfect neighbor to our slate of fan-favorite animated families this year,” said Fox’s entertainment president Kevin Reilly. “The series has found its own really unique, irreverent voice and is doing consistent business for us on Sundays, so we’re excited to serve up another season to the fans.”
After a big premiere boosted by an NFL overrun, Bob’s Burgers settled into a so-so ratings territory, posting a 2.2 in adults 18-49 for its most recent original. Fox’s decision to renew Bob’s Burgers is also interesting as the network has two new animated series on tap for next season, Allen Gregory and Napoleon Dynamite. But, with a 13-episode order, Bob’s Burgers can split the season with the newcomers, whose combined order is for 13 half-hours. Bob’s Burgers, from 20th TV, was created by Loren Bouchard who executive produces and writes with Jim Dauterive.