However, favorable DVD sales and high ratings for syndicated reruns on Adult Swim convinced the network to renew the show in 2004 for a fourth season, which began airing on May 1, 2005.
Since its debut on January 31, 1999, 300 episodes of Family Guy have been broadcast. Family Guy has been nominated for 12 Primetime Emmy Awards and 11 Annie Awards, and has won three of each.
Mac Farlane redesigned the films' protagonist, Larry, and his dog, Steve, and renamed them Peter and Brian, respectively.Mac Farlane pitched a seven-minute pilot to Fox in 1998, and the show was greenlit and began production.Larry (left) and Steve (right) as they appeared in Larry & Steve (1997), an animated short directed by Seth Mac Farlane.Larry and Steve would form the basis for the Family Guy characters of Peter and Brian, respectively.TV news anchors Tom Tucker and Diane Simmons, Asian reporter Tricia Takanawa, and Blaccu-Weather meteorologist Ollie Williams also make frequent appearances.
Actors Adam West and James Woods guest star as themselves in various episodes. ko-hog or kwo-hog]), a fictional district of Providence, Rhode Island that was founded by Peter's ancestor, Griffin Peterson.Many of the writers that have left the show have gone on to create or produce other successful series.Neil Goldman and Garrett Donovan co-wrote 13 episodes for the NBC sitcom Scrubs during their eight-year run on the show, while also serving as co-producers and working their way up to executive producers.Family Guy is an American animated sitcom created by Seth Mac Farlane for the Fox Broadcasting Company.The series centers on the Griffins, a family consisting of parents Peter and Lois; their children, Meg, Chris, and Stewie; and their anthropomorphic pet dog, Brian.Shortly after the third season of Family Guy had aired in 2002, Fox canceled the series with one episode left unaired.