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Family Guy

Family Guy

  • Premiered: 
    January 31, 1999
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  • Network: Fox
  • Category: Series
  • Genre: Comedy (Sitcom)
  • Type: Animated
  • Concept: 
    Created by Seth MacFarlane 
  • Subject Matter: Family
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Plot Synopsis

Seth MacFarlane's animated comedy series follows the outrageous trials and tribulations of Peter Griffin and his not-quite-so-average family of middle-class New Englanders. Peter's odd family includes: Lois, his wife, who is a stay-at-home mom with no patience for her family's antics; 17-year-old Meg, who is an outcast at school and the Griffin family punching bag; 13-year-old Chris, who is a socially awkward teen without a clue about the opposite sex; one-year-old Stewie, who is a diabolically clever baby with a burgeoning sexuality that's very much a work in progress; and Brian, the family dog and novelist, who is one step away from AA. Guest voices in Season 11 include Sofia Vergara, Elizabeth Banks, Johnny Depp, Ryan Reynolds, Kellan Lutz, and more.

Season 12 of FAMILY GUY premiered on Sunday, September 29, 2013 at 9pm ET/PT on Fox, as the citizens of Quahog compete against each other searching for a prize -- using a restaurant placement that Peter believes to be a treasure map. Guest voices for the 12th season include: Ashton Kutcher, Liam Neeson, Bryan Cranston, Conan O'Brien, Adam Levine, Peter Dinklage, Jeff Daniels, Michelle Dockery, Jon Cryer, and more.

FAMILY GUY returned for its thirteenth season on Sunday, September 28, 2014 at 9pm ET/PT on FOX, starting with the special one-hour "The Simpsons Guy" season premiere crossover event with THE SIMPSONS. In the season opener, Peter and the Griffins get out of dodge and end up in Springfield, where they are greeted by a friendly stranger named Homer Simpson (guest voice Dan Castellaneta), who welcomes his new "albino" friends with open arms. The families get along famously: Stewie and Bart (guest voice Nancy Cartwright) make out like bandits when Stewie trades in his mind control device for a good old-fashioned slingshot; Lisa (guest voice Yeardley Smith) takes Meg under her wing and teaches her the saxophone; and Peter and Homer fight over the best beer in town: Pawtucket vs Duff.

Season 14 of FAMILY GUY premiered on Sunday,, September 27, 2015 at 9pm ET/PT on FOX. In the season opener, "Pilling Them Softly," Stewie is diagnosed with ADD and prescribed Adderall, which Brian takes to write a 2000-page proposal to pitch to author George R.R. Martin at a book convention. Meanwhile, Quagmire and Peter compete, Iron Chef-style, to determine which of them gets to keep his new cooking show.

FOX premiered a new season of FAMILY GUY on Sunday, September 25, 2016 at 9pm ET/PT, with guest star Amy Schumer as the voice of crew leader. In the season opener, "The Boys In The Band," Stewie and Brian form a children's band that quickly rises to fame until they let a girl get between them and drive the band apart. Meanwhile, Peter and Lois insist that Chris gets a job so he takes a job managing Quagmire's sex life as his personal assistant. Later in the season, Chris snags Taylor Swift as his homecoming date; Peter fills in for Santa on Christmas; Quagmire discovers the dating app Tinder; and Peter opens up a food truck. Additional guest voices in the new season include Sean Penn, NBA champ Steph Curry, NFL champ Rob Gronkowski, Kyle Chandler, David Tennant and Jacob Tremblay.

Season 15 of FAMILY GUY premiered on Sunday, October 1, 2017 at 9pm ET/PT on FOX. In the season opener, "Emmy-Winning Episode," Peter embarks on his own For Your Consideration campaign for FAMILY GUY by making the show more like Emmy-winning shows -- and no category is off limits, because he's tired of not winning an Emmy. Sofia Vergara, Ty Burrell, Julie Bowen, Louis C.K., Bill Maher, Christina Pickles, and the late Adam West guest voice. Other guest voices this season include Sir Ian McKellen, Ryan Reynolds, Amanda Seyfried, Kristen Bell, Kathleen Turner, Eric Dane and Danny Trejo.

The sixteenth season of FAMILY GUY premiered on Sunday, September 30, 2018 at 9pm ET/PT on FOX, with Part 1 of a two-part story. In the season opener, "Married With Cancer," Brian meets and quickly falls in love with a woman named Jess (guest voice Casey Wilson), who reveals she has cancer. After she receives devastating news regarding her diagnosis, Brian proposes marriage to her. The story concludes the following week on Sunday, October 7 at 9pm in the new episode, "Dead Dog Walking." Later in the season, Bryan Cranston & Niecy Nash provide guest voices for Peter's new bosses, Patrick Stewart and NBA star Kyrie Irving as microscopic waterbears, and more. On Sunday, January 6, 2019 at 9pm ET/PT, FOX debuted "Hefty Shades of Gray," the mid-season premiere of FAMILY GUY. After Peter's hair turns white from a ghost-hunting adventure in his house with the guys, his new look grabs the attention of local news anchor Tom Tucker. Under Tucker's guidance, he learns the ways of reporting fake news, and soon becomes a senior crime analyst on Quahog's Channel 5 News. Meanwhile, Brian and Stewie attempt to help Chris improve his dating game.

FAMILY GUY returned for its seventeenth season on Sunday, September 29, 2019 at 9:30pm ET/PT on FOX. In the season opener, "Yacht Rocky," when the brewery announces it will be firing one employee, Peter is nervous he will be the one let go. In order to calm his nerves, the family departs on a Yacht Rock cruise that doesn't go as expected. In the season premiere, guest voices Bryan Cranston and Niecy Nash return as Peter's bosses. Additional guest voices this season include Kenny Loggins, Mike Judge, Hank Azaria, Danny Trejo, Judy Greer, Chris Parnell, Christopher Meloni, and Nat Faxon. On Sunday, January 5, 2020 at a special time -- 8:30pm ET/PT -- FOX debuted "Connie's Celica," the winter premiere of FAMILY GUY. When Lois gets a job as the music teacher at Chris and Meg's school, a mean student, Connie (guest voice Lisa Wilhoit), decides to make Lois the target of her antics.

Season 18 of FAMILY GUY premiered on Sunday, September 27, 2020 at 9:30pm ET/PT on FOX. In the season opener (and 350th episode), "Stewie's First Word," Stewie finally says his first word, and it's a swear. When Lois is shunned by the other moms, she tries to figure out where Stewie could have possibly learned it. After a two-month break, FAMILY GUY returned with new episodes on Sunday, February 21, 2021 at 9:30pm ET/PT on FOX. Originally scheduled to debut on FOX one week earlier, this episode was bumped by rain-delayed coverage of the Daytona 500. In the winter premiere, "Boy's Best Friend," while Brian bonds with the son of his new girlfriend. Meanwhile, Peter, Quagmire and Cleveland take a joy ride in Joe's new classic corvette.

The 20th season of FAMILY GUY debuted on Sunday, September 26, 2021 at 9:30pm ET/PT on FOX. In the season opener, "LASIK Instinct," Lois elects to get LASIK surgery because her vision is failing, but she exploits her new disability for monetary gain. Meanwhile, Peter, Chris and Stewie must partake in all the activities with Doug that his father neglects. Guest voice cast: Chris Parnell as Doug.

FAMILY GUY returned for a new season on Sunday, September 25, 2022 at 9:30pm ET/PT on FOX. The season opener, "Oscars Guy," retells three Oscar-winning stories: SILENCE OF THE LAMBS, AMERICAN BEAUTY and FORREST GUMP. Guest voice: Mario Lopez as himself. On Sunday, November 20, 2022 at 9:30pm ET/PT, FOX premiered "Get Stewie," the 400th episode of FAMILY GUY. Stewie finds himself in public disgrace after a popstar unleashes her fan base on him for a benign comment. Meanwhile, Peter gets lap band surgery and enjoys the merriment of excess skin. Guest voices: Sam Elliott as Mayor Wild West. After a four-week break, FAMILY GUY returned with new episodes on Sunday, January 8, 2023 at 9:30pm ET/PT on FOX. In the winter premiere, "Love Story Guy," the guys recount their first true love stories, leading to parodies of "Castaway," "Dirty Dancing" and various Meg Ryan rom-coms.

Season 22 of FAMILY GUY premiered on Sunday, October 1, 2023 at 9:30pm ET/PT on Fox. This season Peter gets a job at the Stop n' Shop and takes a vacation to Florida with Lois. Additionally, Stewie and Brian help each other get over their mutual fear of showers and compete for sales against Bruce at the flea market. In the season opener, "Fertilized Megg," Meg agrees to be Bruce and Jeffery's surrogate causing a pregnant Meg to annoy her family. But, when the couple fails to pick up the baby, the Griffin's must take care of their new family member. For its winter premiere, FAMILY GUY moved to a new night -- Wednesdays at 9:30pm -- beginning March 6, 2024. In the mid-season debut, "Cabin Pressure," the Griffins win a trip to Maine at Peter's company picnic, and they decide to invite their friends on the vacation. Tensions run high and things soon spiral out of control when the cabin burns down.
On Wednesday, April 17, 2024 at 9:30pm ET/PT, FOX premiered "Faith No More," the Season 22 finale of FAMILY GUY. When Brian becomes romantically interested in someone and it inspires him to use Stewie's time machine, strange consequences result from their journey.

FAMILY GUY will returns for its 24th season in Fall 2024.


Production & Distribution

  • Produced by Fuzzy Door Productions
  • Produced by Film Roman Inc.
  • Produced by 20th Century Fox Television


  • Peter & Lois Griffin - Quahog, Rhode Island USA
  • Quahog Mini-Mart -

Births, Deaths & Weddings

  • November 24, 2013: Brian dies (but later returns)
  • September 30, 2018: Brian & Jess are married
  • November 15, 2020: Bruce & Jeffrey are married