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Old 09-29-05, 03:07 PM
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The Office, Family Guy, American Dad renewed.

From http://www.thefutoncritic.com/cgi/newswire.cgi?id=6993:

LOS ANGELES (thefutoncritic.com) -- Three comedies got some good news yesterday as the Seth MacFarlane-produced "Family Guy" and "American Dad" as well as NBC's "The Office" all received orders for additional episodes.

The latter series, from NBC Universal Television and Reveille, saw its second season officially extended to 13 episodes. "The Office" apparently began its sophomore season with a modest six-episode order with the option to shoot seven additional backup scripts.

The Tuesday comedy saw its retention rate of lead-in "My Name Is Earl" improve to 68.57% in households and 73.47% in adults 18-49 in its second week (compared with 62.37% in households and 67.19% in adults 18-49 on 9/20/05) according to preliminary Nielsen data.

Greg Daniels, Ben Silverman, Ricky Gervais, Stephen Merchant and Howard Klein are the executive producers of "The Office."

As for FOX's "American Dad" and "Family Guy," the network has greenlighted nine additional installments of the former, bringing its series total to 41 episodes. "Dad," like most freshman series, began with a 13-episode order. FOX went on to order six additional episodes prior to its debut (read the story) with 13 more getting picked up this past June (read the story).

Overall, "Dad" will have enough installments to last through the 2006-07 season, although it's not clear how many will actually comprise each season.

As for "Family Guy," the show's producer 20th Century Fox Television has quietly begun production on 22 additional episodes of the series. Said order would bring the show's "revival" to at least 57 episodes. The network itself however has yet to officially pick up the additional installments. Nevertheless, industry insiders say it's a formality at this point considering the show's ratings success.

The news means that "Family Guy" will most likely be around through at least the early part of the 2007-08 season.

Seth MacFarlane is behind both "Guy" and "Dad" with David A. Goodman and Chris Sheridan also serving as executive producers on the former and Mike Barker and Matt Weitzman also serving as executive producers on the latter.
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If The Office is extended, does that mean Scrubs is delayed?
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The Office, Family Guy, American Dad renewed.
Don't care, SWEET, and don't care.
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SWEET, dammit, and dammit
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on all 3.
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Ooh, sorry. You can pick only one to be happy about, like the rest of us.
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So what about Earl?
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Happy!, Family Guy and its fans are all pretty annoying, don't care
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Originally Posted by Jadzia
So what about Earl?
Yeah, that's bizarre. So The Office manages to holdon to more viewers after Earl this week and it gets renewed while Earl isn't mentioned? Too early know about Earl, I guess? Seems very unlikely that we'll get Scrubs early now. Things could be worse...
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Originally Posted by pinata242
Yeah, that's bizarre. So The Office manages to holdon to more viewers after Earl this week and it gets renewed while Earl isn't mentioned? Too early know about Earl, I guess? Seems very unlikely that we'll get Scrubs early now. Things could be worse...
Well the Office was only guaranteed 6 episiodes. I suspect Earl might have been guaranteed more initially, maybe even 13. This might bring the two shows in line.
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Great!, figured as much, and WTF -- respectively

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Originally Posted by pinata242
Yeah, that's bizarre. So The Office manages to holdon to more viewers after Earl this week and it gets renewed while Earl isn't mentioned? Too early know about Earl, I guess? Seems very unlikely that we'll get Scrubs early now. Things could be worse...
I'm guessing they gave My Name Is Earl a standard 13 episode order. This news puts The Office and it on equal footing if that is the case.

My speculation actually runs contrary to yours. I wonder if they aren't going to kill/move The Biggest Loser and try to build a two hour comedy block there.
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for all three.
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Originally Posted by Charlie Goose
You can pick only one to be happy about, like the rest of us.
Then I pick American Dad... great news!

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Great news all around.
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I like all three although currently I'm happiest about The Office and American Dad. I have found FG decent, but not as good as seasons 2&3 were for me.
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I don't watch the two cartoons, but I applaud their renewal. I know good people who like them.

I don't expect every network to program to satisfy me 24/7.
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I just watched The Family Guy for the first time last week and I laughed my ass off. I now understand why so many folks go nuts over it.
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Originally Posted by Giantrobo
I just watched The Family Guy for the first time last week and I laughed my ass off. I now understand why so many folks go nuts over it.
You need to get ahold of the first 3 seasons right now. Last week was good, but nowhere near this show at it's peak.
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Indeed.

Most notably for The Office.
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If "The Office" can manage to be as funny as it was this past week, then I'm very happy about the decision.

"Family Guy" needs to step it up in terms of quality this season. Less flashbacks, better stories.

"American Dad" is starting to grow on me. The past episode was great, and I look foward to seeing what the team can do.
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Originally Posted by GuessWho
If The Office is extended, does that mean Scrubs is delayed?
I don't get why Scrubs isn't on right now, it's a great show and would kill some n00b wannabes. Maybe that's why they start it late, to get all the $$ when reruns start.

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