Family Guy

Family_Guy_Turban_CowboyAn internet hoax has fooled some into believing that a Family Guy episode was depicting the Boston Marathon bombings.

The video was in fact two separate clips edited together from a recent episode to make it look like Peter Griffin won the Boston Marathon by detonating explosions.

The show’s creator Seth MacFarlane shut down rumours that the circulating clip was real, tweeting: “The edited Family Guy clip currently circulating is abhorrent. The event was a crime and a tragedy, and my thoughts are with the victims.”

The clips in question were taken from separate points in the episode entitled ‘Turban Cowboy’, which aired in the US on March 17 this year. Continue reading »

Sunday, January 13 – 9pm ET/PT on Global

Brian writes a play that’s a hit in Quahog, but his confidence is shaken when he reads a play Stewie wrote that’s better than his. Soon, Stewie’s work is Broadway-bound, causing a rift between the two friends.

The American TV industry was forced to take action in the wake of the school shooting in Connecticut to avoid screening any violent material that could cause offence.

I the days that followed, TV channels across the country made changes to their schedules and issued special warnings prior to violent shows.

HBO delayed the screening of the 2012 crime thriller Contraband over the weekend, replacing it with repeated screenings of Crazy, Stupid. Love and Arthur.

The TLC Network postponed a special entitled Best Funeral Ever, which centred on a Dallas funeral home.

NBC pulled a holiday special featuring The Voice coach Blake Shelton and replaced it with a Michael Buble one instead. The Shelton special had featured an animated scene about a reindeer killing. Continue reading »

Sunday, December 16 – 7pm ET/PT *At A Special Time This Week* on Global

Peter tells his own version of the Nativity story.

Sunday, December 9 – 9pm ET/PT on Global

When Meg gathers the courage to ask out her crush, Kent, she is devastated to learn he’s gay. But when Meg discovers that Kent has feelings for Chris, she uses her brother in the worst way to get closer to her crush.

Sunday, November 25 – 9pm ET/PT on Global

When Lois experiences a mid-life crisis, Peter tries to keep up with her new and wild lifestyle. Meanwhile, Stewie brings home a turtle, unaware that the turtle is evil and determined to destroy Stewie’s life.

Sunday, November 18 – 9pm ET/PT on Global

Notorious criminal Bobby Briggs who shot Joe and left him in a wheelchair, becomes a fugitive. When the Police Chief won’t assign Joe to the case, Peter convinces Joe to take him and Quagmire on a manhunt. Of course the manhunt includes a visit to a strip club, an encounter with the cops, and a dash across the border.

“The End of the World As We Know It” on Global

Family Guy fans get a behind-the-scenes look at this animated series’ most outrageous moments, through interviews with creator Seth MacFarlane, Alex Borstein, Seth Green and Mila Kunis. Fans will also get an exclusive glimpse into the cast and crew’s 200th episode party in Los Angeles, from the red carpet to MacFarlane serenading the party-goers, accompanied by a live orchestra.

Sunday, November 11 – 9pm ET/PT *Two Back-to-Back Episodes* on Global

When Brian “borrows” Stewie’s time machine, he accidentally ends up reversing the flow of time for everybody but himself and Stewie. As Stewie struggles to repair the machine, Brian begins to wonder if maybe they’ve actually done the world a favor. As the time reversal accelerates, they realize they are aging in reverse and work fast to fix the machine.

Sunday, October 7 – 9pm ET/PT *A Halloween Special Episode* on Global

The Griffins are selected to be a Nielsen family and have their television viewing habits monitored. When Peter takes his enthusiasm too far, he soon finds himself becoming a target of hostility.