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'Family Guy' is Keeping the FCC Busy

Let it be known that Seth MacFarlane is doing his patriotic duty. He is keeping Americans employed by running 'Family Guy', the television program that generates more FCC complaints than any other. Remember when 'The Simpsons' was the most controversial show on television? Now it seems tame by comparison to a plethora of others. Of course, now 'Family Guy' will set the standard for the future in terms of crudeness. Mind you, the FCC only investigates complaints about network channels (the ones that can be seen for free). So programs like 'South Park' and 'Jersey Shore' are safe ... for now. And what sort of depraved and immoral activities will the animated sitcom of the future hold? Will it have baby eating? Sex with vegetables? Politics? Whatever the lowest common denominator program of the future is, the only guarantee that can be certain in the future is that it will be shown on Fox. Source Here

Casting Call: If Family Guy Does Star Trek

In light of the DVD release of Family Guy: Something, Something, Something Dark Side, we've decided to take a look at what we would want to see if the Seth MacFarlane and company decided to make a full-episode Star Trek parody. What Movie? With so much material to choose from, the first question to ask is what movie should be parodied? While it would be tempting to re-imagine J.J. Abrams' recent reboot of the franchise, it would definitely be funnier to take a stab at some of the older installments. While Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan would be an obvious choice; we've already seen quite a few references to this movie on Family Guy. Instead, we'd pick the highly successful Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home as our film to parody instead. The movie had broad appeal, and even non-Trekkers would be able to relate to this retelling. The Cast One of the most enjoyable aspects of the Family Guy Star Wars parodies has been the clever casting choices made. It's amusing to see which Family Guy character gets chosen to represent each Star Wars icon. With the Star Trek crew, the casting choices are even more difficult. Source Here

FAMILY GUY "Extra Large Medium" Season 8 Episode 12 - Photos

Check out a first look at FAMILY GUY "Extra Large Medium" Season 8 Episode 12 airing this Sunday February 14 (9:00-9:30 PM ET/PT) on FOX. Episode Synopsis: When Chris and Stewie go missing for several days, Lois is at her wit's end until she sees a psychic who assures her they are safe. Even after the boys return home, Lois and Peter's psychic obsession continues, and Peter takes it a step too far when he starts charging neighbors for his extrasensory perception. Meanwhile, Chris develops a crush on a girl at school in the all-new "Extra Large Medium" episode of FAMILY GUY airing Sunday, Feb. 14 (9:00-9:30 PM ET/PT) on FOX. Voice Cast: Seth MacFarlane as Peter Griffin, Stewie Griffin, Brian Griffin and Quagmire; Alex Borstein as Lois Griffin; Seth Green as Chris Griffin; Mila Kunis as Meg Source & More Photos

What Else Should Family Guy Make Fun Of?

Family Guy has been around for eight seasons now and shows no signs of slowing down yet. Not bad for a show that languished in cancellation only a few years ago. Love them or hate them, the numerous cutaway gags (affectionately known now as "manatee jokes") are a major part of the show's humor. Family Guy rarely lasts for 30 seconds without our hero Peter Griffin drifting off to Imaginationland to hang out with his favorite pop culture characters. Even after eight seasons, though, there are some movies and TV shows we wish Family Guy would spend more time lampooning. That's why we've put together a list of the ten films and shows we want to see more of on Family Guy. In most cases we have seen jokes at the expense of these characters, but we feel the show would do well to tackle them more directly as it does with the likes of Star Wars and James Woods. Besides, anything beats another Conway Twitty gag. Source Here

FAMILY GUY 150th Episode To Air in May 2010

[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. Source Here

Ratings: Grammys Numbers Fly High

Viewership for the 52nd annual Grammys rose dramatically, drawing its best audience since 2004 and continuing this awards season's uptick in the ratings. Early estimates show some 26.6 million viewers watched Sunday's telecast - a whopping 35 percent improvement over 2009's ceremony, which drew 19.1 million viewers. The big numbers led CBS to an easy victory, with ABC placing a distant second for the night. Desperate Housewives (11.4 million viewers) was, as usual, the high spot for ABC's Sunday night, but it fell 3 percent from last week and tied a series low among 18-to-49-year-olds. Brothers & Sisters (7.7 million viewers) and Extreme Makeover: Home Edition (8.5 million) were down 8 and 12 percent, respectively. The lack of a big football lead-in audience hurt Fox, as all of its comedies were well below their season averages. Family Guy fared the best, pulling in 6.2 million viewers. NBC's two-hour Dateline pulled in 4.8 million viewers while a special sports-themed Saturday Night Live clip show drew 3 million viewers. Source Here

Chace Crawford on FAMILY GUY Season 8

Check out a first look at Chace Crawford making a voice guest appearance in an upcoming episode of FAMILY GUY "Dial Meg for Murder" Season 8 Episode 11 airing Sunday January 31 (9:00-9:30 PM ET/PT) on FOX. Episode Synopsis: Brian gets a gig writing for a teen magazine about the average American girl, but when he starts trailing Meg for research he discovers that her desperate attempts at dating have led her to a guy in the slammer. When Brian tries to expose Meg's secret to the family, he finds that her boyfriend, Luke (guest voice Crawford), has broken out of jail and has been hiding in the Griffin's house in the all-new "Dial Meg for Murder" episode of FAMILY GUY airing Sunday, Jan. 31 (9:00-9:30 PM ET/PT) on FOX. Source & More Photo

Ratings: Strong finale for 'Survivor'

CBS reality vet "Survivor," set to celebrate its 10th anniversary next year, wrapped its 19th edition with impressive numbers Sunday, easily standing as the night's top entertainment program. NBC's "Sunday Night Football," meanwhile, again topped all competition. According to preliminary nationals from Nielsen, "Survivor: Samoa" averaged roughly a 4.5 rating/11 share in adults 18-49 and 14.2 million viewers overall from 8 to roughly 10:10 p.m. -- up a bit vs. the finale of "Survivor: Gabon" in December of last year. It was followed by the reunion show, which should come in at about a 3.8/10 in 18-49 and 11.8 million viewers overall. Kicking off the night was "60 Minutes" (2.4/7 in 18-49, 13.0 million viewers overall), whose numbers are likely inflated by a football overrun in some parts of the country. To Read More Click Here .

'Family Guy' Lap Dance Scene Under Attack - Featured

" Family Guy " once again landed itself on hot water when it aired an episode where Carter Pewterschmidt was given a lap dance by a stripper. The Parents Television Council (PTC) is not happy with the situation, arguing that the Fox animation is one of the most-watched programs with children 6 to 11. PTC has filed a complaint to Federal Communications Commission about the Sunday, December 13 episode. "In the episode, loutish Peter takes his father-in-law and friends to a strip club named the Fuzzy Clam. Peter tells a stripper to perform a lap dance on his father-in-law. She bends over and waggles her rear before his face," PTC starts with the description of the particular scene. " 'Do I stick the money right inside of her?' he asks. When Peter replies, 'No, you do not,' his father-in-law asks, 'Why? Have you done that before?' Peter giggles nervously. As the woman briefly rubs her rear against the father-in-law's crotch, he asks, 'When do I hit her?' Peter pours beer down his in-law's throat and orders the stripper to 'give this old bastard the ride of his life'." "The stripper writhes up and down against the father-in-law's body, shakes her breasts in his face, then straddles his lap and thrusts her groin against his. Lois' father grunts in pleasure, then spasms and collapses to the ground as he has a heart attack." In their argument, PTC says, "Apparently Fox must believe that because the program is animated it can air anything it wants on 'Family Guy' no matter how inappropriate or indecent. Fox hides behind satire and animation as an 'excuse' to air the foulest material imaginable, but Fox needs to learn that broadcast decency laws apply to all broadcast programming aired during the time when children are most likely to be watching." FOX chose to give no comment to this. Meanwhile, the episode which becomes the subject of complaint can be found at Source Here

House: Hugh Laurie on 'Family Guy'

No new episode of House until January 25, but if you watch your cartoons, you've probably seen Gregory House (Hugh Laurie) on another show Wednesday, albeit an animated one. Laurie lent his voice on the Family Guy episode "Business Guy" this week, and while he was only on a few scenes and said only a few lines, it was dead on, and his scenes were among the funniest on the episode. "My methods are a little unorthodox, Mr. Griffin," he tells Peter, after throwing a book explicitly titled Rulebook out the window. A little exaggerated and overt, but that's kind of the thing with Family Guy. It's not the first time the Brit made a guest appearance on the show. On the episode, Peter's father-in-law Carter suffered a heart attack and was sent to (I presume) Princeton Plainsboro hospital under the care of House. Carter went into a coma, and the first thing House did was to punch him just to see that he wasn't faking it. House made more appearances throughout the episode, giving Peter advice on running the company and later he was revealed to be the guy in the swamp monster suit. Scooby Doo, anyone? In fact, Laurie wasn't the only popular television character on the cartoon closer. Jim Parsons and Johnny Galecki, who plays Sheldon and Leonard on CBS' The Big Bang Theory also appear as their characters. Both Family Guy and House are on Fox. Source Here