As reported previously, Family Guy
has already helped inspire the show Phineas and Ferb
. And now, the FOX hit series has reportedly spawned a spin-off based on one of its characters.
According to The Hollywood Reporter
, FOX is currently developing a Family Guy
spin-off that revolves around Peter Griffin
's bathtub-accident-prone neighbor, Cleveland Brown. On Family Guy
, Cleveland is one of the few African-American characters that recurrently appears on the show. He owns a delicatessen named Cleveland's Deli and is described to be the most levelheaded among Griffin's trio of friends.
The impending project, tentatively titled Cleveland
, is being written by Family Guy
creator Seth MacFarlane, Mike Henry, who voices Cleveland and serves as writer-producer on the series, and The Simpsons
alum Rich Appel, who also serves as executive producer on MacFarlane's other animated comedy for FOX, American Dad.
If the Family Guy
spin-off makes it on the air, many are expecting that it would be a prime fit on FOX's Sunday night lineup given that the network has made it a priority to find another hit animated comedy to join The Simpsons
, which airs at 8/7c, Family Guy
, which airs at 9/8c, and American Dad
, which airs at 9:30/8:30c.
Aside from Cleveland
, FOX has several cartoons in the works, including an animated version of its 2003 short-lived live-action comedy The Pitts
veteran Mike Scully, Relative Insanity
from executive producer Jack Black, and Mothballs
, from Drawn Together
creators Matt Silverstein and Dave Jeser.
As of the moment, plot details and a possible premiere date for the Family Guy
spin-off have not yet been revealed.
Meanwhile, fans can catch reruns of Family Guy
every Sunday on FOX. On tonight's episode called “McStroke,” Peter decides to grow a mustache but then he is mistaken for a fireman. He lends a helping hand when a fire breaks out at a local fast food restaurant and ends up saving the day. As a reward, the owner gives him unlimited burgers, but this eventually leads to a stroke.
-Kris De Leon, BuddyTV Staff Columnist
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
(Image courtesy of FOX)