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Elizabeth Banks to Appear on Family Guy Season Premiere

The odds will be ever in Family Guy' s favor this fall. As first reported by Entertainment Weekly , Hunger Games star Elizabeth Banks will lend her voice to the Family Guy premiere this fall, coming on board as the wife of Lois' ex-boyfriend, Ross Fishman. Look for her character's family to try and scale Mount Everest. "The Fishmans look down their noses at the Griffins as these slobs," said producer Mark Hentemann. "They’re super successful and they go on the most exotic vacations and they take on the greatest challenges... Peter picks up on his jealousy that he had in season 3 and says, ‘Well, if they’re going to do it, we’re gonna do it - and beat them.’" Kellan Lutz (The Twilight Saga) will also guest voice on an upcoming installment. To relive the very best of Season 10, visit our Family Guy quotes section now! //

TV ratings: '60 Minutes' and 'Family Guy' lead a weak Sunday night

Fast National ratings for Sunday, July 8, 2012A lackluster Sunday in the Nielsen ratings followed its usual pattern. CBS scored the night's biggest total audience thanks to "60 Minutes," and a pair of "Family Guy" reruns on FOX scored the highest adults 18-49 numbers, although ABC led the demographic for the whole night.CBS averaged 5.5 million viewers and a 3.6 rating/6 share in households in primetime. ABC (4.8 million, 3.0/5) finished second, a little bit ahead of NBC (4.5 million, 2.8/5). FOX trailed in viewers, drawing 2.9 million people and a 1.7/3.ABC finished first among adults 18-49 with a 1.4 rating, edging FOX's 1.3. NBC posted a 1.0 in the demo and CBS a 0.7.... //

TV ratings: Summer Olympics 2012 trials dominate Sunday night

Fast national ratings for Sunday, June 25, 2012Sunday night was all about the run-up to the 2012 Summer Olympics with women's gymnastics and swimming trials leading NBC to an easy win for the evening.On a rerun-heavy night, the Olympic trials won every time slot in the adults 18-49 demographic. However, CBS' "60 Minutes" garnered the most viewers in the 7 p.m. hour.NBC finished with 8.28 million viewers (5.0/9) followed by CBS (5.24 million, 3.5/6), ABC (4.5 million, 2.7/5) and FOX (2.5 million, 1.5/3). For the adults 18-49 demographic, NBC got a 2.5, followed by ABC (1.2), FOX (1.1) and CBS (0.8).... //

'Twilight' Star Heads To 'Family Guy'

Kellan Lutz is jumping from Forks to Quahog: The "Twilight" star and future "Tarzan" will become romantically entangled with the Griffin family on an upcoming episode of "Family Guy," EW has learned. //

'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... //

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.... //

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... //  

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.... //

'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.

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... //