While Fox opted not to renew its long-running animated series King of the Hill (related article here), the network has decided to give a greenlight for a fifth season of American Dad. Executive producers Mike Barker and Matt Weitzman have also signed new overall deals with 20th Century Fox TV:
“It was one of our goals going into the summer to make sure their services were secured,” said 20th Century Fox TV chairman Dana Walden. “The show has evolved creatively under their leadership. And when you find a tentpole player like Seth, one of the critical elements in supporting their companies is locking up the services of the people they depend on, they trust.”
Production on the currently running fourth season of American Dad is coming to a close, just as the writing team is starting to break stories for the show’s fifth season.