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Family Guy's Cleveland going off on his own

Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane must have felt vindicated when Fox resurrected his animated show in 2005 after initially giving it a premature heave-ho. After seeing DVD sales of Family Guy take off, the network gave the series a second shot. And it's glad it did; Family Guy is one of the anchors of Fox's block of animated programming.

Now it appears that Fox wants even more Family Guy, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The show is getting its own spin-off featuring Cleveland Brown, one Peter Griffin's drinking buddies and neighbors. Cleveland also played the role of R2-D2 in Family Guy's extended Star Wars spoof, Blue Harvest.

MacFarlane, Mike Henry (who voices Cleveland), and Rich Appel (executive producer of American Dad) are currently writing episodes of the series, which had a working title of Cleveland.

The show, if it makes it to air, would be a prime fit on Fox's Sunday night. There are no more details on the show, including a possible premiere date or plot details.

I know there are a lot of Family Guy fans out there. Is spinning off Cleveland a good idea?

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good idea cleveland is one of my favorite in the show
i hope they have cutaway gags in the new show
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QUIGMIRE MUST HAVE HIS OWN SHOW - how can that fail ??!?!?

giggity...

Stewie and Brian or Brian on his own maybe?

Cleveland character is not interesting or funny enough...
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NO, BAD IDEA MacFarlane! But How about peter's nighbers before spooner street ? i think that would be intresting
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Someone said they should make one with stewie and brian i would agree but they live in the griffin house which would just make it almost exactly like Family Guy.



And i also say it should be Quagmire instead of Cleveland. Of course it would be a bit less family friendly but i could see a lot of laughs coming out of that.
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I would say Stewie and Brian because they have a web show so how about TV? P.S Cleveland BORING!
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This sounds awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Why don't they sort out the Family Guy schedule first before worrying about a new show. I getting withdrawal symptom's.
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ok an interesting choice to have but it may work as celevland is see alot less in the episodes and i would like to see him still living on spooner street and also have peter in the episode but i could also b intersting with celvland working in his cafe, it could be the same amount of humour as american dad but i dont think it will be as funny as family guy.
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To be honest, i probably wouldnt watch cleveland's solo show, but whatever makes you happy, fox
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I agree that a special would be entertaining, but a series seems to be a stretch. Also I think it'll be tough for MacFarlane to successfully write Family Guy, American Dad, and this to equal degrees.
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OMG! - No Way ...
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Unlike the rest of you, I enjoy Cleveland, but he's a great background character. I don't know if he can headline a show. But I'll give the show a shot. Seth MacFarlane hasn't disappointed me yet.
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Cleveland is one of the worst carchters on Family Guy so I really dont care.
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Maybe they meant Cleveland & Cleveland Junior in terms of a spinoff. Although that screams trainwreck.
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Um... Cleveland? WHY?! Of ALL of Peter's neighbors, CLEVELAND? I would think it would be Quagmire, or even Jo. I'm sorry, but Cleveland is probably the most boring character. What can they possibly do in an entire show about him? That's a really dumb idea. There'd have to be some kind of exciting twist for me to consider watching it.
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what a bad idea this would suck
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Cleveland is a boring personality, granted. So was Dick on Newhart, and that show kicked 9 different kinds of ass. Cleveland`s "boring" character is the perfect straight guy for an ensemble cast. While Quagmire may be entertaining I would get so sick of his antics for a full half hour every week and so would everyone over 14 and not a mentally challenged fanboy. People who enjoy Quagmire are the lowest common denominator and not worth appealing to. I think this show could be like what Frasier was to Cheers, a dull character who was spun off into an outstanding show. And to those who want a Joe spin-off... Never mind if you cannot figure out why that would suck you also cannot read.
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I don't think we should make any judgements just yet just because its Cleveland. Its true that his character probably doesn't get as much laughs on the show, but thats not his fault - he's a cartoon! Lol. Ultimately what makes Family Guy good is that it has good writers. So if the same people are making this show then it stands a very decent chance of doing really good.
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I agree. Futurama is a hit on adult swim...It was just kinda unoticed when it was first released. Comedy central just started showing futurama nightly at 9...new episodes instead of a movie (bender's big score) would be gnarl
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Sounds like a bad idea,bring back futurama!
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Actually, this show could be quite funny if they make tie ins to Family Guy. Like when Peter always smashed cleveland's house when cleveland was in the bathtub. I think it'd be kinda funny if they had an episode of Cleveland with that happen, but from cleveland's point of view. It could be very funny if they do the right things.
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this is a terrible idea, the family guys characters dont have enough deph to do a show on their own, the whole point of family guy is the sum of its parts of characters, doing a spinoff just seems like you'd only have 1% of the material to work with.
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According to the original story, "Cleveland Brown MIGHT [emphasis added] be getting his own show." I smell a publicity stunt.
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quagmire would be way better.
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actually? can't they just stick to one show?? Family Guy/ American Dad are enough!!
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Cleveland in Cleveland working for the City of Cleveland. Cannot get any better that. Come on the Triple Cleveland. Throw in a couple of strange neighbors... Say a small town girl new to the city named Boise Idaho. Get it Boise's a guys name... Oh and his boss could be Zoidberg. Ok, those ideas suck but it is fertile ground. No Zoidberg must be on this show. He was great in Cloverfield.
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quagmire would be way better. giggidy giggidy
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awesome... hopefully a cooler show... but who knows...
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Awesome! Cleveland should just drive around the in a van similar to the one he was driving when he met Peter for the first time. It would be him trying to find himself on the road, meeting people in different parts of the US, Canada and Mexico. Hilarity would definitely ensue.
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Haha, how great! Mike Henry's chracters are my favorites by far.
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I know Cleveland isn't one of the most in your face characters in FG, but who knows may be the people making the show have some cool idea.

Though I agree another more popular character would have made a better spin-off. Personally I'd love a spin-off on Brian and/or Stewie. Imagine all the adventures they would have and they are two of my most favourite characters in the show.
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This sounds DUD!!!
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Cleveland? This ... show ... will ... be ... lame ... !
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Ha thats cool.... i guess!
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CLEVELAND?!?!?!?!?!?! WHAT THE HELL!!!! I mean I would rather see greased up deaf guy or Herbert than Cleveland. I mean Cleveland is all right but they would better chance with Quagmire or Joe./ Hell even do a spin off with Joe before he lost his leg would be better
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The reason "Cleveland" is starring in his own series is, of course, a tradition that goes all the way back to when radio's "THE GREAT GILDERSLEEVE" was "spun-off" from "FIBBER McGEE AND MOLLY" on NBC in 1941: FOX wants to fill "two bowls of soup" on its schedule by stretching the stock from the first one. In "GILDERSLEEVE"'s case, Hal Peary was funny enough to warrant his own series, with strong scripts and a great supporting cast to work with. We shall see what happens when Mike Henry and HIS crew tackle their own series....
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I don't like Cleveland... He's so... Boring. But Quaqmire, Stewie/Brian, Joe, hell even Mayor West.. I'd watch. Well, I'll probably watch this anyway just cause it is Family Guy after all.



I'd really like to see a series of movie parodies done with Family Guy characters just like they did with Star Wars in Blue Harvest... Family Guy Lord of the Rings? Family Guy Chronicles of Narnia? Family Guy Superman? Family Guy Spider-Man? Family Guy Passion of the Christ (that might be a little too extreme for some audiences though, lol).
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I agree with most of the people and would say that quagmire would be a much better choice. Cleveland is too boring and he's not really funny either. Maybe they'll change their minds and give quagmire the spin-off instead.
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Anything that bears the Family Guy franchise name will flourish, if this comes to existance. This is kind of dull-sounding but i'd be willing to give it a shot. Clevland is okay but with a more three-dementional personallity this might not be so bad. I'd give it a couple episodes to wow me.
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I can't believe FOX would green light this when they passed on Springfield Stories 10 years ago. It was to be a mish mosh of diferent stories based on characters from the Simpsons. Cleveland will last about as long as God, the Devil and Bob or Capital Critters.
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I can't stand Cleveland, Quagmire and Joe, they are fun as side-kick characters, but otherwise they are just annoying. 20 minutes of that winy Cleveland every week?? Why not kill the show now?
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I would prefer a Quagmire spin-off but to have more from Seth would be great.
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an interesting spinoff, it could bring new life to the family guy franchise.
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This show will be great, FG is very funny and while Cleveland may not be the best character, I'm not arguing with a spin off!
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Horrible idea.
Not only is Cleveland boring, he also isn't funny.

A Quagmire or Joe spinoff would work(Maybe).
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They're just going to be pulling off stories that could have been on Family Guy to begin with!!

A Quagmire spin-off would be awesome....Even if they were to put it on "Adult-Swim"...so that they can get away with more...
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I wonder why they chose Cleveland? He's not even one of the more popular characters on the show is he? I think Quagmire or maybe a Stewie/Brian combo show would have been better idea. Cleveland is not really the funniest character on the show in my opinion.
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Rich Appel is a great writer, with a bunch of absolutely classic Simpsons episodes on his resume. If he's involved, then it's promising.

Still, not the best idea ever.
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I like Cleveland, but he is just boring most of the time. I vote for a Mayor Adam West spin-off. Now that would make for a good show.
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If done right this could be good. But I wonder if McFarlane is going to stretch himself too thin. This would be three shows he works on. And I agree there are other characters that are more deserving of a spin off.
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