Fox picks up both Emmy Award-winning animated comedies for two more seasons each, carrying both through 2023.
Two of FOX’s Animation Domination stalwarts will be sticking around for at least two more years, as the network has just announced two-season renewals for both Bob’s Burgers and Family Guy. Emmy Award-winning Bob’s Burgers was picked up for its 12th and 13th season; Emmy Award-winning Family Guy was picked up for its 19th and 20th season. Fans will get to see new episodes of both Sunday night viewing staples until at least 2023. New seasons of both shows premiere this Sunday, September 27.
“Family Guy and Bob’s Burgers are key pillars of our network’s success,” said Michael Thorn, President, Entertainment, for FOX Entertainment. “By taking the genre to new heights and driving pop culture in meaningful ways, they’ve laid the foundation for making Animation Domination one of the most powerful program blocks in all of television. Both of these two-season renewals affirm once again our commitment to animation and empower us to continue in our build as the leader in the space with distinct and fresh new comedies. We’d like to thank Seth, Loren and their entire teams, not to mention our partners at 20th Television, and we’re excited to continue these great shows with them.”
Bob’s Burgers follows Bob (H. Jon Benjamin) and his ever-quirky family who together run the restaurant Bob’s Burgers. Including its 2020 Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Animated Program, the series has been nominated for the past seven consecutive years and won twice, in 2014 and 2017. The series also was nominated for a Critics’ Choice Award and an Annie Award this year. The show returns Sunday, September 27 for its 11th season.
Bob’s Burgers is a 20th Television production. The series was created and is executive-produced by Loren Bouchard and Jim Dauterive. Nora Smith, Dan Fybel, Rich Rinaldi, Greg Thompson and Jon Schroeder also serve as executive producers. Bouchard and Smith are showrunners for the upcoming season. Bento Box Entertainment produces the animation.
Entering its 18th season this Sunday, Family Guy premieres with its milestone 350th episode. The series continues to entertain its die-hard fan base with razor-sharp humor, spot-on parodies, spectacular animation and orchestra-backed original music. Since its debut in 1999, the series has reached cult status among fans, and its breakout star, a talking baby, has become one of the greatest TV characters of all time. Family Guy has racked up numerous awards, including an Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Comedy Series, only the second animated series in television history to be honored with such a distinction. Most recently, series creator and lead voice actor Seth MacFarlane (voices of “Peter Griffin,” “Stewie Griffin,” “Brian Griffin” and “Quagmire”) won the 2019 Emmy Award for Outstanding Character Voice-Over Performance. Cast member Alex Borstein (voice of “Lois Griffin”) won the 2018 Emmy Award in the category. MacFarlane also was nominated that year. He won the 2017 and 2016 Emmy Award in the category, and was nominated from 2013 to 2015.
Family Guy is a 20th Television production. Seth MacFarlane is creator and executive producer. Rich Appel and Alec Sulkin serve as executive producers and showrunners, while Steve Callaghan, Tom Devanney, Danny Smith, Kara Vallow, Mark Hentemann and Patrick Meighan are executive producers.
Source: FOX Entertainment
Dan Sarto is Publisher and Editor-in-Chief of Animation World Network.