American Dad! is a satirical American animated television series produced by Underdog Productions and Fuzzy Door Productions for 20th Century Fox. It was created, in part, by Seth MacFarlane, the creator of Family Guy who wanted to recreate the dynamic of All in the Family of a conservative father and a liberal daughter.
The pilot episode aired in the United States on Fox on February 6 2005, thirty minutes after the end of Super Bowl XXXIX; the regular series began May 1 2005, after the season premiere of Family Guy. Starting with "Blonde Ambition", TBS took over broadcasting of American Dad! for a 15 episode season, which was renewed later for two more 22 episode seasons on the network. American Dad! follows the events of Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) agent Stan Smith and his family.
The show centers on the Smith family and the various obstacles Stan, a CIA employee, encounters with his immediate family and in his efforts to ensure the safety of his country. The Smith family lives in the fictional U.S. community of "Langley Falls, Virginia" in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. The town name is a composite of Langley, Virginia and Great Falls, Virginia, both of which are located in Fairfax County. Langley is the real-life location of CIA headquarters.
For more detail see: Character Guide
- Seth MacFarlane as Stan, Roger
- Wendy Schaal as Francine
- Rachael MacFarlane as Hayley
- Scott Grimes as Steve
- Dee Bradley Baker as Klaus
- Jeff Fischer as Jeff Fischer
Season count & discrepancies with other sites
Originally, production Season 1 consisted of 19 episodes. However, since the season started in May, episodes through the following May were added as part of season 1 to complete the longer-than-average season. There has been conflicting reports in the American Dad show page run by FOX and on their Facebook page that separate the first season following "Deacon Stan, Jesus Man" and start Season 2 with "Bullocks To Stan". The final three episodes of FOX ownership have been advertised as Season 10 to themselves with TBS public relations claiming ownership starting with the 11th season on both their press releases and on the official Facebook page now under their ownership. However, on October 1st, 2014, the TBS version of the show page changed to reflect the shorter first season count and lists the last three FOX episodes as "Season 11", starting theirs with season 12, giving us a minimum of five possible season counts:
- Long first season, short FOX season 10, stand-alone TBS 11th season. This is at odds with the latest TBS "official page" info which also has incorrect broadcast orders for some episodes.
- Short first season, final three FOX episodes as season 10 and TBS as season 11. Known as the "Media system", this agrees with FOXFlash and the original TBS press releases and was widely used in most media, but has been superseded by the latest "official" TBS American Dad page and by select major media outlets such as TV Guide.
- Short first season, final three FOX episodes as season 11 and TBS as season 12. This does not agree with FOXFlash or the original TBS press releases, but has been adopted by the latest "official" TBS American Dad page and by media outlets such as TV Guide.
- Short first season, FOX final episodes incorporated into either the final FOX season or the TBS inaugural season. This choice runs contrary to the FOX information of the stand-alone short season and with TBS, but has been used on some sites such as Amazon as a tool to help align the season counts.
Of the options above, we decided in January of 2015 to follow the then-existing TBS system of the short first season, a three-episode season 11 and TBS starting their ownership with season 12. Netflix is not considered an official source on this wiki.
On October 20th, 2015, TBS changed their season count yet again, this time reflecting the long first season and adding the final three FOX episodes to Season 9. Current season counts will be maintained until 2017 to judge if there are further changes yet again.
|DVD Name||Release dates||Ep #||Additional Information||DVD Cover|
|Region 1||Region 2||Region 3|
|American Dad! Volume 1||April 25, 2006||April 24, 2006||May 24, 2006||13||This 3 disc boxset includes the first 13 episodes from Season 1 (Pilot through Stan of Arabia: Part 2). Special features include 12 commentaries, featurettes, and animatics. It was renamed 'Season 1' on region 2.|
|American Dad! Volume 2||May 15, 2007||May 28, 2007||May 21, 2007||19||This 3 disc boxset includes the remaining 10 episodes from Season 1 and 9 episodes from Season 2 (Stannie Get Your Gun - The Best Christmas Story Never). Special features include 6 commentaries, featurettes, and deleted scenes. This set will be named 'Season 2' in region 2.|
|American Dad! Volume 3||April 15, 2008||May 12, 2008||May 14, 2008||18||This 3 disc boxset includes the remaining 10 episodes from Season 2 and 8 episodes from Season 3 (Bush Comes to Dinner - Frannie 911, skipping The Most Adequate Christmas Ever). Special features include commentaries, featurettes, and deleted scenes. This set will be named 'Season 3' in region 2.|
|American Dad! Volume 4||April 28, 2009||April 20, 2009||May, 2009||14||This 3 disc boxset includes the remaining episodes from Season 3 and 4 episodes from Season 4 (The Most Adequate Christmas Ever - Choosy Wives Choose Smith). Special features include commentaries, featurettes, and deleted scenes. This set will be named 'Season 4' in region 2.|
|American Dad! Volume 5||June 15, 2010||June 14, 2010||TBA||14||This 3 disc boxset will include the remaining 14 episodes of Season 4 in its entirety. Bonus features will include commentary on every episode, deleted scenes and optional censored audio, Bar Mitzvah Shuffle Fact-Up Trivia and a "Power Hour Drinking Game".|
|American Dad! Volume 6||April 19, 2011||TBA||TBA||18||This 3 disc boxset contains all eighteen episodes of the fifth season of American Dad!, commentary and more. Although the episodes were advertised as uncensored, "Home Adrone", "G-String Circus", and "My Morning Straitjacket" have censored dialogue.|
|American Dad! Volume 7||April 17, 2012||TBA||TBA||19||This 3 disc boxset includes contains all nineteen episodes of the sixth season of American Dad!.|
|American Dad! Volume 8||September 24, 2013||August 5, 2013||TBA||18||This 3 disc boxset includes contains all eighteen episodes of the seventh season of American Dad!.|
|American Dad! Volume 9||July 1, 2014||TBA||TBA||19||This 3 disc boxset includes contains all nineteen episodes of the eighth season of American Dad!.|
|American Dad! Volume 10||May 19, 2015||TBA||TBA||20||This set includes contains all twenty episodes of from Season 10.|
See Episode Guide