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'Family Guy': Show rips Emmy voters in mailer

The folks at "Family Guy" have never been ones ones to err on the side of decorum. And they've done it again, this time while trying to lobby for votes for the 2012 Emmys.In an attempt to secure nods for "Best Comedy," the show recently sent out a mailer featuring Peter Griffin saying, "Come on, you bloated, overprivileged Brentwood Jews. Let us into your little club." Brentwood is an area of Los Angeles that's home to numerous entertainment industry executives. Inside the mailer, Stewie offers a slightly less combative tone saying, "It's a secret ballot. You can still tell people you voted for 'Modern Family.'"This approach to getting the attention of Emmy voters is nothing new for the animated series. In previous years, the mailers have said such things as "You have to vote for us. We did a Holocaust episode" and "Celebrating diversity - written by 8 WASPs, 6 Jews, 2 Asians and 1... http://blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2012/05/family-guy-show-rips-emmy-voters-in-mailer.html

TV ratings: 'Celebrity Apprentice' finale down from last year, Billboard Awards also fall

Fast National ratings for Sunday, May 20, 2012The final Sunday of May sweeps was not a banner one for the broadcast networks. The finale of "The Celebrity Apprentice" was down from last year's season ender (but up from recent weeks, at least), and the Billboard Music Awards on ABC also took a tumble from last year's broadcast. The season finales of "The Simpsons" and "Family Guy" on FOX were also off compared to a year ago.CBS led the night in total viewers, drawing 11.3 million people and a 7.3 rating/12 share in households. ABC (7 million, 4.2/7) came in second for the night, beating out NBC (5.55 million, 3.5/6). FOX trailed with 4.1 million viewers and a 2.3/4.ABC was the only network to top the 2.0 mark among adults 18-49, finishing the night with a 2.4 in the demographic. FOX took second with a 1.9, followed by NBC, 1.6, and CBS, 1.3.... http://blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2012/05/tv-ratings-celebrity-apprentice-finale-down-from-last-year-billboard-awards-also-fall.html

Family Guy Season Finale 2012 “Viewer Mail #2 / Internal Affairs”

Family Guy  season finale "Viewer Mail #2 / Internal Affairs" Season 10 Episode 22 & 23 airs Sunday May 20 2012 (9:00-9:30 PM ET/PT) on FOX. Episode Synopsis:  Continuing  a popular show tradition, Brian and Stewie respond to viewer mail. We meet a British version of the Griffins, Quahog is taken over by a famous comedian and we get to see the world from Stewie’s POV. Then, Peter encourages Joe to have a one-night stand with his attractive new partner (Anna Kendrick, "Up in the Air") in order  to even the score with Bonnie (Jennifer Tilly) for her own indiscretions. Read More... http://www.tvequals.com/2012/05/20/family-guy-season-finale-2012-viewer-mail-2-internal-affairs/  

TV ratings: 'Desperate Housewives' finale helps ABC win Sunday

Fast National ratings for Sunday, May 13, 2012"Desperate Housewives" got a series-finale boost in Sunday's ratings, drawing its biggest audience in more than a year. It and "Once Upon a Time's" first-season finale helped ABC beat out CBS and the "Survivor: One World" finale for the night. ABC averaged 9.5 million viewers and a 5.8 rating/10 share in households for the evening. That was just enough to beat out CBS (9.4 million, 5.6/10). NBC came in third with 5.5 million viewers and a 3.5/6, while FOX (3.6 million, 2.2/4) trailed.ABC's lead among adults 18-49 was a little wider: It averaged a 2.8 rating in the demographic to CBS' 2.3. FOX, 1.7, finished third, while NBC posted a 1.3.... http://blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2012/05/tv-ratings-desperate-housewives-finale-helps-abc-win-sunday.html

'Family Guy,' 'American Dad' Renewed by Fox; 'Cleveland' Up in the Air

Seth MacFarlane is running two for three with his Animation Domination stable of series right now. Fox has renewed MacFarlane's "Family Guy" and "American Dad," TheWrap has confirmed. A decision on the renewal of MacFarlane's other animated series, "The Cleveland Show," is still pending. https://thewrap.com/deal-central/tv/article/family-guy-and-american-dad-renewed-fox-39316

Family Guy “Tea Peter” Season 10 Episode 21

Family Guy  "Tea Peter" Season 10  Episode 21  airs Sunday May 13 (9:00-9:30 PM ET/PT) on FOX. Episode Synopsis:  After Quahog City Hall threatens to shut down Peter’s illegally-run business, Peter joins the Tea Party and successfully campaigns to shut down the government. As a result of all the chaos in Quahog, Peter’s father-in-law, Carter (Seth MacFarlane), reaps the benefits in the all-new "Tea Peter" episode of FAMILY GUY  airing Sunday, May 13 (9:00-9:30 PM ET/PT) on FOX. Read More... http://www.tvequals.com/2012/05/13/family-guy-tea-peter-season-10-episode-21/  

Family Guy “Leggo My Meg-O” Season 10 Episode 20

Family Guy  "Leggo My Meg-O" Season 10  Episode 20  airs Sunday May 6 (9:00-9:30 PM ET/PT) on FOX. Episode Synopsis:  When Meg travels abroad to Europe, her exciting adventure comes to a halt when she gets kidnapped. Brian and Stewie embark on an action-packed mission to find her before it’s too late in the all-new "Leggo My Meg-O" episode of FAMILY GUY  airing Sunday, May 6 (9:00-9:30 PM ET/PT) on FOX. Read More... http://www.tvequals.com/2012/05/06/family-guy-leggo-my-meg-o-season-10-episode-20/  

Family Guy “Mr. and Mrs. Stewie” Season 10 Episode 19

Family Guy  "Mr. and Mrs. Stewie" Season 10 Episode 19 airs Sunday April 29 (9:00-9:30 PM ET/PT) on FOX. Episode Synopsis:  Stewie becomes smitten when he meets a girl who happens to be the female version of himself. Meanwhile, Peter and Quagmire take their friendship to a new level in the all-new "Mr. & Mrs. Stewie" episode of FAMILY GUY airing Sunday, April 29 (9:00-9:30 PM ET/PT) on FOX. Read More... http://www.tvequals.com/2012/04/29/family-guy-mr-and-mrs-stewie-season-10-episode-19/  

Family Guy “You Can’t Do That On Television, Peter” – A Kids’ Show

Family Guy  "You Can’t Do That On Television , Peter" Season 10 Episode 18  airs Sunday April 1 (9:00-9:30 PM ET/PT) on FOX. Episode Synopsis:  After Peter’s favorite children’s television show gets cancelled, he takes matters into his own hands by creating and starring in his own show for kids. Meanwhile, Meg begins an internship at the hospital with Dr. Hartman in the all-new "You Can’t Do That On Television, Peter" episode of FAMILY GUY airing Sunday, April 1 (9:00-9:30 PM ET/PT) on FOX. Read More... http://www.tvequals.com/2012/04/01/family-guy-you-cant-do-that-on-television-peter-a-kids-show/  

Family Guy “Forget-Me-Not” Season 10 Episode 17

Family Guy  "Forget-Me-Not" Season 10 Episode 17 airs Sunday March 18 (9:00-9:30 PM ET/PT) on FOX. Episode Synopsis:  When a seemingly innocent guy’s night out takes a sudden turn, Peter, Joe, Brian and Quagmire wake up in a hospital and discover that their memories have been erased and Quahog has been deserted in the all-new "Forget-Me-Not" episode of FAMILY GUY airing Sunday, March 18 (9:00-9:30 PM ET/PT) on FOX. Read More... http://www.tvequals.com/2012/03/18/family-guy-forget-me-not-season-10-episode-17/  
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