Green light expected for Family Guy spin-off

At this point, Fox should just make Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane part owner of the network. The writer/producer has been nothing but money for Fox, with Family Guy and American Dad successfully complementing The Simpsons and King of the Hill on Fox's Sunday nights and redefining primetime animation.

Now Fox can add a third show to the mix, says The Hollywood Reporter. The rumored Family Guy spin-off is pretty much a done deal, says the trade. Focusing on Peter Griffin's buddy Cleveland, Cleveland is expected to receive a 13-episode order at Fox's upfronts next week.

If all goes according to plan, Cleveland will debut next spring.

Cleveland likely won't be the only new toon next season. The animated reworkings of a pair of live-action shows, The Pitts and Sit Down, Shut Up, are also looking good to go.

Both projects will be handled by Simpsons vets; Mike Scully and Julie Thacker will take on The Pitts, about an unlucky family, and Josh Weinstein and Bill Oakley were recently announced as showrunners for Mitch Hurwitz's Sit Down, Shut Up, based on an Australian show about disenchanted teachers.

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Nov 06, 2008
I don't think it will last more thean a season. I love Family Guy and American dad is ok. But the cleveland show will bomb.
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May 18, 2008
It could work. Cleaveland is pretty much to "Family Guy" what Fraiser was to "Cheers" and they backed that character up with enough interesting characters to carry the show.
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May 09, 2008
This will so not last longer nor be more popular than Family Guy. I give it one or two seasons tops.
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May 09, 2008
This is just sad, i will watch it for sure.
But as other ppl said Quagmire is the funniest of "close" side characters in the show.
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May 06, 2008
I mite give it a try.
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May 05, 2008
It'll get a season, maybe two.
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May 05, 2008
I find Cleveland so annyoing. I really though watch The Simpsons & American Dad on Fox Sunday. Code Monkeys is anouther cool animation.



I wounder how Mike Scully is going to handle The Pitts. Not many people liked him as a Simpsons showrunner but I do!
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May 05, 2008
They should do a spin off on Craig Hoffman, or at least develop his character on the show a bit more.
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May 05, 2008
Looks like everyone except for two people are thinking this is a bad idea. I would rather have a whole Quagmire show when they had that mini-episode Everybody loves Quagmire I thought it was hilarous.
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May 05, 2008
I honestly don't see Cleveland as an interesting enough character to have his own series... and anyway my TV schedule is full already :P
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May 04, 2008
CLEVELAND!!!
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May 04, 2008
Awesome, another Seth McFarlane project! First Family Guy, then American Dad, now Cleveland! I am really excited for it! I hope it does well.
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May 04, 2008
I Give It ATLEAST 2 Seasons
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May 04, 2008
Yes! I think! lol. not sure about Cleveland mainly becasue hes just not that funny. The Pitts looks very interesting and i cant wait to see what they do with that. And as for Sit down, shut up, we'll just have to wait and see....
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May 04, 2008
this is gonna rock
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May 04, 2008
A lot of negativity concerning this new spin-off but you all must remember this - CLEAVLAND ROCKS! Go Seth.
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May 04, 2008
Cleveland is just about the worst character on Family Guy.
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May 04, 2008
Should've been for Quagmire.



He's alot funnier, but Cleveland's voice is funny, so I don't know where this will go..
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May 03, 2008
So, taking animating another country's show, animating a proven flop, and a spin-off based on a character who has no business with his own show (when you consider the increased likelihood it'll be more regurgitated Family Guy nonesense).



Anything to fill the airwaves, eh, FOX?
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May 03, 2008
Bad idea.
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May 03, 2008
Yikes, another spin-off of a godawful show? What is FOX thinking? If they're so interested in bombs, let them bring back The Mullets.
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May 03, 2008
i wish it was a spin-off for a different character.
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May 03, 2008
Cleavland will be a slow show.
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May 03, 2008
I really want to see what is in store for Cleveland. I think they made a great choice to give him a spin-off series. I definitely know that it will be funny.
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May 03, 2008
i think they should've done quagmire because he has like more excitement in his life? idk that's just my opinion
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May 03, 2008
Lol
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May 03, 2008
skaizun, you don't you pay much attention to the things you talk about, now do you?
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May 03, 2008
Take a barely visible and completely unfunny character from a show which should have died, but was brought back by its egomanaical producer who rips-off his ideas from currently running shows (biggest plagiarist victim, "The Simpsons"), and repeats plot lines and 'business' ad nauseum, and what do you have? A show that will not only try to "jump the shark", but will fail and be devoured by it. CAUTION: When the show airs, if your eyes and ears start to bleed, it's perfectly normal: it's just a sign of intelligence buried somewhere deep inside all of us; just put down the remote, and S-L-O-W-L-Y walk away from the tube . . . walk away, I say!!! Now, isn't that better? ;)
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May 02, 2008
Hmmmm...

I'm smelling a new Joey!!

(why do people keep using each and every supporting character with no interest whatsoever - apart from a few lines every now and then - in spin-offs is beyond me!)
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May 02, 2008
me neither... it would have been better a quagmire spin off hehehehe
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May 02, 2008
am not sure about cleveland
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May 02, 2008
Dont know if this is good or bad..... Im a big family guy fan but cleveland
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May 02, 2008
Cleveland and Quagmire are one-note characters and their weaknesses just show up when FG episodes are centred around them.



So if Cleveland does get a spin-off, he better have some really decent characters back him up...and not too many either. American Dad was spoiled by a cast of six. Only four of them are ever put to good use.
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May 02, 2008
i think they should have a spin off on Quagmire
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May 02, 2008
I think they should do an odd couple type show with Clevland and Mort.
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May 02, 2008
I don't think this could be as funny as FG.
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May 02, 2008
Hopefully they don't put random flashbacks into the Cleveland show. They put them into the first episode of American Dad, and now thats the only episode of AD I don't like.
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May 02, 2008
i dont think i will be watching the cleveland show. more of a family guy kinda guy!
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May 02, 2008
So does this mean Cleveland Jr returns? Although seeing boring Cleveland and ultrahype Junior seems odd.
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May 02, 2008
My best regards to Cleveland, but I sure don't want him to be cut from the show completely. A cameo of any Family Guy character would be nice.
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May 01, 2008
Cleveland is is a great peripheral character, but I cant see him carrying a whole series. I would have liked to see Quagmire or even Joe as a main character before Cleveland.
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May 01, 2008
YAY more Seth McFarlane shows whahoo.
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May 01, 2008
Yo i'll watch it to support Seth MacFarlane but chances are it's not going to be as funny as family guy. I enjoy other MacFarlne shows but this seems a little unnesscary. I wish Cleavland the best of luck though
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May 01, 2008
Cleveland is boring, what in heaven's name can be so interesting about him it can fill up 13 episodes, let alone multilple seasons? But then again, we should be thankful he's out of Family Guy.
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May 01, 2008
Can't say I'm excited or that the idea sounds good (will quality slip on Fam Guy and American Dad?) However I'll certainly be giving it a fair trial.
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May 01, 2008
To firetears: I'll stick with Family Guy!
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May 01, 2008
Although this sounds a bit over-done, I think it will be a nice change to see Cleveland on his own. Though Family Guy is the best by-far. :P
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May 01, 2008
Sorry if this sounds insulting, but I don't understand some people! "I'll stick with Family Guy.".... umm, no one is asking you guys to stop watching Family Guy. Cleveland is a funny character and as long as he isn't leaving Family Guy, I'm not against it. Give it a try before you instantly knock it, damn!
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May 01, 2008
I would have rather preferred a Quagmire spinoff
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May 01, 2008
seems an interesting project, I look forward to seeing it.
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