Fox has handed early two-season renewals to three of its animation mainstays – The Simpsons, Family Guy and Bob’s Burgers – taking them through the 2024-25 broadcast cycle. The Simpsons will extend its standing as the longest-running scripted series in television history with a renewal for its 35th and 36th seasons. Bob’s Burgers will return for seasons 14 and 15 and Family Guy for its 22nd and 23rd seasons.
Fox’s animation will be dominating for the foreseeable future: Sunday-night staples Family Guy and Bob’s Burgers have each been renewed for two more seasons, the network announced Wednesday. Family Guy has been picked up for Seasons 20 and 21, while Bob’s Burgers will be back for Seasons 12 and 13. Each show will now run through at least 2023.
The Simpsons, the Harts, the Belchers and the Griffins will see you in September. New episodes of The Simpsons (Season 32), Bless the Harts (Season 2), Bob’s Burgers (Season 11) and Family Guy (Season 19) premiere Sunday, Sept. 27 on Fox,. Additionally the second season of Duncanville will premiere in 2021.
In a competitive situation, FX Networks has landed off-network rights to hit Fox animated series Family Guy, starting with its 16th (2017-18) season. It has also made an off-network deal for Bob’s Burgers, starting with the current ninth season. (The older seasons of both Family Guy and Bob’s Burgers remain on Turner’s Adult Swim/TBS for the time being.)
Fox’s Sunday animation block is remaining intact for the upcoming 2019-2020 season, when the broadcast network will have officially split with its studio counterpart. Sources tell The Hollywood Reporterthat the animated hits Family Guy and Bob’s Burgers were quietly renewed months ago for their 18th and 10th seasons, respectively.
The animated comedy from 20th Century Fox won an Emmy in 2014 and has been a solid performer on Sundays.
The network announced on Thursday that the Emmy-winning animated series will return for a sixth season of 22 episodes. The renewal marks the first major pickup for Fox under network chairmen Dana Walden and Gary Newman.
Fox is keeping struggling comedy Mulaney on its air but is giving it a timeslot downgrade on Sunday while promoting Bob’s Burgers. Mulaney will move from its current 9:30 p.m. timeslot down to 7:30 p.m., meaning it won’t air in the weeks Fox has the NFL doubleheader game. Its first appearance in the earlier time period will be Nov. 23.
Fox shows confidence in its animated series ahead of its second season premiere, bringing the total count to 22 episodes.