Soft ratings and (to put it kindly) poor critical reception be damned. Fox’s Dads has received a back nine order, upping the order for the show’s first season from 13 to 22 episodes. With the pick up both of Fox’s new fall comedy series have received pick ups, meaning that the network’s Tuesday night comedy block will remain intact.
Created by Alec Sulkin, Wellesley Wild & Seth MacFarlane, Dads is a multi-camera comedy which follows two successful guys in their 30s who have their lives turned upside down when their nightmare dads unexpectedly move in with them. The comedy series is produced by 20th Century Fox Television and stars Seth Green, Giovanni Ribisi, Martin Mull, Peter Riegert, Brenda Song, Tonita Castro and Vanessa Lachey. This back nine order comes after the series previously received an order for additional episodes in May (which, at the time brought the total to 13, up from the six initially ordered when Dads received a straight-to-series order in January 2013).
“Fox has been looking to break into the multi-camera format for some time,” said Kevin Reilly, Chairman of Entertainment for Fox Broadcasting Company. “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.”