‘Dads’ Not Dead, Fox Orders 6 More Scripts

'Dads' Not Dead, Fox Orders 6 More Scripts

Fox ordered an additional half-dozen written installments of its controversial new comedy

Fox has ordered six more scripts of “Dads” despite its ratings struggles. So if you had the sitcom in your office cancellation pool, pony up — at least for now.

This week, “Dads” got just a 1.3 rating in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic, and 3.1 million viewers overall.

Also read: ‘We Are Men’ Canceled by CBS After 2 Episodes

The series originally had just six episodes ordered. Now Fox says it has ordered six more scripts, which may or may not make it to the screen.

The multi-cam comedy, created and produced by Seth MacFarlane, airs Tuesdays at 8 p.m. The traditionally shot sitcom — the only on Fox's schedule — stars Seth Green and Giovanni Ribisi as two 30-something video game designers whose fathers move into their dwellings, and their lives.

EW first reported the news.

Ed. note: This story initially mischaracterized the network order. TheWrap regrets the error.

  • greaser1977

    follow lucky 7- please

  • hupto

    I was beginning to think I was the only person who liked the show!

    • Molly

      My husband and I die laughing everytime we watch this show. So funny!

  • DLF

    love the show….Seth and Giavonni crack me up and everyone loves Martin Mull.

  • Kayla

    I love this show as well as a lot of other comedy shows that came on this time around and usually I don't tlike any of them. I just hope they don't show a couple episodes and then pull them like they usually do, that pisses me off. I wish they hadn't pulled We are men either cause it looked like it was going to be pretty good. I just hate that everything good comes on at the same time cause you can't watch 3 or 4 things at once.

  • Devin McMusters

    Sorry, but I'll watch Martin Mull in anything!

  • John

    “Dads” is great! The first episode struggled (who doesn't?) but the second episode was epic! Laughed a lot!
    Give it a better time slot and see what develops.

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  • Michael

    A funny show with a good cast and one smoking hot Brenda Song, she is worth watching for alone the laughs are a plus.

  • worthymagic

    Any of these shows are that are only 13-15 episodes should run until the end and then be done. Is this the future of TV that all shows will be determined by a 13-15 week miniseries? UNDER THE DOME got a 2nd year because CBS got greedy. They left so many holes in the plot that they are already jumping the shark with it to make a season 2. there are lots of problems with this system. what do the rest of you think?

  • Marilyn

    I hope they don't cancel this show. We always have a lot of laughs on
    Dads, and we sure aren't getting them on many of the other shows.
    Giovani Ribisi is great.