TBS Adds More American Dad! to Lineup


ATLANTA: TBS has ordered a 22-episode new season of Twentieth Century Fox Television's animated comedy American Dad!, which began airing on the channel last month after broadcasting on FOX since 2005.

American Dad! follows the misadventures of Stan Smith, a CIA agent living with his wacky family in Virginia. It is created by Seth MacFarlane (Family Guy), Mike Barker and Matt Weitzman. MacFarlane and Weitzman also exec produce alongside new showrunner Brian Boyle. The series currently broadcasts on TBS every Monday at 9 p.m. Encore presentations air on sister network Adult Swim.

"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, the executive VP and head of program acquisitions, content strategy and licensing for Turner Broadcasting System. "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," added Jonnie Davis, Twentieth Century Fox Television's 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."