“American Dad!” is returning to TBS for its 18th season, and the Smith family is back with crazier adventures and more hilarious antics. The talented voices of Seth MacFarlane, Wendy Schaal, Scott Grimes, Rachael MacFarlane, Jeff Fischer, Dee Bradley Baker, and Patrick Stewart are returning to Langley Falls. They are bringing along equally talented, special guests Pete Davidson, Anjelica Houston, Jason Alexander, Jaleel White, Chris Sullivan, Ann Dowd, Amy Sedaris, Alan Tudyk, Alyson Hannigan and Simon Helberg. The new season premieres Monday, March 27th at 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, unlike her dopey, well-intentioned husband Jeff (Jeff Fischer) who doesn’t know much of anything. Son Steve (Scott Grimes) is a geeky-yet-confident 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 Television Animation was created by Seth MacFarlane, Mike Barker and Matt Weitzman, and is executive produced by co-showrunner Brian Boyle along with MacFarlane and Weitzman.
EPISODES & LOGLINES:
Written by: Brett Cawley and Robert Maitia / Directed by: Joe Daniello
Celebrity Guest Stars: Ann Dowd, Amy Sedaris
A lunar misstep sends Roger on an unexpected detour to New Mexico.
“The Professor and the Coach”
Written by: Joe Chandler / Directed by: Jansen Yee
Hayley tries to help Roger write a book.
Written by: Parker Deay / Directed by: Jennifer Graves
Celebrity Guest Stars: Pete Davidson, Anjelica Huston, Chris Sullivan
Steve and Principal Lewis get caught in a dangerous situation at the school; the rest of the family makes an adorable new friend.
“The Pleasanting at Smith House”
Written by: Joel Hurwitz / Directed by: Tim Parsons
Celebrity Guest Star: Richard Kind
Klaus and Jeff’s friendship is threatened by Klaus’s girlfriend from another realm.
Written by: Sam Brenner / Directed by: Chris Bennett
Celebrity Guest Stars: Ann Dowd, Patti Harrison, Jane Lynch
When Jeff finds out that the family thinks he makes terrible decisions, he decides to take a job selling stretchy leggings to prove them wrong.