Alynda Wheat
March 09, 2008 AT 05:00 AM EDT

Family Guy

TV Show
Current Status
In Season
run date
Alex Borstein, Seth Green, Mila Kunis, Seth MacFarlane, Fairuza Balk, Johnny Brennan, Jennifer Tilly, Patrick Warburton, Adam West
Ricky Blitt
Comedy, Cartoons/Animation

We gave it a D

9-9:30 PM · FOX · Returns Sept. 28

Fox ponied up $100,000,000 to keep Family Guy creator and 34-year-old wunderkind Seth MacFarlane in-house for the next five years, where he will continue to oversee Sunday-night mainstays Family Guy and American Dad, as well as Guy spin-off The Cleveland Show, which is slated for 2009. To earn his $100 million, MacFarlane will still have to divide himself between these three shows. For Family Guy he’s playing Peter trying to persuade Jesus to quit his job at a used record store, then directing Dan Aykroyd and Chevy Chase’s Spies Like Us reunion in another episode, and planning a sequel to the show’s Emmy-nominated Star Wars spoof, temporarily nicknamed ”Something, Something, Something Dark Side.” In addition, there’s a Family Guy movie that Fox would very much like to make, given that the Simpsons‘ first big-screen outing grossed $527 million globally. ”We have an idea what it would be about,” MacFarlane says. But ”how do we do it while we’re doing a series? That’s the problem The Simpsons faced for 20 years.”

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