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‘American Dad: Volume 6’ DVD Cover Art

American Dad Volume 6 will be in stores April 19 and includes all eighteen uncensored episodes of Season 5, along with deleted scenes and audio commentary.


Seth MacFarlane’s Secret

FOX renews ‘American Dad’ for 6th season

FOX has ordered a sixth season of American Dad, which was recently honored with an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Animated Program. The series continues to follow the trials and tribulations of die-hard Republican and card-carrying NRA member Stan Smith and his odd family in Langley Falls, VA. American Dad ranks in the Top 10 programs of the season among Teens, Male Teens, Men 18-34, Persons 12-34, Adults 18-34 and Men 18-49, and has consistently performed well in total viewership for its time slot.


Family Guy nabs Best Comedy Emmy nomination

Seth MacFarlane has something to be happy about today as his show, Family Guy, has been nominated in the Best Comedy category for the 61st annual Emmys. This is the first time in 50 years that an animated series has been nominated in that category. Family Guy will go up against Entourage, Flight of the Conchords, How I Met Your Mother, The Office, 30 Rock and Weeds.

In the Outstanding Animated Program (for programming less than one hour), the nominees are:
American Dad’s “Sixteen-Hundred Candles”
Robot Chicken’s “Robot Chicken: Star Wars Episode II”
South Park’s “Margaritaville”
The Simpsons’ “Gone Maggie Gone.”

In the Outstanding Animated Program (for programming one hour or more), the nominees are:
Afro Samurai: Resurrection
Destination Imagination (Foster’s Home for Imaginary Friends)

In the Outstanding Special Class – Short-format Animated Programs, the nominees are:
Phineas and Ferb’s “The Monster Of Phineas-N-Ferbenstein”
SpongeBob SquarePants’ “Dear Vikings”

In the Outstanding Voice-Over Performance, the nominees are:
Ron Rifkin, as Narrator for American Masters’ “Jerome Robbins: Something To Dance About”
Seth MacFarlane, as Peter Griffin for Family Guy’s “I Dream of Jesus”
Seth Green, as Anakin Skywalker (among others) for Robot Chicken’s “Robot Chicken: Star Wars Episode II,”
Hank Azaria, as Moe Syzlak for The Simpsons’ “Eeny Teeny Maya, Moe,”
Harry Shearer, as Mr. Burns (among others) for The Simpsons’ “The Burns And The Bees”
Dan Castellaneta, as Homer Simpson for The Simpsons’ “Father Knows Worst”

Also, The Simpsons received a nomination for Outstanding Music Composition For A Series (Original Dramatic Score) for the “Gone Maggie Gone” episode as well.


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FOX’s Fall 2009 Animation Domination premiere date

Sunday, September 27 is the day to mark on your calendar if you’re a fan of FOX’s Sunday Animation Domination block of programming. Premiering at 8:00PM is The Simpsons, followed by the series premiere of Family Guy spinoff, The Cleveland Show. At 9:00PM we get Family Guy, followed by American Dad.


‘American Dad Vol. 4’ coming to DVD April 28

FOX announced today that “American Dad Vol. 4″ arrives on DVD April 28. From “Family Guy” producers Seth MacFarlane, Mike Barker and Matt Weitzman, “American Dad” follows the adventures of ultra-conservative CIA agent Stan Smith, a man who will stop at nothing to protect his family and country from the dangers of international terrorism and left-wing America.

“American Dad Vol. 4″ features 14 episodes from seasons three and four along with commentaries from cast and crew members, deleted scenes and more.

The “American Dad Vol. 4” DVD Collection is presented on full screen (aspect ratio 1.33:1) and features English 5.1 Dolby Surround and English, French and Spanish subtitles.


‘The Simpsons’ score best ratings in 5 years

The 19th annual “Treehouse of Horror” Simpsons episode gave the show its best ratings in nearly five years, bringing in 12.5 million viewers, receiving a 6.2 preliminary rating among adults 18-49. The momentum continued throughout the night as King of the Hill brought in 8.6 million viewers, while Family Guy brought in 10 million and finally, American Dad managed to attract 7.2 million viewers — all season-high numbers.

You’re probably noticing that King of the Hill brought in 1.4 million more viewers than American Dad, yet Fox is cancelling King and keeping Dad. To those wondering why this is, it has to do with the magical demographics. American Dad manages to pull in a younger crowd which advertisers love.

Oh, and the main reason The Simpsons managed to nab such a high number of viewers was because of the scene in which Homer tries to vote for Barack Obama only to have things go terribly wrong. Watch the clip below:

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