Fox Picks Up Another Season of The Cleveland Show

According to our highly accurate* TV.com user ratings, you all out there really don't care too much for The Cleveland Show. The Family Guy spinoff has a 5.6 overall rating, well below that of creator Seth MacFarlane's other two cartoons Family Guy and American Dad.

Unfortunately, you guys aren't the programming directors at Fox, which picked up The Cleveland Show for a third season today and thereby solidified its love affair with MacFarlane and his gross-out 'toons. The renewal comes before the second season has even aired, as animated shows have much longer production cycles than live-action shows.

The question is: Does The Cleveland Show really deserve this renewal? I haven't checked out the show since the first few episodes, because the first few episodes were awful. Has it gotten better? Or are people just too lazy (or stoned) to change the channel on Sundays? Enlighten me.

*TV.com user ratings may not necessarily be accurate.


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The episodes I've seen just took the humor from the funny to disgusting. Even Family Guy is a lot more in your face with not-at-all subtle humor in an uncomfortable way. Though Something Something Dark Side was great! Wish the Cleveland show hadn't been picked back up... MacFarlane doesn't need to juggle three shows at once.
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i love the Cleveland show, everyone was dissing it before it even premiered....
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Biggest mistake by FOX in history.FOX should cancel this crap and American Idol.It is by far the lowest rated show out of the Animation Domination Block.American Dad,Family Guy and The Simpsons all got at least an 8 in the tv.com ratings.
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What a mistake.
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Eh, it's okay I guess..

The Simpsons beats them ALL though.
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NA...I think it still sucks...I have watched it here and there in the middle of watching the rest of animation domination on Sunday evenings but I think the Cleveland Show sucks! Started off sucking and ended the season, still sucking!
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it doesn't need a second season, let alone a third.
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It's not the greatest show in the world, but it's better than most of this sort. I really like the bear couple, and some of the writing is really very funny. I'm glad it's coming back.
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Fox renews Cleveland Show? We truly are headed for the apocalypse.
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The Cleveland show has actually gotten much better since the pilot. KevinG87 says that only the simpsons should stay?!!! are you tasteless? Yes the simpsons has improved lately but how many seasons have we suffered through without one laugh being produced. Get a sense of humor
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Oh God... ;__;
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Ugh!!
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if they had gotten futurama back, they couldve done the groening hour and the mcfarlane hour, and i bet any money that the groening hour wouldve had a ton more viewers... o well gotta settle for watching futurama on the comedy network which is fine by me, at least it got renewed... im curious to see where they will take leela and fry's kiss at the end of into the green yonder
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Too bad they didn't manage to get Futurama back...I can imagine that would've pulled in much higher ratings than this pile
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It hasn't really gotten better...however, it's hard for me to hate it as much since they somehow got David Lynch to be a guest star...seriously, how the hell did they snag him as a reoccuring character?
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FOX can Dollhouse and other great shows but keep everything on their crap of a lineup for Sunday? what's wrong with them. the only thing that should possibly stay is the Simpsons. American Dad, Family Guy, and The Cleveland Show need to go. they're an immature excuse for comedy
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I watched the five first episodes of The Cleveland Show, and I think I only even smiled once, and that was the Kurt Cobain joke. But oh well, I guess it's sort of better than them making a new MacFarlane cartoon.
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not surprised fox doesn't have anything to take its place sadly so it looks like the cleveland show is staying
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Why did they change something that was already good? There was no reason for this "cleveland show".
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Could be better
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It's not a bad show at all. For one thing, it has less cut-away gags than family guy- which I appreciate... the bear couple is hilarious... what's not to like?
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I really enjoy The Cleveland Show. He's a cutie.
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I doubt it.
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Personally I really enjoy it. I like American Dad slightly more but Cleveland is currently more fun to watch than Family Guy. Just took a few episodes to get used to it.
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I don't where all the hate's coming from; I find the show to be pretty decent.
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this show sucks
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The Cleveland show sucks how could it get another sean it's the lowest rated show by Seth MacFarlane it needs to be cancelled.
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FOX might think people will tune in to the Cleveland Show after The Boondocks' series finale airs later this year.
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I honestly don't understand the hate its the same humor as seth's other shows.
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Sure, cancel great shows like 24, Flashforward, and Law and Order and keep junk on the television. Just great. I may sound like I'm being selfish, but that's just ridiculous to renew the show like that before the second season has even started. You people sicken me for renewing this show, let alone making it in the first place. Put Cleveland back on Family Guy where he belongs! He was funny there! >:(
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Heh, heh, Rilo.
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Unbelievable the show really doesn't deserve another season
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Seth MacFarlane must find all of this hilarious. "Fox already took two of my shows, lets just see if i can make one as bad as possible to see if they renew it." He probably had a 5 dollar bet it would get renewed.
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I watched it for quite a number of episodes expecting it to get better, based on the strength of family guy and american dad. It didn't. It should have been canceled before they got to episode 3, nevermind season 3.
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The Cleveland Show is very solid, I don't see why people are giving it such a hard time.
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The first couple of episodes were awful, not funny at all but it did get better! Altough it's nowhere near as good as Family Guy or American Dad.
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First Glee, now The Cleveland Show? Fox sure seems confidant.
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I actually like the Cleveland show. I cant stand Family Guy and Hate American Dad to be honest. Family Guy rips off jokes the Simpsons ran 15 years ago and people eat it up. While the Cleveland show is fresher and funnier then Family guy ever was.
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The last episodes are definitely better better than the first ones, but still far away from Family Guy's greatness.
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Fox's press release claims it's "the highest-rated new scripted half-hour this season among Adults 18-34 and Teens." so it seems to be generating the right level of ratings given the audience demographics for Fox to renew it. Perhaps there's also a financial advantage to paying for 3 shows from the same production company vesrus replacing the weak one with a new show.
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I was sort of hoping Quagmire would get a show next season. Don't see much point in continuing The Cleveland Show. oh well, I'll watch
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this doesnt make sense to me, it does mediocre in the ratings and its probably gonna drop to horrible ratings in the 2nd season, fox must be dilusional and thinks its a hit.
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