Articles for Family Guy Season 6

Mila Kunis, who gives life to Meg Griffin in the animated series Family Guy, has grown to love her character, whom she has represented for more than seven years now. "She‘s the scapegoat," Kunis described her cartoon character.  "Meg gets picked on a lot.  But it‘s funny.  It‘s like the middle child.  She is constantly in the state of being an awkward 14-year-old, when you‘re kind of going through puberty and what-not.  She‘s just in perpetual mode of humiliation.  And it‘s fun." Read more »
Family Guy has been sued by Bourne Company, a music publishing company that owns the rights to the Oscar-winning Pinocchio song, “When You Wish Upon a Star.” The company has filed a copyright breach lawsuit against the FOX network and the animated series‘ creator and producers, claiming they illegally lifted the tune and tainted the company by remaking the song with “anti-Semitic lyrics.” Read more »
Many spectators were doubtful of Family Guy‘s potential to become a highly successful animated series, but with its present sky-high ratings, the show has finally earned its sweet revenge. It wasn‘t an easy journey for the Griffins since Family Guy has already been cancelled not once but twice in its entire eight-year run.  The series, which launched in 1999, first went off the air in 2000 and then again in 2002.  But strong DVD sales and large viewership of reruns on Cartoon Network‘s Adult Swim convinced FOX to resume the show in 2005 and make it part of its Sunday night animation block.  This marked the first time a cancelled show got resurrected based on DVD sales. Read more »
Good news for fans of the Griffin family.  Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment has decided to release the Family Guy Freakin‘ Party Pack, an 18-disc DVD that features over 90 episodes of the highly rated animated series, Family Guy, on Tuesday, October 30.  Tagged as “the perfect collection for the ultimate Family Guy fan,” the collection also comes with a ping pong set including paddles, a net and balls, and 100 themed poker chips with two sets of playing cards, all in a collectible carrying case. Created by Seth MacFarlane, Family Guy centers on the antics and the often misadventures the Griffin family, which is composed of Peter, his wife Lois, teenage daughter Meg, teenage son Chris, infant son Stewie, and talking dog Brian.  The show, which premiered in 1999, has become a pop-culture phenomenon, presently reaping high ratings and reviews from various critics. Read more »
Seth MacFarlane, the man behind the animated series Family Guy and American Dad, will be gracing the New York Comedy Festival to present Seth MacFarlane: Behind the Scenes of Family Guy and American Dad.  The producer who also serves as the voice of Peter, Stewie and Brian Griffin will take the stage on Sunday, November 11 at 7pm at the Avery Fisher Halll at the Lincoln Center. The evening promises to provide tons of laughs as MacFarlane presents the crowd with an all exclusive backstage pass to his hit TV shows. Read more »
As part of FOX‘s Fall TV press junket in Los Angeles last week, we were lucky enough to receive an invite to the FOX Fall Eco-Casino party at trendy nightclub Area in West Hollywood.  Being a lowly internet writer, this was my first experience at a big-time Hollywood event.  They even had a red carpet (which I did not walk down; bloggers use the back entrance, out of sight from the real press), which was all flash bulbs and TV cameras.  Exciting stuff.  We were driven from our hotel to the club, dropped off at the press table, picked up our credentials and walked straight in.  It was sweet. Read more »
Early next year, Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment is releasing Family Guy Presents: Blue Harvest on DVD.  The special episode, which kicked off Family Guy‘s sixth season in September, parodies Episode IV A New Hope, the first film of the popular Star Wars series created by George Lucas. Blue Harvest has the Family Guy‘s hilarious characters assuming well-known and beloved personas from the sci-fi film. Griffin patriarch Peter plays Han Solo, while wife Lois appears as the sexy Princess Leia.  Chris is the adolescent Luke Skywalker, and Brian, the talking family dog, is a well-spoken version of Chewbacca.  Taking over the role of the villainous Sith Lord Darth Vader is Stewie, while protocol droid C-3PO is played by Quagmire. Read more »
Family Guy life goes on, notwithstanding the writers‘ strike, which is still carrying on.  FOX promises a continued supply of fresh Family Guy installments for fans of the animated series. In related news, Family Guy will soon have its very own beer license, marking a major commercial and marketing milestone for animated shows. Read more »
Tonight, fans can look forward to yet another hilarious episode of Family Guy called “McStroke,” which is the first new episode of the year.  The fictional town of Quahog, Rhode Island will get a huge dose of comedy as Peter Griffin gets a stroke of genius, while the rest of the Griffins get caught in various misadventures.Read on to find out what‘s in store for tonight‘s episode of Family Guy.  Read more »
Alex Borstein and Seth McFarlane from Family Guy are joining forces with stars Patti Lupone and Janeane Garofalo, to help raise money for the benefit of striking writers.  The fundraising event is scheduled for 8 this evening, at the Carnegie Hall in New York. A spokesperson for the Writers Guild of America East or WGAE, in whose support tonight‘s performance of music and comedy is for, has announced that members of the WGAE and Screen Actors Guild or SAG will be entitled to a 25 percent discount on tickets. Read more »
Sunday on Family Guy, James Woods revisits Quahog, Rhode Island in the episode aptly dubbed “Back to the Woods.”  Woods is back and he has one mission in life – to get back at Peter.  It‘s an evening full of back-to-back vendetta when Family Guy returns with another new episode on Sunday from 9-9:30pm. In other news, StarWarsShop now offers one-of-a-kind layout sketches from the recent Family Guy: Blue Harvest special. Read more »
Seth MacFarlane, creator of the animated series Family Guy, has reportedly found love in Eliza Dushku, actress popularly known for playing the main character in the series Tru Calling. According to OK! Magazine, the pair has been secretly dating for weeks after hooking up in Los Angeles.Neither Dushku nor MacFarlane have publicly revealed the status of their relationship, though a source close to the couple says, "They met through mutual friends.  They‘re enjoying each other‘s company so far.  He makes her laugh a lot and she really enjoys good laughs and good conversation." Read more »
As popular and groundbreaking as Family Guy has been, it comes as no surprise that it has helped inspire another animated series, Phineas and Ferb.  According to Dan Povenmire, co-creator of the show which airs on the Disney Channel, Phineas and Ferb is somewhat of a hybrid between Family Guy and another well-loved cartoon, SpongeBob SquarePants. "We always like to say Phineas and Ferb is about the midway point between Family Guy and SpongeBob," Povenmire remarked. Read more »
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. Read more »
A long time ago, but somehow in the future...Fox Home Entertainment presents an outrageous look at the Star Wars universe. Family Guy Presents: "Blue Harvest," a parody of the Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope, will be released on DVD on January 15. Feel the Farce in the most irreverent and hilarious way: with Han Solo (Peter) Dumpster diving for furniture; Darth Vader (Stewie) soiling his diapers; Luke (Chris) battling against “Thai” fighters; and C-3PO (Quagmire) flirting with a 1980s dot-matrix printer.BuddyTV has copies to give away to four lucky fans. Read on to see how you can win. Read more »
Fox Home Entertainment has created the quintessential collection for any Family Guy fan: the Family Guy Freakin‘ Party Pack makes its way to DVD today. Audiences can relive every offensive and outrageous moment from the past eight years including all of Peter‘s adventures at the Drunken Clam, Brian‘s foray into the adult film industry to Stewie‘s plots for world domination and more.The Family Guy Freakin‘ Party Pack features over 90 episodes from the Family Guy Volume 1-5 collections with hours of bonus material on 18 discs, including the straight-to-DVD feature Stewie Griffin: The Untold Story and a bonus material disc with deleted scenes, interviews and featurettes not currently available on any other DVD. The party continues with a Family Guy themed ping-pong set including paddles, a net and balls and 100 themed poker chips with two sets of playing cards, all in a collectible carrying case. The Family Guy Freakin‘ Party Pack is available for the suggested retail price of $149.98, but one lucky BuddyTV reader can get a Freakin‘ Party Pack right here for free. Read on to see how. Read more »
Seth MacFarlane is now mega rich.  The two-time Emmy-winning comedian, who is best known for creating Family Guy and American Dad, has just signed an overall deal with 20th Century Fox TV which would keep him with the network through 2012.  According to The Hollywood Reporter, the new deal could be worth more than $100 million, making MacFarlane the highest paid writer-producer in the TV business."I get a lot of pleasure out of making shows.  It‘s a bonus to be getting paid well for it, and it‘s a double bonus to be getting paid exorbitantly for it," the Family Guy creator told The Hollywood Reporter. Read more »
It‘s no secret that FOX has been working on a spin-off based on one of the characters of Family Guy.  You can read all about it in this previous article.  Now, the network has released a teaser for the spin-off that will hopefully get viewers excited and hooked on the animated pilot.Judging from the preview, the series, which is presently called The Cleveland Show, appears to be at par with the Seth MacFarlane‘s standard fare, which includes lots of pop culture references, vulgar jokes and lots of toon nudity.  Of course, viewers can only find out how it measures to MacFarlane‘s highly rated series Family Guy and his other show American Dad, when the new series premiers this spring. Read more »
Now that Family Guy is on hiatus in preparation for its seventh season coming this September, its spin-off, The Cleveland Show, has become the focus of its fans and critics alike.  FOX has already released the spin-off‘s first video in attempt to tease viewers and get them hooked on the animated pilot and now, the voice of Cleveland, Mike Henry, hints on more details.As the title connotes, The Cleveland Show is all about Cleveland Brown, one of Peter Griffin‘s neighbors on Family Guy.  The new series finds Cleveland losing his wife and his house in a divorce.  In attempt to start a new life, he leaves Quahog, R.I. with his son, Cleveland Jr., who will be “aged up” in the new show, and ends up in his Virginia hometown in the arms of his former high school love. Read more »
Show runner Seth MacFarlane and his group of producers have figured out a way around the Emmy policy that have always forced them to identify Family Guy as either an animated or comedy series.  They are able to do so by classifying “Blue Harvest,” the Star Wars parody that served as the show‘s hour-long season premiere last fall, as a special rather than a regular episode of the series. This means that for the upcoming Emmy race, Family Guy will be entering in the animated program category, and for the first time, in the comedy series category.  This may possibly upset some of the producers of Family Guy‘s rival animated series, which have struggled for years over the Emmy eligibility issue.  However, entering the reclassified episode in two categories has been deemed legitimate for Family Guy. Read more »

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