Winner of last year's Outstanding Animated Series Emmy, “Bob's Burgers” has been renewed for a sixth season on FOX.
The network announced on Thursday (January 8) that it has picked up an additional 22 episodes of 'Bob's Burgers” for the 2015-16 season. “Bob's Burgers still has, by my unscientific count, 14 more episodes left to air this year in its fifth season.
This is particularly good news for “Bob's Burgers” fans since the animated comedy is still relatively low-rated and lost a vocal champion in departed Entertainment President Kevin Reilly. This renewal is the show's first courtesy of new Fox Television Group Chairmen and CEOs Dana Walden and Gary Newman.
“We can't help but love the Belcher family. This gem of a series is a rare feel-good blend of sharp wit and genuine heart that fans and critics alike have continued to love throughout its five seasons on FOX,” blurb Walden and Newman. “We are proud of Loren [Bouchard] and Jim [Dauterive] and the extremely talented voice cast who bring these unique characters to life with both humor and charm each week. We can”t wait to see what they have in store for Season Six.”
“Bob's Burgers” was nominated for the Outstanding Animated Program Emmy the past three years, but won for the first time in August. The acclaimed series is also up for two WGA Awards this winter, with episodic nods for Gregory Thompson's work on “Bob and Deliver” and Nora Smith's “Work Hard or Die Trying, Girl” script.
I've had “Bob's Burgers” among my Top 20 shows on TV for each of the past two years. In 2013, “Bob's Burgers” was actually my top-ranked network show, while this year it was my top-ranked network comedy. I can only tell you so many times that you should give “Bob's Burgers” a watch. Try “Work Hard…” “The Equestranauts” and 2013's “O.T. The Outside Toilet” for examples of the show's twisted-but-lovable sensibility.
So this is good news, indeed.
Are you excited?