Looks like Roger's going to have a little more time to develop a whole gaggle of new personalities, now that TBS has renewed Seth MacFarlane's long-running animated series American Dad for two more seasons. Created by MacFarlane, Mike Barker, and Matt Weitzman, with Weitzman and Brian Boyle serving as co-showrunners, the series is set to celebrate its 300th episode this season – not an easy feat for either an animated or live-action series.
"American Dad! has achieved an incredible milestone. Matt and Brian are brilliant writers who consistently overdeliver on big comedy and even bigger absurdity. We look forward to continuing the momentum by giving devoted fans two more seasons of the Smith family."
– Brett Weitz, General Manager for TNT, TBS, & truTV
News of the two-season pick-up shouldn't come as too big of a surprise, with American Dad ranked as a Top 5 cable comedy. The current season is reaching an audience close to nearly 18 million.
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. Hayley's brother is the geeky-yet-confident Steve (Scott Grimes), a kid who spends his time playing video games and obsessing about the opposite sex.
The Smith family 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.
"After these next two seasons, we will have over 300 episodes. Thus proving that whatever American Dad! lacks in quality, we make up for in quantity."
– Matt Weitzman, Co-Creator/Co-Showrunner