Fox has decided to give "American Dad!" early renewal although the show's rating has sunk down a bit since its 2005 premiere. The animated TV series starring Seth MacFarlane as one of the voice cast will be back for seventh season, bringing it through the 2012-2013 season, so it was officially announced.
Despite the decrease in rating, "American Dad!" actually still manages to pull a fairly dependable audience. Last season, it reportedly scored 5.9 million viewers. "This is fantastic news," Roger the Alien said. "But you do realize I'm not real, right?" That quote by Seth's animated character in its renewal press release seems to express the network's satisfaction with the figure.
Before moving to the next season, "American Dad!" will go through "lots of hijinks from the Smiths this spring" in the new episodes of its sixth season. Upcoming guest voices include Anjelica Huston, Elisabeth Shue, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Burt Reynolds and Cee-Lo Green.