It’s not everyday that FOX renews one of its animation shows so when I heard Bob’s Burgers got a season five I felt it was newsworthy. Renewals for animated shows are always announced earlier than live action ones due to the length of time it takes to create a full 22 episode season, so don’t get excited for any other announcements at this time.
Chairman of Entertainment for the Fox Broadcasting Company, Kevin Reilly, said ““Bob’s Burgers is one of those rare finds that just continues to outdo itself, creatively. The show has become a key member of our Sunday Animation Domination family, and we’re looking forward to attracting new fans with another season.”
FOX also announced Bob’s Burgers was one of the top ten comedy shows for men 18-49 and Men 18-34. It made the number one spot for male teens as well.
It’s nice to see animation doing well and even more impressive when it’s on FOX. FOX is a network that is known to cancel shows before giving them enough time to mature or canceling shows before they were really ready to be canceled in the first place. Of course, if something isn’t making money it makes sense to cancel the it.
Unless that show is Firefly, the cancellation of that show should have never happened.