Order Up! Bob's Burgers Gets Another Helping

... Fox has given its solid new animated show Bob's Burgers a Season 2 renewal, and will likely keep the rookie comedy alongside its long-running The Simpsons and Seth MacFarlane shows on Sundays. Bob's Burgers hasn't been a ratings hit like its neighbors on the network's Sunday animation block, but has received critical praise. Even from us. [EW]

... Mary McDonnell, best known as President Laura Roslin from Battlestar Galactica, is getting promoted to regular on TNT's final season of The Closer where she plays Captain Sharon Raydor. TNT is also exploring the idea of spinning off the series, leading many to speculate that McDonnell could headline what I'm tentatively calling The Closest, The Closer-er, and Look Who's Closing Now. [Deadline Hollywood]

... NBC is bringing back Chase! On Saturdays. The five remaining episodes of the series that is sure to not return next season will be burned off on weekends beginning Saturday, April 23. [TV Line]

... Breaking In got off to a good start, ratings-wise. Using a boost from lead-in American Idol, the Christian Slater action comedy pulled in just shy of 10 million viewers and a 3.5 rating. We'll see if the show can keep up its hot start; I'm hearing mixed things from reviews. [Deadline Hollywood]

... Cinemax is close to ordering the erotic drama Chemistry to series, bolstering its leap into original programming. The show follows the relationship between a hot-and-heavy couple and is described as an upscale Red Shoe Diaries. Wait, Red Shoe Diaries WASN'T upscale? I swear I saw a rose in there somewhere, and not once do I remember a pizza man. [Deadline Hollywood]

... Vastly underrated hottie Hope Davis will star opposite Tea Leoni in Spring/Fall, a fashion-centric comedy on HBO. Davis and Leoni will play partners who take over a high-profile fashion line. [Deadline Hollywood]

... Robert Sean Leonard has declared that this season of House will be his last. Leonard, who has played Doctor James Wilson since 2004, is returning to his stage roots in the Broadway production of Born Yesterday. Of course, actors are flaky folks, so there may be room for him to return in the future. [TV Line]


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House without Wilson won't be the same...
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Bobs burgers Rocks its the Bomb and shame on all who are not watching !!
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likeeeeeeeee...........ok
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Love Bob's Burgers- long live non-MacFarlane comedy!
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Bob's Burgers is a strange show. But it's HILARIOUS, so I'm glad that it's coming back for a second season.
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House without Wilson is going to be a bummer...
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And so what if Bob's Burgers looks like the animation came from a couple of second graders? Look at Home Movies, South Park, and Beavis and Butt-head. They had some bad animation for the first few seasons, but they were actually hilarious. Even think of The Simpsons, it's animation wasn't spectacular wasn't too fabulous when it started. Loren Bouchard never fails to impress me, as H. Jon Benjamin is in about all of his shows! Dr. Katz, Home Movies, now Bob's Burgers. Loren Bouchard has kicked all the animated FOX cancelled shows in the balls and made a forward move!
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I love Bob's Burgers. I was almost sure it was gonna be cancelled, but Loren pulled it through! I knew it'd show thirteen episodes, but I was afraid of it ending up like the Goode Family. That was a good show, but it didn't have potential. That's sort of a reason it really didn't last long, as it was kinda repetitive. Bob's Burgers on the other hand actually showed a great family, a great cast of characters, you just can't get much better than that. The only Seth show I like is American Dad, and even that isn't as good as Bob's. Maybe not everyone at FOX are asinine morons!
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@headclub What are you, a moron man. Bob's wife has an annoying voice because the typical mom in a cartoon comedy has an annoying voice, and is a nag. It all started with Marge Simpson my friend. Sorry you can't understand the jokes in "Bob's Burgers", may God have mercy on your soul...
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@RyanCooney

Dude, you are the typical American dumb ass. Family guy is listed as one of your favorite shows. THAT SHOW IS GARBAGE! It was only good for the first 3 seasons, then it got canceled, and what came back was nothing like the first 3 seasons. Sorry your tastes are bad and you don't understand "Bob's Burgers". You probably also don't like "Archer" or "Arrested Development"....
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Haters of "Bob's Burgers" are clearly morons. Sorry you don't understand the sophisticated and witty humor. Macfarlane has rotted all of your brains...

Seriously though, all of his shows suck. Family Guy was good before it got canceled, but now it is crap. I am very happy to see that "Bob's Burgers" got renewed. I was afraid that the idiots of our society would get it canceled...
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Bob's burgers is sensational!
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awesome for bobs burgers, awesome for wilson too
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Good to hear Bob's Burgers got renewed. I find it highly entertaining. Love Louise. Bummer about Robert Sean Leonard leaving House.
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Bah to Bob's Burgers.
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that's great news !
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Allriiiiight!! For Bob Burgers!!!!!!
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What, no Watso- err, I mean, Wilson? Crap, Holme-, err, I mean- House is not gonna be taking that very well. I wonder if they'll kill him off...?
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no Wilson!
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The renewal of Bob's Burgers made my day!
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I love Bob's Burgers, hooray!
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What is Fox thinking? This show is horrible and the animation looks like it was done by 3rd graders. Even if you were on drugs this show would suck.
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That's a good renewal.
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I bet Wilson's character will go out the same way another one of Lenard's better known characters did. Bullet to the brain after a masterful Shakespearian performance. It makes no sense but it would be awesome. And Hope Davis is not a hottie.
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Who will give House his epiphany moment now.
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Haha nice psych-out on Chase. I liked the Breaking In pilot, wasn't the greatest thing ever but I'll give it a chance.
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Yaaaay, Bobby!!! We're coming back, hooray!!! Love Bob's Burgers sooooo much! And @headclub, the actor who provides the voice to Bob's wife is a dude.
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woot good for bobs burgers shame about wilson but its to be expected with the being close to ending and all. also @headclub the only character voiced by a girl in the family is louise. the mom and older daughter tina are voiced by guys >.> and yes while you may not like the voice work its on purpose unlike some shows where crappy voice work is accidental. as for the show not being enjoyable to you what exactly are you looking for in it cuz if your looking for fart jokes alla current family guy and south park eps the shows not for you.
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Man, without Wilson, House won't be the same... who will he argue with now? Still, there is hope that he will come back, after all, they are not going to kill the character, so, i'm sure that he'll come back in the near future.
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I think you should edit the RSL information. He said this is legally his last season but if season 8 happens he assumes that he will do it.
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I love the news about Mary McDonnell becoming a regular on The Closer but am devastated about Robert Sean Leonard leaving House. I love Wilson and don't want him to leave.
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Maybe you need to eat a handful of magic mushrooms to enjoy Bob's Burgers, cuz it just doesn't do much for me. and Bob's wife has the most annoying voice ever. How did she get voiceover work??? and don't even get me started on the androgynous kid...
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