Okay, so the actual Super Bowl game may not be the most exciting match-up in years, but it should at least be a good lead-in for American Dad, Fox’s new animated half-hour comedy from Family Guy creator Seth McFarlane. The pilot episode will debut following Sunday’s big game at approximately 10:30 p.m. ET/7:30 p.m. PT. We’ve got your sneak peek with links to some clips from the show.
American Dad revolves around Stan Smith (voiced by Seth MacFarlane), a CIA agent and proud family man based in Langley Falls, Virginia. Stan’s seemingly conservative wife, Francine (Wendy Schaal), is a closeted party girl and his 18-year-old daughter, Hayley (Rachael MacFarlane), is subject to airport-style security checks every time she comes home. Hayley’s always at odds with her 13-year-old brother, Steve (Scott Grimes), a hapless geek who just can’t quite hit puberty. Sharing the Smith household are Roger (Seth MacFarlane), a sarcastic space alien rescued from Area 51, and Klaus (Dee Bradley Baker), a German-speaking goldfish born of a botched CIA experiment.
Also following the Super Bowl, Fpx will air an all-new, sports-themed episode of The Simpsons. Word-class athletes Michelle Kwan, LeBron James, Yao Ming and Warren Sapp will be among the celebrity voices featured in the installment, titled “Homer and Ned’s Hail Mary Pass.” When the tubby Simpson family patriarch performs a wacky dance at a carnival, he suddenly finds himself a sought-after victory dance choreographer to the stars. Eventually, Homer gets to choreograph the Super Bowl halftime show with help from Ned Flanders.
Produced by 20th Century Fox Television, American Dad is co-created and exec produced by MacFarlane, Mike Barker and Matt Weitzman. The series will begin its regular run on Sunday, May 1. Check out some groovy clips from the pilot episode here: