Fox’s ‘Bob’s Burgers’ Renewed For Fifth Season

By | Thursday September 26, 2013 @ 3:00pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

Fox sure likes its burgers. The network has renewed Bob’s Burgers for a fifth season with a 22-episode order ahead of the animated comedy’s fourth-season premiere Sunday. While not a big and noisy show like Family Guy or … Read More »

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‘Bob’s Burgers’ Writers Wendy and Lizzie Molyneux Inks Overall Deal With 20th TV

By | Monday August 12, 2013 @ 2:49pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

EXCLUSIVE: Sibling writing team Wendy and Lizzie Molyneux, who work on Bob’s Burgers, have inked a two-year overall deal with the studio behind the Fox animated comedy, 20th Century Fox TV, to develop and produce new projects. The Molyneuxs have been on Bob’s Burgers since the beginning. The series, which is nominated for a best animated program Emmy, will be entering its fourth season this fall. “Liz and Wendy are funny, brash, big voices who we immediately responded to and wanted to develop with,” said Jonathan Davis, 20th TV EVP Comedy and Animation. Read More »

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Comic-Con: Fox’s ‘Bob’s Burgers’ Gets Comic Book Treatment

By | Wednesday July 17, 2013 @ 9:50am PDT

One of the staples of Fox’s Sunday primetime Animation Domination block is coming to a newsstand near you. Twentieth Century Fox Consumer Products and Dynamite Entertainment announced today that they’ve partnered to develop a comic based on Bob’s Burgers. “We could not be more pleased to add Bob’s Burgers to the our line of comics,” said Dynamite CEO Nick Barrucci, in a statement Wednesday. “It’s stylish and hilarious, a feel-good concept that can be both heartwarming and mischievous at the same time. When we told our team that we were approaching Fox for the license, everyone lit up at the opportunity.  We look forward to working with our partners at Fox to put out a fantastic product that will appeal to readers of all ages.” The announcement today isn’t the only Comic-Con presence Bob’s Burgers, which debuted on Fox in 2011, will have in San Diego this year. There’s a Bob’s Burgers Comic-Con panel scheduled for July 19 with creator and executive producer Loren Bouchard, executive producer Jim Dauterive and members of the cast.

Related: Adult Swim Acquires ‘Off-Network Rights To Bob’s Burgers

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Animation Studio Bento Box Enters Original Programming, Taps Mike Clements To Run It

By | Friday June 21, 2013 @ 10:27am PDT
Nellie Andreeva

EXCLUSIVE: Primetime television animation studio Bento Box Entertainment, which provides animation for such series as Fox’s Bob Burgers and Comedy Central’s Brickleberry, is expanding its business into developing and producing original animated content. The company, founded in 2009 by Mark McJimsey, Joel Kuwahara and Scott Greenberg, has formed Creative Development and Original Programing Division, which will be headed by veteran comedy executive Mike Clements.

“At this point in time, we were looking to find somebody who can help elevate us in the marketplace, and Mike has great relationships with creative talent,” Greenberg said. “The company’s expansion shows the industry that we’re serious about our commitment to grow and be an independent studio while still working closely with partners to make their shows.” Read More »

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Adult Swim Acquires Off-Network Rights To ‘Bob’s Burgers’

By | Wednesday May 1, 2013 @ 9:59am PDT
Nellie Andreeva

EXCLUSIVE: Adult Swim has closed a deal with Twentieth Television for exclusive off-network cable rights to 20th Century Fox TV’s animated comedy series Bob’s Burgers, now in its third season on Fox and renewed for a fourth. The deal includes Seasons 1-3 of Bob’s Burgers, which will begin airing on Adult Swim this summer. I hear the license fee is just shy of $500,000 an episode, in line with what TBS and Adult Swim paid for Twentieth TV’s animated comedy The Cleveland Show in 2010. In addition to Cleveland, Bob’s Burgers will join two other current/former Fox animated comedies on Adult Swim, Family Guy and King Of The Hill.

While not a breakout for Fox, Bob’s Burgers has been an OK ratings performer and quickly has achieved cult status. It also has been well received by critics and landed an Emmy nomination for best animated program last year. The timing of the show’s rollout on Adult Swim, ahead of the broadcast fall launch, could give it a boost on Fox as many series experience a ratings resurgence as a result of additional exposure on cable. Read More »

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20th Century Fox TV Head Of Animation Jennifer Howell Exits

By | Tuesday February 19, 2013 @ 1:21pm PST
Nellie Andreeva

EXCLUSIVE: Jennifer Howell, head of 20th Century Fox TV‘s animation department, is leaving the studio to pursue other opportunities. I hear her contract is up in May and is not being renewed. Howell has headed the … Read More »

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Fox’s Animated Comedy ‘Bob’s Burgers’ Renewed For Fourth Season

By | Tuesday October 16, 2012 @ 12:00pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

Fox brass has given another vote of confidence to animated comedy Bob’s Burgers with a 22-episode fourth-season order. The pickup comes on the heels of a six-script order for the comedy in August. “We love Bob’s,” said Fox chairman Kevin Reilly. “We are really proud of the way the show has grown over the past three seasons — without losing the unique voice at its core — and we know that the best is yet to come for Bob’s Burgers and its fans.” Read More »

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Fox’s ‘Bob’s Burgers’ Gets 6-Script Order

By | Thursday August 23, 2012 @ 2:02pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

EXCLUSIVE: Fox has ordered 6 additional scripts from animated series Bob’s Burgers. The network renewed the comedy for a third season with a 13-episode order back in January, before the series’ second season premiere in March. The additional … Read More »

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RATINGS RAT RACE: ‘Bob’s Burgers’ Rises, ‘GCB’ & ‘Celebrity Apprentice’ Drop

By | Monday March 19, 2012 @ 9:54am PDT
Nellie Andreeva

Bob's Burgers TV RatingsCBS is expected to win Sunday night in total viewers and adults 18-49. Its fast nationals are scrambled due to a 44-minute NCAA basketball overrun that boosted the otherwise sleepy Sunday 7-8 PM hour.

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Ratings Rat Race: ‘Once Upon A Time’ Drops With Clock Change, ‘Bob’s Burgers’ Off To Soft Start, ‘Wife’ Hits Low, ‘GCB’ Inches Up

By | Monday March 12, 2012 @ 9:46am PDT
Nellie Andreeva

GCB TV RatingsOn the first night of daylight savings time, usage levels from 7-10 PM were down 7.3% from last week. ABC’s family-friendly 7 PM and 8 PM programs were the worst hit — America’s Funniest Home Videos (1.3/4 among adults 18-49) was down 41% from last week, while Once Upon A Time (2.8/8) was down 18% to a series low. With extra publicity for last night’s episode of Desperate Housewives (2.5/6), whose major plot twist was revealed at the Nicollette Sheridan-Marc Cherry jury trial on Thursday, the dramedy kept steady with last week. Encouraging news for midseason entry GCB (2.3/6) at 10 PM: after a so-so premiere, it avoided the dreaded second week-slump, instead going up a tenth last night. ABC (2.3/6, 7.8 million) won the night in 18-49. CBS (2.1/6, 10.1 million) was tops in total viewers. Read More »

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Fox Gives Back-Nine Order To Animated Series ‘Bob’s Burgers’

By | Monday October 31, 2011 @ 9:06am PDT
Nellie Andreeva

Fox has given animated comedy Bob’s Burgers a back-nine order ahead of the series’ second-season launch in January. Bob’s Burgers premiered in midseason and its initial second-season renewal was for 13 episodes. “Last season, Bob’s Burgers infused our Sunday lineup with a fresh new voice that was fully embraced by our Animation Domination fans,” Fox entertainment president Kevin Reilly said. “Loren Bouchard, Jim Dauterive  and the team have done an amazing job with the show.” Bouchard created the series, from 20th TV, and is executive producing/writing with Dauterive. Read More »

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RATINGS RAT RACE: ‘Celebrity Apprentice’ Season Finale Down From Last Year

Nellie Andreeva

After announcing on Monday that he won’t run for U.S. president, Donald Trump returned to NBC’s Celebrity Apprentice for the season finale last night. It drew a 2.9 rating in 18-49, up 16% from last week but down 15% … Read More »

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Fox Renews ‘Bob’s Burgers’ For Season 2

By | Thursday April 7, 2011 @ 10:53am PDT
Nellie Andreeva

Fox has just given an early second-season pickup to animated comedy Bob’s Burgers. This is the third scripted series to be renewed for next season, following the January pickup of another freshman comedy, Raising Hope, and Fringe. Bob’s BurgersRead More »

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RATINGS RAT RACE: ‘Celebrity Apprentice’ Hits Season High

Nellie Andreeva

A 17-minute NCAA overrun pushed the start of CBS’ primetime lineup, so the network’s ratings are approximate. From 7-8 PM, basketball and 60 Minutes averaged a 3.7/12 in adults 18-49. At 8 PM, 60 Minutes/The Amazing Race drew a 3.1/9. … Read More »

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RATINGS RAT RACE: Golden Globes On Par With Last Year, ‘Housewives’ Hits Low

Nellie Andreeva

UPDATED: The Golden Globes last night were an award show producers’ dream, with a hugely popular movie (The Social Network) and series (Glee) dominating the awards. Did that translate into ratings? According to NBC’s time zone-adjusted fast nationals, last night’s … Read More »

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RATINGS RAT RACE: ‘Bob’s Burgers’ Has Big NFL-boosted premiere, ‘Cape’ Debut OK

Nellie Andreeva

With NBC’s Sunday Night Football ending its season last week and Fox getting a massive NFL Wild Card runover, Fox posted its first Sunday ratings victory this season highlighted by the strong premiere of new animated comedy Bob’s Burgers. Bob’s Read More »

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Fox Orders More Scripts For Animated Comedies ‘American Dad’ & ‘Bob’s Burgers’

By | Tuesday October 19, 2010 @ 12:10pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

Fox has picked up more scripts for 2 animated comedy series: veteran American Dad! and midseason entry Bob’s Burgers. The orders are for 8 American Dad! scripts and 6 Bob’s Burger’s scripts. All episodes from Bob’s Burger‘s original 13-episode order … Read More »

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