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.
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.