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‘American Dad’ Gets New TBS Season, Showrunner

Twentieth Century Fox TV show is currently about a month into its first original TBS season

TBS has pledged allegiance to “American Dad” for another season, renewing the animated comedy for 22 more episodes. The next run will come with a new showrunner in Brian Boyle.

The Seth MacFarlane Twentieth Century Fox TV series is currently doing well in its first season as a Turner Broadcasting cable channel original, having premiered in mid-October.

Since coming to TBS last month, “American Dad” has ranked as one of basic cable’s Top 5 entertainment programs in its timeslot among adults 18-49. The current season is averaging 3.1 million viewers in combined audience for each week’s premiere on TBS and subsequent encore on sister network, Adult Swim.

Mike Barker and Matt Weitzman co-created the show with MacFarlane. Weitzman and Boyle will executive produce the next season of the Monday night series.

“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, executive vice president, head of program acquisitions, content strategy and licensing for Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. “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,” commented Jonnie Davis, Twentieth Century Fox Television 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.”