FOX has decided to renew American Dad, a staple of the network’s Sunday night “Animation Domination” block. The animated series will be back for year seven, keeping it on the air through the 2012-13 season. Thus far this season, American Dad has averaged a 2.5 rating in the 18-49 demographic and 5.27 million viewers. It’s the lowest-rated animated show on the network and is FOX’s ninth most-watched scripted series overall.
Here’s the press release from the network…
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GOOD MORNING, U.S.A.! IT’S GONNA BE A WONDERFUL DAY! “AMERICAN DAD” RENEWED FOR SEVENTH TERM
Emmy-nominated Animation Domination staple AMERICAN DAD has been renewed for a seventh season, bringing the series through the 2012-2013 season, it was announced today by Kevin Reilly, President of Entertainment, Fox Broadcasting Company.
“This is fantastic news,” said Roger the Alien. “But you do realize I’m not real, right?”
AMERICAN DAD follows the lives of ultra-conservative, staunch GOP supporter and CIA agent STAN SMITH (Seth MacFarlane) and his eccentric family that includes FRANCINE (Wendy Schaal), his ditzy-but-lovable wife; HAYLEY (Rachael MacFarlane), his 18-year-old left-wing hippie daughter; STEVE (Scott Grimes), his geeky, 14-year-old son; ROGER (Seth MacFarlane), the selfish and sarcastic cross-dressing space alien; and KLAUS (Dee Bradley Baker), an attention-starved goldfish. The fan-favorite series airs Sundays (7:30-8:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX.
Expect lots of hijinks from the Smiths this spring! Roger attempts to make Steve a “cool kid” by letting him drive other kids around in a tractor, but the plan quickly backfires. Meanwhile, Francine gets a job at Stan’s office, but she cramps his style; and Roger starts dressing like a teenage girl and quickly seduces Steve’s best friend, SNOT (guest voice Curtis Armstrong). Upcoming guest voices for this season include Emmy and Golden Globe Award winner Anjelica Huston, Elisabeth Shue, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Burt Reynolds and Grammy Award winner Cee-Lo Green.
AMERICAN DAD is a 20th Century Fox Television production. Seth MacFarlane, Mike Barker and Matt Weitzman serve as co-creators and executive producers, while Kenny Schwartz, Rick Wiener and Nahnatchka Khan serve as executive producers. Become a fan of AMERICAN DAD on Facebook at www.facebook.com/americandad and follow the series on Twitter at www.twitter.com/americandadfox.
What do you think? Are you glad to hear that American Dad will be back for another round?
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