American Dad is arguably the best of Seth MacFarlane’s television slate (unless we’re counting Cosmos), but its future was put in question after it made a move from Fox to TBS in 2014. Luckily that’s not the case and TBS has just committed to two more seasons following the upcoming 11th season.
The initial move could’ve been seen as giving up by the Fox network, but it has turned out to be quite the opposite for the show and it is thriving in its new home on TBS, according to Deadline:
American Dad! joined the TBS slate in October 2014 with the start of the show’s 10th season. Since then, it has ranked as basic cable’s #1 scripted series in the Monday 9 PM time slot with adults 18-34 and #2 with adults 18-49. Overall, American Dad! reaches an average of nearly 4 million viewers per episode through its telecasts on TBS and Adult Swim, as well as through TBS’s on-demand, digital and mobile platforms.
“American Dad! has thrived since coming to TBS and Adult Swim, demonstrating the Turner portfolio’s ability to build enduring hits through a combination of smart programming, savvy promotion and extensive multiplatform distribution
This all means that we’ll be getting plenty of Roger the alien in the forseeable future and the creators can take a step back to really flesh out some ideas for the show since it is going to stick around for a while now. It hasn’t had the hiatus that Family Guy initially had ahead of its revival, so the quality has remained close to the same compared to its predecessor. Here’s hoping we get Roger yelling at more random kids in the near future:
(Via Deadline / The AV Club)