Broadcasting & Cable is reporting just now there’s a “first sign the syndication market is strengthening”. TV stations paid cash to renew Twentieth Television’s off-Fox animated hit Family Guy for a second 4-year cycle, taking the show through the 2014-15 season. Stations also acquired the animated sitcom American Dad on an all-barter basis with stations keeping 4 ½ minutes of advertising and Twentieth keeping 3 minutes.