American Dad Moving to TBS in Late 2014

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American Dad Moving to TBS Seth MacFarlane’s American Dad will call TBS home starting in late 2014, after wrapping a 10-season run on Fox.

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Season 10 of the animated comedy premieres Sunday, Sept. 29 on Fox. TBS has ordered 15 episodes for Season 11, while sister network Adult Swim will host encores.

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,” TBS/TNT/TCM boss Michael Wright 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.”



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Comments (35)

  • Wow…I’m watching reruns on TBS right now, so shocking

    Comment by newinkpop – July 16, 2013 10:25 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Really? They save this but not Happy Endings? lame

    Comment by Jeff – July 16, 2013 10:27 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Because there is alot more money in American Dad. The show does REALLY well in syndication

      Comment by ggny – July 16, 2013 10:33 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • American Dad is already in syndication on TBS and does well for them (an I’d also guess these deal was quite lucrative for them). Happy Endings would be an untested gamble for them, plus it was USA who was rumored to be most interested.

      Comment by Ram510 – July 16, 2013 10:40 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Thought the same thing. Love both though

      Comment by Brock – July 16, 2013 11:26 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • …and they keep the awful Bob’s Burgers on FOX? Bleh.

    Comment by Pat D. – July 16, 2013 10:29 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I actually think Bob’s Burgers is the funniest animated currently on TV.

      Comment by Ralph Hartman – July 16, 2013 10:39 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Bob’s Burgers just never worked for me and I was very surprised that it even made it more than 1 season. But it looks like it has built a loyal fanbase

        Comment by Ram510 – July 16, 2013 10:43 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • I’ll be the first to admit the first season wasn’t that great but it became fantastic during it’s 2nd season and hasn’t stopped.

          Comment by Ralph Hartman – July 16, 2013 10:54 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
          • Totally agree. It was so hilarious in season 2. Definitely one of the funniest animated shows out there.

            Comment by tripoli – July 16, 2013 02:03 PM PDT  
      • Archer is the funniest animated show currently on TV, but Bob’s Burgers is solid.

        Comment by Jack – July 16, 2013 11:18 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • My sentiments exactly, Archer is the funniest animated show on the air.

          Comment by Ram510 – July 16, 2013 12:12 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Well, to each his own, but I find it painful to sit through.

        Comment by Pat D. – July 16, 2013 01:04 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Umm… Bob’s Burgers is phenomenal, so shut it.

      Comment by D'Arcy – July 16, 2013 10:40 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Now now. Be nice. Besides, it’s personal preference, so no one’s actually wrong.

        Comment by LOL – July 16, 2013 11:29 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • @Jeff,

    My thoughts exactly… :(. Although this is probably MUCH cheaper than “Happy Endings” to produce

    Comment by Tommy – July 16, 2013 10:29 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • The ratings for American Dad were also MUCH higher. As much as Happy Endings fanatics complain about its cancellation, the fact remains that there were not enough viewers to keep it on the air. At some point, you’re going to have to accept it.

      Comment by TV Gord – July 16, 2013 10:36 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • NO WE DON’T.

        Also ABC did the show no favours moving it all the time.

        Comment by D'Arcy – July 16, 2013 10:40 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • No, I guess you don’t, but no amount of tiresome complaining (and in off-topic stories) is going to bring it back.

          As for the movement of the show, that happened because it was so low-rated. The first episode didn’t even crack the top 100 shows for the week, even though it aired after Modern Family. In fact, moving it helped the ratings (a little, but not enough).

          Comment by TV Gord – July 17, 2013 07:01 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Didn’t see that coming so soon. But I always wondered what Fox would do with their Sunday animation block cause its getting older and it was overstuffed with no room for new shows. Well at least now Couar Town isn’t the only one

    Comment by Ram510 – July 16, 2013 10:29 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • American Dad and smart should only be used in the following sentence: Smart People do not watch American Dad.

    Comment by Badger – July 16, 2013 10:44 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Sigh…. That’s just rude and unecessary. People have different tastes.

      Comment by Julie – July 16, 2013 06:23 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • You failed to state whether new episodes or repeats.

    Comment by Jon – July 16, 2013 10:48 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • American Dad is easily the funniest “adult” cartoon on TV right now, next to The Venture Brothers and Bob’s Burgers. Though shocking, I guess it’s kind of good since FOX treated AD like a red headed step child when they should be promoting it over the tortured crap that Family Guy has become and the staleness of The Simpsons. I guess I’m vaguely excited by this, if only because American Dad will continue to be on the air.

    Comment by drpara – July 16, 2013 10:58 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • The best animated show on TV is Archer, hands down.

      Comment by Dave – July 16, 2013 11:03 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Whoops, somehow forgot Archer on my list but as much as I love Archer, American Dad has so many more laughs where as Archer has better story telling. Though Venture Brothers arches out Archer story telling wise. Love them all equally, it’s nice that we actually have so many great cartoons on air right now.

        Comment by drpara – July 16, 2013 11:07 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • amen!

      Comment by vince – October 10, 2013 06:06 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Yes keep this crap but don’t pick up Happy Endings!

    Comment by A. D. – July 16, 2013 10:59 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • One has nothing to do with the other- so what’s your point? If Happy Endings had the ratings it would still be around.

      Comment by Julie – July 16, 2013 06:25 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • American Dad is, in my mind, the best animated show on television & it isn’t even close. The fact that it will be on the air in 2014-2015 fills me with joy & the fact that it will be on a better network makes this news even better.
    (Also, while I’ve warmed up to Bob’s Burgers & come to appreciate it for not being a part of the Seth MacFarlane empire, I’d still rather watch Family Guy & The Simpsons on a weekly basis)

    Comment by LOL – July 16, 2013 11:38 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I guess they didn’t want the ckeveland show lol

    Comment by Kenny – July 16, 2013 01:19 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • what channel is TBS? please tell me

    Comment by antonio raffoul – July 20, 2013 07:18 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • TBS is on your cable and station depends on your cable company

      Comment by Dan – July 22, 2013 04:04 AM PDT  Reply To This Post

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