The animated sitcom American Dad was recently canceled by FOX. Fortunately for fans of the series, the show will be making the jump to TBS.
Created by Family Guy mastermind Seth MacFarlane, the series has called FOX home since its premiere back in 2005. The network will air the 10th season of the show before bidding farewell to this kooky collection of characters.
According to TV.com, American Dad cancellation won’t last long. As soon as the final season ends its run on FOX, new episodes will be developed for the folks at TBS. The cable network reportedly ordered 15 episodes for season 11.
TBS is certainly no stranger to the work of Seth MacFarlane. The network currently airs repeats of American Dad and Family Guy. In other words, MacFarlane’s show should find a happy home over at TBS.
Programming chief Michael Wright said in a statement:
‘American Dad’ is a great fit for TBS, a favorite of comedy fans who like smart, irreverent humor with ample doses of biting wit and skewering satire. We look forward to welcoming Seth MacFarlane and the rest of his team as they bring this iconic show to TBS.
USA Today reports that TBS plans to air reruns of American Dad on its sister network Adult Swim. The episodes will air on the cable channel after their initial run on TBS.
Unfortunately for hardcore Seth MacFarlane fans, The Cleveland Show isn’t getting a second life at another network. The show was very quietly canceled by FOX earlier this year. Although the network remained tight-lipped about the show’s future, writer Steve Hulett broke the news about the animated comedy’s cancellation on The Animation Guild website.
When he isn’t working on his animated shows, Seth MacFarlane is staying busy with his big-screen endeavors. The writer-director is currently working on the comedy A Million Ways to Die in the West with Amanda Seyfried, Charlize Theron, and Liam Neeson. Look for the flick to hit theaters next year.
What do you think about American Dad getting canceled by FOX and picked up by TBS?
[Image via FOX]