THE NEWS BUNDLE: Adult Swim Gains Rights to Air 'Bob's Burgers' Starting This Summer


Though not must-see television like Breaking Bad, Game of Thrones or a thousand other primetime series, Adult Swim has quite the impressive line-up. When it's not knocking nostalgia out of the park on a weekly basis in Toonami, the mature persona of Cartoon Network has a great animation roster of previously established favorites alongside beloved original content like Robot Chicken, Children's Hospital, The Venture Bros. and more. But now, in the coming months they're set to welcome one of the most acclaimed animated series currently on television.

Deadine reports that Adult Swim has signed a deal with 20th Century Fox Television to acquire Bob's Burgers off-network rights to begin airing the cult hit this Summer.

The deal includes all three seasons of the series thus far, joining fellow FOX programming Family Guy, American Dad, The Cleveland Show and King of the Hill in the late-night line-up.

It also creates a reunion of sorts with the network and creator Loren Bouchard, who previously brought original series Home Movies and Lucy: Daughter of the Devil to Adult Swim.

The show follows Bob, a loving father and husband of three who all run the title named burger joint. A dysfunctional bunch, hijinks ensue on a weekly basis that ranges from the restaurant turning into a biker hangout to navigating an abandoned taffy factory.

Though the series is a smash online and has a huge internet presence, the ratings for the series has fared solid against bigger contenders spread across cable on Sunday nights. The program even managed to obtain an Emmy nomination for Best Animated Program in 2012.

Like Futurama and Family Guy before it, it's possible that the Summer run of Bob's Burgers could expand the fanbase even more and lead towards an overall larger viewership come new episodes this Fall.

No official premiere date has been set by Adult Swim yet.

Bob's Burgers will return to FOX for its fourth season this September.