American Dad! moved to TBS for the 11th season and the new home for the animated series has worked out so well that the network has ordered another 22 episode season. Currently airing on Monday nights at 9pm ET/PT, American Dad! has been averaging 3.1 million viewers.
The series was created by Seth MacFarlane, Mike Barker and Matt Weitzman and features the voices of MacFarlane, Wendy Schaal, Rachael MacFarlane, Dee Bradley Baker, and Scott Grimes.
“We are thrilled with American Dad!‘s performance to date and are confident the show is going to continue its tremendous success,” said Deborah K. Bradley, executive vice president, head of program acquisitions, content strategy and licensing for Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. “By ordering a new season while the current season is early in its run, we’re ensuring that Seth MacFarlane and his team will have the freedom to take the misadventures of the CIA agent Stan Smith and his family to a whole new level.”
“TBS has been a spectacular home for this terrific series, and its continued success is a testament to the brilliance of the show, as well as the passion of the network,” commented Jonnie Davis, Twentieth Century Fox Television president of creative affairs. “We join the loyal fans of American Dad in hoping this is the first of many renewals because Seth, Brian and Matt have many more stories to tell.”
The American Dad! Plot:
American Dad! follows staunch GOP supporter and CIA agent Stan Smith and the misadventures of his unconventional family in Langley Falls, Va. Stan’s blissfully unaware wife, Francine, 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, 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, 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, the sassy, sarcastic and routinely inappropriate space alien who is constantly trying on new disguises and, with them, new personalities, and Klaus, 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.
-By Rebecca Murray
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