is an American animated television series
created by Seth MacFarlane
and owned by Underdog Productions
and Fuzzy Door Productions
. It is produced in association with 20th Century Fox Television
. Creators and main directors, MacFarlane (creator of Family Guy
) as well as two former Family Guy
writers, Mike Barker
and Matt Weitzman
aired the pilot episode
in the United States on Fox
on February 6, 2005, thirty minutes after the end of Super Bowl XXXIX
; the regular series began May 1, 2005, after the season premiere of Family Guy
. American Dad!
follows the events of CIA
agent Stan Smith
and his family. Unlike Family Guy
, American Dad!
does not contain cutaway gags
, but relies more on situational humor and non sequitur
was officially renewed for a seventh season, bringing the series through the 2011-2012 season. On September 20, 2010, TBS
began re-running American Dad!
, and now airs the series weekdays at 1ET. Fox also began syndicating American Dad!
reruns to local stations in September 2010, with those episodes airing on weekends. On December 27, 2010, American Dad!
began airing on Adult Swim
weeknights at 10ET. American Dad!
is also shown on FX and BBC Three in the UK.
centers on the domestic life of its nominal title character, Stan Smith
, a staunchly conservative Republican CIA
agent and self-proclaimed patriot. He is married to Francine Smith
, a ditzy housewife who is trying... Read More