Fans of the animated comedy series American Dad! have reason to celebrate. TBS has just given the series a renewal order for two more seasons, with seasons 12 and 13 each to consist of 22 new episodes. Season 11 will premiere in early 2016 on TBS and Adult Swim.
“American Dad! has thrived since coming to TBS and Adult Swim, demonstrating the Turner portfolio’s ability to build enduring hits through a combination of smart programming, savvy promotion and extensive multiplatform distribution,” stated Deborah Bradley, executive vice president of networks optimization and content commercialization for Turner Broadcasting. “We look forward to keeping the crazy-but-lovable Smith family around for a long time.”
Seth MacFarlane, Mike Barker and Matt Weitzman created the series which ranks #1 on basic cable on Monday nights at 9pm among viewers ages 18 through 34 and averaged 4 million viewers on TBS and Adult Swim. The voice cast includes Seth MacFarlane, Wendy Schaal, Rachael MacFarlane, Scott Grimes, and Dee Bradley Baker.
The series centers on super patriotic CIA agent Stan Smith (Seth MacFarlane) and the misadventures of his unconventional family in Langley Falls, Va. Stan’s blissfully unaware wife, Francine (Schaal), has an unfaltering loyalty that allows her to turn a blind eye toward Stan’s unabashed arrogance. Meanwhile, Stan constantly butts heads with his 18-year-old left-wing activist daughter, Hayley (Rachael MacFarlane), who knows just how to push her father’s buttons, whether it’s by helping the homeless, demanding women’s rights, or advocating gun control. Hayley’s 14-year-old brother is the geeky-yet-confident Steve (Grimes), a kid who spends his time playing video games and obsessing about the opposite sex.
The Smith cabinet is rounded out by two rather unconventional members: Roger (MacFarlane), the sassy, sarcastic and routinely inappropriate space alien who is constantly trying on new disguises and, with them, new personalities, and Klaus (Baker), the attention-starved goldfish with the brain of a German Olympic skier who always throws in his two cents, regardless of whether anyone is listening. Together, this screwball family of radically different personalities is just trying to figure out how to love and trust one another in a bi-partisan world. And with a guy like Stan in charge of national security, it’s guaranteed to be one hilarious ride.
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