LOS ANGELES (AP) — “Family Guy” voice actor Mike Henry said Friday he is stepping down from the role of Cleveland Brown on the Fox animated series. Henry wrote on Twitter that he will stop playing the show’s main African American character because “persons of color should play characters of color.” The 54-year-old voice actor, who is […]
In a competitive situation, FX Networks has landed off-network rights to hit Fox animated series Family Guy, starting with its 16th (2017-18) season. It has also made an off-network deal for Bob’s Burgers, starting with the current ninth season. (The older seasons of both Family Guy and Bob’s Burgers remain on Turner’s Adult Swim/TBS for the time being.)
Fox’s Sunday animation block is remaining intact for the upcoming 2019-2020 season, when the broadcast network will have officially split with its studio counterpart. Sources tell The Hollywood Reporterthat the animated hits Family Guy and Bob’s Burgers were quietly renewed months ago for their 18th and 10th seasons, respectively.
After 15 seasons on the air, there’s very little ground that Family Guy has yet to cover, but Fox has managed to pull off something new for the comedy’s March 11 episode, which will air with limited commercial interruptions for the first time in series history.
NEW YORK (AP) — The Fox network isn’t responding to suggestions that it edit its upcoming crossover episode of “The Simpsons” and “Family Guy” to remove a joke where the punch line is “your sister’s being raped.” The line appears in Sunday’s much-awaited special where Bart Simpson and his family hang around with Stewie and […]
The FCC will likely get a mess of complaints about the Nov. 10 episode of Fox’s animated Seth MacFarlane comedy Family Guy after the Parents Television Council encouraged members today to to file broadcast indecency complaints with the commission. PTC says it sprang into action because the episode contained explicit jokes about rape, molestation, sexual exploitation of children — and the “sexualized use of food and perverse ‘internal defrosting’ of frozen hot dogs.”
NEW YORK (AP) — Fox has pulled from websites a recent episode of “Family Guy” that depicts mass deaths at the Boston Marathon, and has no immediate plans to air it again. Fox spokeswoman Gaude Paez said Tuesday the episode has been removed from Fox.com and Hulu.com. In the episode, which originally aired March 17, […]
The network has renewed flagship animated comedy Family Guy for an 11th season and American Dad for an eighth with 22-epsiode ofders for each.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Quahog, R.I., the fictional hometown of Peter Griffin and his dysfunctional “Family Guy” relatives, is coming to life. The show will meld with reality this weekend when a local tourism council sponsors an all-day bus tour highlighting the Rhode Island institutions featured — for better or worse — on the Fox […]
PHILADELPHIA (AP) – Steve White, editor of the upcoming “Family Guy” comic book, is keenly aware of the franchise’s history of drawing laughs and making viewers cringe. That’s why he says the new series, published by Titan Comics and debuting July 27 in comic book shops and on newsstands, will not only uphold the TV […]