Fox already has picked up The Cleveland Show for the last nine episodes of its second season. The Family Guy spin-off was picked up last May for the first 13 episodes of a second season starting next year - four months before the show's debut. The Fox show's initial season got under way Sept. 27, bringing in 9.5 million viewers and scoring an impressive 4.9 rating in the 18-to-49 demographic. The animated comedy's premiere was also the highest debut in 18-to-34 demo and marked one of the highest-rated scripted series openers so far this fall. Source Here
After finding a lump on her breast, Lois goes to the doctor to get it tested. Thankfully, the tests come back benign. However, the doctor looks into her family medical history and reveals that Lois is actually Jewish. Peter is eager at first for this new change, but after being visited by the ghost of his father, he changes his tune. Watch & Discuss: Watch Family Guy: Season 8, Episode 2 - Family Goy' Read Family Guy's Review: Season 8, Episode 2 - Family Goy'
Conan chatted with Family Guy 's Seth MacFarlane and Seth busted out a few voices, plus talked about the Emmy winners on The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien Thursday. Conan also had a visit from Michael Moore to talk about his new movie hitting theaters this weekend! Tonight Show: Seth MacFarlane (10/01/09) Tonight Show: Michael Moore (10/01/09) Also, check out some other fun Conan clips of the night: Tonight Show: Conan's Tabloid Moment (10/01/09) Blame it on LaBamba (10/01/09) Andy's Romantic Description (10/01/09) Conan Does Barbershop (10/01/09)
Wisteria Lane residents, be advised: Stewie's plan for world domination is coming together. Hot off its historic Emmy nod, Fox's Family Guy scored its biggest audience in more than a year, with 10.2 million assembled for its eighth-season premiere, preliminary Nielsen estimates showed. Even more impressive, in the 9 p.m. half-hour, Family Guy dominated a downsized Desperate Housewives among young people who weren't watching the football game on NBC. All in all, it was a pretty ugly night for Housewives. The pretty: The six-season-old ABC soap ended up as Sunday's most-watched show after football, with 13.2 million fans. The ugly: It lost about 5.5 million fans from last fall's opener. Source: E!Online - Family Guy Head of Housewives ?
Brian and Stewie go on another road trip through alternate universes using a special remote control. Including a post-apocalyptic world, a parallel world run by dogs where humans are pets and a universe reminiscent of the show Robot Chicken. Watch & Discuss: Watch Family Guy: Season 8, Episode 1 - 'Road to the Multiverse' Read Family Guy's Review: Season 8, Episode 1 - 'Road to the Multiverse'
'Family Guy' banned in Venezuela Government officials in Venezuela have reportedly threatened TV networks with fines if they do not remove Family Guy from their schedules. The region's Justice Minister Tareck El Aissami claimed that the US animated show advocates drug use, Contactmusic reports. The government cited an episode of the Seth MacFarlane-created series which sees the characters seemingly champion the legalisation of marijuana. Authorities announced yesterday that they would financially penalise network bosses who ignore the ban. It was previously reported that the Fox network had decided not to air a "controversial" episode of the programme dealing with abortion.
Take a sneak peek at the first episode of Season 8 of Family Guy airing this Sunday Sept 27 (9:00-9:30 PM ET/PT) on Fox. The episode, titled "Road to the Multiverse", has Stewie and Brian travel to multiple universes. Source Here
" Family Guy " takes a second jab at fellow Emmy nominee, this time 'beating down' Brian the Dog for thinking about voting for "Flight of the Conchords" as the winner of Best Comedy Series at the 61st Annual Primetime Emmy Awards. Calling the HBO show "wacky", Stewie yelled to Brian, "They are not even from here!" Stewie makes a reference to "Conchords" stars Jemaine Clement and Bret McKenzie, who play fictionalized versions of themselves. They are both natives of New Zealand who migrate to New York City in order to seek fame and success in their music career. "Conchords" co-creator James Bobin himself was surprised at the inclusion of the show in the run for Best Comedy. "We hadn't had a sense that anything was afoot. I read the occasional preview, and we hadn't been mentioned at all," he said. Through the mocking videos, "Family Guy", which is the only animated series admitted to the category, is campaigning for a win at the awards show. Earlier this week, " The Office " version was released, using the same "Where's My Emmy?" scene but with different dubbing. Creator Seth MacFarlane will release similar videos in the days to come for the other nominees in the particular category. MacFarlane stated his belief back in July that there is a slim chance "Family Guy" will win Best Comedy. He said, "I don't think [voters] are ready to award an animated show best comedy. I don't think they're sure of what that would mean to the institution as a whole." The awards will be held on September 20 and aired live by CBS from Los Angeles. To Watch The Video Click here . Source Here
There's a big reason why Stewie was so determined to conquer the world and kill his mother Lois on " Family Guy ". The secret lies within the 1-year-old baby's sexual orientation, which creator Seth MacFarlane finally outed. "We had an episode that went all the way to the script phase in which Stewie does come out," MacFarlane who also gives voice to the character said. In the September issue of Playboy, MacFarlane explained that there is a script where Stewie was harassed by the kids at school so he went back through time to "prevent a passage in Leviticius from being written: 'Thou shalt not lie with mankind as with womankind. It is an abomination'. " The script was terminated though because it won't make sense. "Ultimately, Stewie will be gay or a very unhappy repressed heterosexual," MacFarlane added. "It also explains why he's so hellbent on killing (his mother, Lois) and taking over the world: He has a lot of aggression, which comes from confusion and uncertainty about his orientation." One more secret which was spilled by MacFarlane is the fact that Lois is of Jewish descendant. Responding to the question why a Protestant like Lois speaks with Jewish accent, MacFarlane said, "Watch this season!. Lois finds out she is, in fact, Jewish." The eighth season comes back on Fox September 27. On another news, the un-aired "Family Guy" episode about abortion was screened before The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences on Wednesday, August 12. The episode deals with Lois' confusion whether she should abort the baby she is carrying for an infertile friend who suddenly died out of car accident. Her husband Peter told the viewers that she went through it eventually. MacFarlane hopes this episode will come on the DVD release. Source Here
IGN.com Thanks to The Hollywood Reporter, we've got some details from FOX broadcasting entertainment president Kevin Reilly about the controversial abortion-themed episode of Family Guy, entitled "Partial Terms of Endearment" that FOX has decided not to air. Spoiler Alert! Beware folks, we're about to go into detail on what occurs in this episode, including the ending. The plot of "Partial" revolves around Lois becoming a surrogate mother for an infertile couple that gets killed ina car accident. She then has a choice to make about whether or not she wants to still have the baby or get an abortion. Originally the episode was going to have an open-ending, with the audience never really finding out which choice Lois makes. But then series creator Seth MacFarlane (voice of Peter Griffin) added in a little ending moment where Peter pops his head in and tells everyone "she had the abortion." Reilly stated that FOX made some suggestions for the "very graphic, very morbid" episode but that MacFarlane wanted to go in another direction. Reilly added "at that moment in time, there was a tough conversation gong on with clients, and we didn't need the headache." "We don't censor Seth," explained Reilly. "It was a business decision. It was fragile subject matter at a sensitive time." MacFarlane himself was on hand with Reilly at the TCA press tour, playing his role during a live luncheon table read of The Cleveland Show's third episode for the ballroom of noshing critics. He admitted that he was fine with Reilly's final verdict. "I'm in a position with FOX where I'm having sort of a golden age," MacFarlane noted. He went on to say that he trusted Reilly's decision "implicitly." Again, this episode will not air on network TV, but it just may wind up on a DVD set in the future.