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AMERICAN DAD! is an American animated sitcom created by Seth MacFarlane , Mike Barker , and Matt Weitzman
Matt Weitzman
for the Fox Broadcasting Company . American Dad!
American Dad!
is the first television series to have its inception on Animation Domination . The series premiere aired on February 6, 2005, following Super Bowl XXXIX
Super Bowl XXXIX
, three months before the rest of the first season aired as part of the Animation
Animation
Domination block, commencing on May 1, 2005.

Creative direction of American Dad!
American Dad!
has largely been guided by Barker (prior to his exit from the show in season 10) and Weitzman as opposed to MacFarlane, resulting in a series that is different from its counterparts. Unlike its sister shows, Family Guy
Family Guy
and The Cleveland Show , American Dad!
American Dad!
does not lean as heavily on the use of cutaway gags , and is less concerned with conventional "setup-punchline" jokes , instead deriving its humor mostly from the quirky characters, the relationships between family members, and the relatively relatable plots. The show is not as heavy on pop cultural allusions as MacFarlane's Family Guy, and is more concerned with telling stories while maintaining the integrity and realism of the family members. While the core issues and resolutions are relatable in most episodes, the show nonetheless weaves in fantastical elements, pitching the tone of the show somewhere between observational comedy and farce . The plots are often absurd, but they are grounded by family stories and real-world issues.

American Dad!
American Dad!
has been nominated for numerous awards, most prominently three Primetime Emmy Awards and two Annie Awards . In June 2013, it was awarded as top television series by the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers . Since its debut, American Dad! has broadcast 234 episodes (September 2017). The total number of seasons and organization of episodes within these seasons are in dispute because of a discrepancy in how official sources report this information . One model suggests the first season of American Dad! comprises the first 7 episodes, while another model suggests the first season comprises 23 episodes.

TBS picked up the series for the 12th season following the final 3 episodes airing on Fox as the 11th season . American Dad!'s TBS run began on October 20, 2014. TBS has also renewed the series for a 22-episode as 13th season , which premiered on January 25, 2016. On August 27, 2015, TBS announced it had picked up American Dad!
American Dad!
for a 14th and 15th season of 22 episodes each. The 14th season premiered on November 7, 2016.

CONTENTS

* 1 Premise

* 2 Cast and characters

* 2.1 Voice cast * 2.2 Main characters

* 3 Production

* 3.1 Early seasons and comparison with Family Guy
Family Guy
and All in the Family * 3.2 Development of a specific identity * 3.3 Developing plot lines and scripts * 3.4 Animated scenes * 3.5 Editing, completion, and deadlines * 3.6 Setting

* 4 Plot techniques

* 4.1 Farces

* 4.2 Surreal humor
Surreal humor

* 4.2.1 Non sequitur

* 4.3 Plot twists and unexpected elements * 4.4 Story arc use * 4.5 Black comedy
Black comedy
* 4.6 Cringe comedy and shock value

* 5 Episodes

* 6 Season number discrepancies and episode misreports

* 6.1 Season number discrepancies * 6.2 Episode misreporting by Fox

* 7 Adjustments in on-air presentation, production and broadcasts

* 7.1 The unaired precursory pilot * 7.2 Characterization * 7.3 Network relocation from Fox to TBS * 7.4 Mike Barker\'s exit

* 8 Reception

* 8.1 Series premiere * 8.2 TBS ratings * 8.3 Nielsen ratings * 8.4 Awards and nominations

* 9 Other media

* 9.1 DVD releases * 9.2 Potential film adaptation * 9.3 Crossovers with other animated sitcoms * 9.4 Online Gambling

* 10 See also * 11 References * 12 External links

PREMISE

The series focuses on the eccentric upper middle class Smith family in the fictional community of Langley Falls, Virginia and their three housemates: Father, husband, CIA Agent, Republican, and breadwinner Stan ; his wife and homemaker/housewife , Francine ; their liberal, hippie, college-aged daughter, Hayley ; and their dorky high-school-aged son, Steve . There are three additional main characters, including Hayley's boyfriend/husband, Jeff Fischer ; the family's unusual goldfish , Klaus , who has the mind of an East German athlete; and Roger , the alien , who is a deceitful, self-serving master of disguise. Stan's boss Avery Bullock , the Deputy Director of the Central Intelligence Agency , is a recurring character.

CAST AND CHARACTERS

VOICE CAST

See also: List of guest stars on American Dad!

CAST MEMBERS

Seth MacFarlane
Seth MacFarlane
Wendy Schaal Scott Grimes
Scott Grimes
Rachael MacFarlane
Rachael MacFarlane
Dee Bradley Baker
Dee Bradley Baker
Jeff Fischer Patrick Stewart
Patrick Stewart

Stan Smith , Roger Francine Smith Steve Smith Hayley Smith Klaus Heissler Jeff Fischer Deputy Director Avery Bullock

The voice actors are not assembled as a group when performing the lines of their characters; rather, each of the voice actors perform their lines privately. The voice actors have stated that because of their personalities and tendency to goof off when together as a group, they would never get anything completed if they performed their lines collectively.

MAIN CHARACTERS

Main article: List of American Dad! characters The Smith family, from left to right: Roger , Francine , Stan , Klaus , Hayley , and Steve .

American Dad!
American Dad!
centers on the absurd circumstances, adventures and domestic life of its title character Stan Smith , his immediate family , and their three housemates. Adding to all the ridiculousness and absurdity are the various personality traits of all the show's eccentric main characters, listed as follows:

* Seth MacFarlane
Seth MacFarlane
voices Stan Smith (father/husband) and Roger (alien) * Wendy Schaal voices Francine Smith (wife/mother) * Scott Grimes
Scott Grimes
voices Steve Smith (Stan and Francine's son) * Rachael MacFarlane
Rachael MacFarlane
voices Hayley Smith (Stan and Francine's daughter) * Dee Bradley Baker
Dee Bradley Baker
voices Klaus Heissler (the Smiths' man-in-a-fish-body pet) * Jeff Fischer voices Jeff Fischer (Hayley's boyfriend then husband) * Patrick Stewart
Patrick Stewart
voices Deputy Director Avery Bullock (Stan's Boss)

PRODUCTION

EARLY SEASONS AND COMPARISON WITH FAMILY GUY AND ALL IN THE FAMILY

When asked what first spurred the idea for American Dad!
American Dad!
Seth MacFarlane answered, "It was right after the election , and me and co-creator Matt Weitzman
Matt Weitzman
were so frustrated with the Bush administration that we would just spend days bitching and complaining, and we figured we should channel this into something creative and hopefully profitable." In early February 2005, Barker stated, "About a year and a half ago, Seth called and asked if Matt and I would be interested in working on a show about a right-wing CIA agent and his liberal daughter. It was right up our alley, and everything just fell into place." On September 14, 2003, Variety reported that Fox Broadcasting had ordered a pilot presentation of the then tentatively titled American Dad!
American Dad!
and "If greenlit, American Dad!
American Dad!
could launch as early as fall 2004." At the time, Fox was aiming to develop a new lineup of adult animated sitcoms. Mike Barker : co-creator and co-showrunner from seasons 1 through 10

American Dad!
American Dad!
had a mid-season debut. Its first episode, titled "Pilot ", was originally shown directly following Super Bowl XXXIX
Super Bowl XXXIX
on February 6, 2005. The rest of the first season , however, would not launch until May 1, 2005, on Fox's Animation Domination lineup which had its debut on that date. Initially, it was a replacement for the originally failed series Family Guy
Family Guy
(1999–2002). American Dad!
American Dad!
was originally intended to be Fox 's answer to the hordes of fans left behind from the original failure of MacFarlane's previous animated venture. Just three short months after American Dad!'s debut however, Family Guy
Family Guy
was revived, leaving American Dad!
American Dad!
with a formidable expectation: whether the series could distinguish itself from its counterpart and succeed on its own merits. Instead of taking over creative direction of the series, MacFarlane left the job largely in the hands of Barker and Weitzman so as to distinguish American Dad!
American Dad!

In its early going, American Dad!
American Dad!
brought in strong ratings but fought an uphill battle in gaining widespread acceptance and approval from viewers and critics alike. The popularity of MacFarlane and his involvement with Family Guy
Family Guy
have led to foregone conclusions and prejudices against American Dad!
American Dad!
as a rip-off of the predecessor and some critics had already written off American Dad!
American Dad!
prior to its birth as nothing more than a pale imitation of Family Guy
Family Guy
and MacFarlane's attempts to get his old show back on the air. One example, prior to the American Dad!
American Dad!
series debut, a writer of The Washington Post published a piece that reads "But those same executives have also given MacFarlane a whole new animated half-hour to play with in the disappointing American Dad!
American Dad!
The new series officially premieres in May but has a sneak preview tomorrow night in the coveted post-Super Bowl time period ... The look and pace of American Dad!
American Dad!
is the same as Family Guy." Co-creator and sole showrunner Matt Weitzman
Matt Weitzman

In actuality, however, the program's beginnings take cues from the TV series All in the Family
All in the Family
, almost a farcical animated version of the live action sitcom. Both shows make use of political satire, bigotry , ludicrous expressions of Conservatism from their paternal main character (Stan likened to Archie Bunker
Archie Bunker
), and sensible expressions of Liberalism from their daughter character (Hayley likened to Gloria Stivic ). Moreover, the daughter in both series each have a Liberal hippie boyfriend turned husband (Jeff likened to Michael Stivic ) of whom the daughter's Conservative father is antagonistic towards. Also in both, the daughter lives in her parents' home with her boyfriend turned husband as a housemate. American Dad!
American Dad!
in its original form was even said to have been inspired by All in the Family.

DEVELOPMENT OF A SPECIFIC IDENTITY

In American Dad!'s initial seasons MacFarlane was described as focusing more attention on his coexisting obligation of Family Guy. This was to the extent that American Dad!
American Dad!
was completely secondary to him, and he did not understand the show. Because he was not getting the show at the time, he was described as "just going along for the ride." Likewise, the rest of the show's creators Mike Barker and Matt Weitzman were also trying to figure out the show and where it was going. Co-creator Seth MacFarlane
Seth MacFarlane

After American Dad!'s initial couple of seasons and as it progressed, the show began to increasingly develop its very own distinct approach and identity, becoming more and more distinguished from all other programs on the air. Standing out from its counterparts increasingly with each passing season, the series has been described as eventually becoming the weirdest show in network prime time . It has been characterized as serving up distinguishing blasts of surrealism. As the series progressed, MacFarlane realized that Mike Barker and Matt Weitzman were on to something uniquely appealing; moreover, he realized they were on to something that sharply contrasted from Family Guy, which audiences appreciated.

After the show's first several seasons, MacFarlane not only came to fully understand and appreciate American Dad!'s value but also came to consider himself a huge fan of the series. Taking note of his Twitter followers increased fanaticism and excitement over American Dad!
American Dad!
and the "Roger" character, MacFarlane began putting considerable amounts of his time and efforts into the series, more so in the last several seasons than ever before (this observation made in fall 2012). In describing American Dad!
American Dad!
comedy styles, Barker noted that it is not as reference-laden as Family Guy
Family Guy
or South Park
South Park
. He added that American Dad!'s humor more frequently derives from "the human condition and emotions that everyone can relate to: ego, the feds, etc. And for that reason, I think our humor is a little more evergreen ."

DEVELOPING PLOT LINES AND SCRIPTS

On developing scripts for American Dad!
American Dad!
episodes, co-creator Mike Barker revealed that he and the rest of the show's staff never know when and from where plot line ideas will emerge. "Just as an example," Barker explained, "All About Steve " is an episode where Stan wants his son to be more of a jock and more like he was when he was his age. That whole episode came about from one of our writers Dave Hemingson coming into our office, telling us he just visited the dentist and he may need to get braces. And the idea of a grown man with braces appealed to us, and we just decided what if we put Stan in braces, and he understands for the first time what it's like to feel like a geek."

During the 2012–13 season , Barker revealed that much of his inspiration for American Dad!
American Dad!
plots has come through listening to music. Barker's revelation to use music as a muse for his American Dad! writing came from attending the 2008 Bonnaroo Music in the episode "Why Can\'t We Be Friends? ", the hallways of the Smith house transform into dark and dangerous ghetto alleyways for every time Roger ambushed , stole money from, and even tried to forcibly rape Jeff Fischer; in the episode " The Missing Kink ", Steve and family fish Klaus are shown competing in a one-on-one basketball game between each other, the score nearly tied at 11 to 10; also in the "Missing Kink" episode, the Smith house is shown to consist of a never-before-seen underworld to which various friends and acquaintances of the Smiths party and frolic; in the episode "The Full Cognitive Redaction of Avery Bullock by the Coward Stan Smith ", Stan has a never-before-seen secret control room hidden underground just beside the house. The control room door's exterior side is camouflaged with the grass surrounding it. The room is filled with highly advanced, state-of-the-art equipment. Access to the control room is achieved through a handprint reading device that extends from the ground when Stan extends his arm/hand at it; etc.

Non Sequitur

Among one of the many forms of surreal humor and nonsense elements that have been used by American Dad!
American Dad!
is the non sequitur . This arises when the show's focus becomes sidetracked by entirely unknown and unrelated characters in circumstances that are irrelevant to the episode's main plot. Typically when this happens, it is after the show has maintained focus on its main characters for much of the episode; following this, the scenes randomly lose focus and become deeply wrapped up into the lives of never-before-seen characters who are non-central to the plot. A prime example of this is in the episode "Homeland Insecurity ". As opposed to scenes focusing on main characters, attention is redirected deep into the lives of unknown characters who gain possession of Roger's transforming feces turned gold . As another example, in the episode " The Missing Kink ", the show's focus is sporadically sidetracked with brief scenes revolving around the life of a drug abusing bird and Francine's inexplicable ability to both understand and communicate with the bird's chirping.

PLOT TWISTS AND UNEXPECTED ELEMENTS

The series has abounded with random, unexpected occurrences and surprise plot twists as result of the characters and the very makeup of the program. For example, in the episode "The Full Cognitive Redaction of Avery Bullock by the Coward Stan Smith ", Steve refers to Roger for help in dealing with a school bully. Because Steve is able to correctly predict Roger's original game plan of handling the situation himself under an alter ego, Roger throws him a curveball: he not only hires someone else, Stelio Kontos (from the episode "Bully for Steve "), to handle the matter but hires him to bully Steve in combination with Steve's original bully. As another example, in the episode " The Vacation Goo ", Francine becomes frustrated that she cannot get the family together for Sunday night dinner. For family time, Stan suggests a vacation, and the Smiths have a great time in Maui
Maui
as a family. This is up until Roger shuts down the mechanism Francine and the kids are all attached to so as to believe they are all on vacation. Francine and the kids then learn that Stan has been programming a pseudo-vacation every year in a contraption dubbed "the goo chambers". After learning of this, Francine demands they go on a real vacation. Twice they appear to do so, first skiing , then to Italy
Italy
, until it is ultimately revealed that they are in the "goo chambers" all along, with Steve and then Hayley having programmed the vacations, respectively. In the episode " Spelling Bee My Baby ", Steve deliberately misspells his words in a spelling bee so as to express his love for Akiko (who is also competing), instead spelling random Tyler Perry /Madea films.

STORY ARC USE

Another technique used by American Dad!
American Dad!
is the story arc . On several occasions, a circumstance expands and progresses across a collection of episodes. As an example, one of Hayley's temporary breakups with Jeff expanded across a string of episodes, in which she instead temporarily dated a black man in a koala body, Reginald Koala
Koala
—known for his very urban mannerisms and behaviors. As another example, since the 9th season episode "Naked to the Limit, One More Time ", Jeff Fischer has been absent from the Smith house and planet Earth altogether. In that episode, Jeff is blindsided when Roger hurls him into a spaceship. This spacecraft belongs to Roger's race of aliens and was intended to return him back to his birth planet; however, Roger remains behind after casting Jeff into the spaceship. The spaceship immediately takes off and Jeff is not seen until several episodes later, the episode "Lost in Space ". During episodes that aired between the two aforementioned episodes, allusions to the ongoing plot line are made. For example, in the episode "Spelling Bee My Baby ", Hayley is shown holding out hope for Jeff's return. In the episode, Roger and Stan attempt to rush Hayley through her grieving process so she will be willing to be their tennis official . In the episode "The Longest Distance Relationship " Jeff gets in touch with Hayley via a radio and ultimately tells her not to wait for him and to move on with her life. This story arc is finally resolved in the episode "Holy Shit, Jeff\'s Back! ", Jeff supposedly returns to Earth but it turns out to be an alien called Zebleer masquerading as Jeff and the real Jeff has been dissected, however Jeff's brain is transplanted into Zebleer's body allowing the real Jeff to live, after which Stan and Hayley's memories are wiped, leaving them unaware that Jeff is no longer entirely human. This plot point is continued at the end of "Bahama Mama ", where Roger mentions Jeff cannot get Hayley pregnant because he has an alien body, so he agrees to rebirth Jeff in "Roger\'s Baby ". By the end of the episode, Jeff is human again and with Hayley on Earth.

In discussing the cartoon's distinguishing story arc element, co-creator Mike Barker explained: We just try to obey basic rules of continuity. We try to avoid stories where a character is taking a big step like marriage and then not going back to it. I think by doing that, then in the future when we have big changes, the audience knows that they're going to be living with those changes for a while. So it's not just a thrown-away bit. It kind of endows that story beat with more power because it's going to last. It's not just going to be a reset button .

BLACK COMEDY

Much of the wit used in American Dad!
American Dad!
has come in the form of black comedy as many of the predicaments and circumstances have made fun of the characters in life-threatening, disastrous, terrifying, and traumatic situations. As an example, the episode " A Ward Show " is chock full of suicide and murder : Roger became Steve's legal guardian and responded to him getting picked on at school by rigging the teachers' cars with explosives and killing them all. Later on in the episode while Principal Lewis was driving his vehicle with Steve as the passenger, he informed Steve that he was about to drive off the Grand Canyon
Grand Canyon
in a murder-suicide . This culminated in Roger saving the day, his love supernaturally allowing the car to fly once Principal Lewis drove off the Canyon; however, another vehicle with a random white man and a black boy in it (opposite of Principal Lewis, a black man and Steve, a white boy) had also, coincidentally enough, driven off the opposite side of the Grand Canyon
Grand Canyon
in a murder-suicide attempt. This resulted in a midair collision between the car with Principal Lewis and Steve in it and the car with the white man and black boy in it. Another example, in the episode " Da Flippity Flop ", Roger leaves a long series of harassing answering machine messages for Steve, trying to get him to sign up for his gym. In these messages, Roger is also heard snapping on various people, killing three individuals from reckless driving , landing himself in court , and subsequently becoming irate and shooting up numerous people at the city courthouse for being scolded to turn off his mobile phone .

CRINGE COMEDY AND SHOCK VALUE

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Much of the comedy on the show is in the form of cringe comedy and shock value , intended to elicit sharp disgust, discomfort or shock. The show's creators have stated that if material elicits laughter combined with groans and offense, it is a shoo-in for American Dad!
American Dad!
As an example, in the episode "Can I Be Frank with You ", during a massage treatment in which Roger has a nurse reaching her arms/hands up his anal /colon region to squirt water inside him, it is revealed that Roger knowingly has a live house cat residing in his anus and colon. Roger chides the cat for coming out during the massage. As another example, in the episode " The Scarlett Getter ", Steve magically starts having good luck whenever he wears his sister Hayley's panties . Also, in the episode " Stanny Boy and Frantastic ", when Stan and Francine are free-running with new couple friends, Tom and Cami, Francine gets Stan's head out of bannisters that it is stuck in and subsequently Stan falls down multiple flights of stairs and fractures his shin bone.

Some episodes have hinted at incest . On more than one occasion, Stan has flexed and shown off his derrière at his own children, Steve and Hayley, once even making attempts to get them to grab onto it. In the episode " Great Space Roaster ", Stan remarks, "Steve, don't steal glances. If you want to check out my meatballs in this thing, go right ahead. I'm your dad." In the episode "Why Can\'t We Be Friends? " as Steve turns around and walks away from an upset Stan who has just finished scolding him, Stan quietly admires his son's derrière, remarking to himself, "Kid's got his mother's ass, lucky bastard." Further, in the episode " Pulling Double Booty ", Hayley is seen making out with a man identical to her father. Mistaking him for Stan, Francine disgustedly passes out. Stan later reveals the look-alike to be a body double of his named Bill, who works for the CIA. Hayley is convinced that Bill is the one and if he dumps her, she would go "maximum insane": She would kill Bill, burn down the neighborhood, and rape Roger, according to her. While the four spend time together at the beach, Stan gives Bill a detailed account of Francine's sex drive , leading Bill to seduce and attempt to have sexual intercourse with Francine. Stan later kicks Bill out of his house. He then passes himself off as Bill to Hayley, hoping to prevent her from going "maximum insane", with Hayley under the impression that Stan is Bill, the two travel to a romantic resort, with Hayley making sexual advances on her own father.

EPISODES

Main article: List of American Dad! episodes

SEASON EPISODES ORIGINALLY AIRED

FIRST AIRED LAST AIRED NETWORK

1 7 February 6, 2005 (2005-02-06) June 19, 2005 (2005-06-19) Fox

2 16 September 11, 2005 (2005-09-11) May 14, 2006 (2006-05-14)

3 19 September 10, 2006 (2006-09-10) May 20, 2007 (2007-05-20)

4 16 September 30, 2007 (2007-09-30) May 18, 2008 (2008-05-18)

5 20 September 28, 2008 (2008-09-28) May 17, 2009 (2009-05-17)

6 18 September 27, 2009 (2009-09-27) May 16, 2010 (2010-05-16)

7 19 October 3, 2010 (2010-10-03) May 22, 2011 (2011-05-22)

8 18 September 25, 2011 (2011-09-25) May 13, 2012 (2012-05-13)

9 19 September 30, 2012 (2012-09-30) May 12, 2013 (2013-05-12)

10 20 September 29, 2013 (2013-09-29) May 18, 2014 (2014-05-18)

11 3 September 14, 2014 (2014-09-14) September 21, 2014 (2014-09-21)

12 15 October 20, 2014 (2014-10-20) June 1, 2015 (2015-06-01) TBS

13 22 January 25, 2016 (2016-01-25) June 27, 2016 (2016-06-27)

14 22 November 7, 2016 (2016-11-07) September 11, 2017 (2017-09-11)

SEASON NUMBER DISCREPANCIES AND EPISODE MISREPORTS

SEASON NUMBER DISCREPANCIES

There are multiple conflicting reports and models as to the number of seasons American Dad!
American Dad!
has had.

(A): One of the reports upholds a one-season-fewer numbering model: Under this arrangement, season 1 is a combination of both the first 7 episodes and the following 16 episodes, despite the separation of these two episode collections by a summer hiatus. Under this system, season 1 is uncharacteristically longer in contrast to the rest of the show's seasons, consisting of 23 episodes.

(B): The other report upholds a one-season-more numbering model: Under this arrangement, season 1 ended after the program's first 7 episodes leading into the summer hiatus. Season 2 then picked up when the following 16 episodes began that fall. Under this system, season 1 is uncharacteristically shorter in contrast to the rest of the show's seasons, consisting of only 7 episodes.

Commentary from American Dad!
American Dad!
co-creators Matt Weitzman
Matt Weitzman
and Mike Barker has largely been consistent with (A): on September 28, 2012, the two were interviewed and reported that they had 20 episodes completed for the then imminent "2012–13 eighth season," and were in the process of doing early work on the show's "2013–14 ninth season." During the show's life on Fox however, the network contradicted that arrangement as it presented information on the show's now former website in the form of (B): in listing all episodes from the 2012–13 season, Fox reported each as existing as part of the show's "ninth season." In addition, Fox contradicted its own American Dad!
American Dad!
website, also supporting the one-season-fewer numbering scheme: Fox Flash, which is the publicity center for Fox, labeled the 2012–13 broadcasts as the "eighth season." Websites releasing the show's season-based ratings have also used the one-season-fewer numbering method .

EPISODE MISREPORTING BY FOX

It is evident that Fox either miscounts American Dad!
American Dad!
episodes or at least intentionally discounts one episode of the series. This was established in Fox advertisements for the episode "Lost in Space ." The episode was promoted by Fox as American Dad!'s 150th episode. Subsequently, numerous mainstream media reports also labeled the episode as the 150th. In actuality, however, it was the show's 151st episode while the episode "The Full Cognitive Redaction of Avery Bullock by the Coward Stan Smith " was the 150th episode of the series. In addition, Fox has misreported the "Lost in Space" episode as the revealing of Roger's birth planet. In actuality, the setting of this episode is a spaceship owned by members of Roger's alien race. To date, Roger's birth planet has yet to be revealed.

ADJUSTMENTS IN ON-AIR PRESENTATION, PRODUCTION AND BROADCASTS

THE UNAIRED PRECURSORY PILOT

While the series premiere of American Dad!
American Dad!
is entitled "Pilot", "Pilot" is not the show's actual pilot presentation. The actual pilot is a 6-minute version of the first 6 minutes in the series premiere. This precursory pilot was used by MacFarlane, Barker and Weitzman to sell American Dad!
American Dad!
to Fox and was never aired along with the rest of the series. While much of the dialogue and general scenery were simply redone between the precursory pilot and the following series premiere, there are sharp distinctions between the two. Differences also exist between the precursory pilot and the official series as a whole. Most of these are in pictorial technique. For example, scenes from the pilot are drawn in a rougher, more cursory fashion with weaker coloration than scenes from the official series. Most prominently, Steve's physical design and outfit in the predecessor greatly contrast from his official design and outfit. In addition, Steve is voiced by Ricky Blitt in the precursory pilot but by Scott Grimes
Scott Grimes
in the official series. There are also variations in Steve's personality.

CHARACTERIZATION

Early episodes of the series featured political banter between the conservative Stan and liberal Hayley. However, the creators learned quickly that this had only "a limited shelf life" and did not provide them as much as they originally thought it would. Said co-creator Matt Weitzman, "There are times when we still have that kind of dynamic between them, but not nearly what it was in the first season. And I think the show, honestly, has grown and benefited from it, because that would have gotten boring after a while."

Roger was enhanced by being provided with a running gag of alternate disguises and freedom to exist outside of the Smith house. The show's original concept basically portrayed him as being similar to Alf , having him sit in the house all day while commenting on life. The creators, however, have stated that the character was far too much fun to keep restricted to the house, and having him interact with different people provided for lots of material. The creators have further appreciated the direction of Roger for the fact that he almost serves as a different guest star for each episode what with his many alter egos . The show's staff believe this element of the show highlights MacFarlane's versatility as he voices Roger and his countless alter egos.

There have been three versions of the "Steve" character, the creators having twice made considerable adjustments to his design. Steve's initial design ended up being a one-off execution limited to the unaired precursory pilot (not to be confused with the series premiere, entitled "Pilot"). By the season premiere, Scott Grimes
Scott Grimes
had begun voicing Steve, and his design was made taller, more filled out, and less geeky. After early seasons of the series, Steve was remodeled again. This time he was made softer, more emotional, cuter and more endearing, creating a sharper contrast to his father Stan's ruggedness and machismo.

Between the eighth and ninth seasons there were significant changes in the show's writing staff. Mike Barker mentions (with one-season-less numbering) "We lost some animators, and we lost a lot of writers. Season eight, our writing staff is about 65–70 percent new."

NETWORK RELOCATION FROM FOX TO TBS

On July 16, 2013, it was announced that American Dad!
American Dad!
had been cancelled by Fox. Shortly thereafter, however, the cable station TBS picked up the show for a 15-episode 11th season, slated to premiere on October 20, 2014. Currently, TBS airs reruns of American Dad!
American Dad!
in syndication. The tenth season was initially to be the final one on Fox; however, on July 20, 2014, it was announced that Fox had three unaired episodes left for broadcast. Two of the three aired back-to-back on September 14, 2014, and the final one aired on September 21, 2014. Reports from Fox seemed to imply that these three episodes constituted a season of their own, season 10. Among multiple discrepant reports from TBS however, one indicated that the three episodes were the beginning of the 11th season to resume on their network. TBS actually debuted their first episode through social media websites YouTube
YouTube
and Facebook
Facebook
on October 13, 2014. However, the October 20, 2014 date still applies to the television debut.

On the show's network relocation, Mike Barker has stated, "It's going to be the same American Dad!, just in a different place." Barker also joked that the network relocation was to execute a Tyler Perry crossover they had long aspired to. In reality, the purpose of the network relocation was Fox's move away from the " Animation
Animation
Domination" format to make room for sitcoms like Brooklyn Nine-Nine
Brooklyn Nine-Nine
. It may also have been due to the arrival of a new animated series from Family Guy writer Mark Hentemann and executive produced by American Dad!
American Dad!
creator Seth MacFarlane
Seth MacFarlane
called Bordertown .

MIKE BARKER\'S EXIT

On November 4, 2013, it was announced that Mike Barker had departed American Dad!
American Dad!
Barker had served for ten seasons as the show's co-creator/executive and producer/co-showrunner . Matt Weitzman
Matt Weitzman
is now serving as the show's sole showrunner. The news came as early production for season 11 commenced. As of November 2013, the show's production crew was developing its first four episodes for season 11, slated to begin airing on October 20, 2014 when American Dad!
American Dad!
moved to TBS. Barker remained under an overall contract with 20th Century Fox Television.

Following Mike Barker's exit, Brian Boyle replaced him as the showrunner for the television series and his sole character on the show, Terry Bates, was written out of the series.

RECEPTION

In 2016, a New York Times study of the 50 TV shows with the most Facebook
Facebook
Likes found that American Dad!
American Dad!
"is not popular in Utah or much of the South".

SERIES PREMIERE

Until season 12 when American Dad!
American Dad!
moved to TBS, all but one episode originally aired on Animation
Animation
Domination. The program's series premiere is the only episode that pre-dates the Animation
Animation
Domination lineup. In addition, American Dad!'s series premiere predated the rest of the first season by roughly three months. The series premiere episode, "Pilot ", aired directly following Fox's broadcast of Super Bowl XXXIX on February 6, 2005. The episode aired alongside The Simpsons and pulled in 15 million viewers, with 23 million viewers overall. Both Animation Domination and the rest of the show's first season commenced on May 1, 2005. The show returned with the episode "Threat Levels ", obtaining 9.47 million viewers, after the season premiere/revival of Family Guy
Family Guy
.

TBS RATINGS

On November 18, 2014, it was reported that the show's outstanding performance in cable quickly moved TBS to order another season of the series, bringing the show to 13 seasons.

NIELSEN RATINGS

SEASON No. of episodes TIMESLOT (ET ) NETWORK FIRST AIRED LAST AIRED OVERALL RATINGS

DATE Premiere viewers (in millions) DATE Finale viewers (in millions) RANK Viewers (in millions)

1 2004–05 7 Sunday at 11:15 pm (Episode 1) Sunday at 9:30 pm (Episodes 2-7) FOX February 6, 2005 15.10 June 19, 2005 6.55 67 8.49

2 2005–06 16 Sunday at 9:30 pm September 11, 2005 7.83 May 14, 2006 6.86 97 7.16

3 2006–07 19 Sunday at 8:30 pm (Episodes 1-10) Sunday at 9:30 pm (Episodes 11-19) September 10, 2006 8.93 May 20, 2007 7.62 79 7.6

4 2007–08 16 Sunday 9:30 PM September 30, 2007 6.07 May 18, 2008 5.64 105 6.6

5 2008–09 20 September 28, 2008 6.89 May 17, 2009 5.64 96 5.5

6 2009–10 18 September 27, 2009 7.12 May 16, 2010 5.82 84 5.9

7 2010–11 19 Sunday 9:30 PM (2010) Sunday 7:30 PM (2011) October 3, 2010 6.16 May 22, 2011 3.57 111 4.07

8 2011–12 18 Sunday 9:30 PM September 25, 2011 5.83 May 13, 2012 4.13 110 5.47

9 2012–13 19 September 30, 2012 5.25 May 12, 2013 4.01 84 5.24

10 2013–14 20 Sunday at 9:30 pm (Episodes 1-11) Sunday at 7:30 pm (Episodes 12-20) September 29, 2013 4.32 May 18, 2014 2.36 89 5.14

11 2014–15 3 Sunday 9:00 PM (Episode 1) Sunday 9:30 PM (Episodes 2-3) September 14, 2014 2.62 September 21, 2014 3.03 TBA 2.77

12 2014–15 15 Monday at 9:00 pm TBS October 20, 2014 1.09 June 1, 2015 1.113 TBA 1.118

13 2015–16 22 Monday at 8:30 pm January 25, 2016 1.04 June 27, 2016 0.98 TBA TBA

14 2016–17 TBA November 7, 2016 1.00 TBA TBA TBA TBA

AWARDS AND NOMINATIONS

YEAR AWARD CATEGORY RECIPIENTS AND NOMINEES OUTCOME

2005 Teen Choice Awards
Teen Choice Awards
Choice Summer Series American Dad! Nominated

Teen Choice Awards
Teen Choice Awards
Choice V-Cast American Dad! Nominated

2006 Golden Reel Award Best Sound Editing in Television Animated American Dad!
American Dad!
for episode "Homeland Insecurity" (1.6) Nominated

Teen Choice Awards
Teen Choice Awards
Choice TV: Animated Show American Dad! Nominated

2007 Annie Awards Best Writing in an Animated Television Production Dan Vebber for episode "The American Dad After School Special" (2.2) Nominated

GLAAD Media Award Outstanding Individual Episode For episode " Lincoln Lover " (2.4) Nominated

Golden Reel Award Best Sound Editing in Television Animated American Dad!
American Dad!
for episode "Dungeon and Wagons" (2.5) Nominated

2008 Teen Choice Award Choice TV: Animated Show American Dad! Nominated

2009 Prism Award Comedy Episode For episode "Spring Break-Up" (3.16) Nominated

Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Animated Program American Dad!
American Dad!
for episode "1600 Candles" (4.1) Nominated

Teen Choice Awards
Teen Choice Awards
Choice TV: Animated Show American Dad! Nominated

2010 Annie Awards Directing in a Television Production Pam Cooke and Jansen Lee for episode "Brains, Brains however, Volume 3 has so-called "uncensored tracks" on the set (probably an error from the transfer because the tracks are already automatically uncensored on the set). * The Volume 4 DVD release blurb contained information on the episode " Phantom of the Telethon ", which was instead featured on Volume 5. * On Volume 6, despite claims of being uncensored, the bleeps from "Home Adrone ", " My Morning Straitjacket ", and " G-String Circus " are not removed. * Volume 9 features all episodes from Season 9, but features the poster from Season 10's "Poltergasm".

POTENTIAL FILM ADAPTATION

At Comic-Con 2013 on July 20, Mike Barker revealed that an American Dad! movie—centering on Roger and set on his birth planet—may take place in the future. Barker did not announce any specifics as it relates to the nature and type of film he and the rest of the show's creators had in mind for the series; however, he strongly suggested that a movie is where the show's staff and creators would like to take things. Barker further hinted that an American Dad!
American Dad!
movie may already even be in the works and partially written. No further information about the movie was released following Barker's exit from the series in November 2013.

CROSSOVERS WITH OTHER ANIMATED SITCOMS

American Dad!
American Dad!
characters have appeared on other animated sitcoms and vice versa. To date, all of American Dad!'s crossovers have involved two other animated programs. The other two animated programs were also created by Seth MacFarlane
Seth MacFarlane
: Family Guy
Family Guy
(the crossover episode "Bigfat " also consisted of King of the Hill characters), and the cancelled series The Cleveland Show .

On December 8, 2013, Bart Simpson
Bart Simpson
made a cameo appearance in the American Dad!
American Dad!
season 10 episode, "Faking Bad". Though unofficial, this marked the first ever Simpsons/ American Dad!
American Dad!
crossover.

ONLINE GAMBLING

Playtech signed on for the development of a 40-line branded slot game based on Fox Broadcasting Company's animated sitcom, American Dad. Released online in May 2017, Stan Smith, Francine, Hayley, Klaus and Roger are featured along with special game bonuses including re-spins, free spins and 'Wheels and the Legman'.

SEE ALSO

* Animation
Animation
portal * Television in the United States portal

* Animated TV series * The Cleveland Show * Family Guy
Family Guy
* The Simpsons

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