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All the talk in the world of adult animation over the past week or so has been about Family Guy.
The internet is still buzzing after its writers decided to kill off a permanent member of the Griffin family – Brian – a plot which sent fans reeling.
Petitions were launched, Twitter went into meltdown and fan theories were hatched, and while one Seth MacFarlane-created show continues to dominate conversation, another quietly trundles through its tenth series.
American Dad! is currently into its final run (on the Fox network, don’t worry) before making the move onto TBS for its upcoming season 11, and there’s even talk of a potential film, which speculation suggests is to be set on Roger’s home planet.
- Joseph Dempsey
Fans of Family Guy are mourning the loss of Brian, who was killed off in last week's episode on Seth MacFarlane's animated series. The family dog had been in each and every episode since the pilot. He was tragically hit by a car and died. But that wasn't the only story that had people talking. Here are the five biggest stories of the week! Family Guy's Shocking Death: Executive producer Steve Callaghan spoke to E! News exclusively right after the stunning episode and revealed how the decision came about to make this crucial decision. "Well, this was an idea that got pitched in the writers room and it sort of caught fire, and we thought it could be a fun way to shake things »
Browse our gallery of recent TV deaths — spoiler alert, obviously — and vote for the one(s) that shocked you the most!
As we head into the holiday season and begin reflecting on the year that was, let’s not forget to remember the many loved ones we’ve lost in recent months. I’m talking, of course, about Brian Griffin, Walter White and all the other beloved characters that met their end this television season. So without further ado, HollywoodLife.com has rounded up 10 of the year’s most shocking TV deaths. Join us in remembering, won’t you?
10 Most Shocking TV Deaths This Year
Show: Family Guy
Character: Brian Griffin
Actor: Seth MacFarlane (voice)
- Andy Swift
[This is a review of the series premiere of Rick and Morty. There will be Spoilers.]
When Fox’s Family Guy jumped the shark last week, many mourned the perceived end of the buddy adventures between Brian and Stewie that had stood out as some of the most enjoyable moments in the show’s history. Whether that proves to be a lasting concern or not remains to be seen, but for now, Adult Swim’s new cartoon, Rick and Morty, could conceivably fill the void.
Click to continue reading ‘Rick and Morty’ Series Premiere Review
The post ‘Rick and Morty’ Series Premiere Review appeared first on Screen Rant.
- Jason Tabrys
Viewers who tuned in last weekend saw the talking pet dog brutally mowed down by a speeding car and later pronounced dead at a veterinary surgery, and the plot has not gone down well.
Fans in their droves took to micro-social networking site Twitter to vent their fury, many of whom questioned if the show is still able to continue following the death.
Irate viewers have even signed a petition to bring the alcoholic pooch back to life, which has already been signed by thousands.
Others however aren’t getting quite so worked up about things, »
- Joseph Dempsey
As Khloe Kardashian and Lamar Odom's troubled marriage continues to crumble around them, the struggling basketball has demanded $10 million from his reality star wife to end their union and buy his silence on the alleged existence of a sex tape.
A source tells The National Enquirer (so, take that with a grain of salt), "Lamar is also prepared to destroy Khloe's reputation by discussing their sex tape, and how she targeted him and tore his family apart." He allegedly won't sign any confidentiality agreement until he receives the money and the return of her $875,000 engagement ring. To that, we say: Khloe, pay up. There's nothing we want to see less than this sex tape.
In fact, here are 8 things we'd rather watch than that mess:
1. A live stream of a spider spinning a web
It would somehow manage to be both boring and creepy, but certainly less boring »
Warning: This article contains spoilers that some readers may prefer to avoid.
Family Guy surprised its viewers with a shock plot twist as one of its iconic characters was killed off last weekend.
In an episode first aired in the Us on November 24, Brian the talking dog - voiced by creator Seth MacFarlane - met his grisly end after being hit by a car. However, there has been speculation among Family Guy fans that Brian's demise may not be all that it seems.
So, as viewers come to terms with the loss of the loyal and beloved Brian, we attempt to tug on your heartstrings a touch more with 8 of the saddest fictional dog deaths on the big and small screen.
1. Turner & Hooch
We can still taste the endless salty tears that streamed down our face following Hooch's untimely death in the line of duty in Turner & Hooch.
Detective Scott Turner »
In 2000, at the end of its second season, the Fox network announced the adult animation had been cancelled, but subsequently handed it a last minute reprieve and ordered an additional 13 new episodes.
However, two years later, the show was canned for real when Fox officially announced it would be going off the air, and for three years, that would be the last we’d see of Seth MacFarlane’s Family Guy.
That was, until 2005, when positive DVD sales and syndicated ratings caught the network’s attention and persuaded them to renew it, handing yet another chance to Peter Griffin and co.
For the most part, the decision to breathe life back into Family Guy appears to have been a good decision on the face of it – nominated for thirteen Emmy Awards, »
- Joseph Dempsey
He might have been just an eight-year-old animated labrador to some, but to devotees of the show, Brian Griffin was top dog in the world of cartoon canines and will be sorely missed
Of all the world's many talking cartoon dogs (think: Deputy Dawg, Hong Kong Phooey, Roobarb from Roobarb and Custard), Brian Griffin was the most sophisticated. The beloved labrador from the Us cartoon series Family Guy could walk upright, spoke French and a little Spanish, was a Mensa member, could order drinks ("Hey, bar- keep? Whose leg do you have to hump to get a dry martini around here?" became his catchphrase), drove a Prius with the licence plate Bri-dog, was on the electoral roll (he voted, damn him, McCain in 2012) and dug John Coltrane. He even had a credit card, proving that banks are still unfit to decide their own lending parameters.
Few humans could rival Brian's accomplishments. »
- Stuart Jeffries
Don't fall victim to another Black Friday massacre! Going out the day after Thanksgiving might yield some amazing deals for your pocket book. But you can likely find similar items online for the same price. Is getting your old Aunt Joyce the last crumpled copy of 2 Broke Girls: The Complete Second Season DVD really worth having your kidneys stomped past your teeth and out of your mouth, where they will become a permanent part of the local Wal-Mart floor? You don't need that hassle. We understand you have a lot of folks to shop for, and everyone loves a movie! So, check out our Ultimate Holiday Gift Guide for 2013, where we're sure to end the pain and suffering of figuring out what to get that extended family member or friend. We've thought of everyone! Be sure to browse through our extensive list, and we guarantee you'll find something for »
Family Guy sent one of its most beloved characters – the sensible and relatable talking dog Brian Griffin – off to a bloody grave on Sunday, letting him get run down by a car in a surprisingly somber episode that was nevertheless filled with the cartoon series' trademark one-off jokes and wacky cutaways. In the two days since, Brian's death has hit many Family Guy fans hard, leading them to protest the decision with an online petition but also to wonder if his death is really permanent.
Five Expendable Simpsons Characters: Why »
[Warning - Major Spoilers Ahead!]
Since Sunday night, petitions and online rancor have been directed at Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane and Fox for the stunning decision to kill Brian Griffin, one of the show’s most popular characters. But earlier today, it seemed as though this might all be a bit temporary when it was widely reported that a website had popped up bearing Fox branding, links to the Family Guy social sites, and a countdown clock with 10 days left on it.
What was supposed to happen when the clock struck the zero hour? Apparently, Brian Griffin was supposed to make an announcement - doubtlessly promising a return, offering a profound goodbye, or admitting that his death was ...
Click to continue reading Will ‘Family Guy’ Bring Back Brian? [Updated]
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- Jason Tabrys
Would you watch a ‘Family Guy’ spin-0ff, starring Brian? Read on for our exclusive scoop!
Family Guy‘s creative team is scrambling, following massive public outcry over the death of Brian Griffin, a Fox source tells HollywoodLife.com exclusively. In fact, we’re told that fans’ overwhelming response could prompt a return from the beloved pooch — perhaps in the form of a spin-off series.
“They didn’t anticipate this much negative outcry over the death of Brian,” our source reveals. “And they didn’t initially have thoughts of doing a spin-off show, but now, those discussions have started ever so slightly. It’s nowhere [near] a lock, but a discussion has [happened.]“
Take Our Poll Brian Dies On 'Family Guy' BriansAnnouncement.com: The Truth About The Hoax Site
Many fans — ourselves included — got their hopes up Nov. 25 when a website, BriansAnnouncement.com, cryptically hinted that a special announcement would be made Dec. »
- Russ Weakland
Last Sunday, when Family Guy killed off the family dog Brian, the reaction among fans ranged from pissed to incredulous. It was hard to believe the character (played by show creator Seth McFarlane in his actual voice) was gone for good. Well, a new site has popped up to add fuel to the fire. BriansAnnouncement.com has a countdown clock, promising "a special announcement from Brian" over nine days from now. Could this mean resurrection? An All Dogs Go to Heaven–like spinoff? The December 15 Family Guy episode also points to a comeback, supposedly revolving around Stewie trying to get “the one and only thing he wants for Christmas.” To be fair, Fox tells TV Line, “The producers have confirmed that the ‘special announcement from Brian’ website is a hoax and was not created by anyone connected to the show, studio or network.” But that's exactly what they would say, »
- Jesse David Fox
Okay, now this is getting silly. Or sillier.
A group of veterinarians at a chain of 24-hour emergency pet hospitals are declaring they can save Family Guy’s Brian.
“If the writers of the show could somehow help Stewie Griffin get his time machine up and working to the point where they could get Brian to one of our specialty and emergency hospitals, we would use everything at our disposal to try to bring back one of America’s most beloved pooches,” said Dr. Jennifer Welser, chief medical officer of BluePearl Veterinary Partners.
Added Dr. Mark Levy, a board-certified surgeon »
- James Hibberd
Whatever Seth MacFarlane was thinking when he decided to kill off Family Guy's beloved dog Brian Sunday night, he has succeeded in one respect: Everyone is talking about the show. All three of the major cable news network have aired segments analyzing the backlash from fans, and a petition calling on the show to bring the character back has racked up more than 44,000 signatures as of midday Tuesday on Change.org. »
- Matt Wilstein
"Family Guy" did the unthinkable Sunday (Nov. 24) and killed off Brian, the Griffin family dog. But fans seem to be going through the five stages of grief in an atypical order, because the reaction has gone from anger (No. 2) back to denial (No. 1). Unfortunately, the website claiming to carry a special Brian-related announcement has been revealed as a fan-created hoax. Sorry to break it to you, but your beloved, cynical, canine voice of reason really, truly is gone.
Following Sunday's episode, which saw the Griffins bury Brian after he was struck and killed by a car, some fans were so upset that they created a petition to bring the character back from the dead. (It wouldn't be unheard of for that top happen, talking baby genius Stewie did at one point have a working time machine. Also, this is a show on which the family dog talks. So.)
But apparently »
5 ways Brian comes back to life on Family Guy: So you watched Sunday’s episode of Family Guy in which Brian got hit by a car during a game of street hockey and died, and then kept watching waiting for him to be resurrected somehow at the end. Only the end came, Brian was still dead, and Whaaaaaaaaaa? Did they really kill Brian? Are we really now stuck with Poochie Vinnie as the Griffin family dog? Fans of the show are already up in arms, offering a petition to bring Brian back. Conspiracy theories abound: Did Seth MacFarlane kill off … Continue reading →
The post 5 ways Brian comes back to life on “Family Guy” appeared first on Channel Guide Magazine. »
- Ryan Berenz
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. »
- Kathy Ehrich Dowd
Update, 8:30 Am: “The producers have confirmed that the ‘special announcement from Brian’ website is a hoax and was not created by anyone connected to the show, studio or network,” Family Guy studio 20th Century Fox TV said this morning, in response to questions about the site. Previously: 6:47 Am: Did grieving Family Guy viewers get punked by Seth MacFarlane and gang? Did 20th TV fake Brian’s death to sell merchandise during the holiday buying season and goose the show’s ratings? Two days after the “shocking” death of the Fox animated show’s talking dog Brian, a countdown clock has appeared that promises a “special announcement from Brian” on the way — in 10 days and counting at time of posting — with the suggestion same grieving viewers should “spread the word.” Related: A Dog Mystery: Is ‘Family Guy’s Brian Gone? Family Guy fans mourned/expressed skepticism yesterday over the November sweep death-by-car of Brian, »
- LISA DE MORAES, TV Columnist
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