Family Guy is an animated television series created by Seth MacFarlane for FOX in 1999. The show was cancelled in 2002, but after extremely positive response to DVDs and reruns on Adult Swim (a late night block of animation for more mature audiences on Cartoon Network), production of new episodes for FOX resumed in 2005. To date it is one of only a handful of shows in television history to be cancelled and later revived by the power of their fan bases.
The title character is Peter Griffin, the buffoonish head of a middle class family frequently beset by the consequences of his foolish antics. Family Guy's brand of humor is notable for the (usually) brief, frequently nonsensical cutaways and flashbacks to various points in history, geography, and reality involving the characters and their ludicrous actions (see "Structural and comedic approach" below).
Seth MacFarlane, the young creator of Family Guy, also serves as a writer on the show, and voices many of the characters. The cast also includes That '70s Show star Mila Kunis, actor Seth Green, MADtv star Alex Borstein, and comedic actor Patrick Warburton.
Format: Animated Sitcom
Run time: 21–23 minutes
Creator: Seth MacFarlane
Starring: Seth MacFarlane,Alex,Borstein,Seth,Green,Mila Kunis
Original run: January 31, 1999 – February 14, 2002 May 1, 2005 - present
No. of episodes: 64 (1999–2002, 2005-)
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