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'Family Guy' and 'American Dad' episodes pulled after Newtown shootings

FOX has taken scheduled episodes of "Family Guy" and "American Dad" out of its Sunday lineup in the wake of the shootings in Newton, Conn.The network will air repeats of the two shows instead out of concerns that the scheduled episodes contain some inappropriate content. The Futon Critic was the first to note the schedule change. "Family Guy" was set to run an episode called "Jesus, Mary and Joseph!" Sunday (Dec. 16) in which Peter tells his own version of the nativity story. It's being replaced by a repeat from last season, "Grumpy Old Man."The "American Dad" episode is called "Minstrel Krampus" and features a demon who punishes naughty children. In its place is the Season 6 episode "Wheels & The Legman and The Case of Grandpa's Key."A rerun of "The Cleveland Show" scheduled for 7 p.m. ET Sunday has also been replaced by a different repeat.FOX's move follows Syfy pulling an episode of "Haven"... http://blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2012/12/family-guy-and-american-dad-episodes-pulled-after-newtown-shootings.html

Video: American Dad Gets Musical During the Ho, Ho, Ho-lidays

American Dad is getting musical during the ho, ho, ho-lidays! When Steve starts acting like a spoiled brat during the holidays,  Stan will take him to see his incarcerated Grandpa Jack, who details the story of how he once caught Minstrel Krampus (voiced by guest star Danny Glover from Lethal Weapon ), a demon who punishes naughty children on Christmas. But when Steve's naughty ways escalate — as seen in the video below, which includes a musical number sung by Scott Grimes ! — Stan will release Krampus in an attempt to straighten out Steve's attitude. Naturally...  http://www.tvguide.com/News/American-Dad-Holiday-Video-1057567.aspx?rss=breakingnews

American Dad Season 8 Episode 6 “Adventures in Hayleysitting”

American Dad  Season 8  Episode 6  "Adventures in Hayleysitting" airs Sunday Dec 9 2012 (9:30-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. Episode Synopsis :  The Smith family’s regular babysitter, Lindsay (guest voice Alison Brie), breaks her leg in a soccer match, so Stan and Francine are forced to leave Steve with Hayley, despite her track record of being extremely irresponsible. When Hayley teases Steve about being a goody-two-shoes, Steve is determined to prove her wrong and sneaks out of the house to go to a party with the cool kids in the all-new "Adventures in Hayleysitting" episode of AMERICAN DAD  airing Sunday, Dec. 9 (9:30-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. Read More... http://www.tvequals.com/2012/12/09/american-dad-season-8-episode-6-adventures-in-hayleysitting/

TV ratings: Football dominates Sunday night, 'Amazing Race' finale does OK

Fast National ratings for Sunday, Dec. 9, 2012A snowbound "Sunday Night Football" game between Green Bay and Detroit gave NBC an easy ratings win. FOX also got a bump from late-afternoon NFL games running into primetime, resulting in better-than-average numbers for "The Simpsons" and "Bob's Burgers."Elsewhere, the season finale of "The Amazing Race" was in line with its season average, and ABC's Hallmark Hall of Fame movie "Christmas With Holly" posted decent viewer numbers -- the biggest the network has had since taking on the franchise last year.NBC delivered 15.9 million viewers and a 9.6 rating/15 share in households for the night. CBS (9.6 million, 6.0/9) came in second, a little ahead of FOX (8.55 million, 5.2/8). ABC trailed with 6.7 million viewers and a 4.1/6.NBC also led the adults 18-49 demographic with a 5.7 rating, finishing well ahead of FOX's 3.5. CBS averaged 2.2 in the demo and ABC 1.6.... http://blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2012/12/tv-ratings-football-dominates-sunday-night-amazing-race-finale-does-ok.html

American Dad Season 8 Episode 5 “Why Can’t We Be Friends?”

American Dad  Season 8  Episode 5 "Why Can’t We Be Friends?" airs Sunday Dec 2 2012 (9:30-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. Episode Synopsis:  Stan decides that Snot isn’t cool enough to be Steve’s best friend. So he attempts to separate them by staging a shooting at an ice cream parlor , of which Snot is the only witness and is then placed in the CIA Witness Protection program . Meanwhile, Roger hires Jeff to clean his attic forextra cash , but keeps robbing him every time he goes back downstairs in the all-new "Why Can’t We Be Friends?" episode of AMERICAN DAD airing Sunday, Dec. 2 (9:30-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. Read More... http://www.tvequals.com/2012/12/02/american-dad-season-8-episode-5-why-cant-we-be-friends/

American Dad Season 8 Episode 4 “American Stepdad”

American Dad  Season 8 Episode 4 "American Stepdad" airs Sunday Nov 18 2012 (9:30-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. Episode Synopsis:  American Dad Season 8 Episode 4 "American Stepdad" – Stan (Seth MacFarlane) invites his mother (guest voice Swoosie Kurtz) to come live with the family after Stan’s stepfather dies, and tensions rise when Roger (Seth MacFarlane) is forced to share his attic with her. Read More... http://www.tvequals.com/2012/11/18/american-dad-season-8-episode-4-american-stepdad/

American Dad Season 8 Episode 3 “Can I Be Frank With You?”

American Dad  "Can I Be Frank With You?" Season 8  episode 3  airs Sunday Oct 21 2012 (9:30-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. Episode Synopsis :  Francine fears that she and Stan (Seth MacFarlane) are growing apart because he spends so much time hanging out with his buddies at the "CIA Chill House." Meanwhile, Steve and his friends are recruited to join a boy band and make a music video in the all-new "Can I Be Frank With You?" episode of AMERICAN DAD  airing Sunday, Oct. 21 (9:30-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. Read More... http://www.tvequals.com/2012/10/21/american-dad-season-8-episode-3-can-i-be-frank-with-you/

American Dad Season 8 Episode 2 “Killer Vacation”

American Dad  "Killer Vacation" Season 8 episode 2 airs Sunday Oct 7 2012 (9:30-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. Episode Synopsis :  The Smith family’s tropical vacation turns out to be anything but relaxing when Stan is assigned a mission to kill the activities director at their resort , whom his boss at the CIA insists is an ex-war criminal. Meanwhile, Hayley (Rachael MacFarlane) and Jeff (Jeff Fischer) try to rekindle their fading romance, while Roger, as his latest persona, Abigail Lemonparty, falls for an older gentleman in the all-new Halloween-themed "Killer Vacation" episode of AMERICAN DAD airing Sunday, Oct. 7 (9:30-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. Read More... http://www.tvequals.com/2012/10/07/american-dad-season-8-episode-2-killer-vacation/

Fall 2012: American Dad Season 8 Premiere “Love, AD Style”

American Dad  "Love, AD Style" Season 7  premiere airs Sunday September 30 2012 (9:30-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. Episode Synopsis :  Roger (Seth MacFarlane) opens a crooner’s bar in the Smith  family’s attic and recruits Hayley (Rachael MacFarlane) as his main entertainer. Soon, all of Langley Falls becomes enthralled by her singing voice – including Roger, who takes his crush on Hayley a bit too far. Meanwhile, Stan tries to prove his manhood by negotiating a good deal on a new car in the all-new "Love, AD Style" season premiere episode of AMERICAN DAD  airing Sunday, Sept. 30 (9:30-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. Read More... http://www.tvequals.com/2012/09/30/fall-2012-american-dad-season-8-premiere-love-ad-style/

TV ratings: NBA Finals give ABC another win Sunday, U.S. Open boosts NBC

Fast National ratings for Sunday, June 17, 2012Sports ruled Sunday night's ratings, with the NBA Finals scoring more big ratings for ABC and the final round of golf's U.S. Open, which went deep into primetime, giving NBC much better numbers than a typical summer Sunday.Numbers for ABC and NBC will change with adjustments for live sports coverage, but as it stands now, ABC led the night with 11.5 million viewers and a 6.6 rating/12 share in households. NBC (8.8 million, 5.4/10) finished second. CBS took third with 5.4 million viewers and a 3.6/6 with a lineup of mostly reruns. FOX was all repeats and finished with 2.8 million viewers and a 1.6/3.ABC once again dominated the adults 18-49 demographic with a 4.8 rating. NBC came in second with a 2.1. FOX averaged 1.2 and CBS 0.8.... http://blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2012/06/tv-ratings-nba-finals-give-abc-another-win-sunday-us-open-boosts-nbc.html