Toon pickups not unexpected
Fox has renewed toon laffers “Family Guy” and “The Cleveland Show” for next season.
Both moves were expected, as the two series perform well in the Sunday night “Animation Domination” block. Renewals mean “Family Guy” has reached 10 seasons, while “The Cleveland Show” is marking its fourth season.
Fox will present its new lineup of shows Monday in Gotham.
In February, the network extended its order for “American Dad,” giving it life through the 2012-13 season. “The Simpsons,” the animated stalwart that began its run in 1989, has also been renewed for next season.
“Family” and spinoff “Cleveland” are from Twentieth Century Fox Television. Exec producers at “Family Guy” are Seth MacFarlane, Mark Hentemann, Steve Callaghan, Chris Sheridan, Danny Smith, Alec Sulkin and Wellesley Wild. MacFarlane, Mike Henry and Rich Appel are exec producers for “Cleveland Show.”