10:16 AM EDT 12/07/2013
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 05/20/2013 03:55PM
After hosting the 85th Annual Academy Awards, Seth MacFarlane drew his fair share of fans and critics.
But the Family Guy creator won't return to the stage to host next year's show, he revealed in a series of Tweets on Monday.
"Traumatized critics exhale: I'm unable to do the Oscars again. Tried to make it work schedule-wise, but I need sleep," he wrote.
Originally posted 04/25/2013 10:30AM
Channing Tatum and Joseph Gordon-Levitt could be putting on their dancing shoes again – and it couldn't be soon enough!
20th Century Fox has secured the rights to remake Guys and Dolls, the 1955 film adaptation that starred Frank Sinatra and Marlon Brando, and executives hope to cast Tatum and Gordon-Levitt, both 32, in the lead roles, Deadline reports.
Of course they do! Here's why we can't wait for it to really happen:
Originally posted 04/09/2013 07:30PM
There's no doubt that Charlize Theron and Seth MacFarlane are friendly – but more than friends? Not so much – yet.
They've had the web buzzing with dating reports, following a dinner Monday night at Beverly Hills sushi restaurant Matsuhisa, a little more than a month after they chatted at length at MacFarlane's post-Oscar bash in February.
But a source insists that while Theron, 37, and MacFarlane, 39, certainly get along, the basis of their relationship is work-related, as the two both star in A Million Ways to Die in the West, which the Family Guy creator also wrote and will direct.
Originally posted 02/26/2013 11:30AM
Host Seth MacFarlane's Oscars night performance was met with laughs ... and lengthy, thorough critiques.
But there's someone who thinks the funny man did a perfect job – or should we say purr-fect?
"My cat said the show went well," the Family Guy creator, 39, playfully Tweeted.
Originally posted 02/26/2013 11:30AM
So, how does it feel to have your name dropped before a billion people?
Surprising, says TV Guide business editor Stephen Battaglio, who was part of the lively opening exchange between Oscar host Seth MacFarlane and intruder from the future William Shatner.
In a spoof (and a screen grab), the Star Trek captain showed the Family Guy guy what would be his upcoming review from Battaglio.
"I didn't know it was coming," Battaglio writes on TV Guide's website. "I was watching the show at home with my wife. Staring at the byline, it took a few seconds to absorb."
And once it did, he says, "every electronic device in our apartment was ringing, buzzing, pinging or vibrating."
For the writer's full reaction, click here.
– Stephen M. Silverman
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