Fox has super-sized its third-season order for the animated series “Bob’s Burgers,” adding another six episodes to the 13-episode order the network placed back in January, Deadline.com reports.
“The additional scripts will go towards a back order, bringing the total number of scripts for Season 3 to 19. ‘Bob’s Burgers,’ which also has 13 leftover unaired episodes from Season 2 to run this fall, is currently in production on its Season 3 order, and the 6-script pickup will keep its writers working,” the piece reports.
The series is said to be a favorite among network execs, and has been a solid ratings performer. It was also recently nominated for an Emmy for outstanding animated program.
Season three is set for a Sept. 30 premiere.
The report adds: “Upcoming guest voices include Zach Galifianakis as Chet, a former department store window dresser pining for his estranged wife, who happens to be a mannequin; and Nick Offerman and real-life wife Megan Mullally as a pair of married hippie farmers who hire the Belcher kids as ‘weed pickers.’ Also, Kevin Kline returns as Bob’s eccentric landlord ‘Mr. Fischoeder,’ who purchases an unpredictable mechanical shark as an attraction for the pier; and Jeffrey Tambor voices ‘Captain Flarty,’ a crazed cruise ship captain who shanghais Bob and his family. Other returning guest voices include Aziz Ansari, Bill Hader and Sarah and Laura Silverman.”