The freshman comedy “Dads,” which counts “Family Guy” honcho Seth McFarlane among its executive producers, has received an order for an additional nine episodes, bringing its full episode order up to 22 by Fox.
The series, which stars Seth Green, Giovanni Ribisi, Martin Mull and Peter Riegert, aso counts Alec Sulkin and Wellesley Wild — writers of MacFarlane’s 2012 big-screen comedy “Ted” — among its executive producers.
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“Fox has been looking to break into the multi-camera format for some time,” Fox’s chairman of entertainment Kevin Reilly said of the pickup. “With ‘Dads,’ we have an asset that we can grow, and we’re looking forward to seeing where the fantastic cast and the creative minds of Seth, Alec, Mike and Wellesley take us the rest of the season.”
The series hasn’t been a runaway hit — its first season is currently averaging a 2.2 rating/7 share in the 18-49 demographic in Live + 7 Day data — the show recently received a vote of confidence from the network when it received an order for six additional scripts.
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Along with the lukewarm ratings “Dads,” which stars Green and Ribisi as two successful guys in their 30s whose lives get turned upside down when their fathers (Mull and Riegert) move in with them, has come under criticism for its racial humor.
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