The spoof is strong with this one. Fox's Family Guy has already given the Giggity to Star Wars with the popular Blue Harvest episode that parodied the seminal science-fiction film, and has a take on The Empire Strikes Back in the works. Can you guess what's next?
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 ...Read more
Sick, twisted, politically incorrect and freakin' sweet. The animated series features the adventures of the Griffin family. Peter and Lois have three kids - the youngest is a brilliant, sadistic baby bent on killing his mother and world domination. Chris, like his father, is obese, has a low IQ and no common sense. Meg desperately tries to be part of the popular crowd, and is coldly rebuffed. Their talking dog Brian keeps baby Stewie in check while sipping martinis and sorting out his own life issues. After being canceled in 2002, having an outstanding performance in DVD sales and syndication ratings that beat late-night talk shows, its cult status reached great heights. As a result, the series was added back to the FOX Summer 2005 line-up. Family Guy returned to the small screen with new episodes on Sunday, May 1st, 2005. A DVD Movie was released in September of 2005. Family Guy has won 3 Emmy awards and 3 Annie awards.moreless