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, Virginaia," 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
1. FOX originally had two conflicting season counts under their watch, with one based on the traditional broadcast season and followed by the media and FOX PR, and a second that extended the first season over a year and a half which was promoted by the 'official' FOX American Dad! page. FOX further complicated issues by advertising the final three episodes as a season unto themselves.
2. For 2014, TBS originally followed the FOX PR model with the short first season and final three episodes as season 11. Wikipedia continues to use this version after discussion, noting that "We can't rewrite history and reorganise every time TBS changes its mind..."
3. On October 20th, 2015, TBS has changed it's counting method to one that almost followed the writing seasons, but made a complete hash of broadcast order. This system is not known to be in use currently.
4. By October of 2016, TBS has sorted out the broadcast order and mostly counted by writing seasons, with two notable exceptions in writing season 7 episodes "Ricky Spanish" and "Toy Whorey" being included into the writing season 6 count.
6. On July 19, 2017, 20th Century Fox Television Distribution struck a deal with Hulu giving them streaming rights to American Dad!. With TBS in a constant state of flux over their season counts, as well as the ambiguous treatment of some episodes, this wiki decided in 2018 to follow the seasons established jointly by FOX and Hulu.
|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||19||This 3 disc boxset includes contains all nineteen episodes of the eighth season of American Dad!.|
|American Dad! Volume 10||May 19, 2015||20||This set includes contains all twenty episodes from Season 9.|
|American Dad! Volume 11||December 13, 2016||18||This set includes contains all eighteen episodes from Season 10.|
|American Dad! Volume 12||November 7, 2017||22||This set includes contains all twenty two episodes from Season 11.|
|American Dad! Volume 13||November 6, 2018||22||This set includes contains all twenty two episodes from Season 12.|
|American Dad! Volume 14||September 10, 2019||22||This set includes contains all twenty two episodes from Season 13.|
See Episode Guide