Stan Smith (Seth MacFarlane) is the conservative CIA agent who fumbles more often than he scores.
Francine (Wendy Schaal) is his attractive and very forgiving wife, who has an unfaltering loyalty that allows her to turn a blind eye toward Stan's unabashed arrogance.
Hayley (Rachael MacFarlane, Seth's sister) is their 18-year-old left-wing activist daughter, who knows just how to push her father's buttons whether it's by helping the homeless, demanding women's rights or supporting gun control.
Steve (Scott Grimes) is their 14-year-old son who is geeky yet cocky, a kid who spends his time playing Dungeons & Dragons and obsessing about the opposite sex.
Klaus (Dee Bradley Baker) is an attention-starved goldfish with the brain of a German guy who always throws in his two cents regardless of whether anyone is listening.
My Two Cents:
American Dad deserves a consistent time slot and as much promotion as MacFarlane's first show, Family Guy. Though the style of animation is the same, the humor is much more grounded and of-the-moment. American Dad takes on issues involving our government, our political views and other hot topics, walking the line between preachy and irreverent.
You won't find flashbacks full of pop culture references on American Dad. But you will find smart, witty dialgue and clever plot set-ups. It's worth seeking out on FOX's schedule and on DVD.