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Posted Friday 9/28/18 at 11:40PM EDT
Fox developing an animated Alaska family comedy from Bob's Burgers team starring Jenny Slate, Nick Offerman, Will Forte and Megan Mullally
Paul Rust, Dulcé Sloan and Aparna Nancherla are also lending their voices to The Great North, which Bob's Burgers creator Loren Bouchard is working on with his executive producers Wendy Molyneux and Lizzie Molyneux. According to Deadline, "The Great North follows the Alaskan adventures of the Tobin family as single dad Beef does his best to keep his weird bunch of kids close, especially as the artistic dreams of his only daughter Judy lead her away from the family fishing boat and into the glamorous world of the local mall."
Posted Friday 8/10/18 at 1:34PM EDT
A Simpsons movie sequel and a Family Guy film could be in the works
The Wall Street Journal reports, via Uproxx, that 20th Century Fox has "a second Simpsons movie in development, and a Family Guy film that would mix animation with live action." That would be in addition to the live-action Bob's Burgers film scheduled to be released in 2020.
Posted Saturday 7/21/18 at 1:37AM EDT
Bob's Burgers creator vows to cast more women in future seasons, as Kristen Schaal urged him to do
“We are very aware of casting men as women,” Loren Bouchard said at Bob's Burgers Comic-Con panel. “Of course we’re aware — we know they’re men.” Bouchard credits Schaal for doing a "great job reprimanding us year after year. We’re not proud of taking jobs from women. That’s not what we want as a slugline for Bob’s: ‘Taking jobs from women since 2010.’”
Posted Friday 7/20/18 at 5:13PM EDT
A Shake Shack restaurant transformed into Bob's Burgers for Comic-Con
Source: The Takeout
The burger chain is helping the Fox animated comedy celebrate its 150th episode today by transforming one of its San Diego-area restaurants into Bob's Burgers. Fans are being transported to the restaurant via a Bob's Burgers-themed bus.
Posted Thursday 6/21/18 at 8:47PM EDT
Bob's Burgers creator: Fox News is "the opposite of what we're trying to do at Bob's"
Source: Cartoon Brew
Loren Bouchard added his name to growing list of Fox talent upset with Fox News' behavior during the immigrant family separation crisis. "I am so grateful to Fox," he tweeted this afternoon. "They make Bob’s Burgers possible. BUT they have their name on a channel that stokes fear and spreads lies. It's the opposite of what we’re trying to do at Bob's. Love. Inclusion. Hope. That’s what we wanna broadcast." Referring to Melania Trump's "I REALLY DON'T CARE, DO U?" jacket, he added: "Also we'd choose a different jacket." ALSO: "Fox News is the worst it's ever been right now."
Posted Saturday 5/12/18 at 7:13PM EDT
Fox renews Family Guy and Bob's Burgers
They will return this fall for a respective 16th and 9th season.
Posted Saturday 4/14/18 at 12:07AM EDT
Asian-American Bob's Burgers writer shares the aftermath of criticizing a Roseanne joke
Source: The New York Times
Kelvin Yu, who also appears on Master of None, went viral with his tweets slamming Roseanne for a joke taking a shot at Black-ish and Fresh Off the Boat. "Many of the comments I received were supportive — retweets, likes and the always flattering fist emoji," he writes in The New York Times. "However, I have to admit that the loudest voices to me were the ones that were vitriolic and shockingly mean," including racially disparaging remarks. Yu writes that he found it "so galling that a show celebrating ostensibly marginalized Americans would consider shows about even more marginalized Americans a punch line, tossed off between two yawns and a meh, followed by a roomful of people laughing. And although, admittedly, I have no idea what it means to be white or working class, there are at least a half-dozen shows out there through which I can experience it vicariously. Meanwhile, white working-class people have one — and only one — current network show to help them understand the lives of Asian-Americans (hint: it rhymes with Shmesh Off the Shmoat)."
- Even the haters should appreciate Roseanne: "When a TV show — or any pop culture artifact — is drawing that kind of a mass audience, it has something to tell us about ourselves and the times in which we live"
- Here's your first look at Roseanne's mom Bev's return next week
- Seth Meyers has Roseanne "fans" explain to him why they love the show so much
Posted Friday 4/06/18 at 4:27AM EDT
Bob's Burgers writer: Here's why Roseanne's joke about Fresh Off the Boat and Black-ish was so offensive
Kelvin Yu addressed the controversy over Tuesday's episode in a nine-tweet thread. "At the very least, it's reductive and belittling, as if to say those shows are nothing more than 'Black' and 'Asian' in their existence," he wrote. He said Tuesday's joke "implies that the point of any show about a minority family is simply to normalize them. That's it. The stories, the humor, the characters... not important."
Posted Monday 3/12/18 at 2:09PM EDT
Apple orders its first animated series, a star-studded musical comedy from Bob's Burgers creator
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
Central Park, about a family of caretakers who live and work at the iconic New York City park, will feature the voices of Kristen Bell, Josh Gad, Titus Burgess, Daveed Diggs, Stanley Tucci, Leslie Odom Jr., and Kathryn Hahn. Bob's Burgers creator Loren Bouchard will write the series with Gad and Emmy-winning writer Nora Smith. Central Park has been given a two-season, 26-episode order.
Posted Tuesday 2/20/18 at 9:05PM EST
A Democrat with the same name as Bob's Burgers' Linda Belcher wins a Kentucky House seat in a heavily conservative district
Source: SF Weekly
There's no word if sharing a name with the Fox character helped the real-life Linda Belcher in winning tonight with 68% of the vote in a district that President Trump won by a 50-point margin.
Posted Tuesday 1/09/18 at 6:45PM EST
Hulu surpasses 17 million subscribers, says South Park and Law & Order: SVU were its most-watched shows of 2017
This Is Us, The Handmaid’s Tale, Family Guy and Bob’s Burgers were also among Hulu’s top shows of 2017.
Posted Wednesday 10/25/17 at 7:48PM EDT
Watch the cast of Bob’s Burgers improvise a live mini-episode
Source: Laughing Squid
The cast attempted a “birds and the bees” talk with the kids.
Posted Wednesday 10/04/17 at 2:05PM EDT
A Bob’s Burgers movie is coming in 2020
20th Century Fox announced today that a film based on the Fox animated series will be released July 17, 2020. Bob’s Burgers creator Loren Bouchard says: “We know the movie has to scratch every itch the fans of the show have ever had, but it also has to work for all the good people who’ve never seen the show. We also know it has to fill every inch of the screen with the colors and the sounds and the ever so slightly greasy texture of the world of Bob’s – but most of all it has to take our characters on an epic adventure. In other words, it has to be the best movie ever made. But no pressure, right?!”
Posted Monday 10/02/17 at 8:13PM EDT
Bob’s Burgers had more than 60 fans help animate its season premiere
Source: The A.V. Club
Having fans animate an episode seemed like a good idea, but Sunday’s episode took you out of the story.