Ahead of San Diego Comic Con, TBS announced “American Dad!” returns on Monday, September 4 at 10PM ET/PT. New episodes of the 18th season feature the voices of Seth MacFarlane, Wendy Schaal, Scott Grimes, Rachael MacFarlane, Jeff Fischer, Dee Bradley Baker, and Patrick Stewart, along with special guests Shaggy, Eliza Coupe, Mark McKinney, Debra Wilson, John Cho, Jane Lynch, Breckin Meyer and many more.
“American Dad!” centers on super patriotic CIA agent Stan Smith (voiced by Seth MacFarlane) and the misadventures of his unconventional family in Langley Falls, VA. Stan applies the same drastic measures used in his job at the CIA to his home life, where Stan’s blissfully unaware wife, Francine (Wendy Schaal), has an unfaltering loyalty that makes her blind to his unabashed arrogance. His left-wing activist daughter Hayley (Rachael MacFarlane), however, doesn’t let him off so easily and knows just how to push her father’s buttons, unlike her dopey, well-intentioned husband Jeff (Jeff Fischer) who doesn’t know much of anything.
Son Steve (Scott Grimes) is a geeky-yet-confident kid who spends his time playing video games and obsessing about the opposite sex. The Smith cabinet is rounded out by two rather unconventional members: Roger (MacFarlane), a sassy, sarcastic and routinely inappropriate space alien, and Klaus (Dee Bradley Baker), an attention-starved goldfish with the brain of a German Olympic skier.
The animated comedy from 20th Television Animation was created by Seth MacFarlane, Mike Barker and Matt Weitzman, and is executive produced by co-showrunner Brian Boyle along with MacFarlane and Weitzman.
TBS, a Warner Bros. Discovery brand, is a top-rated destination for television among young adults and known for escapist, good-time entertainment, featuring smart, imaginative characters with heart and comedic edge. From unscripted and scripted comedy series to game shows, and animated programming, TBS’ Originals slate is comprised of some of the most popular shows on cable — “AEW: Dynamite,” “American Dad!,” “Miracle Workers,” “Wipeout,” “Friday Night Vibes,” and “The Cube” along with upcoming series, “Stupid Pet Tricks”.
TBS’ lineup also includes comedy hits like “Young Sheldon” and “The Big Bang Theory,” classic sitcom favorites such as “Friends,” blockbuster movies, and live event coverage of Major League Baseball, the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship and “ELEAGUE,” Warner Bros. Discovery’s eSports gaming competition. Website: www.tbs.com
About 20th Television Animation
20th Television Animation is a part of Disney Television Studios and a premier content engine of adult animated series. Currently producing 11 animated shows across broadcast, cable and streaming services, 20th Television Animation’s slate includes the longest-running primetime scripted series in the history of television which recently celebrated its 700th episode, “The Simpsons,” from creator Matt Groening, James L. Brooks, and showrunners Al Jean and Matt Selman; Hulu’s most-watched original animated premiere to date, “Solar Opposites”; Emmy Award-winning comedy “Bob’s Burgers,” from Loren Bouchard and Nora Smith; FOX’s long-running “Family Guy” from Seth MacFarlane and showrunners Rich Appel and Alec Sulkin; TBS’ No. 1 series “American Dad!,” created by Mike Barker, Matt Weitzman and Seth MacFarlane; Apple TV’s “Central Park,” featuring the vocal talents of Josh Gad, Daveed Diggs, Leslie Odom Jr., Kathryn Hahn and Tituss Burgess; and FOX’s most recent hit “The Great North” from Lizzie and Wendy Molyneux. Other 20th Television Animation classics “The Cleveland Show,” as well as “Futurama” and “King of the Hill,” both returning with originals on Hulu in 2023-2024.
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