Family Guy hardly pioneered animation for adults, but no one can deny the hilarity of this crude show. Who would have thought an irreverent cartoon about a family with a slovenly patriarch, a British baby, and a talking dog would have such staying power? The show has provided us with many a great (and usually inappropriate) quote. Find mine below, and tell me what your favorite lines are!
No shockers here, but here's some relieving news for House fans: Fox has just picked up Hugh Laurie's drama for an eighth season, along with animated hits The Cleveland Show and Family Guy. The news follows the network's pickup of Bones last week.
With upfronts just a week away, you can expect to hear a lot more news about the 2011 Fall season (both good and bad), so stay tuned for the latest on your favorite shows — plus, a preview of what new programs are headed our way after the Summer!
We've all heard the phrase "You are what you eat," but are we also what we watch? According to a recent study by an ad targeting company, the programs you choose to watch on a regular basis say a lot about your personality. I've summarized the data for a few of the standout shows, so click through and vote on whether or not you agree with the findings.
Regardless of the rollercoaster of cancellations and pickups for new TV series, there's still a stable of mature TV shows that have been running for a long time (over four seasons, to be precise). It's time for you to weigh on which shows are still thriving, and which shows should be put out of their misery.
Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane has created his very own YouTube channel to beg the question: Where's My Emmy?. (First of all, Seth, this is the first time Family Guy has been nominated for best comedy series, so take it easy). Anyway, the website has been rolling out video clips showing Stewie and Brian arguing over the nominees for best comedy series, taking digs at each of the shows. The videos are basically exactly the same except for some of the dialogue particular to each nominated series, and they're so heavy on cartoon violence that they actually make me cringe more than laugh.
There was a bit of a gasp heard yesterday when the 2009 Primetime Emmy Awards nominations were announced and Family Guy was listed, right alongside shows like 30 Rock and Entourage, in the Outstanding Comedy Series category.
There was a bit of a gasp heard yesterday when the 2009 Primetime Emmy Awards nominations were announced and Family Guy was listed, right alongside shows like 30 Rock and Entourage, in the Outstanding Comedy Series category. It's a triumphant moment for all animated comedies everywhere to be recognized even this much by the Emmys. But as cool as this is (and it really is cool), I have to wonder: is Family Guy the animated show most worthy of an Emmy nomination?
What do you think? Does it make sense that Family Guy is up there with other big-shot comedy series? Or do you wish a different animated series were nominated?