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Friday, October 25, 2013


In a move that defied preseason odds, FOX has picked up freshman sitcom Dads for a full season. Dads was met with near universal scorn from critics before the season started and it has only had modest ratings, but it has done enough for FOX to give it the full season. In doing so, it appears they will keep their sitcom block of Dads, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, New Girl, and The Mindy Project in place for the spring despite middling ratings because FOX has found a place for their other sitcoms. Raising Hope and newbie Enlisted will air on Fridays while the new 90s set sitcom Surviving Jack will air after a half hour American Idol results show in late spring. Their last sitcom, Us & Them, was essentially cancelled before it aired and probably won't air until summer. In their moves, FOX also announced a January 19 start for Rake (after the NFC Championship Game), and the return of American Idol on January 15 and The Following on January 20.

Dads has averaged 3.8 million viewers and a 1.5 demo through six airings this season. It has been a better fall for FOX's new shows as Brooklyn Nine-Nine was given a full season as well and Sleepy Hollow has already been renewed for next season. Next up is drama Almost Human, which premieres after football on November 17 and then will air on Mondays.

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