The release date for American Dad season 12 — Pending
This article has the most up-to-date info on the status of American Dad season 12 as we continuously monitor the news to keep you in the know. TBS has officially renewed the series for another season. To get notified of the premiere date – subscribe for updates below.
About the series
American Dad! Is a US animated adult sitcom television series that has been on the air since 2005. The current eleventh season premiered on TBS on January 25, 2016. The series is created by Seth MacFarlane, Mike Banker and Matt Weitzman, and produced by Fuzzy Dog Productions, Underdog Productions, Fox Television Animation and 20th Century Fox Television. It was originally created for Fox Network, but was moved to TBS in the fall of 2014. The new episodes air on Adult Swim a week after their premiere on TBS.
The series genre lies somewhere in-between farce and observational comedy. Most of the issues and storylines are realistic, but a wedge of the fantastic is often driven into the everyday fabric. There is a recurring element of the absurd, but the stories are mostly grounded in family issues and personal relationships of the offbeat characters – the macho head of the family and CIA agent Stan Smith, his nagging and indignant wife Francine, their nerdy and ambitious son Steve and new-age hippie daughter Haley. Their wise goldfish is also the part of the family.
Award nominations, ratings and renewal
American Dad! has been nominated for a number of awards, including two Emmys and two Annie Awards. There have been multiple discrepancies in the season count, but the TBS website reports the current season as number eleven, so we will follow the network`s count.
In the 2005-2014 show`s broadcast on Fox the ratings gradually slid from 8.49 million viewers per episode for the first season to 2.77 million viewers. After the move to TBS the viewership dropped sharply to just over 1 million viewers, but between the show`s broadcast on TBS and Adult Swim and TBS` digital and on-demand platforms the average viewership reaches nearly 4 million viewers. While the ratings were not quite cutting it for Fox anymore, they are perfectly fine for TBS and Adult Swim. Thus even prior to season 11 premiere, on August 27, 2015, TBS has renewed the series for seasons 12 and 13 of twenty-two episodes each.
Season 11 recap
The 10-episode eleventh season of the offbeat, yet still all-American animated series American Dad! has wrapped up on June 27, 2016. When Stan discovers that Hayley plainly refuses to plan for the future, he takes her on a suicide mission. And there are more discoveries waiting for Stan – Bullock has found a job as a nightclub DJ, and the only way he`s ready to step down is after Stan defeats him in a DJ battle. Jeff begins experimenting with psychedelic teas and Roger has to deal with the consequences. The season finale drew an audience of 0.98 million viewers, and a 0.19 demo rating, which is somewhat higher than the season average. Eleventh season ratings are perfectly on par with the previous seasons` numbers since the show`s move from Fox to TBS/Adult Swim. American Dad! has already been renewed for the 12th and 13th seasons, so fans may rest assured – they`ll be getting their animated family sitcom fix for some time.