Fox Picks Up ‘Dads’ For the Rest of the Season

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Proving yet again that critical savaging is no barrier to success, Fox has picked up sitcom Dads for the rest of the season. The Seth MacFarlane-produced and Alec Sulkin-written show received an order for the final nine episodes of its first season. Fox exec Kevin Reilly said that the network viewed the show as “an asset that we can grow.”

The show’s ratings Dads have been mediocre, though its done fairly well in the hard-to-reach audience of young men. It’s also suffered from comparisons its fellow freshman sitcom, critical darling Brooklyn Nine-Nine, which received its full season order a week earlier.