Fact: Family Guy creator Seth Macfarlane has resurrected talking family pet Brian the Dog from the dead, just weeks after the wise-cracking cartoon character was seemingly killed off in the Life of Brian episode, which aired in the U.S. on 24 November (13). The pooch, aka Brian Griffin, re-appeared in Sunday's (15Dec13) show after baby Stewie fixed his time machine and used it to change the sequence of events which led to his furry friend from being run over by a car.
Fact: Family Guy fans were left stunned on Sunday (24Nov13) by the death of key character Brian the Dog, who was voiced by the show's creator Seth Macfarlane. At the end of the episode, titled Life Of Brian, the family replace their dead pet with a new dog named Vinnie, who is voiced by The Sopranos actor Tony Sirico.
Fact: Drew Barrymore is joining the cast of Family Guy ahead of welcoming a new addition to her own family. The actress will voice the character of Jillian, Brian the dog's ex-girlfriend in a Valentine's Day (14Feb13) special of the hit show. She is expecting her first child with husband Will Kopelman.
Fact: Twilight star Kellan Lutz is lending his vocal talents to hit animated TV show Family Guy. The hunky actor will voice a high-school football player who goes on a date with Meg, the frumpy teen played by Mila Kunis, in an episode that will air in the autumn (12).
Fact: Family Guy mastermind Seth Macfarlane has signed up to sing at the 2012 Bbc Proms. The writer/actor will perform with the John Wilson Orchestra at London's Royal Albert Hall on 27 August (12) as part of the annual classical music event.
Tweet: "Just got done recordning (sic) another episode of FamilyGuy as Esther.. Don't know when it'll air yet but be on the lookout!" Singer Christina Milian lands a guest role voicing a character on hit animated comedy Family Guy.
Fact: Memorabilia from TV shows The Simpsons and Family Guy is going under the hammer for charity. Actor Hank Azaria's sale, on internet auction website eBay, includes the chance to receive a personalised voicemail message from a Simpsons character. Proceeds will go to Determined to Succeed, which aids needy students in Los Angeles.
Fact: Seth Macfarlane's hit U.S. show Family Guy is headed to the New York stage next month (24-25Nov08) - an adaptation of the animated comedy will be shown at the city's famed Carnegie Hall, featuring uncensored episodes and never-before-seen musical numbers where the cast will be accompanied by a 40-piece orchestra.
Quote: "I come to work one day out of the month. I come in my pyjamas, I hang out and play Ping-Pong... I hope that job never ends. It's like money from the sky." Actress Mila Kunis on her role in animated TV hit Family Guy.