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'Family Guy' Season 13, Episode 2 Recap: 'The Book of Joe'

October 9th, 2014 7:13am EDT
'Family Guy' Season 13, Episode 2 Recap: 'The Book of Joe'
This episode had a lot of promise, but also a lot of recycled material...

If we wind the clocks back several seasons and remember Peter's attempt at writing a TV show with the ever-popular "Handy-Quacks" idea, then his involvement in Joe's writing career seems a little bit recycled on the part of the Family Guy writing staff. By the end of the episode when Peter tried to write his own sequel to Joe's book under the Pen name of David Chicago it seemed all too familiar.

It was, however, an enjoyable episode to watch for various individual laughs. This, as was mentioned in the season previ...
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'Family Guy' Season 13 Premiere: 'The Simpsons Guy' Was A Little Weird

September 30th, 2014 3:11pm EDT
'Family Guy' Season 13 Premiere: 'The Simpsons Guy' Was A Little
That was... interesting.

The crossover episode between Family Guy and The Simpsons was an interesting idea that could have had a lot of promise - and before we get into it here, the episode was not bad by any means - it was just weird.

The writers at Family guy clearly made a huge effort to please The Simpsons` audience by proving on a number of occasions that The Simpsons has been a far more successful show for a lot longer than Family Guy. Even during the final 'fight scene' between Peter and Homer there was a direct reference to the awards literally being thrown in Peter's face by Hom...
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6 Great Canceled TV Shows That Came Back From the Grave

September 7th, 2014 1:06pm EDT
6 Great Canceled TV Shows That Came Back From the Grave
Ted Sarandos, chief content officer over at Netflix was quoted last month as saying that another season of Arrested Development on the streaming service was a question of "when" at this point. That's not surprising considering Arrested Development was essentially the first major show to film exclusively for the network after the company opted to bring it back from the dead after its three year network TV run came to an end.

While the Netflix angle is what made AD's rise from the grave so notable, it's not the first show to get re-greenlit after getting canceled. Here are six other great TV...
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Petter Griffin And Homer Simpson Duke It Out In 'Family Guy'-'Simpsons' Crossover Preview

July 28th, 2014 12:08pm EDT
Petter Griffin And Homer Simpson Duke It Out In 'Family Guy'-'Si
One would assume Peter Griffin and Homer Simpson, the patriarchs of Family Guy and The Simpsons, could easily be best buddies. However, a debate over beer has the two FOX characters trading blows in a five-minute preview that aired at Comic-Con.

The two FOX stars and their families appear to hit it off at first, sharing donuts and prank calls (which leads to Stewie making an unfortunate rape joke). Peter also manages to include Homer in one of Family Guy's infamous cutaway gags, where the two are World War I aces and have to "carry" Bob from Bob's Burgers.

However, things sour when Home...
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The 10 Most Annoying TV Kids Of All Time!

July 24th, 2014 2:00pm EDT
The 10 Most Annoying TV Kids Of All Time!
Character-driven storylines are the life breath of any avid television watcher. The more interesting, the better. Still, in order to flesh out a main character, several sub characters need to be added. Often times, they are younger. Unless there are substantial reasons why a particular child character is added to a new or existing show, they fall by the wayside, not pushing the plot forward and often, holding it back. These television kids all have one thing in common, their presence on their shows is ultimately annoying.

1. Joffrey Baratheon, Game of Thrones

Joffrey (Jack Gleeson) mi...
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10 Hilarious Cartoons Not Just for Kids

June 8th, 2014 10:00am EDT
10 Hilarious Cartoons Not Just for Kids
With Fox's The Simpsons now well into its third decade on the air, it's been established for a while that animated television shows can appeal to the masses or even be aimed squarely at adult viewers.

From the antics of Peter Griffin to the adventures of Kyle, Stan, Cartman and Kenny, there are plenty of great shows that lull you in with the cartoon animation you watched as a kid, only to wallop you over the head with their over-the-top adult humor.

Here are 10 of our favorite cartoons aimed at adult audiences.

The Critic

We'll start our list with one of our personal favorites that ...
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Rihanna Shares Photo Of 'Family Guy' Peter Griffin Wearing Her See-Through CFDA Gown

June 6th, 2014 12:21am EDT
Peter Griffin
Who wore it better: Rihanna or Family Guy Peter Griffin?

The singer shared a side-by-side image of herself with the animated TV character wearing the same, now infamous, see-through dress that Ri-Ri wore on the red carpet at the CFDA Awards Monday night.

The Bajan singer had the internet buzzing Tuesday morning when photos of her were released online and revealed that she left little to the imagination in a shimmering, curve-hugging see-through gown and just a nude thong on underneath.

The singer's exposed backside and her nipples were clearly visible in the dress, which showed off why s...
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Fall TV 2014: A Night By Night Comparison Of What May And May Not Work

May 15th, 2014 2:40pm EDT
Fall TV 2014: A Night By Night Comparison Of What May And May No
Now that all the big networks have revealed what they’ll be showing us this fall, let’s take a look at what may or may not work.

SUNDAY:

ABC is essentially playing it safe, and keeping Sunday Night intact. American Crime will swap for Resurrection at midseason. Resurrection was a buzzy drama that started seeing a ratings decline. Not waiting till midseason is probably a smart move. You don’t want to lose any more audience. It’s not a winning strategy, but ABC just doesn’t want to be in last place.

NBC has football, another super safe move. CBS is shaking things up, banishing Amazing Race...
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You Won't Believe How This Youtuber Takes Pharrell's Infectious Song 'Happy' To The Next Level

March 25th, 2014 9:00pm EDT
Mikey Bolts
Youtuber 'Mikey Bolts' is renowned for his truly spot on Family Guy impersonations. Lately, he's taken to singing popular tunes in the style of numerous characters from the show. And let us just say, he NAILS IT. Seriously. He kills it. Songs that we didn't even like, are now bearable.

The latest rendition? Pharrell's incredibly jubilant tune 'Happy.' Between his imitations and expressions, Mikey Bolts really makes this already lovable song even more memorable.

For giggles, we'll also include another incredibly catchy song he redid - Ke$ha & Pitbull's 'Timber.'

You can view Mikey B...
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The Best And Worst Resurrections Of TV Characters

December 18th, 2013 11:07am EST
Family Guy
Brian from Family Guy was resurrected via some time-traveling tomfoolery Sunday night, making him the latest TV character to be brought back from the dead. We can't say we were surprised by his return, considering Family Guy might as well be called "The Stewie and Brian Show" these days. However, it did get us thinking about some of the best and worst resurrections of TV characters…

Worst: Stewie, Family Guy. Let's stick with Family Guy for our first choice. Yes, it was necessary for Stewie to come back to life due to his popularity on the show. However, when Stewie "died" in a computer pr...
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Beloved 'Family Guy' Dog Brian Brought Back To Life

December 16th, 2013 9:27am EST
Family GUy
The beloved dog from "Family Guy" has been brought back from the dead. Last month, Brian Griffin was killed in a car accident, but on Sunday night'e episode, "Christmas Guy," Stewie concocted a time travel plan to save the canine.

During last night's episode, Stewie and new pet mutt Vinnie go to the mall to ask Santa for help bringing back Brian. That doesn't work, but Stewie suddenly remembers he has a time machine in his backpack. He is then able to go back in time just moments prior to Brian's death.

"You're alive my friend! I couldn't live without you so I came back from the future to...
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'Family Guy' Producers Respond After Hoax Website Gains Popularity

November 26th, 2013 10:03pm EST
Family Guy
The producers of Family Guy have released a statement after a hoax website apparently claimed the return of Brian to the animated show.

A website appeared titled "Brian's Announcement" promised a "Special announcement from Brian" on December 6th at noon. In the background is a car driving into Quahog and the website features links to official social media accounts and websites of FOX and Family Guy.

Conspiracy theorists quickly shared the website and its ticking clock, theorizing FOX killed off Brian the dog to boost faltering ratings and to sell merchandize featuring the departed pup - o...
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2013 Fall TV Preview: The Returning Shows On FOX

September 7th, 2013 12:30pm EDT
New Girl
We've reached the end of the 2013 Fall TV Preview.

BONES returns Monday, September 16 at 8PM

Booth and Bones find a friend in the priesthood. The priest will help counsel the couple. Oh, he's an ex-priest now working as a bartender. A wedding's in the works for Bones and Booth. Apparently, the wedding will happen. I've found absolutely nothing about Bones solving murders. The early going of the season seems focused on romance.

NEW GIRL returns Tuesday, September 17 at 9PM

I've heard a few interviews with New Girl creator, Liz Meriweather. I really dig listening to her talking about wri...
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'The Simpsons' To Appear On Special 'Family Guy' Crossover Episode

July 19th, 2013 9:34am EDT
The Simpsons
Animated rivals "Family Guy" and "The Simpsons" will meet face to face in a special crossover episode that will air in 2014 on Fox.

The highly anticipated episode will feature Seth McFarlane's dysfunctional Griffin family traveling to Springfield and meeting Matt Groening's cartoon clan.

"Family Guy" patriarch Peter Griffin said in a mock statement: "Fox hasn't spent this much money since they took Simon Cowell tight t-shirt shopping."

Both animated shows are massively popular. "Family Guy" will begin its 12th season this fall, while "The Simpsons" holds the record for longest-running sc...
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Top 10 Dysfunctional Onscreen Families That Are Worse Than Yours

April 27th, 2013 9:07am EDT
The Big Wedding
"The Big Wedding" will soon hit theaters with an all-star cast that includes Robert De Niro, Susan Sarandon, Katherine Heigl and Topher Grace. The movie centers around a divorced couple who have to present a united front at their adopted son's wedding and pretend that they are still married. Talk about dysfunctional! What other crazy families made the list of the top 10 dysfunctional onscreen families?

"The Simpsons"

With a beer-guzzling buffoon for a father, a nagging mother, a rebellious troublemaker son. a precocious daughter and a baby who still hasn't learned to talk after twenty f...
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Seth MacFarlane Outraged Over 'Family Guy' Boston Marathon Bombing Hoax

April 17th, 2013 2:02pm EDT
Seth MacFarlane
Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane has spoken out about a recent video in which clips from the March 17 episode of his Fox show were edited together to make it appear that the show predicted -- or inspired -- Monday's bombings at the Boston Marathon.

Two scenes from the show were rearranged to make it appear that the show's main protagonist, Peter Griffin -- dressed in a tunic and a fez, won the road race by dialing his cell phone and setting off the two bombs, which are heard off screen. An image of Griffin in his car with bloodied bodies surrounding it appears before the bombing, in one ...
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Movie Premieres Cancelled, TV Shows Pulled Due To Connecticut School Massacre

December 17th, 2012 10:04am EST
Parental Guidance
Hours before the red carpet event on Saturday, Fox movie executives decided to cancel the Los Angeles premiere of Billy Crystal and Bette Midler's new comedy "Parental Guidance" out of respect for the victims of the Newtown, CT, elementary school shooting that resulted in 26 deaths on Friday morning.

Fox issued the following statement: "In light of the horrific tragedy in Newtown, Connecticut we are canceling the red carpet press event and the after party for the Parental Guidance premiere, scheduled today in downtown Los Angeles. The hearts of all involved with this film go out to the vic...
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Seth MacFarlane Working On 'Family Guy' Movie

November 30th, 2012 2:07pm EST
Set MacFarlane
Seth MacFarlane went to UCLA to talk about filmmaking, but he ended up revealing much more. For one, some contest winners will be headed to the Oscars with him. Also, there's a Family Guy film in the works.

According to Entertainment Weekly Seth said, "It's just a matter of when. It's hard to do that while you have the series going on at the same time; I think that's why it took 'The Simpsons' 20 seasons to figure out how to do it."

"We do know what the 'Family Guy' movie will be. The Simpsons Movie, I thought, was hilarious, but the one criticism I would have is that it's a story they p...
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The Top Pop Culture Twinkies References

November 16th, 2012 5:07pm EST
Family Guy
With Hostess closing its doors, an American icon may be lost on the store shelves - but Twinkies will always live on thanks to loving references in pop culture. Here are a few that come to mind:

Family Guy: On the eve of Y2K, Family guy aired an episode featured around a possible future where missiles launched due to computer error. Peter Griffin, trying to survive the post-apocalyptic wasteland, falls back on the infamous urban legend that Twinkies last for dozens of years. Thus, he sets up a town around a Twinkie factory. The show would later feature Twinkie the Kid in an A&E Biography s...
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'Family Guy' Creator Seth MacFarlane Dating 'Game Of Thrones' Star Emilia Clarke

September 25th, 2012 8:37pm EDT
Seth MacFarlane and Emilia Clarke
Peter Griffin and Daenerys Targaryen are Hollywood's hot, albeit a little odd, new couple. That's right, Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane, 38, and Game of Thrones star Emilia Clarke, 24, are reportedly dating.

The couple was spotted by photographers last week at the Cafe Brass Monkey, a popular karaoke bar in Los Angeles; and over the weekend the two stars were spotted getting cozy at an Emmy awards after-party.

"They were very intimate at a small table in the back of the party," a source at the HBO afterparty tells Life & Style magazine. "He put his hand on her thigh and rubbed it! The...
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2012 Television Premiere Dates

September 8th, 2012 9:45am EDT
The Voice
It's that time of year again. Television fans have appointments with their couches as the fall season kicks off this month with tons of returning favorites and new shows. DVRs will be working overtime as viewers record their must-see-TV programs and talk about them later at the watercooler.

Check out the premiere dates of the new season (brand new shows are indicated with italics and by *). All times are eastern unless otherwise indicated.

Monday, September 10
The Voice 8 p.m. NBC

Tuesday, September 11
Go On 9 p.m. NBC *
The New Normal 9:30 p.m. NBC *
Parenthood 10 p.m. NBC

Wednesday, ...
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Lea Michele, Zooey Deschanel & More Hot Stars Attend Fox's Summer All Star Party

July 24th, 2012 10:10am EDT
Lea Michele
The stars from "Glee," Zooey Deschanel from "New Girl" and more hot FOX celebrities attended the network's summer all star party in West Hollywood on Monday.

Lea Michele looked elegant in a pale pink dress with a low-cut neckline, while Deschanel wore a bronze sleeveless dress with a big bow on the bodice.

"Anger Management" star Noureen DeWulf showed off her curves in tight green gown, and "So You Think You Can Dance" star Cat Deeley was vibrant in a colorful one-sleeved dress.

Check out more photos from the Fox Summer All Star Party...

"So You Think You Can Dance" host Cat Deeley

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Sofia Vergara Joins Cast Of 'Family Guy'

July 23rd, 2012 10:32pm EDT
Sofia Vergara
Actress Sofia Vergara has joined the cast of hit comedy Family Guy.

The Modern Family star, who was recently crowned the highest-paid actress on television by editors at Forbes magazine, is adding to her resume by signing up to guest star as lead character Peter Griffin's fantasy love interest.

The Colombian stunner's episode will air during the upcoming 11th season, which is set to premiere on September 30 and feature a number of surprise appearances by Johnny Depp, Ryan Reynolds and Twilight hunk Kellan Lutz.

Vergara is quickly becoming one of the most highly-sought after stars on TV -...
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Johnny Depp To Appear As Edward Scissorhands On 'Family Guy'

July 12th, 2012 9:06am EDT
Edward Scissorhands
Johnny Depp has reprised his role as Edward Scissorhands for an upcoming episode of Family Guy.

The actor has returned to the role for the TV comedy 22 years after first starring in the 1990 Tim Burton film which cemented his status as a Hollywood heartthrob.

Depp recently recorded his brief cameo appearance in the hit animated show and executive producer Mark Hentemann reveals the superstar snapped straight back into character despite the gap of more than two decades.

He tells EW.com, "When he was in the booth, he said that he felt like he hadn't done that voice since he did it in fr...
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Fox Adds Three New Comedies & Drama Starring Kevin Bacon To 2012-13 Lineup

May 14th, 2012 10:25am EDT
Kevin Bacon
FOX has released its primetime schedule for the 2012-2013 television season, adding three new comedies and two dramas to its slate. "Glee" will move this fall to Thursdays, following all-new installments of "The X Factor," which will feature two new judges (Britney Spears and Demi Lovato).

This fall, two new half-hour comedies – "The Mindy Project" and "Ben And Kate" – will join "Raising Hope" and "New Girl" on an all-new Tuesday night comedy block.

"The Mindy Project" features Mindy Kaling as a skilled OB/GYN navigating the tricky waters of both her personal and professional life, as sh...
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Seth MacFarlane's Beverly Hills Mansion Targeted By Vandals

November 30th, 2011 8:34am EST
Seth MacFarlane
Seth MacFarlane's home in California has been targeted by pranksters who covered the property in toilet paper.

The Family Guy creator's house in Beverly Hills was covered in white paper on Monday night and the gang left a note on the front door apologizing for the attack.

The letter appeared to reveal the vandals were taking revenge for MacFarlane's part in Charlie Sheen's Comedy Central Roast earlier this year, according to TMZ.com.

The letter reads, "Sorry Seth" and includes several of Sheen's catchphrases including "Winning!" and "Tiger Blood".

MacFarlane subsequently laughed off...
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Melissa Ordway Talks 'Harold And Kumar Christmas,' Other Upcoming Films & Her Fashion Favorites

October 26th, 2011 4:15pm EDT
Melissa Ordway
Twenty-eight year old Georgia girl, Melissa Ordway had appeared in such films as 17 Again and The Last Song and appeared on the hit show, Privileged. The former model has a lot on her plate this year but took the time out of her busy schedule to chat with us about her upcoming projects.

Starpulse: I'm a big fan of all the Harold and Kumar movies- you got to be in the Christmas film that is coming out- what was that like working with the guys?

Melissa: It was so much fun working with the guys. They are hilarious! Most of my scenes are with Neil Patrick Harris which was amazing. He is incr...
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Seth MacFarlane: 'Family Guy Should Have Already Ended'

October 13th, 2011 9:26am EDT
Seth MacFarlane
Seth MacFarlane is "secretly hoping" fans will grow tired of his animated hit "Family Guy" because he believes the show should have ended several series ago.

The multi-Emmy Award winning cartoon was cancelled by bosses at Fox network in 2002, but revived three years later, and the series went on to become a huge success for MacFarlane, recently debuting its 10th season.

However, MacFarlane is convinced he should have ended the show on a high after the seventh series, even though devoted fans "go pale" at the mere mention of "Family Guy" finishing.

He tells The Hollywood Reporter, "Part o...
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Seth Macfarlane Used Frank Sinatra's Microphone To Record Standards Album

October 2nd, 2011 3:00pm EDT
Seth MacFarlane
Celebrated animator-turned-crooner Seth MacFarlane attempted to conjure up a little Sinatra magic as he recorded his new standards album by using the singer's very own microphone.

The Family Guy and American Dad creator also recorded his vocals for "Music Is Better Than Words" in the Capitol Records studio in Los Angeles Sinatra used for many of his classics.

MacFarlane tells Spinner.com, "That mic is over 60 years old and you can see it. But it has a really nice, dark sound to it. It really plays a significant part on how this stuff sounds. You don't want it to sound too crisp."
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Fall 2011 TV Premiere Dates

September 6th, 2011 1:00pm EDT
Two and a Half Men
Labor Day is over, signaling the unofficial end of summer and the start of the new TV season. While television is somewhat entertaining during June, July, and August, it's the fall debuts that many TV addicts anticipate.

Next week the networks start rolling out new and returning series, kicking off with "90210" and "Ringer" on the CW on Tuesday, Sept. 13.

Check out the list below to see when your favorites air:

Tuesday, September 13
8 pm 90210 CW
9 pm Ringer (NEW!) CW
10 pm Parenthood NBC

Wednesday, September 14
8 pm H8R CW
8 pm Survivor: South Pacific CBS
9 pm America’s Next Top Mode...
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