American Dad! (R) is an American adult animated sitcom created by Seth MacFarlane, Mike Barker, and Matt Weitzman for the Fox Broadcasting Company. The show currently has new episodes and reruns on TBS. Unlike its sister shows, Family Guy and The Cleveland Show, American Dad! does not lean as heavily on the use of cutaway gags, instead, deriving its humor mostly from the quirky characters, the relationships between family members, and the relatively relatable plots.
The animated series has been nominated for numerous awards, most prominently three Primetime Emmy Awards and two Annie Awards. In June 2013, it was awarded as top television series by the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers.
On January 15, 2020, TBS renewed the series for both 18th and 19th seasons. For information regarding other programs please browse our section on how to stream TV shows and movies.
American Dad! TV Show Information
- Channel: TBS (Formerly FOX)
- First Aired: February 6, 2005
- Episode length: 22-24 minutes
- Number of Seasons: 18
- Creator: Seth MacFarlane, Mike Barker, Matt Weitzman
- Voices: Seth MacFarlane, Wendy Schaal, Scott Grimes, Rachael MacFarlane, Dee Bradley Baker
- Genre: Animated Sitcom
How To Watch American Dad!
There are several different ways to watch American Dad! without cable. This TV show is aired on TBS. To find which online TV streaming services have TBS as part of their channel lineup you can read our streaming services review. You can also watch American Dad! on-demand on Hulu, Sling TV, Adult Swim, DIRECTV, Spectrum On Demand, TBS or buy it as download on Apple iTunes, Google Play Movies, Vudu, Amazon Video, Microsoft Store, Redbox.
Stream American Dad! With Hulu
Hulu is both a live TV streaming service and an on-demand streaming service. You can watch American Dad! live as it airs but is not available on-demand. Plans begin at $64.99/month. To learn more about this service read our Hulu review.
Watch American Dad! With Sling TV
Sling TV is a live TV streaming service. You can watch this show live as it airs or you can watch it on-demand. TBS comes standard in most viewing markets on the base channel package which starts at $35/month. The good news is that Sling TV regularly offers free devices if you prepay for a few months. To learn more about this service read our Sling TV review.
Watch American Dad! With Vudu
Vudu is a video-on-demand streaming service. You can purchase all 7 seasons or individual episodes of this TV show and then watch it on-demand. Pricing is subject to change at any time so please check with Vudu for the latest prices. This is one of the best ways to watch individual episodes that you may have missed and is typically less expensive than buying the DVD or Blu-ray. To learn more about this service read our Vudu review.
Stream American Dad! With DIRECTV STREAM
DIRECTV STREAM, formerly AT&T TV, is a live TV streaming service with an on-demand library. You can watch this TV as it airs live. DIRECTV STREAM has four different plan tiers starting at $84.99/month. This service gives access to 140+ different channels. This is a great service is you are already an existing AT&T internet and/or phone customer because you can bundle for discounts.
Which Devices Stream American Dad!
This TV show can be found on just about any streaming device on the market. You can stream on a tablet, smartphone, gaming console, desktop, or a streaming device such as a Roku, Apple TV, Chromecast, AirTV, Amazon Fire TV, and more. Here are some of the top devices that can be used to access one of the services that carry Archer. To learn more click on the icons below or read our best streaming device reviews.
Stream American Dad! Using A VPN
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