American Dad: FOX Animated Series Renewed

American Dad renewedFOX has decided to renew American Dad, a staple of the network’s Sunday night “Animation Domination” block. The animated series will be back for another year, 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…


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 and follow the series on Twitter at

What do you think? Are you glad to hear that American Dad will be back for another round?

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  1. Wade says

    I was quite relieved to hear that the series has been renewed and hopefully it will keep going much as it has been for years to come. My concern is that it is starting to receive the same treatment from the network that King of the Hill got in it’s final few years: good enough ratings to keep from axing, but poor enough that Fox is always trying to plug in some new show in American Dad’s time slot in the vain hope of finding a hit (remember Sons of Tucson, anybody?). Also reminiscent of King of the Hill is the complete lack of promotion for American Dad, even on nights when they actually decide to show it.

  2. miles buxton says

    American dad is by far my favorite of animation domination and am super pumped for another season and hopefuly more

  3. adam says

    I *hated* American Dad when it first came out. Then, a few months ago, I started watching reruns on TBS, and I found it HILARIOUS. Roger just slays me. I never thought I would say this, but I think American Dad has surpassed Family Guy this year.

  4. Mikey Bizzle! says

    Great news American Dad is one of my favorite cartoons after South Park and The Simpsons of course. Family Guy is a big pile of ****! I hate that unfunny show

  5. Jeremy Rynek says

    Yes it’s really funny and good. Not quite as good as Family guy, but better than the Cleveland show. So good chocie Fox. Now if you could jus renew Lie to me and Human target, that would great.

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