Created by: Seth MacFarlane, Mike Barker, and Matt Weitzman
Starring: Seth MacFarlane, Wendy Schaal, Scott Grimes, Rachael MacFarlane, and Dee Bradley Baker
No. of seasons: 4
No. of episodes: 72
Production Company (s): Fuzzy Door Productions, Underdog Productions, 20th Century Fox Television
Original Run: February 6, 2005 to present
American Dad is an animated cartoon produced by Under Dog Productions and Fuzzy Door Productions for 20th Century Fox Television. In my opinion it is appropriate for people 18 to Ö well dying. Seth MacFarlane and two writers from Family Guy created the show. The two writers from Family Guy are Mike Barker and Matt Weitzman. The main characters are a husband, a wife, a son, and two odd characters, not like your cousin Amy, but odd. The pilot for the show aired on FOX on February 6, 2005, 30 minutes after the end of Super Bowl XXXIX. I donít read Roman so you do the math. The first time I saw Roman Numerals I thought they were created for the adult film industry. Ö..back to the show. The regular series started airing May 1, 2005, after the season premiere of Family Guy. The main character, Stan Smith, is a CIA agent. The show is about him and his adventures, which often involves most of the family and other characters.
The show did get renewed for a fifth season (not exactly at the time of writing) but it did not do as well as Family Guy or The Simpsons in ratings.
The show starts with a similar opening for each show but with theme changes. You can see YouTube.com for some of the opening sequences. You might have to go to the official site for the show or the networks that air the show to see more.
Crossovers with Family Guy
Certain characters and locations have been featured in select episodes of Family Guy, another animated comedy created and produced by Seth MacFarlane.
Seth MacFarlane as Stan Smith and Roger the Alien
Wendy Schaal as Francine Smith
Scott Grimes as Steve Smith
Rachael MacFarlane as Hayley Smith
Dee Bradley Baker as Klaus