Fox has renewed Bob's Burgers for a sixth season, ordering 22 additional episodes of the Emmy Award-winning animated series, it was announced today by Dana Walden and Gary Newman, Chairmen and CEOs, Fox Television Group. Bob's Burgers follows the ups and downs of Bob (H. Jon Benjamin), who runs Bob's Burgers with the help of his wife, Linda (John Roberts), and their three kids, Tina, Gene and Louise. Despite the greasy counters and lousy location, Bob and his family are determined to make the business, and their everyday lives, a success. Here's what Dana Walden and Gary Newman had to say in a joint statement.
"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. We are proud of Loren (Bouchard) and Jim (Dauterive) 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 6."
In the next all-new episode of Bob's Burgers, "Speakeasy Rider", airing this Sunday, Jan. 11 (9:30-10:00 PM ET/PT), Tina (Dan Mintz), Gene (Eugene Mirman) and Louise (Kristen Schaal) are ready to put the pedal to the metal when they join a go-kart league. Meanwhile, back at the restaurant, Bob (H. Jon Benjamin) and Teddy (Larry Murphy) partner up to serve Teddy's home-brewed beer on the sly. Guest voices in upcoming episodes include Aziz Ansari (Parks and Recreation), Molly Shannon (Benched), Joe Lo Truglio (Brooklyn Nine-Nine), Jon Daly (Kroll Show), Wendi McLendon-Covey (The Goldbergs) and Robert Ben Garant (Reno 911!).
In August, Bob's Burgers won its first Emmy Award for Outstanding Animated Program. The series kicked off its fifth season strong, with viewership for the Season Five premiere up 60% from last season's finale. In a testament to the show's loyal fans, the season's second episode held 100% of the premiere's Adult 18-49 ratings. The series recently was nominated for a 2014 Annie Award in the category of Best General Audience Animated Television/Broadcast Production, and received two 2014 Writers Guild Award nominations in the category of Animation.
A 20th Century Fox Television production, Bob's Burgers was created by Loren Bouchard (Home Movies). Bouchard and Jim Dauterive (King of the Hill) serve as executive producers and writers, with animation produced by Bento Box Entertainment. "Like" Bob's Burgers on Facebook at Facebook.com/BobsBurgers. Follow the series on Twitter @BobsBurgersFOX and join the discussion using #bobsburgers