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Comic-Con 2008: Fox’s “American Dad” and “Family Guy” Panels July 26, 2008 4:35 pm

Posted by Rosario T. Calabria in American Dad, Comic-Con, Comic-Con 2008, Family Guy, Fox, News, Television, The Cleveland Show.
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The panels for the animated Fox comedies American Dad and Family Guy took place back-to-back.  Very little was revealed at the American Dad panel, with really the only noteworthy thing being that there was a table reading by the voice actors of the show, so we’ll just jump into the Family Guy panel.  Here are the highlights courtesy TV Squad.

  • The panel for Family Guy featured Seth MacFarlane, Seth Green and the producers and writers of both Family Guy and The Cleveland Show.
  • Upcoming episodes will feature: A new dog in the Griffin house that is always happy, which will force Brian away; Stewie and Brian going back in time to 1939 Poland and bringing Mort Goldman along and a takeoff on the Sliders premise with Stewie and Brian traveling to different parallel universes.
  • They confirmed that this season will see a sequel to the Star Wars parody Blue Harvest.  It will be a parody of The Empire Strikes Back and be called “Something Something Something Dark Side”.
  • Still no premiere date for The Cleveland Show.
  • MacFarlane said that they are “putting a helluva lot of work on the show.” and that “You will not be disappointed”.
  • James Woods will be returning to Family Guy sometime this season.
  • Asked about why Stewie is no longer trying to kill his mother, MacFarlane said that they try to get back to it, but “It’s hard to do this one note thing.” He added that, despite being a cartoon, the character of Stewie needed to expand.

“Family Guy: Blue Harvest” Poster Released September 6, 2007 9:29 pm

Posted by Rosario T. Calabria in Family Guy, Fox, News, Television.
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The creators of Family Guy are opening up the new season with a special one-hour Star Wars themed two-parter. Well today Fox released a special promotional poster for the episode with the cast of Family Guy.


Comic-Con 2007: Preview of “Star Wars” Themed Episode of “Family Guy” July 30, 2007 2:37 pm

Posted by Rosario T. Calabria in Comic-Con 2007, Family Guy, Fox, News, Star Wars, Television.
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During the “Family Guy” panel at this year’s Comic-Con, the cast and crew showed the crowd in attendence several clips of what will be the season premiere of the series. Titled “Blue Harvest”, the episode will be an hour-long and be patterned in the style of an Airplane spoof of the first Star Wars film.


“Family Guy” Film Possible, “The Winner” May Not Be Over July 23, 2007 2:24 pm

Posted by Rosario T. Calabria in Family Guy, Fox, Movies, News, Television, The Winner.
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Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane told The Hollywood Reporter that he and his team are looking into possibly working on a movie based on the hit Fox animated series sometime down the line. MacFarlane also said that The Winner may not be dead after all.


“Star Wars”, “Family Guy” Style May 27, 2007 10:16 am

Posted by Rosario T. Calabria in Animation, Cartoons, Family Guy, News, Star Wars, Television.
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Star Wars seems to be all the rage this year especially when it comes to animation. With the folks at Robot Chicken incorporating the franchise into one of their episodes, now comes word from Variety that the creators of Family Guy have gotten the go-ahead by Lucasfilm to start next season with a Star Wars spoof.


“Family Guy” Cleared for Syndication April 29, 2007 1:30 am

Posted by Rosario T. Calabria in Cable TV Ratings, Family Guy, News, Syndication, Television.
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Family Guy has been cleared in 90% of the nation for its off-network broadcast syndication premiere this fall.