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'Nashville' star Connie Britton to cameo on 'Family Guy'

Even Peter Griffin can’t get enough of Connie Britton.

The undeniably likeable Nashville star—who rocks a great head of hair, by the way, and that is a detail that’s relevant for this story—has recorded a brief cameo for Family Guy, EW has learned exclusively. A cutaway gag in an episode titled “Baking Bad” that will air in October involves Peter breaking into Britton’s home. “She wakes up in bed to discover Peter is munching on her hair,” says executive producer Steve Callaghan, adding: “Especially if you saw her in Friday Night Lights, her hair just looks so yummy, you want to take a bite of it.”
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'Simpsons' and 'Family Guy' creators Matt Groening and Seth MacFarlane draw each other

Unless you’ve been living under a Jebediah Springfield statue, you probably know that the season premiere of Family Guy will transport viewers out of Quahog and into Springfield, as the Griffins meet up with the Simpsons. This week’s issue of Entertainment Weekly takes you inside this much-anticipated crossover episode and features a Q&A with the two men who gave life to these characters, Simpsons creator/executive producer Matt Groening and Family Guy creator/executive producer Seth MacFarlane.

In addition, EW asked the two animation dominators to take pen to paper and draw each other in any way they saw fit, and you can see the results below. Oh, and congrats on that mayorship, Mr. Groening.
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See the first image from the 'Futurama'-'Simpsons' crossover episode

Good—no, great—news, everyone: Springfield will be the site of another crossover episode besides the invasion of the Griffins from Family Guy when the Simpsons encounter a familiar pack of now-homeless space adventurers. Futurama, the 31st-century animated comedy that was canceled (again) last year, will return to life—or at least Fry, Leela & Co. will—in a special episode of The Simpsons airing Nov. 9.

“That was a really tough one to negotiate, because I had to talk to myself,” says Matt Groening, creator of, well, both shows. READ FULL STORY

See 5 minutes of the 'Simpsons'-'Family Guy' crossover episode

If you’ve always wondered what would happen if Peter Griffin and Homer Simpson hung out at a bar while Bart and Stewie made prank phone calls, Family Guy is about to satisfy your crossover craving. In the Sept. 28 season premiere, “The Simpsons Guy,” the albino Griffins wind up by accident in Springfield, where they are greeted warmly by the hepatits-y Simpsons. But a fast friendship christened with delicious doughnuts may be forever destroyed by an argument over Pawtucket Patriot Ale and Duff Beer, which leads to an epic chicken fight.

To see the collision of these two animated worlds—plus a cameo by Bob from Bob’s Burgers—check out nearly five minutes of footage from the double-sized episode, which was screened on Saturday during the Family Guy panel at Comic-Con. READ FULL STORY

'Simpsons'-'Family Guy' crossover to include 'Bob's Burgers' cameo

A few more details about the much-anticipated Simpsons-Family Guy crossover episode were spilled today at Fox’s comedy showrunners panel at Television Critics Association press tour. READ FULL STORY

'Family Guy': See Cleveland's return

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What happens when a spin-off stops spinning? It’s time to come home. On Sunday’s episode of Family Guy (Fox, 9 p.m.), Cleveland Brown will pop up on Spooner Street, as he’s moving back to the old neighborhood with his family. (Welcome back, Donna, Roberta, Cleveland Jr., and Rallo, too). But this homecoming comes with a hiccup: When Lois and Cleveland’s wife, Donna, get in a fight, they tell their husbands that they can’t hang out anymore. “It’s up to Cleveland and Peter to reconcile the women and see a way to allow these two guys to be friends again,” executive producer Steve Callaghan told EW last fall. And, yes, the episode also mocks The Cleveland Show‘s cancellation. “There’s a scene where the guys pretty mercilessly take shots at Cleveland for striking out on his own and for failing miserably, with not very veiled fourth-wall references to Cleveland’s show,” said Callaghan. Want to see Cleveland reunite with Peter, Quagmire, and Joe, plus the pigment-swapping moment above? Click on the video below. READ FULL STORY

Fox picks up animated comedy from Seth MacFarlane

Get ready for more Seth MacFarlane on Fox.

The network, which is already home to MacFarlane’s Family Guy and Dads, announced today it has picked up 13 episodes of a new animated comedy called Bordertown, which comes from MacFarlane and Family Guy producer Mark Hentemann. The show will center on two families living in a Southwest desert town on the  U.S.-Mexico border.

While no debut date is officially set, the show will likely land on Sundays as part of the Fox animation block that currently consists of The Simpsons, which was recently renewed, Bob’s Burgers, Family Guy and American Dad, which is moving to TBS in 2014.

The announcement comes one month after Fox pulled the plug on Murder Police, the midseason animated project starring Jane Lynch, before it aired a single episode.

'Family Guy': Maya Rudolph and Glenn Howerton to guest in episode -- EXCLUSIVE

Family Guy has recruited two familiar TV voices for an upcoming episode, and those voices belong to Maya Rudolph and Glenn Howerton. Rudolph, a veteran of SNL and Up All Night, will assume the role of an avid runner who catches Brian’s eye. To win her over, he pretends to be a fellow jogger. “After Brian experiences the ‘runner’s high’, he becomes a distance running douche, and even signs himself up to run a marathon,” Family Guy executive producer Steve Callaghan tells EW. READ FULL STORY

'Family Guy': Details on Cleveland's return

When The Cleveland Show wasn’t renewed in the spring, Family Guy fans wondered when and how Cleveland might make his return to his original home.

At Comic-Con in July, it was revealed that after spending the last four seasons in Stoolbend headlining his own animated comedy, the genial, mustachioed character would journey back to Quahog in an episode this season titled “He’s Bla-ack.” Now, more details about his homecoming have emerged. Family Guy executive producer Steve Callaghan says that the plan is to fully reintegrate Cleveland into Family Guy by moving him into his old house on Spooner Street with his blended family from The Cleveland Show (including Donna, Roberta, Cleveland Jr., and Rallo). While Cleveland will buddy up again with Peter, Quagmire, and Joe, he’ll have some some obstacles to overcome in his welcome-back episode: When a conflict arises between Lois and Cleveland’s wife, Donna, the two women inform their husbands that they can’t be friends anymore either. “It’s up to Cleveland and Peter to reconcile the women and see a way to allow these two guys to be friends again,” Callaghan tells EW.
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'The Simpsons,' 'Family Guy' doing crossover episode

The Simpsons are going to spend some quality time with the Griffins: In a crossover episode titled “The Simpsons Guy,” Homer & Co. will be featured in an episode of Family Guy, EW has learned. READ FULL STORY

'Family Guy' takes on 'Girls' in Emmy ad

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The envelope-pushing, please: In what has become an annual tradition, Family Guy has gone to great/outrageous lengths to grab the attention of Emmy voters. Last year, the animated show’s for-your-consideration ad took a shot at the Academy’s “bloated, overprivileged Brentwood Jews,” and a few years before that, it tried the heartstring-pulling “Vote for us or you’re racist” approach with a Precious parody.

This year, the Academy itself is not in Family Guy‘s comedy crosshairs, but Girls is. Peter & Co. spoof the HBO comedy’s iconic four-women-crowded-onto-a-sofa poster and top it off with a family-unfriendly tagline, which is a naughty nod to Adam Driver’s controversial sex scene.
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'Family Guy': Conan O'Brien to guest star -- EXCLUSIVE

Conan O’Brien may have been a writer on The Simpsons, but he’s getting animated on a different Sunday-night Fox comedy:  The late-night talk show host will lend his voice to an upcoming episode of Family Guy. READ FULL STORY

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