Bob’s Burgers is staying put on Fox’s Sunday night line-up.
The network has renewed the animated comedy from Loren Bouchard, 20th Century Fox Television and Bento Box Entertainment for a further two seasons, the show’s seventh and eighth, TVWise has learned.
“Six seasons in, the Belchers have become one of America’s most beloved TV families, and we are so happy to keep them in the fold for another two seasons,” said David Madden, President of Entertainment for Fox. “Bob’s Burgers is hilarious, warm, smart, inventive – critics love it, and so do fans. Loren, Jim and the brilliant voice cast continue to surprise us in the best ways, and we look forward to seeing what Bob and the family will cook up in Seasons Seven and Eight.”
Now airing its sixth season as part of the network’s Sunday night comedy block (which also includes animated stalwarts The Simpsons and The Family Guy), Bob’s Burgers has been a solid performer for the network since it debuted back in January 2011. The season three premiere managed some 2.5 million viewers and a 1.2 A18-49 demo rating, up marginally from the 2.4 million viewers/1.1 A18-49 who tuned into the season five finale this past May.
Bob’s Burgers follows a third-generation restaurateur as he runs his own burger joint with the help of his wife and their three kids. The animated series features the voice talents of H. Jon Benjamin, John Roberts, Dan Mintz, Eugene Mirman and Kristen Schaal. While not as solid of an international seller as say The Simpsons, it still does good business for Twentieth Century Fox Television Distribution, who just recently sold the show to Comedy Central UK.