February 18, 2013
Fix or Nix: 'Bob's Burgers'
By Bill Harris, QMI Agency
Grilling Bob's Burgers is not necessarily on my personal menu. It's an okay show, hardly horrible.
But when you place Bob's Burgers in the middle of Fox's self-proclaimed Animation Domination on Sunday nights, a viewer can't help but burp while being served essentially the same meal for two and a half hours.
For better or worse, Bob's Burgers stands out because it's kind of the outsider of the five-show group, which also airs in a block on Sundays in Canada on Global.
The Simpsons, of course, built the Fox network and when it leaves someday, it will do so on its own terms.
The second big staple is Seth MacFarlane's Family Guy. But two other Animation Domination series, namely American Dad and The Cleveland Show, are from the MacFarlane stable, too.
That leaves only Bob's Burgers without any protection, so to speak. It's the middle child of Animation Domination, figuratively and literally.