so i have been looking into why the Wiki, Tvdb, fox.com and foxflash.com have varying information about this series episode list
and this is what i got in a reply a few hrs ago poster on the wiki talk page and here to clear things up a bit
Ask Fox Ask.Fox@fox.com
1:07 PM (3 hours ago)
With animation there is a difference between PRODUCTION "SEASONS" (which we have now started internally calling "Cycles") and AIR SEASONS
Due to the nature of animation (it takes between 9 months and 1.2 years to produce just one episode), we order more episodes than what could air in one year - so a "Production Season/Cycle" could last 1, 2 or even 3 Air Seasons. And that is the case with ALL of our animated shows
With AMERICAN DAD - this year that just concluded (the 2011/12 Season) we aired mostly Production Cycle 6 episodes + 2 Production Cycle 7 episodes - airing in the 8th Air Season
This coming Season, we will air the 9th Air Season of the show - using Production Cycle 7 episodes
So as that stand Thetvdb is using in my ming the correct information. which is the 8th Air Season.
now I have posted this on the wiki aswell to see if i can fix things there as it looks like they should two sets of lists one for Production season/cycles and one for Air Seasons.
and once thats done maybe people will stop complaining
Thanks for reading. i just wanted to make things a little more clear since when I was doing all my info thetvdb seemed wrong when in fact the wiki is listing it wrong