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Family Guy & Bob's Burgers Renewed At FOX

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FOX renews both Family Guy and Bob's Burgers for new seasons. In the lead-up to this year's upfronts, all the major broadcast networks have been canceling (and picking up) TV shows at an alarming rate. FOX has been one of the most active networks when it comes to cancellations, having canned shows such as Lucifer and Brooklyn Nine-Nine. (However, NBC eventually picked up Brooklyn Nine-Nine for season 6.)

Still, FOX's fall lineup won't be entirely filled with new shows. Two stalwarts of FOX's animation line-up will remain on the schedule for the 2018-2019 season. Although neither renewal is particularly that surprising, it's at least nice to know that FOX won't have a completely clean slate for the upcoming season.

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Deadline reports that FOX has renewed Family Guy for season 17 and Bob's Burgers for season 9. As of this writing, Gotham, Lethal Weapon, Ghosted, and L.A. to Vegas are still on the bubble. Gotham has a reasonably good shot but the rest, especially Lethal Weapon, might be on the way out, which will give FOX room to add several new shows in the coming season.

As for the two animated comedies, Bob's Burgers's renewal is a bit of a gift. The series has a loyal fan base and gets lots of critical acclaim, but that doesn't always show in the ratings. On the other hand, it would've been shocking if Family Guy wasn't picked up for another season. Family Guy is one of the network's flagship programs alongside The Simpsons, which has already been renewed for season 30.

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Family Guy has been around for a long time, but it would need to at least double it's current season count to even come close to surpassing The Simpsons, but it's certainly possible going forward. The Simpsons will run out of steam... eventually. It might not happen any time soon, especially since the series just surpassed a new TV record, but it seems that Family Guy has become as much of a staple for FOX as their other animated comedy series.

This is, of course, all speculation and about events of a possibly distant future. For now, Family Guy and Bob's Burgers will continue on FOX this coming fall season, which should be great news for fans who might have been  worried considering the stream of cancellations that have come from the broadcast network over the past few days leading into next week's upfronts.

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Source:  Deadline

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