Anyone who is remotely interested in sitcoms knows ‘Family Guy‘ is one of the finest animation series to have graced television since the likes of ‘Flintstones’, ‘South Park‘ and ‘The Simpsons‘. The 12-time Emmy award nominee has Seth MacFarlane and Fox Broadcasting Company to thank for the creation of the beloved Griffin family including Peter, Lois, Meg, Chris, Stewie and Brian.
The franchise has spawned several spin-offs, films, merchandise, books and videogames, amongst which ‘The Cleveland Show’ (that ran from 2009 to 2013) is a notable mention. ‘Family Guy’ is particularly famous for its cutaway gags and the unique humour of MacFarlane, which has received some mixed reviews from the critics. It is created by MacFarlane and developed by him in collaboration with David Zuckerman. Zukerman also served as one of the executive producers of the series till 2003. MacFarlane still continues to be a vital part of the show. Richard Appel, Steve Callaghan, Danny Smith and Alec Sulkin executive produce the show alongside him.
The Griffins family has been entertaining millions of families across the globe since its premiere on January 31, 1999. The show has been a subject of various controversies throughout its run and had run into trouble during its fourth season which led to FOX discontinuing the show. It was picked up by Adult Swim to conclude the season but its success overturned the cancellation as the show was revived for another season. The rest as we say is history. It has received 27 Emmy nominations, out of which it has won eight. It also received a nomination for Outstanding Comedy Series, becoming the first one to receive the honour after ‘The Flintstones’. The show has also been nominated for a Grammy.
Family Guy Cast: Who is in it?
The animated show basically stars the following characters and voice over artists: Seth MacFarlane brings to life the characters of Peter Griffin (the head of the family), Brian Griffin (the family’s anthropomorphic pet dog), and Stewie Griffin (their devilish prodigy of a son who is often shown exhibiting violent characteristics and a behaviour befitting adults).
Mila Kunis came on board from season 2 to voice Meg Griffin, Peter and Lois’ eldest daughter who is often bullied and mocked by her own family. Alex Borstein voices Lois Griffin who is Peter’s wife, and Seth Green voices Chris Griffin (Stewie and Meg’s brother, a dim-witted, overweight and almost miniature version of Peter Griffin) as well as Neil Goldman (a recurring character).