Despite largely flying under the radar, getting fraction of the attention fellow Fox animated series The Simpsons and Family Guy are getting, Bob’s Burgers has quietly reached a milestone very few broadcast series achieve — a sixth season. Fox has ordered a 22-episode sixth season of the show, which won its first Emmy Award for Outstanding Animated Program in August.
Bob’s Burgers has not been a ratings hit of the size of The Simpsons and Family Guy but has developed a loyal following despite frequent time slot moves. This past fall, it held 100% of its season premiere rating in Week 2. The series also has been a critical darling, recently landing an Annie and and two WGA nominations, and has been a favorite of Fox and 20th Century Fox TV brass.
Bob’s Burgers is produced by Fox sibling 20th TV. A long run for the show on Fox is beneficial for the studio, which, like the network, is overseen by Dana Walden and Gary Newman.
“This gem of a series is a rare feel-good blend of sharp wit and genuine heart that fans and critics alike have continued to love throughout its five seasons on Fox,” said Walden and Newman. “We are proud of Loren and Jim and the extremely talented voice cast who bring these unique characters to life with both humor and charm each week.”
Bob’s Burgers, created by Loren Bouchard who writes and executive produces withJim Dauterive, follows the ups and downs of Bob, who runs Bob’s Burgers with the help of his wife, Linda and their three kids. Despite the greasy counters and lousy location, Bob and his family are determined to make the business, and their everyday lives, a success.