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TV ratings: 'Sunday Night Football' scores for NBC, NFL boosts FOX too

Fast National ratings for Sunday, Sept. 8, 2013The first full day of the 2013 NFL season helped a couple of networks Sunday. NBC ruled the night with its "Sunday Night Football" matchup featuring the Dallas Cowboys and New York Giants, and FOX got a boost from its late-afternoon games running into primetime.NBC's NFL coverage was down some in the fast nationals from its Sunday opener last year, but it was still far and away the night's top show. The U.S. Open women's final delayed the start of CBS' lineup by about an hour, pushing "Big Brother" and "Unforgettable" down a little bit.NBC brought in 18.7 million viewers and an 11.1 rating/18 share in households in primetime, pending updates for its live broadcast. FOX (9.9 million, 5.8/9) currently stands in second, while CBS (7.2 million, 4.6/7) is third. ABC trailed with 3.95 million viewers and a 2.5/4.NBC also led the 18-49 demographic by a wide margin,... //blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2013/09/tv-ratings-sunday-night-football-scores-for-nbc-nfl-boosts-fox-too.html

The Cast of Family Guy as Game of Thrones Characters

Redditor Eric LaSorda has a lot of fun with these pieces of mashup art, casting the Griffin family and their neighbors as characters from Game of Thrones . As usual, Meg gets the short end of the weirwood stick. Read More...   //feeds.gawker.com/~r/io9/full/~3/bTeMT_IEMEM/the-cast-of-family-guy-as-game-of-thrones-characters-1157707941

'Simpsons' adds Kristen Wiig; 'Family Guy' adds Peter Dinklage and more animation guest stars on FOX

FOX has revealed the plethora of famous guest voices coming to Animation Domination this fall on Sunday nights. "The Simpsons" is welcoming Kristen Wiig in the season premiere as a high-strung FBI agent who helps Lisa when something seemingly sinister has happened to Homer. The long-running cartoon also welcomes Elisabeth Moss, Zach Galifianakis, Rachel Maddow, Stan Lee, Harlan Ellison, Anderson Cooper, Eva Longoria, Judd Apatow, Will Arnett and Daniel Radcliffe for its upcoming 25th season."Bob's Burgers" is bringing Molly Shannon, Will Forte, Jordan Peele, Kathryn Hahn, Bobcat Goldthwait, Rachel Dratch, Matt Walsh and returning guest voices Tim Meadows, Gary Cole, Ken Jeong, Aziz Ansari, Megan Mullally and Jenny Slate to its fourth season on FOX. "Family Guy" welcomes Adam Levine and Conan O'Brien as themselves, in addition to Ashton Kutcher, Jon Cryer, Bryan Cranston, Jeff Daniels, Liam Neeson, Peter Dinklage and Tony Sirico to its twelfth season.And finally, "American Dad" is bringing Elli Kemper, Zooey... //blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2013/08/simpsons-adds-kristen-wiig-family-guy-adds-peter-dinklage-and-more-animation-guest-stars-on-fox.html

Family Guy Season 12 Panel [Comic Con 2013]

The people at Family Guy are known for their unapologetic, no-holds-barred humor. The attitude that comes across in their show was on full display Saturday afternoon for their Comic-Con panel. The panel opens with a Seth MacFarlane video message for the fans. He’s off shooting a movie, but says he hasn’t forgotten about his shows Family Man and USA Guy. A solid kick off to the panel. READ MORE...

Comic-Con 2013: 'Family Guy' Season 12 guest stars include Ashton Kutcher and Liam Neeson

As the lights dim for the "Family Guy" panel in San Diego Comic-Con's large Ballroom 20, a video plays in which show creator Seth MacFarlane apologizes to fans for not being there "shaking a thousand strange hands and being coughed on."MacFarlane's presence was sorely missed, as was Mila Kunis', but there was still plenty of talent on hand. Executive producers and showrunners Steve Callaghan and Rich Appel took the stage along with executive producer Danny Smith and actors Mike Henry (Cleveland Brown), Patrick Warburton (Joe Swanson), Alex Borstein (Lois Griffin), and Seth Green (Chris Griffin).Callaghan starts the panel with a bang by revealing that one of the Griffins will be killed and replaced with a new character in Season 12. "It could be anyone, any one of our six main cast," he adds. It did not seem like he was joking, and the crowd didn't quite know what to think."Is it Brian?" Green asks, pretending... //blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2013/07/comic-con-2013-family-guy-season-12-guest-stars-include-ashton-kutcher-and-liam-neeson.html

Family Guy and The Simpsons to Crossover in 2014

Springfield may never be the same; Fox has announced The Simpsons‘ iconic town will be visited by the Family Guy‘s Griffins in a crossover episode. The crossover will take place in a Family Guy episode titled "The Simpsons Guy," but the Griffins will be on The Simpsons‘ turf when they arrive in Springfield and are greeted by a friendly Homer (guest voice Dan Castellaneta) who happily welcomes his new "albino" friends to town. The episode will find both family’s bonding as Stewie (MacFarlane) nurses an obsession with Bart (guest voice Nancy Cartwright), Lisa (guest voice Yeardley Smith) attempts to find Meg’s (Mila Kunis) hidden talent, Marge (guest voice Julie Kavner) and Lois (Alex Borstein) indulge in some wife bonding, and Peter and Homer fight over which is the best beer in town: Pawtucket vs Duff. READ MORE...

TV ratings: 'Whodunnit?' improves slightly on another soft Sunday

Fast National ratings for Sunday, July 14, 2013Sunday's broadcast ratings, as they've been for much of the summer, left much to be desired. No show drew as much as 7 million viewers or broke the 2.0 mark among adults 18-49. "Big Brother" will likely end up as the night's top show, although it was delayed 20 minutes in the eastern half of the country due to sports coverage that ran into primetime. "Family Guy" helped FOX score an overall victory in the 18-49 demographic. ABC's "Whodunnit?" and "Celebrity Wife Swap" rose slightly from their recent performances.CBS averaged 4.9 million viewers and a 3.2 rating/6 share in households for the night. ABC (3.64 million, 2.3/4) and NBC (3.62 million, 2.4/4) finished in a virtual tie for second. FOX drew 2.6 million people and a 1.5/3.FOX led the 18-49 demo with a modest 1.2 rating, followed closely by CBS, 1.1, and ABC, 1.0. NBC tailed with a... //blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2013/07/tv-ratings-whodunnit-improves-slightly-on-another-soft-sunday.html

FOX fall TV 2013 premiere dates: 'New Girl' Season 3, 'Bones' Season 9 and more start a little early

FOX has announced premiere dates for its fall schedule, and as usual the network will launch its series both earlier and later than the other networks.Four nights of programming and shows including "Bones," "Glee," "New Girl" and "The X Factor" will premiere before the official start of the 2013-14 season on Sept. 23. That will help those shows get a decent run of episodes in before postseason baseball puts them on the shelf for a while in October. The network is also saving a few of its premieres for after the World Series. Futuristic cop show "Almost Human" won't debut until Nov. 4, and comedies "Raising Hope" and "Enlisted" are set for Nov. 8. "Bones" is also shifting from Monday to Friday in November.Here's the full rundown of FOX's fall premieres. All times are Eastern/Pacific, and new shows are in bold. For a complete list of debut dates, see Zap2it's fall premieres calendar.Wednesday, Sept. 118... Read More... //blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2013/06/fox-fall-tv-2013-premiere-dates-new-girl-season-3-bones-season-9-and-more-start-a-little-early.html

'Family Guy' Takes on 'Girls' in Emmy Ad (Photo)

"Family Guy" wants more Emmys, and is reminding the Academy of the "load" of laughs it provides in a new "For Your Consideration" ad, which references one of the most memorable episodes of HBO's "Girls." "Here's a load of comedy to shoot on your chest," the Emmy ad reads, with animated characters Peter, Joe, Quagmire and Brian replacing the female cast of "Girls." Read More... //www.thewrap.com/movies/tv/column-post/family-guy-takes-girls-emmy-ad-photo-97281

'Family Guy' Star Emcees Charity Dinner at Home of Fox's Gary Newman

Alex Borstein, industry execs and top chefs from Santa Barbara helped raise $150,000 for the non-profit Direct Relief.      //feedproxy.google.com/~r/thr/television/~3/zrtwMiPpwT0/story01.htm