Fox Renews ‘Family Guy’ and ‘American Dad’

Two of Seth MacFarlane's animated series will run through the 2013 TV season, but the fate of "The Cleveland Show" is less clear.

Blair Marnellby Blair Marnell

With three Seth MacFarlane animated series on Sunday nights alongside "The Simpsons," it's clear that Fox has no intention of breaking up its Animation Domination lineup anytime soon.

Deadline is reporting that "Family Guy" and "American Dad" have been renewed for their eleventh and eighth seasons, respectively. Both orders are said to be 22 episodes each and they will begin airing in the 2013 TV season.  "Family Guy" and "American Dad" had already been renewed for the fall 2012 season.

Under the terms of the new deal, "Family Guy" will reach its 239th episode, which is an impressive feat for a show that was once cancelled by Fox. However, the fate of MacFarlane's third animated series, "The Cleveland Show" is still up in the air. "The Cleveland Show" will be back next fall for its fourth season, but Fox is reportedly holding off its decision about ordering a fifth season, essentially putting the show on hiatus once the fourth season has been fully delivered to the network. But it's not a cancellation and "The Cleveland Show" could return for a fifth season in 2013 if Fox doesn't wait too long to make up its mind.

"Bob's Burgers" will also return for its third season next year and there is also a slim chance that the "Napoleon Dynamite" animated series may get renewed. As for "The Simpsons," it was renewed last year through its 25th season in 2013 and 2014.