Here is the news that we never thought would come… new FOX comedy, Dads has been given a full season order of 22 episodes.
There has been a lot of controvery surrounding the brand new Seth Macfarlane-created sitcom since it launched earlier this fall.
Its rival comedies on CBS including The Millers, The Crazy Ones and Mom got picked up for a full first season a couple of weeks back, so we can online presume that FOX still wasn’t sure about the series, but the news came late yesterday that the series will be sticking around for a full first season.
It was also revealed a couple of weeks back that an additional six episodes had been ordered for the show, but there was no confirmation whether the episodes would even enter production.
Dads centers on thirtysomething video game designers, in which their father’s come in and wreak havoc with their lives.
The show has come under fire over racist jokes since it premiere earlier this fall, but MacFarlane and the team said from the offset that they would not be reshooting any of the scenes, particularly the pilot episode which is the episode that brought in many complaints.
At the moment, Dads isn’t performing too well in terms of ratings either. This week, the sitcom slipped 7% to a 1.4 demo score in the key 18-49 demographic. 3.59 million viewers also tuned in which was up 6%.
In comparison, CBS’ The Crazy Ones, which also launched earlier this fall is averaging 13.7 million viewers, along with scoring a 3.6 rating in the 18-49 demo. The Millers and Mom, which also air on CBS are the second and third biggest new comedies of the new season. Dads is slipping behind. If the controversy coupled with the slump in ratings is kept up, the show may not see season two.