American Dad! is returning with new episodes on TBS starting Monday, April 13 at 10:00pm ET/PT. This year marks the 15th anniversary of Seth MacFarlane’s award-winning satirical animated comedy, and on Monday, September 14 the series will air its milestone 300th episode.
The series moved to TBS in 2014 and has aired 101 original episodes on the network to date. The latest season drew nearly 18 million total viewers and ranks as a top-five cable comedy.
One of the new episodes, airing Monday, May 4, will feature an original song by Grammy Award-winning artist The Weeknd. The singer co-wrote the episode and will also appear as himself.
Other guest stars in upcoming episodes include Jane Lynch, Patton Oswalt, Ron Perlman, Craig Robinson, Criss Angel, and Bill Nye.
In celebration of American Dad!‘s 15th anniversary, TBS will air a curated selection of episodes focusing on different characters each day, handpicked by the series’ producers, Tuesday – Friday from 4:00 – 6:00pm ET / PT, April 14 – 17 and April 21 – 24.
Following those episodes, the official American Dad! 15th anniversary marathon featuring the series co-creator’s top 15 favorite episodes will take place on Monday, April 27 from 2:30 – 10:00pm ET / PT.
American Dad! centers on super patriotic CIA agent Stan Smith (voiced by Seth MacFarlane) and the misadventures of his unconventional family in Langley Falls, VA. Stan applies the same drastic measures used in his job at the CIA to his home life, where Stan’s blissfully unaware wife, Francine (Wendy Schaal), has an unfaltering loyalty that makes her blind to his unabashed arrogance.
His left-wing activist daughter Hayley (Rachael MacFarlane), however, doesn’t let him off so easily – and knows just how to push her father’s buttons. Hayley’s brother is the geeky-yet-confident Steve (Scott Grimes), a kid who spends his time playing video games and obsessing about the opposite sex.
The Smith cabinet is rounded out by two rather unconventional members: Roger (MacFarlane), a sassy, sarcastic and routinely inappropriate space alien, and Klaus (Dee Bradley Baker), an attention-starved goldfish with the brain of a German Olympic skier.
The animated comedy from 20th Century Fox Television is created by Seth MacFarlane, Mike Barker and Matt Weitzman, executive-produced by co-showrunner Brian Boyle along with MacFarlane and Weitzman.