04:20 PM EDT 01/02/2014
Originally posted 12/06/2013 01:50PM
Family Guy may soon have a Christmas miracle on its hands. According to Entertainment Weekly, talking dog Brian will return to the animated comedy, just weeks after the show killed him off.
Almost immediately after Brian's death in a car accident at the age of 11, fans began speculating that the show would bring him back. A talking dog with literary ambitions and a love of martinis, Brian seemed to be too good a character to disappear for good, and more than 128,000 Family Guy fans signed a petition advocating his return.
Originally posted 11/26/2013 11:40AM
Hold on to your martinis, bereaved Family Guy fans. Love for Brian had fans hoping it was a ratings stunt, and now a new website has them wondering: Is Brian really dead?
A site "affiliated" with FOX and Seth MacFarlane's popular crass cartoon sitcom has cropped up – www.briansannouncement.com – and promises "a special announcement from Brian" with a countdown clock that shows the big reveal will happen on Dec. 6 at noon ET.
The sparse home page also features a blue sedan driving into the Griffin's mythical hometown of Quahog, Rhode Island, where the sign entices visitors to "come taste our clam."
Originally posted 11/25/2013 01:10PM
Brian, the Griffin family's anthropomorphic, acerbic, and possibly-alcoholic dog, was killed on Sunday's Family Guy episode, "Life of Brian."
Fan fallout has been swift, but we'd like to stay above the fray and instead remember Brian as he was: Witty, occasionally soused, and a devoted Prius driver.
Originally posted 11/25/2013 08:15AM
Brian, the Griffin family's cerebral canine on the animated Fox series Family Guy, died on Sunday night's episode. He was 11.
Cause of death was his being run over by a car.
"You've given me a wonderful life. I love you all," were Brian's final words, spoken to the Griffins in voice of series creator Seth McFarlane.
Brian is survived by his family, Peter, Lois, Meg and Chris, as well as best friend and sometimes sparring partner Stewie, the baby genius who was unable to fix his broken time machine in time to save his pooch.
Originally posted 08/16/2013 09:10AM
Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane looks like he has a new lady in his life, and it's not cartoon wife Lois Griffin.
MacFarlane, 39, has been dating Pitch Perfect actress Alexis Knapp, E! News reports. Knapp's voice – coincidentally – could be heard on the "Valentine's Day in Quahog" episode of MacFarlane's hit FOX show this past season.
"They've known each other and have been friends for years," a source tells PEOPLE. "She's very bright and loves science like him. She's down-to-earth and sweet."
Originally posted 10/01/2012 01:05PM
Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane will host the 85th Academy Awards on Sunday, Feb. 24, on ABC.
MacFarlane, 38, who is also the co-creator of American Dad! and The Cleveland Show, is no stranger to live performance. In September, he kicked off Saturday Night Live's 38th season by hosting the premiere episode, and he's entertained sold-out audiences at both London's Royal Albert Hall and New York's Carnegie Hall.
Originally posted 07/23/2012 10:50AM
From Modern Family to Family Guy, Sofia Vergara's taking over television.
The Colombian beauty will play Peter Griffin's fantasy love interest in an upcoming episode, EW exclusively reports.
While daydreaming, Griffin imagines himself as a telenovela star with Vergara voicing his voluptuous lover.
Later in the episode, Vergara lends her voice to another character, a woman selling roses in a restaurant where Quagmire is trying to convince Griffin to do him a big favor.
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