Seth MacFarlane explains why he killed Brian
January 14th, 2014
06:55 PM ET

Seth MacFarlane explains why he killed Brian

When Seth MacFarlane decided it was time to temporarily kill off "Family Guy's" dog, Brian, he was trying to teach a lesson.

"It reminded people this is still a show where anything that can happen despite the fact it’s been on for awhile," MacFarlane explained to TV critics at the Television Critics Association's winter press tour.

With that being the goal, MacFarlane considers the stunt a mission accomplished. But what he didn't expect is for the viewers to teach him a lesson, too.

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Top TV shows watched by men
August 12th, 2011
04:56 PM ET

Top TV shows watched by men

The Hollywood Reporter reveals the shows men like best, and most of the results aren’t too surprising.

According to Nielsen data, favorites include “Family Guy,” “Jersey Shore,” “The Voice,” “Tosh.0” and “Pawn Stars.” (This is excluding sports, of course.)

But the No. 1 show watched by men may not be what you would expect: it's "American Idol."

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Seth MacFarlane to reboot the 'Flintstones'
May 17th, 2011
09:22 AM ET

Seth MacFarlane to reboot the 'Flintstones'

Yabba-dabba... Giggity?

After announcing its new fall season, and teasing the new seasons of hits like "Glee," Fox had one more surprise up its sleeve at Monday's upfront presentation for advertisers.

Seth MacFarlane, creator of Fox animated series "Family Guy," "American Dad" and "The Cleveland Show," told attendees that he was working on another show for 2013: a re-imagining of the first-ever primetime animated sitcom, "The Flintstones."

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'Family Guy' hurricane-themed crossover episodes postponed
April 29th, 2011
07:04 PM ET

'Family Guy' hurricane-themed crossover episodes postponed

This Sunday's planned crossover between "Family Guy," "The Cleveland Show" and "American Dad" has been postponed to next season, according to the New York Times.

The recent events in Tuscaloosa, Alabama and other parts of the southeastern U.S. are the reason for the last-minute postponement, the paper reports.

The episodes involve a hurricane that hits the fictional locales of Stoolbend, Quahog and Langley Falls, according to a description posted by the Fox network earlier this week.

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Cate Blanchett to appear on 'Family Guy'
April 29th, 2011
03:39 PM ET

Cate Blanchett to appear on 'Family Guy'

She's had some of the most dignified and acclaimed roles in the world, and now Cate Blanchett is going for a new gig: a guest starring role on "Family Guy."

According to the Hollywood Reporter, the Academy Award winning actress will pop in for an episode next spring on the hit Fox animated series.

No details yet on Blanchett's character. The actress is currently filming "The Hobbit" in New Zealand.


Filed under: Celebrities • Family Guy • television
'Family Guy' becomes a comic book
April 7th, 2011
10:00 AM ET

'Family Guy' becomes a comic book

Titan Comics and Twentieth Century Fox Consumer Products have announced that "Family Guy" will take on a new identity - in a comic book. Giggity, giggity!

Seth MacFarlane's creation will continue to follow the Griffin family and friends - Glen Quagmire, Joe Swanson, and Cleveland Brown - though the hilarious town of Quahog.

The artwork will be provided by comic artists S.L. Gallant (of "G.I. Joe" and "Torchwood" fame) and Anthony Williams (who draws for "Superman" and "Batman").

The first comic book will be available in the U.S. on July 27.

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