American Dad! returning for fifth season

Fox's Sunday night lost a major player today, as the network decided it had had enough of King of the Hill and announced that the long-running animated show was going off the air for good.

But that doesn't mean the Sunday night shows are going to just sit around and mourn one of the fallen. Variety reports Fox has given the go ahead for another season of American Dad!, the current anchor to Fox's toonish Sunday evenings.

American Dad! debuted in 2005 and is the second Fox animated program from super-duper millionaire Seth McFarlane's production company, best known for the megahit Family Guy.

The showrunners, Mike Barker and Matt Weitzman, have also been shown a little confidence, locking up extended contracts to keep them around Fox.

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Nov 21, 2008
American Dad just keeps on getting better and better! Francine and Haley

are a couple of knockouts, I'd do either one of them in a heartbeat. And

I could have sworn I've had Roger the alien as a passenger in my taxicab at one time or other. God, I swear I know at least two or three non-animated real people just like Roger, hell I used to take one of them downtown to minneapolis and drop him off at the Gay 90's bar at least once a week. To Seth and the crew and cast...keep it up, and keep it fresh!
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Nov 07, 2008
So Family Guy was renewed through 2012 and American only through 2010! Family Guy is 10 times better than American dad.
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Nov 05, 2008
y?
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Nov 05, 2008
I'm just glad to see the people at Fox finally woke up and realized that no one watches King of the Hill.
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Nov 05, 2008
Excellent news!
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Nov 03, 2008
American Dad is about a billion times better than what Family Guy has become. Always has been, always will be.
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Nov 03, 2008
This show started pretty mediocre, but has pretty much got better every episode and is now one of my favourite comedies. Family Guy is way too hit and miss these days and i never really watched KOTH. American Dad is great fun and I think people need to give it more of a chance and stop hating.

On a side note I can't imagine The Cleveland Show being too good, but I guess we'll have to wait and see..
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Nov 03, 2008
Family Guy is hysterical, American Dad not so much.
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Nov 03, 2008
American Dad is my favorite tv show - hands down... Roger is simply AWESOME! Klaus is pretty great too.
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Nov 03, 2008
Glad this show is getting more recognition, if some of the people that disliked it in the early episodes would give it the time of day again, they would see why this show keeps getting renewed.

Can't wait for more episodes of this great show.
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Nov 02, 2008
I really don't understand all the hate this show gets. I love it, so this is great news. I also love Family Guy but if you think that show has another 8 seasons left then you need a CAT Scan right quick.
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Nov 02, 2008
American dad sucks Family Guy is so much better. The Cleveland show is going to be cancelled within a season and so is sit down shut up. American will last one more season but Family Guy will last another 8 seasons.
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Nov 02, 2008
well before it was pretty stupid,
but to be honest this show have grown and is actually pretty funny
i am not surprised that it got picked up for another season
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Nov 02, 2008
I just don't understand the appeal of this show, but I guess I'm in the minority
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Nov 02, 2008
Really awsome
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Nov 02, 2008
Yay! A Fifth Season of American Dad! I am so happy that is getting it's Fifth Season! That really sucks that King of the Hill is ending, though!
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Nov 02, 2008
(Lights incense sticks near dragon statue)

Please let whatever coke-head Fox executive behind this have a bad encounter with a lightning storm....or escaped leopards.
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Nov 02, 2008
the show is "ok". the alien and stan is the only funny one. but they cancel KOTH and let this stay? they dont even put KOTH on hulu so i can watch the episodes. FOX, you're going downhill. simpsons are still sucking. you did great with the movie but now you're losing it. and even family guy, one of my favorite shows has been sucking. it's like you're not even trying
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Nov 02, 2008
at first I really did not like american dad. however after watching a few episodes I found myself really enjoying it. roger has his moments that just really crack me up. each character has a unique twist that the add and it makes the show that more enjoyable. I am glad it got renewed.
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Nov 02, 2008
This is a terrible, terrible piece of **** show. They need to cancel this, family guy, and that family guy spinoff which let's face it we all know is going to be unwatchable just like these two shows.



Why are they cancelling KOTH but keeping this show on? Nobody really watches or likes this show.
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Nov 02, 2008
This show is not funny imo.. It's nonsense
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Nov 02, 2008
People hate this show, but it's good. I usually like it better than the Simpsons and Family Guy episodes that air before it.
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Nov 01, 2008
This is Horrible.
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Nov 01, 2008
When I first saw previews for this a while back, I though it was a rip=off of family guy. (which, of course, it wasn't) BUt I'm still not a huge fan of the show.
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Nov 01, 2008
I like this show, but they really need to bring Futurama back full time!
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Nov 01, 2008
MattFan , hopefully you're not letting a cartoon way too much into how you'll choose to vote (that's your choice of course). I'm luke-warm on American Dad, I wish King of the Hill was staying and I expect the Cleveland Show to crash and burn.
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Nov 01, 2008
Love the show, find it a cracked mirror to the world. This and Family Guy make my Sunday night. Simpsons faded into glory years ago and I've never been a big fan of King of the Hill. The only show that trumps Family Guy in my book is Futurama, but I'm geeky that way with the primetimers.
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Nov 01, 2008
Damn I will really miss King of the Hill. But of course American Dad is awesome.
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Nov 01, 2008
Both Family Guy and American Dad fail and just another reason its hard for Independents like myself to vote with Democrats, we don't need some douche like McFarlane trying to brainwash us. Leave the polictical humor to South Park, otherwise the first 50 episodes of Family Guy are classics and I barley made it pass the first episode of American Dad....both bad shows.
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Nov 01, 2008
I don't find this show funny tbh.
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Nov 01, 2008
This shows keeps getting better as Family Guy is getting worse.
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Nov 01, 2008
American dad really has gotten funnier with each passing season.Im more dissapointed with the direction family guy has gone in.Its like there main goal has become bashing republicans and getting obama elected president.Little note there for ya seth,most of the people that watch your show wanna laugh and not hear someone preach to them about how great it is to be a liberal democrat.I get that american dad is a spoof on the whole conservative sterotype and it doesnt bother me because you know what your getting when u set down to watch the show.It seems like familyguy and american dad writers have been mixed up because the show that u think would be more politcal isnt and the other which is family guy is a preachy politcal show.American dad has really shaped up to be a funny show and to be honest i really dont even recognize family guy any more.They have destroyed what was once the funniest thing on tv.
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Nov 01, 2008
Blech! Other than the early episodes of Family Guy, Seth sucks hard.
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Nov 01, 2008
I'm going to miss King of the Hill, but I enjoy American Dad so I guess thats good new in its own.
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Nov 01, 2008
Well four out of five people are happy with the renewal of this show. I, myself, am happy to hear that this show will be back again and that that crap show King of the Hill is finally ending.
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Nov 01, 2008
American Dad keeps getting better. I'm glad that they picked it up
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Nov 01, 2008
I dont know what I like more The Simpsons or American Dad. This may be known as Seth Macfarles other show but Family Guy sucks due to its going downhill fast. American Dad is a way better show.
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Nov 01, 2008
So they get rid of "The King Of Sunday nights: Hank Hill" To bring back this terrible show?What the hell FOX?
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Nov 01, 2008
I am very happy with FOX's decision to renew American Dad for another season. It is a good show, that doesn't seem to take itself seriously and the episodes never get stale.
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