With TBS Canceling So Many Original Series, American Dad’s Showrunner Addressed The Seth MacFarlane Series’ Future


It’s safe to say the Warner Bros. and Discovery merger has sparked some of the biggest entertainment news of 2022, from the batgirl shelving debacle and other potential DC content setbacks to plans for HBO Max and Discovery+ to converge into one streaming entity in 2023, among other headlines. Making slightly less intense noise are the current plans, or lack thereof, for TBS’ future regarding original programming. (Not to mention its sister network TNT.) Following the abrupt cancellation of Nasim Pedrad’s comedy chad on the day it was set to premiere, audiences likely grew slightly more worried about other TBS series such as American Dadwhose showrunner has addressed what he knows about the Seth MacFarlane comedy’s future.

American Dad is set to debut the back half of Season 19 in early September, and showrunner Matt Weitzman spoke to Digital Spy and others about what fans can expect — Halloween and Christmas specials — and what it can’t expect — a standalone movie in the style of Bob’s Burgers‘well-received recent feature. with American Dad having previously been renewed through Season 21, Weitzman briefly addressed the future beyond the current season, and he apparently isn’t wholly ruling out the possibility of the ax suddenly dropping at any point. Saying the writers and others have “no idea” when American Dad will wrap up, the showrunner said:

It could end at any time. I’m ready for it to end today, if they pull the plug.

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