TBS can’t get enough of “American Dad,” renewing the animated comedy hit about the Stan Smith clan for two more seasons.
The announcement means that the comedy, which aired its first nine seasons on Fox before moving over to the Turner cable network in October 2014, will have a home on the network through 2018. “Dad” also has a second home on TBS’ sister network Adult Swim, which presents an encore of each new episode after its TBS premiere.
This is the second time in less than a year that TBS has renewed the series. In November, it announced a 22-episode order for season 11, which is set to air on TBS and Adult Swim in early 2016. Seasons 12 and 13 will also consist of 22 episodes.
“American Dad” has been a strong performer for TBS, standing as basic cable’s No. 1 scripted series in the Monday 9 p.m. timeslot in adults 18-34 and No. 2 in the timeslot with adults 18-49. Overall, it reaches an average of nearly 4 million viewers per episode through its telecasts on TBS and Adult Swim, as well as through TBS’ on-demand, digital and mobile platforms.
Created by Seth MacFarlane, Mike Barker and Mike Weitzman, “American Dad” has earned several industry accolades, including two Emmy nominations for Outstanding Animated Program, two Annie Award nominations and seven Teen Choice Award nominations. Earlier this year, “American Dad” took home the top television series prize at the ASCAP Fil & Television Music Awards.
The series is executive produced by MacFarlane and Weitzman, along with co-showrunner Brian Boyle.