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AMERICAN DAD

FOX Sunday at 930 ET

 PTC Summary:

Production Companies: 20th Century FOX Television
Producers: Seth MacFarlane, Mike Barber, and Matt Weitzman
Creators: Seth MacFarlane, Mike Barber, and Matt Weitzman

Now in its seventh season, the American Dad in question is Stanley Smith, a CIA agent devoted to his country and his work above all else, even his own family. Francine is his trophy housewife, and his children are rebellious daughter Hailey, and Steve, his geeky son. The family’s house is also occupied by Helmut, a lascivious German talking fish, and a hermaphrodite alien with substance abuse issues named Roger.

Like Family Guy, American Dad is filled with crude sex, violence and foul language. Typical content has included Hailey eloping with her pothead boyfriend, as Stan’s boss discusses having sex with her: “I tapped her like a pony keg, banged her around so much I lost my deposit.” Violence is graphic, with gory wounds, blood, murder and dismemberment frequently shown. Foul language, including bleeped f- and s-words and unbleeped words like “bitch”, are common.

American Dad is not recommended for viewers under age 18.

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Show may include gratuitous sex, explicit dialogue, violent content, or obscene language, and is unsuitable for children.

The show contains adult-oriented themes and dialogue that may be inappropriate for youngsters.

Family-friendly show promoting responsible themes and traditional values.

Not yet rated by the PTC.


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