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Fox covers bases with Homer, ‘Dad’

Animated laffer bows this May

Fox’s “American Dad” has been called into post-“Simpsons” duty, and it is set to bow in the slot this May.

Net announced a Sunday lineup for May sweeps, which now boasts a double pump of “The Simpsons” while Emmy-winner “Arrested Development” is nowhere to be found.

“Development” will have completed its episodic run by May; Fox has decided to preem “American Dad” at 8:30 p.m. on Sunday, May 1.

“Dad” will be followed by the fourth-season premiere of “Family Guy” at 9 and “The Simpsons” repeats at 9:30.

The extra dose of “The Simpsons” will continue May 8 and 15.

“American Dad” was originally slated to air at 9:30 on the night. Show, which averaged a 7.5 rating in adults 18-49 Sunday night with a post-Super Bowl/post-“Simpsons” sneak peek, comes from Seth MacFarlane (“Family Guy”), Mike Barker and Matt Weitzman.

Animated 20th Century Fox TV laffer stars MacFarlane as the voice of Stan Smith, a CIA agent whose household includes a sweet wife (who harbors an inner-party girl), a liberal daughter, a geeky son, a space alien and a talking goldfish.

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