Things just keep getting better and better for Bob's Burger. The animated comedy was moved to the fall line-up for its third season, and now it looks like Fox is already set to move forward on the series' fourth season. With a 22-episode order, the writers will need to get to work coming up with some punny new burger-of-the-day recipes for Bob's board!
Bob's Burgers is an off-beat animated comedy about a family that runs a burger restaurant. Fox announced the news today, stating that they've given Bob's Burgers a 22-episode order for Season 4. For those keeping count, that's a deluxe order for this series, which aired 13-episode first season, followed by a 9-episode second season. 22 episodes shows Fox's appreciation for the series, and for good reason. According to the network's announcement, the comedy has had its greatest year-to-year growth of any returning broadcast series and ranks #2 in its Sunday night time period among men 18-49, Men 18-34 and Male Teens.
Clearly this is a comedy that appeals to guys, but speaking as a part of the female demographic, Bob's Burgers is the funniest thing on Sunday nights. It was great to see the show among the Emmy nominees for Outstanding Animated Program, and this Season 4 order is even better news.
Earlier today we shared a preview for this Sunday's episode, which has Bob firing the kids for the summer. Fox mentioned a few details about the episode in their renewal announcement, including that real-life married couple Megan Mullally and Nick Offerman will be guest starring as two hippie farmers in the episode.
And further down the line, we have a Thanksgiving and Christmas special to look forward to…
This season, BOB’S BURGERS also serves up holiday cheer with the series’ first-ever Thanksgiving and Christmas episodes. In the upcoming Thanksgiving episode, Bob’s eccentric landlord, Mr. Fischoeder (guest voice Kevin Kline), invites the Belchers for an unusual Thanksgiving dinner to impress a former flame. In the Christmas episode, Zach Galifianakis guest-voices as a man who is infatuated with a mannequin, and believes he used to be a mannequin himself. Other guest voices this season include Jon Hamm, Jeffrey Tambor, Aziz Ansari, Bill Hader and Sarah and Laura Silverman.