Family Guy

Like a lot of actors, Adam West passed away leaving a body of work yet to be released, and if you’re a fan of the Fox animated comedy Family Guy, it’s probably been top of mind for you just how long much longer Quahog will be living  under the firm, often bizarre and occasionally nonsensical leadership of Mayor “Adam West”. Well, if you’ve already read the headline, then you know that there are five episodes of the show that West completed before he passed away earlier this month, but the show’s executive producer is also talking about the fate of West’s animated persona. (more…)

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It looks like today is the day the Internet overloads on movies and teasers getting spoofed with Honest Trailer and Family Guy treatments. This one was too good not to post. If you haven’t seen Seth MacFarlane‘s Family Guy Blue Harvest Star Wars Trilogy spoof then you need to check it out after watching this new bit of Family Guy Star Wars fun. This time they’ve taken J.J. Abrams’ Star Wars: The Force Awakens teaser and made it into comedy gold. (more…)

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It’s an event that’s forever been in the making, doubly so since it was announced before last San Diego Comic Con, but Fox previewed the inevitable Simpsons/Family Guy crossover today at the event otherwise known as “Nerd Fest 2014.” Call it a cheap ploy for ratings, call it the last grasp of two once-great animated franchises, or call it the entertainment event of fall, but “The Simpsons Guy” is coming, and it’s the hour-long opening of season 13 of Family Guy. If you can’t wait though, a preview clip has been posted to the interwebs. (more…)

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This time on The BastardCast, Brian’s dead y’all, and we don’t know how to use spoiler alerts! Also, Jeremy and Jason welcome Matthew Jackson back to talk about whether the ghost of Patrick Swayze will team up with the ghost of Kelly Lynch’s career to guide the Roadhouse remake to box office figures that are so large that even Jeff Healey can see them. (more…)

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It’s that time: Fox is doing a crossover episode of The Simpsons and Family Guy.  Whether this is a great idea or it’s simply an attempt to keep both shows alive as long as possible, we’ll just have to wait and see.  The episode of Family Guy is titled “The Simpsons Guy” and will air in the fall of 2014.

There have been mini-crossovers before – Homer had a quick, one-line cameo appearance in an episode of Family Guy in 2012 and Seth MacFarlane had a guest role in an episode of The Simpsons just this year.  But this time, it’s a full out episode with both families meeting and mingling.

From EW:

Simpsons castmembers Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith and Hank Azaria will lend their voices to the installment, in which Peter and the rest of the Griffins embark on a road trip and wind up in Springfield. There, they cross paths with Homer, who graciously greets his new “albino” visitors, and the two families become fast friends. Stewie is impressed with Bart and his assortment of pranks, Lisa tries to figure out exactly what it is that she’s good at, and Marge and Lois do some bonding. Meanwhile, Peter and Homer argue over which beer is better: Pawtucket or Duff.

It would be interesting, to say the least, to see how the families mesh with each other.  Marge and Lois would definitely be able to bond over kids who are constantly up to no good and their dumbass husbands.  Maybe they’ll end up channeling their inner lesbians and ditch the dudes.  Who knows.

What do you guys think of this?

Source: Entertainment Weekly

‘American Dad’ Moving to TBS in 2014

AMERICAN DAD: From "Family Guy" creator Seth MacFarlane comes the animated story of STAN SMITH, who works for the CIA and is constantly on the alert for terrorist activity. Stan will go to extremes to protect his beloved America from harm in the new FOX animated series AMERICAN DAD premiering Sunday, May 1 (9:30-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. L-R: Rodger, Francine, Stan, Klaus, Hayley and Steve. ?©2005 FOX BROADCASTING CR:FOX

TBS is at it again, collecting the sloppy seconds from broadcast networks and building their own prime time line-ups. Deadline is reporting that Seth MacFarlane-produced series American Dad is leaving Fox’s “Animation Domination” block on Sunday nights and taking up residence on basic cable.

American Dad will officially make the move to TBS in 2014 (presumably in the fall of 2014 after the series final season on Fox) with a 15-episode order. American Dad premiered in 2005 shortly after the return of Family Guy to the Fox line-up. It helped cement MacFarlane as one of Fox’s top, in-house producers and helped lead McFarlane to dominating the “Animation Domination” Sunday line-up with the addition of The Cleveland Show. Fox didn’t order any more episodes of  The Cleveland Show last spring, but the series still has episodes in the pipe.

There’s no official statement from Fox or MacFarlane yet, or any word on how this is going to impact the Sunday animation line-up. More news as it develops.

Source: Deadline

20th Century Fox Releases Comic Con Line-Up

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Oh yeah! It’s just over a month until San Diego Comic Con gets underway in, well, San Diego. So this is the first of many announcements by studios, networks and publishers about what it is they’re bring to the Con and what day they’ll be showing it on.

For their part, Twentieth Century Fox is bringing a motley crew of old favorites, new friends, and a few guests who we all know and love yet haven’t had a chance to stop by the show before. The full press release is below, so if you’re heading to San Diego next month, now’s the perfect time to start planning your Con experience…

Twentieth Century Fox Television will once again dominate the San Diego Comic-Con convention, with stars and creators of eleven of its highly-coveted, fan favorite shows at the world famous gathering next month. In addition to exclusive sneak peeks of its programs and panel discussions with the stars and creators of its shows, the studio will rotate an incredible line-up of talent through the newly expanded two-story Fox booth on the convention center floor, for star-studded autograph signings and exciting booth activities including distribution of exclusive 2013 Fox Fanfare Poster Tubes, collectible mini-posters, premium giveaways, DVD sales, as well as Fox iPad App demos available for fan interaction.

Descriptions of panel sessions and screenings follow:

THURSDAY, JULY 18:

MURDER POLICE: From David Goodman (Family Guy) and Jason Ruiz, this new animated FOX series follows a dedicated, but inept detective, Manuel Sanchez, and his colleagues – some perverted, some corrupt, some just plain lazy – in a twisted city precinct. Panelists David Goodman, Jason Ruiz, Will Sasso (The Three Stooges, MADtv), Chi McBride (Golden Boy, Hawthorne, Human Target), Peter Atencio (Key and Peele), and Justina Machado (Welcome to the Family, Private Practice, Six Feet Under) will unveil a sneak peek at footage, followed by a fan Q&A session.

FRIDAY, JULY 19:

SLEEPY HOLLOW: Executive Producers Alex Kurtzman & Roberto Orci (Star Trek, Fringe, Spider Man 2) and Len Wiseman (Underworld, Total Recall) will unveil their highly-anticipated project with an exclusive, not-to-be-missed world premiere screening of the Pilot followed by a Q&A with fans featuring series lead Tom Mison (Parade’s End) and Nicole Beharie (42, Shame).

BONES: Creator and Executive Producer Hart Hanson, executive producer Stephen Nathan and David Boreanaz return to Comic-Con to discuss what’s in store for Booth and Brennan and screen a reel of never-before-seen footage from the upcoming season, followed by a Q&A panel discussion.

BOB’S BURGERS: Creator and executive producer Loren Bouchard, executive producer Jim Dauterive and the always entertaining cast including H. Jon Benjamin, Dan Mintz, Eugene Mirman, John Roberts, Kristen Schaal and Larry Murphy will be serving up hilarious never-before-seen footage followed by a Q&A panel discussion

BRICKLEBERRY: Creators and executive producers Waco O’Guin and Roger Black, executive producer Zac Moncrief, along with David Herman (Office Space), Tom Kenny (SpongeBob SquarePants), Jerry Minor (Anchorman) and Natasha Leggero (Community, Burning Love) will abe on hand to premiere a hysterical episode from its second season followed by a Q&A panel discussion.

SATURDAY, JULY 20:

HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER: For the first time ever, the hit sitcom visits Comic-Con to kick off its final season with an exclusive look at the show and a panel featuring Josh Radnor (Happythankyoumoreplease), Jason Segel (The Muppets), Cobie Smulders (The Avengers), Neil Patrick Harris (Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog) and Alyson Hannigan (Buffy The Vampire Slayer) and executive producers Carter Bays, Craig Thomas and Pamela Fryman.

FUTURAMA: We’re dooooooooomed! An epic panel for the ages will celebrate Futurama’s latest and greatest final season. On hand will be most or all of Futurama’s legendary voice cast, comprised of Billy West, John DiMaggio, Katey Sagal, Maurice LaMarche, Tress MacNeille, David Herman, Phil LaMarr, and Lauren Tom, performing never-before-heard scenes from the upcoming “Last Episode Ever”. Plus: Executive Producer David X. Cohen, Creator Matt Groening, and a cartooning showdown to the death! (Note: actual death not guaranteed.)

THE SIMPSONS: Celebrate The Simpsons’ 25th year on the air with Creator Matt Groening, Executive Producer Al Jean, Supervising Director Mike Anderson, Consulting Producer David Silverman, never-before seen footage from guest director Guillermo del Toro and musical guests “We Put The Spring In Springfield”!

FAMILY GUY: The Griffins are back at Comic-Con for another raucous panel and a sneak peek at season 12 featuring Seth Green (Robot Chicken), Alex Borstein (madTV, Shameless) and executive producer Rich Appel (The Simpsons, The Cleveland Show) plus other surprise guests.

AMERICAN DAD: Join us for an exclusive look at the new season, the world premiere of a song from the never-before-seen Christmas episode featuring the return of Krampus and a Q&A with fans featuring Wendy Schaal, Rachael MacFarlane, Scott Grimes (ER, Band of Brothers), Dee Bradley Baker (Phineas and Ferb, Star Wars: The Clone Wars) and more.

SUNDAY, JULY 21:

SONS OF ANARCHY: Get an inside look into the world of FX’s highest-rated series ever, with creator Kurt Sutter (The Shield) and stars Charlie Hunnam, Katey Sagal, Ron Perlman, Maggie Siff, Kim Coates, Mark Boone Junior, Tommy Flanagan, Theo Rossi, Dayton Callie and Jimmy Smits.

Source: Coming Soon

He might not be able to find the live microphone when presenting at the Emmys, but Fox executives still have enough confidence in Seth MacFarlane (Family Guy, The Cleveland Show) to place a pilot order (with series penalty commitment) for a LIVE-ACTION comedy.

MacFarlane, along with the writers of Ted (Alec Sulkin and Wellesley Wild) will be the creative forces behind the untitled sitcom as well as executive producing. The core idea behind the show is:

“Two successful guys in their 30s and the insanity that ensues after their crazy fathers unexpectedly move in with them.”

Wait, didn’t Adam Sandler just do a movie along those same lines or is this just a flip around of Sh@t My Dad Says? Considering MacFarlane’s well known twisted sense of humor and the raunchiness of the comedy in the movie Ted, one can easily see this series pushing the censor’s limits to the breaking point.

This would be the first live action show for MacFarlane since The Winner in 2007. Yeah, I didn’t know what the hell that show was either so I looked it up.

“A successful guy looks back to the time he spent living with his parents when he was in his thirties.”

Sounds kinda familiar doesn’t it? I can almost imagine the brainstorming meeting that took place . . .

We gotta come up with a sitcom for Fox . . .

Well, you did that “Winner” show a couple of years ago . . .

Yeah, but maybe this time we turn the whole thing around . . .

Have the parents come stay with the kid ? ? ?

That’s comedic genius ! ! !

Meeting adjourned, bring in the hookers and blow!

Depp to Appear on ‘Family Guy’ with Scissors!

He prayed that he wouldn’t wind up on ‘The Cleveland Show’ and PRAISE THE LORD!!!

Oddly enough, this may be the most normal thing that Johnny Depp has done in quite some time — the actor is going to do an episode of Family Guy next season, briefly returning to the role that made him famous – Edward Scissorhands. And when I say briefly, I mean Clooney as Big Gay Al’s dog on South Park briefly, because Depp’s contribution will reportedly take place in one the show’s overdone beloved cutaway scenes.

For Depp, this is sort of a return to Rango territory, and for the animated Fox sitcom it isn’t really anything new. Seth Macfarlane‘s animated sitcom has had a solid history of bringing aboard major talent for small cameos. Who can forget Chevy Chase returning ever so briefly to play, Clark W. Griswold, Robert Downey Jr. in a more lengthy cameo as Lois’ long-lost psycho killer brother (back when he was slumming, before he was Tony Stark), and of course James Woods‘ numerous appearances as well… the James Woods that Sean Young likely thinks he is.

This is, of course, just a brief snippet of some of the news that will likely break about Family Guy this week, and we’ll keep an eye out for anything else that is relevant or mockable or both. Until then, ladies and gentlemen, Mr. Conway Twitty.

Source: EW

If you thought that only theme parks could be interactive, think again. Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment , the company that has brought movie and TV enthusiasts classics like: The Simpsons, Family Guy, X-Men,Star Wars and other pieces of nerdy goodness, has announced that they will be creating a one of a kind shopping experience with the help of their partner Taubman Centers.

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