October 27, 2009 |
It seemed edgy when Microsoft Corp. said it would team with "Family Guy" creator Seth MacFarlane on a variety TV show airing next month. The software giant was going to be the only advertiser on the show and would collaborate with MacFarlane and his partner, Alex Borstein. The pair would write jokes and skits into the show that would promote the Redmond, Wash., software maker's latest operating system, Windows 7, which came out last week. Now comes word that Microsoft has pulled out. Apparently "the content was not a good fit," according to a statement the company released Monday.
December 16, 2013 |
Let's call it the least shocking plot twist of the year: Brian Griffin, the intelligent dog on Fox's long-running animated comedy "Family Guy" returned to the show on Sunday, ending three weeks of fan mourning. The episode, "Christmas Guy," revealed that Stewie, the diabolical genius baby of the Griffin family, used his time machine to go back in time and push Brian out of the way of the speeding car that claimed his life three weeks ago. But wait, didn't the series make a point of showing how Stewie had destroyed his time machine, thereby preventing that solution?
December 10, 2013 |
"Family Guy" fans will soon have another pastime that fits with Peter Griffin's preferred level of physical activity: a video game for mobile devices. Fox Digital Entertainment, the mobile content division of 20th Century Fox, has teamed with San Francisco start-up TinyCo to put out the yet-unnamed game based on "Family Guy," the irreverent animated comedy. The game will launch early next year for iOS and Android smartphones and tablets, the companies said Tuesday. TinyCo is working with the writers from Seth MacFarlane's Fuzzy Door Productions on the role-playing game in which players control the characters from the "Family Guy" hometown of Quahog, R.I., through various adventures. RELATED: More games coverage by The Times One of the important challenges, said Andrew N. Green, TinyCo's head of business development, is to make sure the humor of the show carries into the game. "We want you to laugh your ass off," he said.
April 14, 2014 |
Fox's "Family Guy" and ABC's "Resurrection" were Sunday night's highest-rated network shows among key young adults, though it appears that golf-boosted CBS had the best ratings overall. "Family Guy" scored a rating of 2.1 among key 18- to 49-year-old viewers, according to early numbers from Nielsen. Though Peter Griffin et al were down 9% from last week, the animated comedy was the top nonsports program on the major networks in the advertiser-coveted age group. In 18-49, a ratings point equals roughly 1.3 million viewers. PHOTOS: Behind the scenes of movies and TV "Resurrection," ABC's drama in which residents of Arcadia, Mo., are visited by dead relatives, earned a 2.0, down 9% week-to-week.
April 8, 2008
"Freakin' Sweet! An Evening of Music and Comedy With 'Family Guy's' Alex Borstein and Seth MacFarlane" is set for May 10 at the the Ahmanson Theatre. Borstein is "MADtv's" Ms. Swan and the voice of Lois Griffin on Fox TV's "Family Guy," and MacFarlane is the Emmy Award-winning creator-writer-director-actor on Fox's "Family Guy" and "American Dad." They'll be joined by Walter Murphy, Rich Ruttenberg and the Family Guy Orchestra.
April 16, 2013 |
Did "Family Guy" really predict the horrific Boston Marathon bombings in an episode that aired last month? No, but that's the latest hoax making the rounds on the Internet a day after the tragedy. The carefully edited clip that supposedly supports this theory got so much exposure that "Family Guy" creator Seth MacFarlane himself took to Twitter to denounce it. "The edited Family Guy clip currently circulating is abhorrent," he wrote . "The event was a crime and a tragedy, and my thoughts are with the victims.