American Dad! 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 heavily rely on cutaway gags but instead focuses more on situational humor and non sequiturs.
American Dad! was officially renewed for a seventh season, bringing the series through the 2011–12 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 but as of September 19, 2011 it now airs weekdays. On December 27, 2010, American Dad! began airing on Adult...
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