American Dad! is an American adult animated sitcom created by Seth MacFarlane, Mike Barker, and Matt Weitzman for the Fox Broadcasting Company. Set in the fictional town of Langley Falls, Virginia, the series centers on the eccentric Smith family. The Smith family consists of title character Stan, Francine, Hayley, Steve, Roger (an alien whom Stan has rescued from government capture and harbors in the family's attic), Jeff Fischer (Hayley's boyfriend), and Klaus (the family's pet who is really an East German man trapped by the CIA in a fish's body).
Since its debut on February 6, 2005, American Dad! has broadcast 275 episodes. The series' 11th season was its final season to air on Fox. The show moved to the cable network TBS beginning with the 15-episode 12th season. On November 18, 2014, TBS ordered a 22-episode 13th season, bringing the total number of episodes to 212. On August 27, 2015, TBS announced it had picked up American Dad! for a 14th and 15th season of 22 episodes each, bringing the total number of episodes up to 256. On January 11, 2018, TBS renewed the series for a 16th and 17th season of 22 episodes each, bringing the total number of episodes to 300.
The 16th season premiered on April 15, 2019.