History WesternAnimation / AmericanDad

24th Jan '16 7:01:52 PM ThomasVeggieDramaFan
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Because of low ratings and FOX's plans to revert the Sunday night line-up from "Animation Domination" to "Sunday Funday"[[note]]which includes ''BobsBurgers'', ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'', ''BrooklynNineNine'', ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'', and ''Mulaney'' -- and, in 2015, the Mark Hentemann-created animated series ''Bordertown''[[/note]], ''AmericanDad'' has been canceled on FOX (but not before airing three leftover season 10 episodes as a separate mini-season on September 14th and September 21st 2014). Creator/{{TBS}} picked up the show for a 15-episode 11th season, which premiered on October 20th, 2014. Shortly after it's premiere, the show was renewed for a 22-episode 12th season which will premiere in January 2016.
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Because of low ratings and FOX's plans to revert the Sunday night line-up from "Animation Domination" to "Sunday Funday"[[note]]which includes ''BobsBurgers'', ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'', ''BrooklynNineNine'', ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'', and ''Mulaney'' -- and, in 2015, 2016, the Mark Hentemann-created animated series ''Bordertown''[[/note]], ''AmericanDad'' has been canceled on FOX (but not before airing three leftover season 10 episodes as a separate mini-season on September 14th and September 21st 2014). Creator/{{TBS}} picked up the show for a 15-episode 11th season, which premiered on October 20th, 2014. Shortly after it's premiere, the show was renewed for a 22-episode 12th season which will premiere in on January 2016. 25th, 2016. Shortly after Season 11 ended, it was then renewed for a 13th & 14th season both of which are also 22 episodes long and will air in 2017 and 2018 respectively.
19th Jan '16 8:30:11 PM redhed311
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Because of low ratings and FOX's plans to revert the Sunday night line-up from "Animation Domination" to "Sunday Funday"[[note]]which includes ''BobsBurgers'', ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'', ''BrooklynNineNine'', ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'', and ''Mulaney'' -- and, in 2015, the Mark Hentamenn-created animated series ''Bordertown''[[/note]], ''AmericanDad'' has been canceled on FOX (but not before airing three leftover season 10 episodes as a separate mini-season on September 14th and September 21st 2014). Creator/{{TBS}} picked up the show for a 15-episode 11th season, which premiered on October 20th, 2014 and ultimately received very mixed to negative reception from longtime fans. Shortly after it's premiere, the show was renewed for a 22-episode 12th season which will premiere in fall 2015.
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Because of low ratings and FOX's plans to revert the Sunday night line-up from "Animation Domination" to "Sunday Funday"[[note]]which includes ''BobsBurgers'', ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'', ''BrooklynNineNine'', ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'', and ''Mulaney'' -- and, in 2015, the Mark Hentamenn-created Hentemann-created animated series ''Bordertown''[[/note]], ''AmericanDad'' has been canceled on FOX (but not before airing three leftover season 10 episodes as a separate mini-season on September 14th and September 21st 2014). Creator/{{TBS}} picked up the show for a 15-episode 11th season, which premiered on October 20th, 2014 and ultimately received very mixed to negative reception from longtime fans. 2014. Shortly after it's premiere, the show was renewed for a 22-episode 12th season which will premiere in fall 2015. January 2016.
7th Jan '16 2:38:34 PM faunas
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The show began to [[GrowingTheBeard grow its beard]] in the two-part episode "Stan of Arabia" midway through the first season. Since then the plots have become more eccentric and arguably more entertaining as a result. The show has shown a willingness to experiment with unconventional storytelling techniques, such as "Star Trek", in which Steve's brief success as a children's author is told in the style of a 1940s FilmNoir story, and "Of Ice and Men", which is related as a ''[[Film/ThePrincessBride Princess Bride]]''-style bedtime story told by a years older (and now human) Klaus to his young grandson. The quality varies wildly from episode to episode, but the risks the writers take often lead to stories laced with snappy dialogue and strong performances from the voice actors.
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The show began to [[GrowingTheBeard grow its beard]] in the two-part episode "Stan of Arabia" Arabia"[[note]]Whose part 2 scriptwriters were ''Series/HowIMetYourMother'' creators Carter Bays and Craig Thomas[[/note]] midway through the first season. Since then the plots have become more eccentric and arguably more entertaining as a result. The show has shown a willingness to experiment with unconventional storytelling techniques, such as "Star Trek", in which Steve's brief success as a children's author is told in the style of a 1940s FilmNoir story, and "Of Ice and Men", which is related as a ''[[Film/ThePrincessBride Princess Bride]]''-style bedtime story told by a years older (and now human) Klaus to his young grandson. The quality varies wildly from episode to episode, but the risks the writers take often lead to stories laced with snappy dialogue and strong performances from the voice actors.
16th Dec '15 9:59:58 AM CaptainCrawdad
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This trope isn't about a lesser member of a group.
[[caption-width-right:349:[[HeroicComedicSociopath Roger]], [[BewareTheNiceOnes Francine]], [[WellIntentionedExtremist Stan]], [[MyFriendsAndZoidberg Klaus]], [[SoapboxSadie Hayley]], and [[ExtravertedNerd Steve]].]]
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[[caption-width-right:349:[[HeroicComedicSociopath Roger]], [[BewareTheNiceOnes Francine]], [[WellIntentionedExtremist Stan]], [[MyFriendsAndZoidberg Klaus]], Klaus, [[SoapboxSadie Hayley]], and [[ExtravertedNerd Steve]].]]
21st Nov '15 10:34:57 AM nombretomado
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'''''American Dad!''''' is the second cartoon sitcom from the creator of ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'', Creator/SethMacFarlane, along with Matt Weitzman and Mike Barker. A pillory of American ultra conservatism played out on RupertMurdoch's [[{{Fox}} network]], it follows the daily life of [[CharacterDevelopment initially-paranoid]] and extremely patriotic CIA agent Stan Smith, his over-protective wife Francine, nerdish teenage son Steve, and liberal and rebellious teenage daughter Hayley. The pilot episode explains that, on a mission, Stan uncovered a runaway talking alien named Roger, who lives in the family's attic for protection from getting turned in to the federal agency, until he adapted more to the outside world and became more outgoing through the use of various disguises later in the series. They also have a talking German goldfish named Klaus, who used to be a human.
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'''''American Dad!''''' is the second cartoon sitcom from the creator of ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'', Creator/SethMacFarlane, along with Matt Weitzman and Mike Barker. A pillory of American ultra conservatism played out on RupertMurdoch's UsefulNotes/RupertMurdoch's [[{{Fox}} network]], it follows the daily life of [[CharacterDevelopment initially-paranoid]] and extremely patriotic CIA agent Stan Smith, his over-protective wife Francine, nerdish teenage son Steve, and liberal and rebellious teenage daughter Hayley. The pilot episode explains that, on a mission, Stan uncovered a runaway talking alien named Roger, who lives in the family's attic for protection from getting turned in to the federal agency, until he adapted more to the outside world and became more outgoing through the use of various disguises later in the series. They also have a talking German goldfish named Klaus, who used to be a human.
3rd Jun '15 11:55:53 AM ThomasVeggieDramaFan
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Because of low ratings and FOX's plans to revert the Sunday night line-up from "Animation Domination" to "Sunday Funday"[[note]]which includes ''BobsBurgers'', ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'', ''BrooklynNineNine'', ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'', and ''Mulaney'' -- and, in 2015, the Mark Hentamenn-created animated series ''Bordertown''[[/note]], ''AmericanDad'' has been canceled on FOX (but not before airing three leftover season 10 episodes as a separate mini-season on September 14th and September 21st 2014). Viewers need not despair, however, as Creator/{{TBS}} has picked up the show for a 15-episode 11th season (and has been renewed for a twelfth season), which premiered on October 20th, 2014.
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Because of low ratings and FOX's plans to revert the Sunday night line-up from "Animation Domination" to "Sunday Funday"[[note]]which includes ''BobsBurgers'', ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'', ''BrooklynNineNine'', ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'', and ''Mulaney'' -- and, in 2015, the Mark Hentamenn-created animated series ''Bordertown''[[/note]], ''AmericanDad'' has been canceled on FOX (but not before airing three leftover season 10 episodes as a separate mini-season on September 14th and September 21st 2014). Viewers need not despair, however, as Creator/{{TBS}} has picked up the show for a 15-episode 11th season (and has been renewed for a twelfth season), season, which premiered on October 20th, 2014. 2014 and ultimately received very mixed to negative reception from longtime fans. Shortly after it's premiere, the show was renewed for a 22-episode 12th season which will premiere in fall 2015.
19th Apr '15 4:18:14 PM Wartzanall
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Early in its run, ''American Dad!'' was viewed as a clone of ''Family Guy'', but it quickly outgrew this reputation and developed its own identity. It has accomplished this largely by emphasizing story and character development and not including most of ''Family Guy'''s trademark shticks, like the {{cutaway gag}}s, {{flashback twist}}s, {{big lipped alligator moment}}s, {{overly long gag}}s, and its excessive use of {{take that}}s (though the occasional one does occur), making it a show that has alienated dedicated fans of ''Family Guy''. Initially, the show relied on caricatures of political personalities, as well as some of the more visible and controversial aspects of the right wing's policies and ideologies (although granted, usually the [[StrawCharacter Strawman Political]] version of said policies). Over time, however, as the characters' personalities began to be fleshed out, the show became less and less political in nature, to the point where only a small portion of the episodes featured politics as an active theme (curiously, as this was taking place, ''Family Guy'' was steadily becoming ''more'' political).
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Early in its run, ''American Dad!'' was viewed as a clone of ''Family Guy'', but it quickly outgrew this reputation and developed its own identity. It has accomplished this largely by emphasizing story and character development and not including most of ''Family Guy'''s trademark shticks, like the {{cutaway gag}}s, {{flashback twist}}s, {{big lipped alligator moment}}s, {{overly long gag}}s, and its excessive use of {{take that}}s (though the occasional one does occur), making it a show that has alienated dedicated fans even detractors of ''Family Guy''. SethMacFarlane's works could enjoy. Initially, the show relied on caricatures of political personalities, as well as some of the more visible and controversial aspects of the right wing's policies and ideologies (although granted, usually the [[StrawCharacter Strawman Political]] version of said policies).policies) and was, in [=MacFarlane=]'s words, "...going to be the next ''AllInTheFamily''". Over time, however, as the characters' personalities began to be fleshed out, the show became less and less political in nature, to the point where only a small portion of the episodes featured politics as an active theme (curiously, as this was taking place, ''Family Guy'' was steadily becoming ''more'' political).
27th Mar '15 6:51:18 PM nombretomado
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Because of low ratings and FOX's plans to revert the Sunday night line-up from "Animation Domination" to "Sunday Funday"[[note]]which includes ''BobsBurgers'', ''TheSimpsons'', ''BrooklynNineNine'', ''FamilyGuy'', and ''Mulaney'' -- and, in 2015, the Mark Hentamenn-created animated series ''Bordertown''[[/note]], ''AmericanDad'' has been canceled on FOX (but not before airing three leftover season 10 episodes as a separate mini-season on September 14th and September 21st 2014). Viewers need not despair, however, as Creator/{{TBS}} has picked up the show for a 15-episode 11th season (and has been renewed for a twelfth season), which premiered on October 20th, 2014.
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Because of low ratings and FOX's plans to revert the Sunday night line-up from "Animation Domination" to "Sunday Funday"[[note]]which includes ''BobsBurgers'', ''TheSimpsons'', ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'', ''BrooklynNineNine'', ''FamilyGuy'', ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'', and ''Mulaney'' -- and, in 2015, the Mark Hentamenn-created animated series ''Bordertown''[[/note]], ''AmericanDad'' has been canceled on FOX (but not before airing three leftover season 10 episodes as a separate mini-season on September 14th and September 21st 2014). Viewers need not despair, however, as Creator/{{TBS}} has picked up the show for a 15-episode 11th season (and has been renewed for a twelfth season), which premiered on October 20th, 2014.
14th Dec '14 2:38:02 PM BNSF1995
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Because of low ratings and FOX's plans to revert the Sunday night line-up from "Animation Domination" to "Sunday Funday"[[note]]which includes ''BobsBurgers'', ''TheSimpsons'', ''BrooklynNineNine'', ''FamilyGuy'', and ''Mulaney'' -- and, in 2015, the Mark Hentamenn-created animated series ''Bordertown''[[/note]], ''AmericanDad'' has been canceled on FOX (but not before airing three leftover season 10 episodes as a separate mini-season on September 14th and September 21st 2014). Viewers need not despair, however, as Creator/{{TBS}} has picked up the show for a 15-episode 11th season (it's currently not known if the show will continue after that, though it does seem like it's over after its TBS run), which premiered on October 20th, 2014.
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Because of low ratings and FOX's plans to revert the Sunday night line-up from "Animation Domination" to "Sunday Funday"[[note]]which includes ''BobsBurgers'', ''TheSimpsons'', ''BrooklynNineNine'', ''FamilyGuy'', and ''Mulaney'' -- and, in 2015, the Mark Hentamenn-created animated series ''Bordertown''[[/note]], ''AmericanDad'' has been canceled on FOX (but not before airing three leftover season 10 episodes as a separate mini-season on September 14th and September 21st 2014). Viewers need not despair, however, as Creator/{{TBS}} has picked up the show for a 15-episode 11th season (it's currently not known if the show will continue after that, though it does seem like it's over after its TBS run), (and has been renewed for a twelfth season), which premiered on October 20th, 2014.
2nd Dec '14 2:21:53 PM WhizzerMckwoff
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Early in its run, ''American Dad!'' was viewed as a clone of ''Family Guy'', but it quickly outgrew this reputation and developed its own identity. It has accomplished this largely by emphasizing story and character development and conspicuously avoiding most of ''Family Guy'''s trademark shticks, like the {{cutaway gag}}s, {{flashback twist}}s, {{big lipped alligator moment}}s, {{overly long gag}}s, and its excessive use of {{take that}}s (though the occasional one does occur). Initially, the show relied on caricatures of political personalities, as well as some of the more visible and controversial aspects of the right wing's policies and ideologies (although granted, usually the [[StrawCharacter Strawman Political]] version of said policies). Over time, however, as the characters' personalities began to be fleshed out, the show became less and less political in nature, to the point where only a small portion of the episodes featured politics as an active theme (curiously, as this was taking place, ''Family Guy'' was steadily becoming ''more'' political). The show began to [[GrowingTheBeard grow its beard]] in the two-part episode "Stan of Arabia" midway through the first season. Since then the plots have become more eccentric and arguably more entertaining as a result. The show has shown a willingness to experiment with unconventional storytelling techniques, such as "Star Trek", in which Steve's brief success as a children's author is told in the style of a 1940s FilmNoir story, and "Of Ice and Men", which is related as a ''[[Film/ThePrincessBride Princess Bride]]''-style bedtime story told by a years older (and now human) Klaus to his young grandson. The quality varies wildly from episode to episode, but the risks the writers take often lead to excellent stories laced with snappy dialogue and strong performances from the voice actors.
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Early in its run, ''American Dad!'' was viewed as a clone of ''Family Guy'', but it quickly outgrew this reputation and developed its own identity. It has accomplished this largely by emphasizing story and character development and conspicuously avoiding not including most of ''Family Guy'''s trademark shticks, like the {{cutaway gag}}s, {{flashback twist}}s, {{big lipped alligator moment}}s, {{overly long gag}}s, and its excessive use of {{take that}}s (though the occasional one does occur).occur), making it a show that has alienated dedicated fans of ''Family Guy''. Initially, the show relied on caricatures of political personalities, as well as some of the more visible and controversial aspects of the right wing's policies and ideologies (although granted, usually the [[StrawCharacter Strawman Political]] version of said policies). Over time, however, as the characters' personalities began to be fleshed out, the show became less and less political in nature, to the point where only a small portion of the episodes featured politics as an active theme (curiously, as this was taking place, ''Family Guy'' was steadily becoming ''more'' political). The show began to [[GrowingTheBeard grow its beard]] in the two-part episode "Stan of Arabia" midway through the first season. Since then the plots have become more eccentric and arguably more entertaining as a result. The show has shown a willingness to experiment with unconventional storytelling techniques, such as "Star Trek", in which Steve's brief success as a children's author is told in the style of a 1940s FilmNoir story, and "Of Ice and Men", which is related as a ''[[Film/ThePrincessBride Princess Bride]]''-style bedtime story told by a years older (and now human) Klaus to his young grandson. The quality varies wildly from episode to episode, but the risks the writers take often lead to excellent stories laced with snappy dialogue and strong performances from the voice actors.
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