TBS is proving to be a very welcoming new home to American Dad!, which moved to cable last fall after nine seasons on Fox. Ahead of the Season 11 premiere, TBS has ordered two more seasons – 12 and 13 — of the animated comedy. This marks the second time in less than year that the Turner network has renewed the series, which it shares with sister net Adult Swim. American Dad!, which aires an encore of each new episode on Adult Swing after its TBS premiere, has been picked up for 44 more episodes – 22 each for seasons 12 & 13. TBS last November announced a 22-episode order for season 11, which is set to air on TBS and Adult Swim in early 2016. 20th Century Fox TV is the studio.
Created by Seth MacFarlane, Mike Barker and Matt Weitzman, American Dad! joined the TBS slate in October 2014 with the start of the show’s 10th season. Since then, it has ranked as basic cable’s #1 scripted series in the Monday 9 PM time slot with adults 18-34 and #2 with adults 18-49. Overall, American Dad! reaches an average of nearly 4 million viewers per episode through its telecasts on TBS and Adult Swim, as well as through TBS’s on-demand, digital and mobile platforms.
“American Dad! has thrived since coming to TBS and Adult Swim, demonstrating the Turner portfolio’s ability to build enduring hits through a combination of smart programming, savvy promotion and extensive multiplatform distribution,” said Deborah Bradley, EVP of networks optimization and content commercialization for Turner Broadcasting. “We look forward to keeping the crazy-but-lovable Smith family around for a long time.”
American Dad! is executive-produced by co-creators MacFarlane and Weitzman, along with co-showrunner Brian Boyle.
Adults Swim previously helped another MacFarlane/20th TV animated comedy that originally launched on Fox, Family Guy, come back from the dead. The strong ratings for the reruns in the cable animated block were a factor in Fox’s decision to order new seasons.