The Griffins are about to peak — or so they hope. In the season 11 premiere of Family Guy, Peter winds up dragging the family to the Himalayas to climb Mt. Everest after learning that Lois’ old boyfriend, Ross Fishman, was taking his family on the same adventure. (Fishman’s uppity wife, by the way, is voiced by… Elizabeth Banks.) As you can imagine, the journey to the top of the Earth doesn’t exactly go as planned. “It’s rough going,” exec producer Mark Hentemann told EW. “They eat a dead kid. And Meg eats a lot.” There are no acts of cannibalism depicted in the trailer for “Into Fat Air,” which airs Sept. 30 at 9 p.m. on Fox, but this minute-and-half preview does involve drinking at high altitudes, a pukecicle, and talk of tampons, so consider yourself warned. READ FULL STORY »
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'Saturday Night Live' host Seth MacFarlane breaks his silence on Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson split -- VIDEO
Between the presidential elections and very important pop-culture developments like this, first-time Saturday Night Live host Seth MacFarlane has a lot of ground to cover when he takes the reins during the season premiere of the sketch comedy series this weekend. But one topic the Ted and Family Guy creator likely won’t touch is the
heart-wrenching headline-blazing breakup between Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart.
“Who f**ing cares?” MacFarlane told EW, after we gave him a quick primer on the obsession that is “Robsten,” during rehearsals for SNL. “I still have my house, my cat is still alive. I don’t care what happens.” (Make sure to watch the video below to see his complete hilarious reaction).
In a move Family Guy fans will no doubt find freakin’ sweet, Saturday Night Live announced this morning that Seth MacFarlane will host the show’s 38th season premiere on Sept. 15. MacFarlane — who will be promoting the fall premieres of his Fox animated series Family Guy, American Dad (both Sept. 30), and The Cleveland Show (Oct. 7), as well as the upcoming DVD release of his hit talking teddy-bear movie Ted – will be joined by musical guest Frank Ocean.
Joseph Gordon-Levitt will return to host for the second time on Sept. 22, joined by Mumford & Sons, who will be making their SNL debut.
On Oct. 6, James Bond himself, Daniel Craig, will host, with Muse providing the music.
'Family Guy': Drew Barrymore, Jessica Biel, Cheryl Tiegs among Brian's exes returning for Valentine's Day episode -- EXCLUSIVE
Warning: Family Guy’s Valentine’s Day episode will be rated ex.
A gaggle of Brian’s past girlfriends will return en masse in this romantic holiday-themed installment, which means you will hear the familiar voices of Drew Barrymore (as Jillian), Jessica Biel (Brooke), Nicole Sullivan (Tina), Cheryl Tiegs (Cheryl Tiegs), Jessica Stroup (Denise), Julie Hagerty (Carol), Kat Foster (Carolyn), and Nana Visitor (Rita). (Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane will voice Ida). What, or, should we say, who brings them back into the picture? When our talking canine winds up dateless on Feb. 14, “Stewie gathers scores of Brian’s former girlfriends to get to the bottom of why he’s unsuccessful in love,” exec producer Mark Hentemann tells EW. “The women are not reluctant to point out Brian’s flaws, and have a great time doing so.” READ FULL STORY »
Sofia Vergara is about to be romantically linked to… Peter Griffin? The Modern Family star will cameo as his fantasy love interest in an upcoming episode of Family Guy, EW has learned. In a cutaway gag featuring Peter as a telenovela lothario, Vergara voices his sassy (and, yes, buxom) lover. And that’s not her only role in the episode; she plays a woman selling roses in a restaurant where Quagmire is “wooing” Peter so that Peter will do him a big favor. READ FULL STORY »
Many people consider Ryan Reynolds to be God’s gift to man, but this season on Family Guy, he’ll be playing a literal version of that — with a twist. For a cameo role in the animated comedy’s Christmas episode, he will lend his voice to someone who might be described as a precursor to Jesus. Or as Family Guy executive producer Mark Hentemann explains: “He’s God’s previous attempt at an immaculate conception — his first son that didn’t quite work out.” READ FULL STORY »
Family Guy‘s next road trip episode will take Brian and Stewie to….
Las Vegas! At the Fox hit’s Comic-Con panel on Saturday, the team revealed several storylines for the upcoming season. The latest “Road to…” episode will have the duo teleporting to Sin City. Except something goes wrong with the machine and Brian and Stewie get cloned. One pair has the best time possible time in Las Vegas, the other two have the worst possible time. The episode will air as the show’s season finale next May.
Other upcoming plots: The family buys a farm, where Peter becomes a meth dealer. Quagmire accidentally marries a hooker. The Griffins become a Nielsen family, steal a bunch of the measurement company’s monitoring boxes, and Peter thereby influences TV programming to become what he wants it be — destroying it in the process. Also: Stewie and Brian accidentally reverse the direction of time, so they end up having to relive famous Family Guy moments in reverse. Chris gets mad at parents and moves in with pedophile Herbert. Quipped creator Seth MacFarlane: “How far into our 30s do we all need to get before this stops being f–king cute?”
MacFarlane said there’s no more full-episode movie parodies currently planned like the team’s Star Wars spoofs. He also confirmed that his Fox Flintstones animated series project remains “on hold” for the time being. “We don’t know when its going to happen — next year, next 5 years. There’s no exact schedule.”
Elizabeth Banks is climbing her way to the top in the season premiere of Family Guy. EW has learned that the Hunger Games/30 Rock actress will voice the snooty wife of Lois’ ex-boyfriend Ross Fishman, who attempts to scale Mt. Everest with her perfect family. “The Fishmans look down their noses at the Griffins as these slobs,” explains Family Guy exec producer Mark Hentemann. “They’re super successful and they go on the most exotic vacations and they take on the greatest challenges… Peter picks up on his jealousy that he had in season 3 and says, ‘Well, if they’re going to do it, we’re gonna do it — and beat them.’” Place your bets, folks: Who will make it to the summit first — if anyone makes it all? READ FULL STORY »
Johnny Depp is going to be a real cut-up on Family Guy: The film star will return to his role from Tim Burton’s Edward Scissorhands in an upcoming episode of the animated Fox comedy, EW has learned. READ FULL STORY »
Tedmay be getting the bear’s share of attention right now for Seth MacFarlane, but his animated Fox shows will be back in the spotlight next week at Comic-Con. If you can’t make it all the way to San Diego to attend the panels for these shows, you can at least console yourself by scrolling down this page for an early peek at the posters for Family Guy, The Cleveland Show, and American Dad. Take that, people who don’t have access to a computer! READ FULL STORY »
Kellan Lutz is jumping from Forks to Quahog: The Twilight star and future Tarzan will become romantically entangled with the Griffin family on an upcoming episode of Family Guy, EW has learned. According to Family Guy executive producer Mark Hentemann, Lutz voices a stud on the high-school football team who is the subject of Meg’s “Burt Bacharach-backed sexual fantasies.” The hunky jock does agree to go on a date with Meg, “but he’s interested in another member of the Griffin family — and it’s not one of the women,” hints Hentemann. READ FULL STORY »
Another year, another headline-grabbing Family Guy Emmy campaign. In 2009, the animated juggernaut tried swaying voters with a threatening overdub of one of its most violent viral moments. In 2010, it cast Peter Griffin as the title character in Precious and told TV Academy members that if they didn’t vote for the show, they were racist. And last year, Seth MacFarlane and co. tried a softer approach, appealing to voters’ sense of fairness and the guilt anyone feels when looking at a sad baby.
But this spring, Family Guy is up to its old, purposefully offensive tricks. Emmy voters received a mailer of the show decorated with the controversial image at left — which boldly invokes old stereotypes about Jewish folks running the entertainment industry from their mansions in western Los Angeles.
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