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American Dad!: Season 14 Ratings

Don't spend time worrying whether the American Dad! TV will be cancelled too soon. It was renewed through season 15, in January of 2018. Is that the end of the road for the Smiths, or will the laughs continue? Will American Dad! be cancelled or renewed beyond the 15th season? Stay tuned.

A TBS animated sitcom, American Dad! centers on Stan Smith and his unorthodox home and family. The voice cast includes Seth MacFarlane, Wendy Schaal, Scott Grimes, Rachael MacFarlane, Jeff Fischer, Patrick Stewart, and Dee Bradley Baker.

The ratings are typically the best indication of a show's likelihood of staying on the air. The higher the ratings, the better the chances for survival. This chart will be updated as new ratings data becomes available. Read More…
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American Dad!: Season 14 Premiere Scheduled by TBS

American Dad! is already back with new episodes. TBS just released new details and a first look at the TV show's 14th season.

The animated series, which just wrapped season 13, centers on CIA agent Stan Smith (Seth MacFarlane) and his unusual family. The voice cast also includes Wendy Schaal, Scott Grimes, Rachael MacFarlane, Dee Bradley Baker, and Mike Barker.

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Cancelled or Renewed? Status of Cable & Streaming TV Shows (A-d)

TV shows status included: 3%, 10 After Midnight, 12 Monkeys, 13 Reasons Why, 100 Code, The A Word, Absentia, The Act, The Affair, Aj and the Queen, Alexa & Katie, Alias Grace, The Alienist, All About the Washingtons, Alone Together, Altered Carbon, Amazing Stories, Ambitions, American Crime, American Dad!, American Horror Story, The Americans, American Princess, American Soul, American Vandal, American Woman, Andi Mack, The Angel of Darkness, Angie Tribeca, Animal Kingdom, Animals, Anne with an E, Another Life, Another Period, Archer, The Archer Connection, Are You Sleeping, Armistead Maupin’s Tales of the City, Arrested Development, The Arrangement, Ash Vs. Evil Dead, Atlanta, Atypical, Away, The Baby-Sitters Club, Backstage, Ballers, Barry, Baskets, Behind Her Eyes, Being Mary Jane, Bellevue, Ben 10, Berlin Station, Better Call Saul, Better Things, Beyond, Big Little Lies, Big Mouth, Billions, The Bisexual, Bizaardvark, Black Mirror, Black Monday, Black Summer, Bobcat Goldthwait’s Misfits & Monsters, Bodyguard, Bojack
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The 10 Best Episodes of American Dad Of All Time

American Dad! is the criminally underrated sister show to Family Guy. Though both shows have moments of Seth MacFarlane's signature humor, American Dad! does a lot of things better than Family Guy. For one, American Dad! relies more on story-centric and contextual humor rather than the nonsensical cutaways of Family Guy.

Related: 10 Reasons Why American Dad Outshines Family Guy

There are plenty of great episodes about the Smith family: conservative CIA agent father Stan, his wife Francine, liberal daughter Hayley, nerdy son Steve, hidden alien (who is obsessed with playing characters) Roger, and talking fish Klaus. These are just ten of the best episodes of American Dad!.
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American Dad!: Season 13 Ratings

Although the American Dad! TV show left Fox after several seasons, it has made itself at home on cable, so don't expect it to be cancelled by TBS, anytime too soon. The Turner-owned network renewed it through seasons 14 and 15, back in January of this year. Does the show still have what it takes to draw good ratings and earn its keep? Will American Dad! be cancelled or renewed beyond the 15th season? Stay tuned.

An animated sitcom, American Dad! centers on Stan Smith and his unorthodox home and family. The TBS voice cast includes Seth MacFarlane, Wendy Schaal, Scott Grimes, Rachael MacFarlane, Jeff Fischer, Patrick Stewart, and Dee Bradley Baker.

The ratings are typically the best indication of a show's likelihood of staying on the air. The higher the ratings, the better the chances for survival. This chart
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Comedian Brody Stevens Dies at 48

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Comedian Brody Stevens Dies at 48
Prominent Los Angeles comedian Brody Stevens died Friday in Los Angeles, Variety has confirmed. He was 48.

“Brody was an inspiring voice who was a friend to many in the comedy community,” Stevens’ reps said in a statement. “He pushed creative boundaries and his passion for his work and his love of baseball were contagious. He was beloved by many and will be greatly missed. We respectfully ask for privacy at this time.”

According to TMZ, Stevens was found in his L.A. home in an apparent suicide.

A regular at Los Angeles comedy clubs like the Comedy Store, Stevens was known for sets with a positive spin. In 2013, he was featured in his own Comedy Central special called “Brody Stevens: Enjoy It!” and was frequently a warm-up act on comedy TV shows like “Why? With Hannibal Buress,” “Chelsea Lately,” “Who Gets The Last Laugh?,” and “The Best Damn Sports Show Period.
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TV News Roundup: ‘American Dad’ Sets Season 16 Premiere Date

  • Variety
In today’s TV news roundup, TBS announced the premiere date for season 16 of “American Dad!,” and YouTube released a trailer for season two of “Ryan Hansen Solves Crimes on Television.”

Dates

“American Dad!” is returning for its sixteenth season Feb. 11 at 10 p.m. Et/ Pt on TBS. This season, show creator Seth McFarlane will return as the show’s central character Stan Smith, a CIA agent and loyal husband to his wife Francine (Wendy Schaal). Also returning are Stan’s two children, Hayley (Rachael MacFarlane) and her geeky brother Steve (Scott Grimes), as well as the family’s resident alien Roger (also voiced by Seth MacFarlane). The series first appeared on Fox in 2005 before moving to TBS in 2014. Watch a teaser for the new season below.

Jimmy Fallon will travel to Puerto Rico for a special Jan. 15 telecast of “The Tonight Show” highlighting Lin-Manuel Miranda‘s special production of
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King of the Hill, Family Guy, American Dad!, Futurama: Hulu Locks in Exclusive Streaming Rights

Some of your favorite cartoons are coming to Hulu. Today, the streaming service announced they've acquired the streaming rights to King of the Hill, Family Guy, American Dad!, and Futurama.

The new deal, which begins November 1st, includes all 13 season of King of the Hill, all seven seasons of Futurama, all 15 seasons of American Dad!, and all seasons of Family Guy.

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Hulu Lands ‘King Of The Hill’, Locks Down ‘Bob’s Burgers’, ‘Family Guy’ & More

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Hulu has added Emmy-winning animated series King of the Hill to its lineup. Beginning today, all 13 seasons of the series are exclusively available for streaming. In addition, in an expanded deal with 20th Century Fox TV Distribution, the streaming service also locked in the exclusive post-broadcast streaming rights to Emmy-winning comedies Bob’s Burgers and Family Guy, as well as American Dad!, and all episodes of library series The Cleveland Show and Emmy-winning Futurama.

Created by Mike Judge and Greg Daniels, King of the Hill depicts the life and times of Hank Hill, his family and their neighbors in the fictional suburb of Arlen, Texas, the heartland of America. A hard-working, loyal family man and proud Texan, Hank is assistant manager of Strickland Propane. He’s an average Joe who sees himself as the voice of common sense and reason in a world of incompetent sales clerks, meddling bureaucrats and do-good liberals.
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Hulu Nabs ‘King of the Hill’ Exclusive Streaming Rights for All 13 Seasons

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Hulu is now the exclusive U.S. streaming home to “King of the Hill” — all 259 episodes from all 13 seasons of the animated sitcom.

The streaming-video provider has added all seasons of “King of the Hill” exclusively to its service, under a deal expanding its licensing agreement with 20th Century Fox Television Distribution. In addition, Hulu renewed exclusive post-broadcast streaming rights to 20th Century Fox animated comedies “Bob’s Burgers,” “Family Guy,” and “American Dad!” and all episodes of “The Cleveland Show” and “Futurama.” Hulu first secured those exclusive rights in a pact announced last year.

King of the Hill” aired on Fox from 1997 to 2009. The show originally was created by Mike Judge and Greg Daniels as a companion piece to “The Simpsons.”

Judge starred as Hank Hill, who lived in the fictional suburb of Arlen, Texas, along with wife Peggy (Kathy Najimy) and son Bobby (Pamela Adlon). Other voice talent
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Alex Borstein wins Best Voice-Over Performance Emmy for ‘Family Guy’ at 2018 Creative Arts ceremony

Alex Borstein wins Best Voice-Over Performance Emmy for ‘Family Guy’ at 2018 Creative Arts ceremony
Alex Borstein has won her first career Emmy in Best Voice-Over Performance for Fox’s “Family Guy.” Borstein was the favorite in our predictions center with 1/3 odds of winning. This was Borstein’s fourth Emmy nomination. She was nominated for Animated Program for “Family Guy” in 2008 and this category in 2013. She is also nominated this year in Comedy Supporting Actress for “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel.”

Borstein won for the episode “Nanny Goats,” in which she plays Lois Griffin, Barbara Pewterschmidt and Natalia. Lois’ parents hire a nanny for the children, so she can spend time with Peter again. The nanny, Natalia from Belarus, does well but reveals she is a former assassin and old enemies show up seeking revenge.

SEE2018 Creative Arts Emmy winners (Saturday): Full list of nominees and winners in all 54 categories

Seth MacFarlane lost twice in this category tonight as he was nominated for both “Family Guy
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Fox Sets ‘The Passage’, ‘The Orville’, ‘Family Guy’ & More For New York Comic Con

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Fox Sets ‘The Passage’, ‘The Orville’, ‘Family Guy’ & More For New York Comic Con
Twentieth Century Fox TV is invading New York Comic Con with their new fantasy thriller The Passage, The Orville, The Gifted as well as their fan-favorite animated comedies Family Guy and American Dad!

Deadline exclusively reported that Fox’s Marvel series The Gifted would be headed to the East Coast fanboy/fangirl confab, but in addition to the X-drama, Fox will tease the second season of Seth MacFarlane’s sci-fi dramedy The Orville and Nycc will get a sneak peek of Fox’s adaptation of the book trilogy The Passage starring Mark-Paul Gosselaar.

Gosselaar is expected to appear on the panels at the Javits Convention Center and Hammerstein Ballroom along with Amy Acker, Dee Bradley Baker, Coby Bell, Grace Byers, Emmanuelle Chriqui, Jamie Chung, Emma Dumont, Scott Grimes, Mike Henry, Penny Johnson Jerald, Rachael MacFarlane, Adrianne Palicki, Vincent Piazza, Saniyya Sidney, Wendy Schaal, Sean Teale, Patrick Warburton Executive Producers: Rich Appel,
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Patrick Stewart Reunites With ‘Star Trek: The Next Generation’ Cast Members in Adorable Photo

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Patrick Stewart Reunites With ‘Star Trek: The Next Generation’ Cast Members in Adorable Photo
Patrick Stewart reunited with some of his “Star Trek: The Next Generation” cast members over Labor Day Weekend, resulting in an adorable, nostalgic photo.

“The gang’s all here. Well most of them anyway. #Friendship #Tng,” Marina Sirtis, who played Commander Deanna Troi, posted on Instagram on Sunday.

LeVar Burton (Geordi La Forge), Gates McFadden (Beverly Crusher), Brent Spiner (Data) and Michael Dorn (Worf) are also visible in the picture.

Also Read: 'Star Trek: Discovery' Finds Its Spock

Star Trek: The Next Generation” ran from 1987 to 1994 and followed the adventures of the starship USS Enterprise-d and its crew in the Alpha Quadrant. Will Wheaton, Denise Crosby and Jonathan Frakes also starred.

Stewart will next reprise his character, Capt. Jean-Luc Picard, in a new CBS All Access TV series, which is set to chronicle the next chapter of his life.

Also Read: Patrick Stewart Challenges Blake Shelton to a
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Seth MacFarlane Taps Imagine’s Erica Huggins As President Of Fuzzy Door

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Seth MacFarlane Taps Imagine’s Erica Huggins As President Of Fuzzy Door
Exclusive: Seth MacFarlane is taking another major step in the ramp-up of his Fuzzy Door production company with the hire of veteran executive and producer Erica Huggins as President. Huggins is coming off a 14-year stint at Imagine Entertainment, the last five as President.

Huggins’ appointment comes two years after MacFarlane brought in the first high-level executive at Fuzzy Door, naming Jason Clark as President of Production and Business Development. Huggins will join Clark, who has been key to the company’s expansion over the last two years and serves as executive producer on The Orville and Cosmos series for Fox and The Long Road Home miniseries for National Geographic. Additional executives at Fuzzy Door include VP Alana Kleiman and creative executive Rachel Hargreaves-Heald.

In her new role, Huggins will oversee development for all content including film, television, literature, music and digital.

“I’m excited to begin working with Erica
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Los Angeles D.A. Declines To Charge ‘Girls’ Writer/Ep Murray Miller After Sexual Assault Claim

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Los Angeles D.A. Declines To Charge ‘Girls’ Writer/Ep Murray Miller After Sexual Assault Claim
The Los Angeles District Attorney’s Office’s has declined to move forward on criminal charges against Murray Miller, a former writer/executive producer on HBO’s Lena Dunham series Girls. He was accused last fall by actress Aurora Perrineau of sexually assaulting her in 2012 when she was 17.

Miller’s case was one of four rejected Friday by the Los Angeles D.A. Office’s task force, formed in the wake of the #MeToo and Time’s Up movement and the influx of allegations in Hollywood. Others dismissals today involved rocker Marilyn Manson and rapper Asap Bari.

Perrineau filed a sexual assault complaint against Miller in November with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. The case was turned over to the Los Angeles Police Department for investigation. Miller denied the allegations at the time, calling the claims “outrageous.”

The Los Angeles D.A. Office’s sex assault task force today
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‘The Wrong Mans’: Jillian Bell To Star In Showtime Comedy In Gender-Switching Casting

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‘The Wrong Mans’: Jillian Bell To Star In Showtime Comedy In Gender-Switching Casting
In a gender switch from the original British series, Jillian Bell (22 Jump Street) is set as a lead opposite Ben Schwartz in The Wrong Mans, Showtime’s remake of the UK comedy that was created by and starred James Corden & Matthew Baynton. The U.S. version hails from The Late Late Show host Corden, Baynton, J.J. Abrams’ Bad Robot Prods., Warner Bros. TV and BBC Studios.

Written by Corden, Baynton and U.S. TV writer Ian Maxtone-Graham (The Simpsons) and directed by the original series’ director Jim Field Smith, The Wrongs Mans is an action-comedy about two ordinary office workers who have their menial existence turned upside-down by a chance phone call and a case of mistaken identity: “If you are not here by 5 o’clock, we will kill your wife.” As the only people who can help, these two unlikely characters must find their inner hero in their
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Seth MacFarlane Donates $2.5 Million To NPR & Its La Station Kpcc After Tweet

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Seth MacFarlane Donates $2.5 Million To NPR & Its La Station Kpcc After Tweet
Exclusive: Days after Seth MacFarlane’s outrage over Fox News host Tucker Carlson’s suggestion that viewers should discount any other media besides Fox News ignited the Internet, the Family Guy creator is acting on it with a $2 million donation to NPR and $500,000 to Los Angeles’ NPR membership station, Kpcc, the top news distribution for NPR content in Southern California.

In MacFarlane’s tweet on Saturday, he criticized Carlson whose comments he interpreted as telling viewers, “don’t think critically, don’t consult multiple news sources, and in general, don’t use your brain.”

To counter that and support NPR’s mission to create a more informed public and strengthen democracy, MacFarlane is making the major donation. It is designed specifically to support NPR’s Collaborative Journalism Network, which was created to better connect NPR’s almost 1,800 journalists embedded around the world by linking newsrooms within geographical regions to better share resources,
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Seth MacFarlane Says He’s ‘Embarrassed’ to Work for Fox

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Seth MacFarlane Says He’s ‘Embarrassed’ to Work for Fox
With the debate around what constitutes fake news continuing to make headlines, Seth MacFarlane has weighed in on how he feels about Fox News’ portrayal of other media outlets.

On Saturday, MacFarlane — who has worked with Fox Broadcasting Company for nearly 20 years, beginning with the creation of “Family Guy” in 1999 — tweeted that he is “embarrassed to work for” the company. The Tweet was a response to CNN’s Brian Stelter, who had tweeted a quote of Fox News host Tucker Carlson encouraging his viewers to “always assume the opposite of what they’re telling you on the big news stations.”

“In other words, don’t think critically, don’t consult multiple news sources, and in general, don’t use your brain,” MacFarlane wrote. “Just blindly obey Fox News. This is fringe s—, and it’s business like this that makes me embarrassed to work for this company.”

MacFarlane is far
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The Detour Renewed for Season 4

The Parker clan will continue to put the funny in dysfunnyctional.

The Detour has been renewed for Season 4, TBS announced on Friday, some six weeks after the Season 3 finale aired.

Created, written and executive-produced by Jason Jones and Samantha Bee, the family comedy stars Jones, Natalie Zea, Ashley Gerasimovich and Liam Carroll.

Season 3 of The Detour averaged about a million total weekly viewers and a 0.4 demo rating (in Live+Same Day numbers), veritably matching its sophomore run. Among its fellow renewed TBS comedies, The Detour was on par with Wrecked, The Guest Book and American Dad!, and just a tenth
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'American Dad' will move to TBS in 2014

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'American Dad' will move to TBS in 2014
In a somewhat innovative deal, TBS announced on Tuesday (July 16) that it has picked up an 11th season for "American Dad," meaning that the Seth MacFarlane comedy will soon be ending its run on Fox.   The deal goes like this: Fox has the 10th season of "American Dad" set to premiere this fall. Easy, right? That will be the show's final season on Fox and then, in late 2014, the 15-episode 11th season will premiere on TBS.   There's an extra twist: TBS' corporate sibling Adult Swim will get encores of each episode after their initial TBS airing, which...
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