July 16, 2013

THE SKED: “American Dad” Moves to TBS

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Written by: Mitch Salem
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TBS has done extremely well with off-network reruns of Family Guy, and now it’s getting into the Seth MacFarlane business in a bigger way.  After the upcoming 2013-14 broadcast season, his AMERICAN DAD will move to cable, with 15 episodes ordered (its affiliated Adult Swim will air the new TBS episodes after their premieres as well).  The show will presumably lead in to Conan on TBS, and although this was undoubtedly a pricey deal, it should pay off for the cable network with young male viewers.

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Mitch Salem
MITCH SALEM has worked on the business side of the entertainment industry for 20 years, as a senior business affairs executive and attorney for such companies as NBC, ABC, USA, Syfy, Bravo, and BermanBraun Productions, and before that, at the NY law firm of Weil, Gotshal & Manges. During all that, he has more or less constantly been going to the movies and watching TV, and writing about both since the 1980s. His film reviews also currently appear on and In addition, he is co-writer of an episode of the television series "Felicity."