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Family Guy

31 January, 1999
Family Guy

Family Guy is an American adult animated sitcom created by Seth MacFarlane and developed by MacFarlane and David Zuckerman for the Fox Broadcasting Company that premiered on January 31, 1999. The series is produced by Fuzzy Door Productions. 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. The show is set in the fictional city of Quahog, Rhode Island, and exhibits much of its humor in the form of metafictional cutaway gags that often lampoon American culture. The family was conceived by MacFarlane after developing two animated films, The Life of Larry and Larry & Steve. MacFarlane redesigned the films' protagonist, Larry, and his dog, Steve, and renamed them Peter and Brian, respectively. MacFarlane pitched a seven-minute pilot to Fox in 1998, and the show was greenlit and began production.

Genre Animated sitcom, Satire
Created by Seth MacFarlane
Developed by Seth MacFarlane, David Zuckerman
Voices of Seth MacFarlane, Alex Borstein, Seth Green, Mila Kunis, Mike Henry, Patrick Warburton
Theme music composer Walter Murphy
Composer(s) Ron Jones, Walter Murphy
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 19
No. of episodes 369
Executive producer(s) Seth MacFarlane, David Zuckerman (1999–2003), Daniel Palladino (2001–02), David A. Goodman (2005–12), Chris Sheridan (2005–12), Danny Smith (2008–), Mark Hentemann (2009–15), Steve Callaghan (2009–), Alec Sulkin (2011–), Wellesley Wild (2011–15), Cherry Chevapravatdumrong (2012–19), Richard Appel (2012–)
Producer(s) Shannon Smith, Julius Sharpe, Kara Vallow, Steve Marmel (2011), Sherry Gunther (1999–2003)
Running time 20–23 minutes, 45 minutes (select episodes)
Production company(s) Fuzzy Door Productions, 20th Television (seasons 1–19), 20th Television Animation (season 20–present)
Distributor 20th Television (1999–2020), Disney–ABC Domestic Television (2020–)
Original network Fox
Picture format 480i 4:3 (S1–8), 720p 16:9 (S9–)
Audio format Dolby Surround 2.0 (broadcast S1–8), Dolby Digital 5.1 (S9–)
Preceded by The Life of Larry and Larry & Steve
Related shows The Cleveland Show, American Dad!
Netflix ID 70153382

About Family Guy

Animated show about a dysfunctional family that struggles with everyday life in a small town in Rhode Island. The show was created by Seth MacFarlane.

Achievement of Family Guy

The show won its first Emmy Award in 2000 for Outstanding Voice-Over Performance for Seth MacFarlane's performance as Stewie Griffin. 

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Latest information about Family Guy updated on July 28 2021.