At Comic-Con 2022 in San Diego, TBS announced a new season of 17 episodes of the animated comedy series American Dad. The new season will release on 5 September at 10 pm ET/9 pm CT. Last year, the network announced that the popular series had been renewed for two additional seasons.
The show follows the 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 his blissfully unaware wife, Francine (Wendy Schaal), has an unfaltering loyalty that makes her blind to his unabashed arrogance. However, his left-wing activist daughter Hayley (Rachael MacFarlane) 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 cabinet 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.
This season also features a special guest lineup including Terry Crews as Heinrich Brown, a ruthless insurance adjuster hellbent on bringing bad drivers to justice but trapped behind the façade of his macho exterior is a tender man with a song in his heart; Jared Harris as Merlin, a busy, on-the-go, multi-hyphenate, wizard. Even though he’s the most powerful being in his realm, Merlin still relies on a team of employees to help juggle his numerous projects and appearances. Laurie Metcalf voices Elizabeth, a leading egg scientist and researcher at Groff Community College; Jason Isaacs as Jumpers, the leader of a manipulative gang of frogs – he’s as evil as he is charming, and he’ll stop at nothing to make sure he gets what he wants; and Patti Harrison as Ali, a really cool sophomore girl who pops ghost peppers like they’re nothing and thinks love doesn’t exist. As a side note, Steve can’t resist her.
The animated comedy from 20th Television Animation was created by MacFarlane, Mike Barker, and Weitzman, and is executive produced by co-showrunner Boyle along with MacFarlane and Weitzman.