Family Guy

Show Premise: 

The show showcases adventures of the family of Peter Griffin, a bumbling blue-collar worker. Peter is married to Lois, a stay-at-home mother and piano teacher who is a member of the Pewterschmidt family of wealthy socialites. Peter and Lois have three children: Meg, their teenage daughter, who is awkward and does not fit in at school, and is constantly ridiculed and ignored by the family; Chris, their teenage son, who is overweight, unintelligent and a younger version of his father in many respects; and Stewie, their diabolical infant son of ambiguous sexual orientation who has adult mannerisms and uses stereotypical archvillain phrases. Living with the family is Brian, the family dog, who is highly anthropomorphized, drinks martinis, and engages in human conversation, though he is still considered a pet.

Production History: 

Family Guy was conceived by Seth MacFarlane after developing two animated films, "The Life of Larry" and "Larry & Steve." MacFarlane redesigned the films' protagonist, Larry, and his dog, Steve, and renamed them Peter and Brian. MacFarlane pitched a seven-minute pilot to Fox on May 15, 1998 and the show was given the green light to start production. Shortly after the third season of Family Guy had aired in 2001, Fox canceled the series, putting the series on a 2-year hiatus. However, favorable DVD sales and high ratings for syndicated reruns on Adult Swim convinced the network to renew the show in 2004 for a fourth season, which began airing on May 1, 2005.


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Los Angeles, CA 90064


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Submitted by Allen Williams (not verified) on

Just real quick Family Guy writing staff. Wht haven't the griffens ever been in their screened porch? We have seen them in every other room of the home but never the porch. Why?

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Submitted by Bruce B (not verified) on

Hi all,, today I was in a funk,, but after watching your show,,, thanks it got me right back up again. Thanks

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Submitted by Troy and a bunc... (not verified) on

dear writers of family guy please give us 1 more James woods episode.we the stoners of the western suburbs of Melbourne Australia all agree.

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Submitted by Stephen Corner (not verified) on

Hey can you put Rupert into more shows with stewy

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Submitted by Imbalance (not verified) on

Vinnie needs to be returned to the show as a more regular character. Here is my complaint: I was disappointed to see Brian die. He is, of course, one of my favorite characters. While the franchise may be generally irreverent to religion, Brian is the only openly atheist character. When you took him out of the show, it was like you killed my representation, also. Vinnie was in no way suitable to fill the niche in Family Guy that Brian satisfies, but you really did a terrific job of endearing him to us. Right when I was starting to accept Vinnie as a valuable role, you took him away! I'd rather have Brian if it has to be a choice between them, but I think your fans would enjoy seeing Vinnie come back, also. I sure would!


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