‘Dads’ Not Dead Yet As Fox Orders 6 More Scripts

by | October 14, 2013 at 7:33 AM | Dads, Fall TV 2013, TV News

Peter Riegert (left) and Seth Green play a father and son on "Dads" (Photo: Fox)

By Tony Maglio

Fox has ordered six more scripts of “Dads” despite the fact that the first-year sitcom is struggling in the ratings.

So if you had the sitcom in your office cancellation pool, pony up — at least for now.

Last Tuesday’s episode of “Dads” scored a lowly 1.3 rating in its target demo — adults 18-49 — and drew just 3.1 million viewers overall, according to Nielsen.

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Fox had originally ordered just six episodes of the series, but now Fox says it has ordered six more scripts. Approval to produce the scripts and make them into TV shows is still pending and, of course, might not happen.

The comedy series, created and produced by Seth MacFarlane, airs Tuesdays at 8 p.m. (7c). The sitcom stars Seth Green and Giovanni Ribisi as two 30-something videogame designers whose fathers — played by Peter Riegert and Martin Mull — move into their homes and disrupt their lives.

Watch a recent episode of Fox’s “Dads”: