TBS latest adopted broadcast series American Dad! has quickly earned a renewal.
The Turner owned cable network has ordered a new 22 episode season of the former Fox animated comedy – the second as a TBS original series and the twelfth overall. The new season will air on TBS in 2015.
American Dad! was picked up in a deal with Fox and producing studio 20th Century Fox Television in July 2013, which saw the series segue to TBS this past October after airing the first three episodes of its eleventh season on Fox.
Since debuting on TBS, the show has been averaging 3.1 million viewers between first run episodes on TBS and encores on Adult Swim. It currently ranks as one of basic cable’s Top 3 entertainment programs in the Monday 9 p.m. timeslot with adults 18-34 and one of the Top 5 entertainment programs in its timeslot with adults 18-49.
“We are thrilled with American Dad!’s performance to date and are confident the show is going to continue its tremendous success,” said Deborah K. Bradley, Turner Broadcasting System’s Executive Vice-President and Head of Program Acquisitions, Content Strategy and Licensing. “By ordering a new season while the current season is early in its run, we’re ensuring that Seth MacFarlane and his team will have the freedom to take the misadventures of the CIA agent Stan Smith and his family to a whole new level.”
“TBS has been a spectacular home for this terrific series, and its continued success is a testament to the brilliance of the show, as well as the passion of the network”, added Jonnie Davis, Twentieth Century Fox Television’s President of Creative Affairs. “We join the loyal fans of American Dad in hoping this is the first of many renewals because Seth, Brian and Matt have many more stories to tell.”