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Johnny Depp to reprise Edward Scissorhands role... on 'Family Guy'! -- EXCLUSIVE

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

Comic-Con posters for Seth MacFarlane's shows revealed -- FIRST LOOK

Ted may 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

'Family Guy': Kellan Lutz of 'Twilight' to play Meg's crush -- EXCLUSIVE

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

'Family Guy' to Emmy voters: 'Come on, you bloated, overprivileged Brentwood Jews'

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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'Celebrity Apprentice' lowest-rated finale yet

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NBC’s Celebrity Apprentice live final couldn’t withstand the ABC’s telecast of the Billboard Music Awards.

The three-hour music awards telecast delivered 7.4 million viewers and a 2.7 rating among adults 18-49. That’s tying with Billboard’s lowest-rated telecast ever and down 10 percent this year. Still, it was enough to win the night for ABC.

The two-hour Celebrity Apprentice (6.8 million, 2.2) closer was the reality competition’s lowest-rated finale ever,  down a sharp 27 percent from last year (here’s Dalton Ross’ interview with the winner). Fox’s animation lineup also had its finales, including The Simpsons (4.8 million, 2.1) and a one-hour Family Guy (5.3 million, 2.5).

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EW's season finale calendar

Each year, the month of May brings the promise of warmer weather, the start of big summer movies…and the torturous, agonizing time when we have to bid farewell to our favorite primetime characters. TV addicts that we are, we feel your pain. So to curb the stress, we’ve put together a master list of when your beloved shows will be signing off.  Grab your remotes and ready those DVRs as we present this year’s finales: READ FULL STORY

'Family Guy': Cate Blanchett + Stewie + exploding wallet = ? -- EXCLUSIVE VIDEO

There’s nothing ambiguous about Stewie’s feelings for the new girl in town: Her name is Penelope, she likes to live dangerously, and wouldn’t you know it, she’s basically Stewie in a wig, dress, and accent. What kind of trouble will these two little hellions cause when they combine wicked forces? Check out this scene from Sunday’s episode of Family Guy (Fox, 9 p.m. ET), in which Stewie and Penelope (voiced by Oscar winner Cate Blanchett) twirl their metaphorical evil mustaches after he plants an exploding wallet on Mort. But will the real fireworks happen between Stewie and Penelope? We shall find out on Sunday. READ FULL STORY

'Family Guy': See Ricky Gervais as a wisecracking dolphin who ridicules Peter -- EXCLUSIVE VIDEO

Dolphins are often portrayed by Hollywood as the gentle geniuses of the sea. (See: Flipper. Um, don’t see: The Day of the Dolphin.) So we’ve been more than curious to check out Ricky Gervais’ take on the magical marine mammal, which will be unveiled on Sunday’s episode of Family Guy. The comedian—who also stars in the HBO comedy Life’s Too Short, debuting the same night — is voicing Billy Finn, a pun-loving dolphin who seems to enjoy tormenting Peter, who accidentally fished him out of the water. To get a preview of Billy and go behind the scenes of Gervais’ recording session, click on the video below. As it turns out, Gervais is not only a huge fan of the animated Fox comedy, he has “always wanted to play an annoying dolphin.” Warning: Video contains a naked Peter and several related insults from Billy (“Do you hear the word morbidly a lot?”). READ FULL STORY

'Family Guy' creator regrets JFK assassination joke

It’s tough to imagine a sensitive topic that Fox’s Family Guy has not mercilessly mocked. But creator Seth MacFarlane says he now has a few regrets.

Talking to journalist Krista Smith for her upcoming USA Network talk show, Out of Character with Krista Smith, MacFarlane reveals there’s some gags he wishes the envelope-pushing animated hit had not aired — including one in particular.

“There have been jokes that I would have rather we not have done,” MacFarlane said. “The JFK Pez Dispenser was something I would probably not do now.”

The joke was from the first season of Family Guy back in 1999 (clip below) and was deleted from some subsequent airings. READ FULL STORY

'Family Guy': Ryan Reynolds cruises into Quahog on Sunday -- EXCLUSIVE VIDEO

Many people are obsessed with Peter Griffin, but did you know that list includes… Ryan Reynolds? In Sunday’s episode of Family Guy, the rather fit actor (who is developing his own animated series for Fox) shacks up in Quahog to shoot a movie and immediately finds himself starry-eyed over Peter. Eager for a little preview of Reynolds’ guest spot? Look no farther than below, where you can see Reynolds roll into town and start charming Peter.  (Sorry, Lois.) READ FULL STORY

'Family Guy' scoop: 'History of the World' trailer

The history of the entire world as told by Family Guy in 22 minutes?

Yes, please. That will do nicely. READ FULL STORY

Who's going to Comic-Con: 'Glee,' 'Game of Thrones,' 'Spartacus,' more

Guess who’s going to Comic-Con this year?

Here’s an early list of shows we’re told will be presenting panels, plus more that are looking likely to join the fun in San Diego July 21-24:

GOING:

True Blood (HBO)
Game of Thrones (HBO)
Spartacus: Vengeance
(Starz — hey, it’s a new name for season two!)
Torchwood (Starz)
Terra Nova (Fox)
Fringe (Fox)
Alcatraz (Fox)
Glee (Fox)
Once Upon a Time
(ABC)
Grimm (NBC)
The Big Bang Theory (CBS)
Person of Interest (CBS)
Walking Dead (AMC)
The Vampire Diaries (The CW)
The Secret Circle (The CW)
Eureka (Syfy)
Dexter (Showtime)
Shameless (Showtime)
Homeland (Showtime)
Warehouse 13 (Syfy)
Being Human (Syfy)
Sanctuary (Syfy)
Supernatural (The CW)
Nikita (The CW)
Ringer (The CW)
Chuck (NBC)
Alphas (Syfy)
Mythbusters (Discovery)
Penn & Teller Tell a Lie (Discovery)
The Simpsons (Fox)
Family Guy (Fox)

Check back for updates!

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'Family Guy' rules on a night of finales

The real cartoon characters on Fox were much more interesting than the figurative ones on Celebrity Apprentice on Sunday, as Family Guy finished the last Sunday of the 2010-11 season as the most popular show among adults 18-49, according to preliminary results.

Family Guy earned a 3.0 rating/7 share in the demo — down 3 percent from last season’s finale but still tops among the broadcast competition. It also ruled among 18-34 and teens. The Simpsons finale pulled a 2.5/7. Each 18-49 ratings point equals 1.3 million viewers.

The finale for NBC’s Celebrity Apprentice earned a  2.9/7, down 15 percent from its last season finale and the lowest spring finale ever for the franchise, star versions or otherwise. It averaged 8.3 million viewers.  The Billboard Music Awards showed some signs of life for ABC: It posted a 2.9/8 and 7.8 million viewers. READ FULL STORY

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