Fox has finalized a Back 9 order to comedy Dads. The pickup means that Fox has become the only major broadcast network to give episodic orders (full-season ones to Dads and Brooklyn Nine-Nine, and a second-season one to Sleepy Hollow) to all of its new scripted fall series that have premiered. ABC, NBC and CBS all have cancelled a show each — Lucky 7, Welcome To The Family and We Are Men, respectively. In the pickup announcement for Dads, Fox chairman Kevin Reilly acknowledged that the show, which was met with a critical backlash, is a work in progress. “Fox has been looking to break into the multi-camera format for some time,” he said. “With Dads, we have an asset that we can grow, and we’re looking forward to seeing where the fantastic cast and the creative minds of Seth, Alec, Mike and Wellesley take us the rest of the season.” Executive produced by Seth MacFarlane, Alec Sulkin and Wellesley Wild, Dads, from 20th TV and Fuzzy Door Prods, stars Giovani Ribisi and Seth Green as successful guys dealing with their annoying dads. Dads had done relatively well for Fox in the anchor Tuesday 8 PM slot considering the overall struggles of the network’s comedy block. It is averaging a 2.2/7 rating among adults 18-49 in Live+7 and drawing solid male demos.
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