The animated exploits of government agent Stan Smith and his atypical nuclear family will continue into the next fall TV season. Daily Variety reports that FOX has ordered another 13 episodes of the comedy series co-created by Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane and Family Guy scribes Mike Barker and Matt Weitzman.
Part of FOX’s "Animation Domination" Sunday night lineup, American Dad has done the network proud in the 9:30 slot, benefiting from a strong lead-in push by the newly resurrected Family Guy. American Dad premiered on May 1 and did well enough to prompt FOX to bump the 13-episode order up to 19 the following week. This latest requisition brings the installment number to a healthy 32, ensuring plenty of work for the production crew.
The early success of American Dad has also given Weitzman and Barker a two-year, seven-figure development deal at FOX, where they will foster the creation of new shows, both animated and live-action. A handful of new American Dad episodes will debut over the summer leading up to its 2005-2006 season premiere.