American Dad! (season 12)
|American Dad! (season 12)|
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of episodes||15|
|Original release||October 20, 2014 –|
June 1, 2015
American Dad!'s twelfth season debuted on October 20, 2014, and ended June 1, 2015. The season consisted of 15 episodes.
Guest voice actors for the show's 12th season include Kathy Bates, Kristin Chenoweth, Ted Danson, Will Forte, Stephen Fry, Josh Groban, Stan Lee, Kate Mulgrew, Dean Norris, Carl Reiner, Mickey Rooney in his final television appearance, Sinbad, Mark Spitz, Patrick Stewart, Uma Thurman, and Robert Wuhl.
American Dad!'s 11th season (2014) was the series' final season on Fox. The cable network TBS picked up the series for its 12th season as announced in July 2013. The following 15 episodes debuted on October 20, 2014. TBS has aired reruns of American Dad! in syndication for several years and continues to. American Dad co-creator and showrunner Mike Barker said show's upcoming network relocation, "It's going to be the same American Dad!, just in a different place." However, Barker departed the series over creative differences once early production for season 12 commenced in November 2013.
|Title||Directed by||Written by||Original air date||Prod.|
|176||1||"Blonde Ambition"||Rodney Clouden||Story by : Evan Sandman & Carlo Hart |
Teleplay by : Wayne Dublin[a] & Carlo Hart & Evan Sandman
|October 20, 2014||9AJN01||1.09|
|Hayley goes blonde so she can be taken more seriously in her activist endeavors. Meanwhile, Stan and Steve's search for a new home takes a dangerous turn when guard dogs attempt to capture them.|
|177||2||"CIAPOW"||Jansen Yee||Joe Chandler & Nic Wegener||October 27, 2014||9AJN02||1.15|
|Stan sets out to prove that man is better than machine when a military drone takes his job and he and his coworkers end up kidnapped in Thailand after trying to steal the dictator's asthma inhaler. Meanwhile, Francine and the rest of the family compete in a slow-motion race.|
|178||3||"Scents and Sensei-bility"||Tim Parsons & Jennifer Graves||Wayne Dublin[a] & Carlo Hart & Evan Sandman||November 3, 2014||9AJN05||1.22|
|Snot and Steve enroll in a karate class after getting fed up of being bullied, but when Snot later gets brainwashed by the sensei, Steve must come to the rescue. Meanwhile, Klaus becomes an outside pet when he gets a smelly odor.|
|179||4||"Big Stan on Campus"||Pam Cooke & Valerie Fletcher||Brian Boyle||November 10, 2014||9AJN04||1.16|
|When the CIA lets Stan go due to budget cuts, Stan takes a job as a college security guard at Groff Community College, where the student body loves him...until a noise disturbance call makes him their enemy. Meanwhile, Roger turns the Smith house into a bed and breakfast and do everything they can to make their eccentric guest (voiced by Stephen Fry) comfortable.|
|180||5||"Now and Gwen"||Chris Bennett||Rachael Bogert & Emily Wood||November 17, 2014||9AJN06||1.31|
|Hayley suspects that Gwen, Francine's sister, is up to no good when she comes to town. Meanwhile, Roger tries to find out the location of a treasure from a guy in a coma, Stan teaches Steve the art of hugging, and Klaus shadows Roger's dramatic comments.|
|181||6||"Dreaming of a White Porsche Christmas"||Shawn Murray||Brian Boyle||December 1, 2014||9AJN08||1.01|
|In a parody of It's a Wonderful Life, Stan wishes to have Principal Lewis' swinging bachelor life, but soon regrets the wish when he finds out that Francine is married to Principal Lewis in an alternate reality.|
|182||7||"LGBSteve"||Joe Daniello||Erik Richter||February 23, 2015||9AJN11||1.10|
|Steve has a gender identity crisis when Hayley convinces him to join an all-girls roller derby team with her and the other players believe Steve is more feminine than masculine. Meanwhile, Stan and Francine hire a magical repairman to fix the backyard, but everything he does makes them angry.|
|183||8||"Morning Mimosa"||Josue Cervantes||Ali Waller||March 2, 2015||9AJN07||1.14|
|Steve becomes a star chef after Francine refuses to cook for him and demonstrates his skills on a morning talk show for drunken, middle-aged women. Meanwhile, Stan thinks he can make people vanish by snapping his fingers.|
|184||9||"My Affair Lady"||Joe Daniello||Teresa Hsiao||March 9, 2015||9AJN03||1.14|
|Hayley considers having an affair with a married man when she gets a new job from the help of Roger, her new life coach. Meanwhile, Francine and Steve go to a mother-son dance and Stan ends up stealing Steve's date.|
|185||10||"A Star Is Reborn"||Rodney Clouden||Brett Cawley & Robert Maitia||March 16, 2015||9AJN09||1.10|
|Stan and Francine win a trip to Los Angeles, and Stan, disappointed that Hollywood isn't as glamorous as it used to be, is taken in by an old actress and her circle of old Hollywood friends who believe that Stan is the reincarnation of her comedy actor husband who died under mysterious circumstances. Meanwhile, Roger kennel-trains Steve and Hayley when Hayley reveals that she deleted one of his episodes of Bones from his DVR and Steve claims that Bones hasn't been good since season four.|
|186||11||"Manhattan Magical Murder Mystery Tour"||Jansen Yee||Kirk J. Rudell||March 23, 2015||9AJN10||1.02|
|The Smiths head to the Big Apple when Francine is nominated for an award for her housewife novella. Meanwhile, Stan and Hayley hang out with actor Robert Wuhl and Roger and Steve re-create their fictional partnership, Wheels and the Legman.|
|187||12||"The Shrink"||Pam Cooke & Valerie Fletcher||Brett Cawley & Robert Maitia||March 30, 2015||9AJN12||1.11|
|After witnessing a newlywed couple die in a taxi cab crash, Stan sees the CIA's psychologist over his survival guilt and ends up obsessed with miniature-building. Meanwhile, Roger and Klaus train to be world-class wine connoisseurs after embarrassing themselves at a wine tasting.|
|188||13||"Holy Shit, Jeff's Back!"||Tim Parsons & Jennifer Graves||Joe Chandler & Nic Wegener||May 18, 2015||9AJN13||1.17|
|Jeff makes his return from space after being abducted, but Hayley and Roger suspect that Jeff isn't who he seems to be. Meanwhile, Steve looks after Snot's hamster.|
|189||14||"American Fung"||Chris Bennett||Greg Cohen||May 25, 2015||9AJN14||0.91|
|In this episode that has been bought by a Chinese billionaire (and has been re-edited to reflect this), Stan has Francine committed to a mental hospital to hide the fact that he once again forgot their wedding anniversary, only for her to be re-committed after throwing a fit.|
|190||15||"Seizures Suit Stanny"||Josue Cervantes||Erik Durbin||June 1, 2015||9AJN15||1.11|
|Stan's lie about having a seizure, (when he was really texting and driving), takes a turn for the worse when he is put on anti-seizure medication that changes him into a Frankenstein-like monster. Meanwhile, Roger helps Steve with his performance anxiety by taking him to the local pool.|
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