FOX’s Formerly Controversial “Dads” Scores a Full Season

Controversial at the time of launch, FOX’s critically panned “Dads” failed to parlay buzz over its maligned depiction of Asians into sizable premiere viewership.

Since launching, media attention has completely vanished, and ratings have fallen. But insofar as they appear to have stabilized in a light, but not egregiously bad for today’s television climate, comfort zone, FOX was confident enough to purchase the show’s back nine.

That news, confirmed Friday, means the multi-camera sitcom from creator Seth MacFarlane will be around for the full season.

“FOX has been looking to break into the multi-camera format for some time,” said FOX’s Kevin Reilly. “With DADS, we have an asset that we can grow, and we’re looking forward to seeing where the fantastic cast and the creative minds of Seth, Alec, Mike and Wellesley take us the rest of the season.”

Freshman comedy “Brooklyn Nine Nine,” which leads out of “Dads,” scored a full season and a plum gig after “New Girl” on Super Bowl Sunday earlier this month.

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