While itís only been in the latter part of its evolution that television has fully embraced sexuality as a driving force of live-action entertainment, TV animation has almost always had a little more breathing room in using attractive scantily-clad characters to tell tales. There is probably a far-reaching wave of influence over children that is worth studying here, but that definitely is not what this is story is about.
Even after 12 and a half seasons, Family Guy is still one of the most popular shows on TV. The comedy's continued success might have something to do with all the hilarious characters on the Animation Domination, sorry, Sunday Funday series, both regulars and guest stars alike. Here are ten of the most memorable guest stars...
The efficacy of Family Guyís humor from season to season is worth its own argument-inciting ranking, but for now, weíre focused just on the showís 10 funniest characters. And as you can imagine, Meg isn't on the list.
What are the most popular network TV shows of 2014? Before we get into the fact that two comedies managed to top that list, which is particularly impressive in an era where network TV comedies aren't exactly thriving on the whole, let's define "popular," because this list has some very specific terms applied to it.
How goes it, fellow streamers? Itís kind of a light week on huge material from the Big 3. For now, though, youíll just have to try to solve the murder of a dead child. Only the brightest and cheeriest for you folk.
The perfect mash-up special needs a lot of things going in the right direction, and while the Family Guy/Simpsons crossover isnít a flawless hour of television by any means, it met or surpassed the expectations I had going into it. Itís fun, itís surprisingly grounded, and it lets us watch the rarity of the Simpson family earning true moral superiority.
We are getting close to crunch time for The Simpsons/Family Guy one-hour crossover episode, which is rolling with the title The Simpsons Guy (the animators have even created a new logo for the episode, above). The crossover will premiere on Fox on Sunday, September 28 and to celebrate the big premiere, this week Fox released a slew of photos related to the event episode.
Later this month, Family Guy starts its 13th Season later this month with a Simpsons crossover episode. And now we all finally answer that age-old question, ďWhat would it look like if Matt Groening and Seth MacFarlane drew each other?Ē
Fox has announced their Fall 2014 premiere schedule. Along with bringing back a number of returning shows, the network will debut the highly anticipated Batman prequel series Gotham, murder mystery Gracepoint, John Mulaney's new comedy Mulaney, the hospital-set drama Red Band Society and new reality series Utopia.
Though we donít often break down the shows on a weekly basis, we thought itíd be good to pay our respects, since Animation Domination will be no more by next fall. (For the most part, anyway.)
Fox announced their 2014-2015 schedule this morning, and in addition to adding some of their anticipated new series -- Gotham included -- the network has made a few notable changes to their primetime line-up, including moving one of their popular live-action comedies to Sunday night and putting a new hour-long series on Tuesday, ahead of their New Girl/Mindy Project comedy block.
Those who would prefer to be kept unspoiled as to the fate of the dearly departed Griffin family dog, Brian, should read no further! Vague and unconfirmed spoilers ahead!
Since the demise of a certain Family Guy character this weekend ó and thatís as vague as we can be at this point, so if youíre trying to not be spoiled somehow, stop reading! ó fans have speculated over whether Brian would return at some point. Yesterday was the day to grieve.
Major spoiler from last nightís Family Guy (ďLife of BrianĒ) ahead! We shouldíve been prepared for this. The dog always dies eventually in these types of stories, right? And yet, I donít think anything could have prepared us for Brianís brutal death, which was so ordinary, itís almost disturbing. One minute heís preparing for a fun game of street hockey with Stewie and the next, heís being run over by a car and serving as the set-up for the second part of the episode.
If youíre a Sunday night drama on ABC or CBS, youíre probably having the best day ever. Because the numbers are in and dramas are all on the upswing, gobbling viewers away (even when the footballers are at play). Sorry, comedy ó looks like Sunday just ainít your day. The last night of the weekend has become a hotbed for dramatic activities and with the revelations from this weekendís ratings itís safe to assume that comedy should just look to broadcast itself elsewhere.