Newswire: Bob’s Burgers gets a sixth season

Bob’s Burgers will remain one of the few certainties of Fox’s Sunday night lineup, as the network has picked up a sixth season to air along mainstays The Simpsons, Family Guy, and, presumably, Mulaney seasons two through 20. While it retuned to much higher ratings than it scored the previous year, the series has yet to break out the way any of its animated siblings have, but it’s nevertheless maintained a steady following while earning critical acclaim and even Emmys (and it has a consistency that those shows can only envy as they get older). And with 22 more episodes to grow on—and the hope that Fox’s accompanying statement of “We can’t help but love the Belcher family” extends to not screwing with its time slot any more—Bob’s Burgers now has the chance to get the wider audience it true deserves. Or …

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