Scoop: FAMILY GUY on FOX - Sunday, December 29, 2013
Family Guy continues to entertain fans with its shocking humor, memorable cutaway gags, dazzling musical numbers and epic episodes. Since its debut, the series has reached cult status among fans, and its breakout star, a talking baby, has become one of the greatest TV characters of all time. Family Guy has racked up numerous awards, including an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Comedy Series, only the second animated series in television history to be honored with such a distinction. The series' lead voice actors, creator Seth MacFarlane (voice of "Brian Griffin," "Peter Griffin" and "Stewie Griffin") and Alex Borstein (voice of "Lois Griffin" and "Tricia Tawanaka"), recently received 2013 Emmy Award nominations for Outstanding Voice-Over Performance.
The show follows the adventures of an endearingly ignorant dad, PETER GRIFFIN (Seth MacFarlane), and his hilariously odd family of middle-class New Englanders in Quahog, RI. LOIS (Alex Borstein) is Peter's wife, a stay-at-home mom with no patience for her family's antics. Then there are their kids: 18-year-old MEG (Mila Kunis) is an outcast at school and the Griffin family punching bag; 13-year-old CHRIS (Seth Green) is a socially awkward teen who doesn't have a clue about the opposite sex; and one-year-old STEWIE (MacFarlane) is a diabolically clever baby whose burgeoning sexuality is very much a work in progress. Rounding out the Griffin household is BRIAN (MacFarlane), the family dog and a ladies man who is one step away from AA.
In the upcoming season, the Griffins embark on a hilarious trip to Italy, Peter discovers that he has a vestigial twin growing out of his neck and a love triangle emerges between Stewie, Brian and Stewie's teddy bear, Rupert. Also, Peter and deviant neighbor QUAGMIRE (MacFarlane) become a singing/songwriting team, in the vein of Simon & Garfunkel.
Guest voices scheduled for the 11th season include Conan O'Brien, Jeff Daniels, Michelle Dockery, Tony Sirico, Yvette Nicole Brown and Gary Cole.