The cable television channel has picked up the Emmy-nominated animated comedy for a 15-episode eleventh season, set to debut in 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,” Michael Wright, president and head of programming for TBS, TNT and Turner Classic Movies (TCM), said in a statement. “We look forward to welcoming Seth MacFarlane and the rest of his team as they bring this iconic show to TBS.”
Twentieth Century Fox Television‘s "American Dad" -- MacFarlane's only animated series to never suffer a cancellation -- follows staunch GOP supporter and CIA agent Stan Smith (voiced by MacFarlane) and the misadventures of his unconventional family in Langley Falls, VA.
“'American Dad' is a brilliantly inventive series, and TBS’s desire to platform new episodes demonstrates the enduring power of great and compelling content,” Twentieth Century Fox TV Chairmen Gary Newman and Dana Walden said in a statement. “Seth, [and co-creators] Mike [Barker] and Matt [Weitzman] 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's sister network Adult Swim is set to air encore presentations of each "American Dad" Season 11 episode after initial airings.
TBS and Adult Swim are no strangers to the Seth MacFarlane universe, currently airing reruns of "American Dad" and "Family Guy" throughout their lineups. TBS airs "American Dad" reruns weekdays at 1:00 and 1:30 p.m. ET and Adult Swim also airs reruns of the show Tuesday through Friday at 10 p.m. ET, Monday through Friday at 10:30 p.m. ET and Saturdays at 9:30 p.m. ET.
"American Dad" will begin its 10th season on Sunday, Sept. 29 at 9:30 p.m. ET on Fox. The show will move to TBS for Season 11 in 2014.