Atlanta-based TBS for years focused on repeats of successful shows.
Then last year, it picked up original episodes of "Cougar Town," picking the show up from ABC.
Now it's taking the same route with Fox's animated series "American Dad."
After the show finishes its 10th season on Fox for the 2013-14 season, TBS will pick up 15 new episodes of the series in late 2014.
Sister station Adult Swim will then air encore episodes.
"American Dad! is a great fit for TBS, a favorite of comedy fans who like smart, irreverent humor with ample doses of biting wit and skewering satire," said Michael Wright, president, head of programming for TBS, TNT and Turner Classic Movies (TCM), in a press release. "We look forward to welcoming Seth MacFarlane and the rest of his team as they bring this iconic show to TBS."
TBS has done well with repeats of "Family Guy" and "American Dad" in recent years.
Relatively speaking, "American Dad" has been a solid performer after "Family Guy" on Sunday nights for years but has never gotten the buzz or acclaim.