TBS renews American Dad! for two more seasons
Deadline brings word that American Dad! has been renewed for two additional seasons at TBS. The adult animated comedy from Seth MacFarlane will reach its 300th episode milestone this year and has been a consistently solid ratings performer for the network, reaching an audience of nearly 18 million viewers across all TBS platforms in its current 16th season. The final two episodes of Season 16 are scheduled to air this year along with the premiere of Season 17.
“American Dad! has achieved an incredible milestone,” said Brett Weitz, General Manager for TNT, TBS, & truTV. “Matt and Brian are brilliant writers who consistently overdeliver on big comedy and even bigger absurdity. We look forward to continuing the momentum by giving devoted fans two more seasons of the Smith family,” said Brett Weitz, General Manager for TNT, TBS, and truTV.
Co-created by MacFarlane, Mike Barker and Matt Weitzman, American Dad! centers on super-patriotic CIA agent Stan Smith (voiced by MacFarlane) and the misadventures of his unconventional family in Langley Falls, VA. Stan applies the same drastic measures used in his job at the CIA to his home life, where Stan’s blissfully unaware wife, Francine (Wendy Schaal), has an unfaltering loyalty that makes her blind to his unabashed arrogance. His left-wing activist daughter Hayley (Rachael MacFarlane), however, doesn’t let him off so easily – and knows just how to push her father’s buttons. Hayley’s brother is the geeky-yet-confident Steve (Scott Grimes), a kid who spends his time playing video games and obsessing about the opposite sex.
The Smith family is rounded out by two rather unconventional members: Roger (MacFarlane), a sassy, sarcastic and routinely inappropriate space alien, and Klaus (Dee Bradley Baker), an attention-starved goldfish with the brain of a German Olympic skier.
The irreverent, satirical, award-winning animated comedy is executive-produced by co-showrunner Brian Boyle along with creators MacFarlane and Weitzman.