The Fox Television Network has made a major announcement regarding one of their long running animated shows — “American Dad.” According to a press release sent out by the company, they’ve decided to renew the Seth MacFarlane created series for another season. That will mark its seventh year on the network.

The Press Announcement:


Emmy-nominated Animation Domination staple AMERICAN DAD has been renewed for a seventh season, bringing the series through the 2012-2013 season, it was announced today by Kevin Reilly, President of Entertainment, Fox Broadcasting Company.

“This is fantastic news,” said Roger the Alien. “But you do realize I’m not real, right?”

AMERICAN DAD follows the lives of ultra-conservative, staunch GOP supporter and CIA agent STAN SMITH (Seth MacFarlane) and his eccentric family that includes FRANCINE (Wendy Schaal), his ditzy-but-lovable wife; HAYLEY (Rachael MacFarlane), his 18-year-old left-wing hippie daughter; STEVE (Scott Grimes), his geeky, 14-year-old son; ROGER (Seth MacFarlane), the selfish and sarcastic cross-dressing space alien; and KLAUS (Dee Bradley Baker), an attention-starved goldfish. The fan-favorite series airs Sundays (7:30-8:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX.

Expect lots of hijinks from the Smiths this spring! Roger attempts to make Steve a “cool kid” by letting him drive other kids around in a tractor, but the plan quickly backfires. Meanwhile, Francine gets a job at Stan’s office, but she cramps his style; and Roger starts dressing like a teenage girl and quickly seduces Steve’s best friend, SNOT (guest voice Curtis Armstrong). Upcoming guest voices for this season include Emmy and Golden Globe Award winner Anjelica Huston, Elisabeth Shue, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Burt Reynolds and Grammy Award winner Cee-Lo Green.

We like how they put in a quote from Roger as if he was a real person. Even they had to acknowledge that was pushing it. We know a lot of people were afraid that the show would be cancelled because of the recent schedule shake up to the Animation Domination block, but we weren’t worried.

We actually think “American Dad” and “The Cleveland Show” have funnier material than “Family Guy” (cue the rabid fans to come to the show’s defense).

What do you think of American Dad being renewed? Are you surprised?

Source: Coming Soon