Family Guy (1999– )

TV Series  |  TV-14  |   |  Animation, Comedy

Next Episode
Sun, Oct 11 at 9:00 PM on Fox
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 8.3/10 from 220,119 users  
Reviews: 564 user | 83 critic

In a wacky Rhode Island town, a dysfunctional family strive to cope with everyday life as they are thrown from one crazy scenario to another.

Watch Trailer
0Check in

Watch Now

on Amazon Video


Celebrate IMDb's 25th Anniversary with Photos We Love

IMDb turns 25 on October 17! To celebrate, we put together a gallery of some of our favorite movie, TV, and event photos from the last 25 years.

See the Photos We Love

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 30 titles
created 23 Apr 2011
a list of 38 titles
created 06 Jan 2012
a list of 33 titles
created 02 May 2012
a list of 26 titles
created 05 Jun 2013
a list of 32 titles
created 01 Aug 2014

Related Items

Search for "Family Guy" on

Connect with IMDb

Share this Rating

Title: Family Guy (1999– )

Family Guy (1999– ) on IMDb 8.3/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Family Guy.

User Polls


Next Episode

Sun, Oct 11 at 9:00 PM on Fox

Stewie builds a robot friend after a fight with Brian and Lois makes Peter buy a new mattress.

Most Recent Episode

Sunday, October 4
S14.E2 Papa Has a Rollin' Son
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

When the guys find Joe's dad, Peter must pretend to be Joe when he learns Joe's father hates handicapped people; after Stewie learns he will grow up to be only 5'1", he becomes friends ...

Previous Episode

Sunday, September 27
S14.E1 Pilling Them Softly
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  



14   13   12   11   10   9   … See all »
2016   2015   2014   2013   … See all »
Won 5 Primetime Emmys. Another 18 wins & 65 nominations. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

The Simpsons (TV Series 1989)
Animation | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.9/10 X  

The satiric adventures of a working-class family in the misfit city of Springfield.

Stars: Dan Castellaneta, Nancy Cartwright, Julie Kavner
American Dad! (TV Series 2005)
Animation | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

The random escapades of Stan Smith, an extreme right wing CIA agent dealing with family life and keeping America safe, all in the most absurd way possible.

Stars: Seth MacFarlane, Wendy Schaal, Dee Bradley Baker
South Park (TV Series 1997)
Animation | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.8/10 X  

Follows the misadventures of four irreverent grade-schoolers in the quiet, dysfunctional town of South Park, Colorado.

Stars: Trey Parker, Matt Stone, Isaac Hayes
Futurama (1999–2013)
Animation | Comedy | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  

Fry, a pizza guy is accidentally frozen in 1999 and thawed out New Year's Eve 2999.

Stars: Billy West, John DiMaggio, Katey Sagal
Scrubs (2001–2010)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  

In the unreal world of Sacred Heart Hospital, intern John "J.D" Dorian learns the ways of medicine, friendship and life.

Stars: Zach Braff, Donald Faison, Sarah Chalke
How I Met Your Mother (2005–2014)
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  

A father recounts to his children, through a series of flashbacks, the journey he and his four best friends took leading up to him meeting their mother.

Stars: Josh Radnor, Jason Segel, Cobie Smulders
Two and a Half Men (2003–2015)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A hedonistic jingle writer's free-wheeling life comes to an abrupt halt when his brother and 10-year-old nephew move into his beach-front house.

Stars: Jon Cryer, Ashton Kutcher, Angus T. Jones
The Big Bang Theory (TV Series 2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  

A woman who moves into an apartment across the hall from two brilliant but socially awkward physicists shows them how little they know about life outside of the laboratory.

Stars: Johnny Galecki, Jim Parsons, Kaley Cuoco
Modern Family (TV Series 2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  

Three different, but related families face trials and tribulations in their own uniquely comedic ways.

Stars: Ed O'Neill, Sofía Vergara, Julie Bowen
Friends (1994–2004)
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9/10 X  

Follows the lives of six 20-something friends living in Manhattan.

Stars: Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.8/10 X  

Four young friends with big egos and slightly arrogant attitudes are the proprietors of an Irish bar in Philadelphia.

Stars: Charlie Day, Glenn Howerton, Rob McElhenney
Bob's Burgers (TV Series 2011)
Animation | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

Bob's Burgers centers on the Belcher family (consists of Bob, Linda, Tina, Gene and Louise) who own a hamburger restaurant. Bob's burgers are really delicious and appear to be better than ... See full summary »

Stars: H. Jon Benjamin, Dan Mintz, Eugene Mirman


Complete series cast summary:
 Peter Griffin / ... (261 episodes, 1999-2016)
 Lois Griffin / ... (261 episodes, 1999-2016)
 Chris Griffin / ... (260 episodes, 1999-2016)
 Meg Griffin / ... (248 episodes, 1999-2016)
 Cleveland Brown / ... (240 episodes, 1999-2016)
Danny Smith ...
 Jim Kaplan / ... (196 episodes, 1999-2015)
 Announcer / ... (191 episodes, 2005-2015)
 Joe Swanson / ... (170 episodes, 1999-2015)
 Jesus Christ / ... (148 episodes, 2005-2015)
 Various / ... (141 episodes, 2001-2015)


The Griffin household includes two teenagers, a cynical dog who is smarter than everyone else, and an evil baby who makes numerous attempts to eradicate his mother. Heading up this eclectic household is Peter Griffin. Peter does his best to do what's right for the family, but along the way, he makes mistakes that are the stuff of legends. Written by Ronos

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


UnCut, Un-PC & Unsuitable for Kids See more »


Animation | Comedy


TV-14 | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:



Official Sites:

| |  »




Release Date:

31 January 1999 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Family Guy  »

Filming Locations:

Box Office


$1,000,000 (estimated)

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs



See  »

Did You Know?


Before Seth MacFarlane created the idea of a regular half-hour series, he conceived of the Griffin family appearing as characters in animated shorts to appear on MADtv (1995). Many of the regular voice actors (including Alex Borstein, Phil LaMarr, Debra Wilson and Nicole Sullivan) are MADtv alumni. Alex Borstein was the first cast on this show and is the only "official" cast member as the voice of Lois Griffin. See more »


The most frequent animation error seen in the show is the appearance of the eyebrows (and some cases the eyes). The eyebrows are known to disappear and/or reappear at times, or in rare cases even "duplicate", creating an extra pair of eyebrows (as seen on Lois' father when Peter meets him in "Death Lives"). See more »


Baliff: Do you swear to tell the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth?
Peter Griffin: I do... ya bastard.
See more »

Crazy Credits

Every few seasons, the instrumental version of the title theme that plays over the end credits is replaced with a new arrangement. To date there have been 5 main arrangements of the closing credits theme (this, of course, does not include "one-shot" versions that are relative to a specific episode.) See more »


Spoofed in Argo 2 (2015) See more »


Lucky There's A Family Guy
Music by Walter Murphy
Lyrics by David Zuckerman and Seth MacFarlane
Performed by Seth MacFarlane, Alex Borstein, Seth Green and Mila Kunis
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more (Spoiler Alert!) »

User Reviews

My favourite TV show
25 March 2007 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I love everything about family guy.

My favourite characters in family are Brian and Stewie and I like the episodes when it mainly features them such as "Road to Rhode Island" (Season 2), as they interact very well. The comments they make just have me in stitches. Peter's behaviour is also very funny as some of the things he does "are just so brilliant they're retarded." The voice acting is excellent, especially Seth MacFarlane as he provides the voices for half of the Griffin family as well as their perverted neighbour Glenn Quagmire and how he manages this range (particularly with singing) I just don't know. He deserves his two Emmy's for providing the voice of evil baby genius Stewie. Adam West also steals the show with his funny and completely insane regular character the mayor of Quahog. What I like about Chris (voiced by Seth Green) is the things he says show that he takes after his father when it comes to intelligence and common sense.

The only thing I have found annoying is that in the UK Fox has decided to change the seasons to increase DVD sales, which in no way reflect the programme itself but rather the marketing.

If you enjoy Family Guy then I would thoroughly recommend Seth MacFarlane's other project American Dad which uses a different style of humour but is still extremely hilarious.

104 of 179 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Tiny Tom Cruise jruth-3
Road to India? soccerin102
When did Stewie become gay? abraogiacummo
what episode does Stewie go to LA to punch Will Ferrell?... tomokker
Soft on Islam IceGuy_Rvk
Top 10 worst family guy episodes isaac-737-834734
Discuss Family Guy (1999) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for: