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The Weeknd co-writes new episode of American Dad

By | Published on Friday 3 April 2020

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The Weeknd has confirmed that he has co-written an episode of US animated sitcom ‘American Dad’. He will also “kinda” play himself in the episode, which is set to air next month.

The sixteenth series of the Seth MacFarlane show is set to hit screens in the US later this month. The Weeknd’s episode – co-written with Joel Hurwitz – will be the fourth in the series, airing on 4 May.

In an Instagram post, the musician captioned a picture of himself and Hurwitz together (taken when such things were still allowed), saying: “Me and this guy wrote an episode of ‘American Dad’. Also gonna play myself… kinda”.

It’s not the first time he has played himself… kinda. He also appears in not awful Adam Sandler movie ‘Uncut Gems’. Two tracks seemingly written for that film but unused in it appear on his new album ‘After Hours’, which was released last month.

After that album scored the biggest first week sales in the US so far this year, The Weeknd said in a statement earlier this week: “When I started making this album, I never imagined it would be released as we face a worldwide pandemic. I always felt that music helped me in hard times and I hope that this body of work can do the same for others”.

“It’s been amazing to see the real heroes shine in our world right now”, he went on, “the healthcare workers, the grocery store clerks and staff, delivery people, first responders – everyone putting their lives on the line to help others. This album is for them and any small joy or relief it can bring”.

While you wait for that ‘American Dad’ episode, here’s the video for ‘In Your Eyes’ from the new album: