[Press Release - Released by FOX]
Over the past 10 years, FAMILY GUY has entertained audiences with outrageous antics, irreverent humor, dazzling musical numbers and side-splitting cutaway gags. Since its debut in 1999, the series has spawned a legion of die-hard fans. Now, asFAMILY GUY gets ready to celebrate its 150th episode Sunday, May 2 (9:00-9:30 PM ET/PT) on FOX, it solidifies its place in American pop culture.
"150 episodes? And to think people said we wouldn't make it past Season Two," said Brian Griffin. "Technically, they were right. Good foresight on their part."
"150 episodes, and yet I haven't aged," said Stewie Griffin. "Is there something wrong with me? Oh, no! Do I have that Emmanuel Lewis thing?"
In the 150th episode, "Brian and Stewie," the series honors two of its breakout characters, BRIAN (voiced by MacFarlane) and STEWIE (voiced by MacFarlane). When the pair get locked in a bank vault, they are forced to deal with each other on a whole new level. Unlike any otherFAMILY GUY episode, the acts will play out in real time as Brian and Stewie react to being locked in a small space with no baby food or martinis to keep them from losing their minds while they hatch an escape plan.
Nominated for an Emmy for Outstanding Comedy Series in 2009, FAMILY GUY is the second animated series in television history to be honored with such a distinction. With more than 18 million combined DVD units sold, it is the largest-selling TV series ever.
FAMILY GUY follows the adventures of lovable oaf PETER GRIFFIN (voiced by MacFarlane) and his hilariously odd family of middle-class New Englanders. The series also features the voice talents of Alex Borstein, Seth Green and Mila Kunis, and has featured guest voice appearances by a wide range of notables, including Drew Barrymore, Lauren Conrad, Robert Downey Jr., Rob Lowe, Hugh Hefner, Will Ferrell, Jay Leno, Jimmy Kimmel, Kiefer Sutherland, James Woods, New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady and legendary rock group KISS.
FAMILY GUY is a 20th Century Fox Television production. Seth MacFarlane is creator/executive producer, while Steve Callaghan and Mark Hentemann are executive producers/show-runners. David A. Goodman, Chris Sheridan and Danny Smith serve as executive producers, and Kara Vallow serves as producer.