Good morning, USA: TBS has renewed Seth MacFarlane‘s “American Dad” for another two seasons and 44 episodes, taking the 20th Century Fox TV show through 2018.
“American Dad,” created by MacFarlane, Mike Barker and Matt Weitzman, also has a second home on TBS’ sister network, Adult Swim, which presents an encore of each new episode after its TBS premiere.
The animated series came to TBS in October 2014 for Season 10. Since then, it has ranked as basic cable’s top scripted series in the Monday 9 p.m. time slot among adults 18-34 and No. 2 with adults 18-49. Overall, “American Dad” reaches an average of nearly 4 million viewers per episode across all platforms.
TBS’ renewal of “American Dad” is part of an overall rebrand. New boss Kevin Reilly’s plans call for TBS to grow its original programming slate to more than 15 series over the next two years, with a focus on original live-action and animated comedies. The rebrand is set to begin in the fourth quarter, with the Season 12 premiere of “American Dad” and the launches of new comedies “Angie Tribeca” and “The Detour.”
“‘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, executive vice president 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,” which originally ran on Fox, is executive-produced by MacFarlane and Weitzman, along with co-showrunner Brian Boyle.