2:30pm PT by Lesley Goldberg
Fox's 'Bob's Burgers' Renewed for Sixth Season
Fox is bringing Bob's Burgers back for another round.
The network announced on Thursday that the Emmy-winning animated series will return for a sixth season, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. Season six will consist of an additional 22 episodes. The renewal marks the first major pickup for Fox under network chairmen 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," Walden and Newman said in a joint statement. "We are proud of Loren and Jim 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."
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Bob's Burgers is produced by 20th Century Fox Television, the studio counterpart that Walden and Newman oversee. The comedy, from creator Loren Bouchard and executive producer Jim Dauterive (King of the Hill), with animation produced by Bento Box Entertainment, won its first Emmy for outstanding animated series in August.
Bob's Burgers, part of Fox's Sunday lineup, opened its fifth season up 60 percent compared from its fourth-season finale. The show was recently nominated for a 2014 Annie Award for best general audience, animated television/broadcast production, and received two 2014 Writers Guild Award nominations in the animation category.
Bob's Burgers joins a 2015-16 Fox lineup that also includes Seth MacFarlane's Sunday staple Family Guy and Ryan Murphy's horror comedy anthology Scream Queens, the latter of which was picked up straight to series under Walden and Newman.