When Seth MacFarlane, Mike Barker and Matt Weitzman’s animated comedy series American Dad! premieres its 11th season in late 2014, it will be on a new network. The series, which has aired on FOX since it began in 2005, will debut Season 11 with 15 new episodes on TBS, with encores of those episodes airing on TBS’ sister network Adult Swim. TBS announced today that American Dad! would be joining its primetime lineup in late 2014.
“American Dad! is a great fit for TBS, a favorite of comedy fans who like smart, irreverent humor with ample doses of biting wit and skewering satire,” said Michael Wright, president, head of programming for TBS, TNT and Turner Classic Movies (TCM). “We look forward to welcoming Seth MacFarlane and the rest of his team as they bring this iconic show to TBS.”
“American Dad! is a brilliantly inventive series, and TBS’s desire to platform new episodes demonstrates the enduring power of great and compelling content,” added Twentieth Century Fox TV Chairmen Gary Newman and Dana Walden. “Seth, Mike and Matt have created an incredibly rich world of unique characters, and we couldn’t be happier that they will be able to continue to tell their trademark brand of subversive, hilarious stories to their millions of fans.”
TBS already airs American Dad! reruns weekdays at 1 and 1:30pm ET/PT, with Adult Swim airing reruns of the show Tuesday-Friday at 10pm ET/PT, Monday-Friday at 10:30pm ET/PT, and Saturdays at 9:30pm ET/PT.
American Dad! will debut its final FOX season Sept. 29.
American Dad! photo: ™ & © 2005 Fox Broadcasting. Credit: FOX