It aired on Fox in the United States and Canada on November 24, 2013, and is written by Alex Carter and directed by Joseph Lee.. he had not expected his fanbase to react so violently.

Brian, who had been in every episode since the pilot over the course of the Fox animated hit's 11-season run, was hit by a car in the Nov. 24 episode, devastating the Griffin family and stunning fans (a petition was even started against his death).
MacFarlane issued a brief statement to the trade newspaper Variety saying only "this is the first time I've ever gotten positive feedback from [comedian] Tina Fey. Please continue to respect all commenters and create constructive debates. By Clyde Hughes    |   Today is National Voter Registration Day! No. “Family Guy” viewers on Sunday witnessed the shocking demise of Brian, the Griffin family’s pet dog and one of the show's longtime main characters. Want an ad-free experience?Subscribe to Independent Premium. Fans of the hit Fox animated series "Family Guy" were pretty upset when animators killed off the family dog Brian Griffin during its Nov. 24 episode, but producers brought the dog back to life on Sunday's episode.

“I think they were glad it wasn’t them,” said Callaghan, who confirmed the cast (specifically, voice actors Mila Kunis and Seth Green) was still saddened by the plot twist.

We already did it.”. “We were all very surprised, in a good way, that people still cared enough about that character to be that angry.

Are you sure you want to mark this comment as inappropriate? "Thank you for saving my life," he said. It reminded people this is still a show where anything that can happen despite the fact it’s been on for a while.” "Family Guy" is currently in its 12th season, and it's safe to say that the stunt definitely spiced things up.

Why so soon? Do you want “Family Guy” producers do bring him back? Fox Pulls 'Family Guy' Boston Marathon Episode Due To Hoax, US Stock Futures Gain Ahead Of Election Day, Public Advocate Requests PG&E Be Fined Over Power Cuts, Gunman At Large After Vienna Shooting Rampage Leaves Four Dead, The Possibilities AND the Pitfalls of Remote Work, 10 Of America's Top CEOs Talk with IBT's Social Capital About How To Be Authentic. No. The existing Open Comments threads will continue to exist for those who do not subscribe to Independent Premium. That remains to be seen. There were petitions for his reincarnation, ‘RIP Brian Griffin’ tattoos and furious tweets by the ton, much to the astonishment of MacFarlane. "Brian Griffin was an important part of our viewing experience," Thompson wrote. Have fans forgiven Seth MacFarlane for killing Brian yet? Also pictured left to right: Terry Crews and Melissa Fumero. As soon as this idea came up, we started talking about what the next couple episodes could be and we got very excited about the way this change will affect the family dynamics and the characters.". According to Callaghan, producers felt that it was important to keep the show's formula the same as it was when it originally premiered under the leadership of creator Seth MacFarlane in 1999. "Our fans are smart enough and have been loyal to our show for long enough to know that they can trust us," Callaghan said. MacFarlane said he wanted fans to be reminded that 'anything can happen', Find your bookmarks in your Independent Premium section, under my profile. Are you sure you want to delete this comment? But your state may let you vote during a designated early voting period. Visit your state election office website to find out whether they offer early voting. Read Entertainment Weekly's entire interview with MacFarlane here. Brian Griffin, left, the "Family Guy" pet killed off a few weeks ago returned Sunday after he was saved by Stewie and his time machine.

Keep discussions on topic, avoid personal attacks and threats of any kind. Monday, 16 December 2013 09:32 AM. Described as the "hard-drinking, literary-aspiring" sidekick to baby Stewie, Brian was pulled from the clutches of death thanks to a time machine. Each state has its own rules for mail-in absentee voting. The death of the family dog came to the dismay of many fans in November, despite his departure ultimately only lasting a couple of weeks thanks to the bendable rules of a cartoon universe. no. Fans need not worry about him being bumped off again however, with MacFarlane insisting: ‘Would I do it again? SCOOP: FInd out why they decided to kill Brian in the first place. "A lot of other families would have just gotten another dog and moved on. Are you sad to see Brian go? "You're alive my friend!" Entertainment Television, LLC A Division of NBCUniversal. They brought him back tonight. You can find our Community Guidelines in full here. pic.twitter.com/mWYLvyrULJ, Scumbag Seth MacFarlane dupes everyone as Brian Griffin makes his return to Family Guy: http://t.co/wzrqR0i6F7.

Fans of the hit Fox animated series "Family Guy" were pretty upset when animators killed off the family dog Brian Griffin during its Nov. 24 episode, but producers brought the dog back from the dead on Sunday's episode. ", As  for why they decided to kill off the beloved character, he explained, "This was an idea that got pitched in the writers room and it sort of caught fire, and we thought it could be a fun way to shake things up.

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Seth MacFarlane Reveals Why He Killed Brian On 'Family Guy'. Time-travel, duh! Someone got this tattoo because they killed off Brian in Family Guy last month.

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Family Guy and Fox Broadcasting will lose viewers if Brian Griffin is not brought back to the show.".

“I think they were pretty stunned this far into the show,” he added.

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Destroying the time machine Life of Brian Stewie destroys his time machine, but regrets it when Brian is killed in a car accident. Following the premiere of the episode, many fans of the series took their complaints online, urging the producers to bring Brian back to life. But shows - even animated shows - rarely kill off a main character. "He added a witty and sophisticated element to the show. In a move which has left viewers and long-time fans reeling in shock, the US animated comedy Family Guy has knocked off a member of the Griffin familly. Brian was briefly replaced by a new dog Vinnie, voiced by the Sopranos’ Tony Sirico, in December, but is now a regular again after his infant sidekick Stewie went back in time to prevent his death.

The new single-camera workplace comedy "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" premieres this fall on Fox. Links will not be permitted. "Life of Brian" is the sixth episode of the twelfth season and the 216th overall episode of the animated comedy series Family Guy.

The (temporary) death of beloved "Family Guy" pet, Brian, caused an uproar among fans who were furious that MacFarlane and writers would kill off, and then seemingly replace, the pooch.

he exclaimed. While fans are still mourning the death of Brian Griffin, producers have already brought on former “The Sopranos” actor Tony Sirico to voice the family's new dog, Vinny. The Simpsons killed off family neighbour Maude Flanders and is planning to kill off another "major character" early in 2014. Please be respectful when making a comment and adhere to our Community Guidelines. Do not read the following article if you've yet to watch Sunday night's episode of Family Guy.

We always make choices that always work to the greatest benefit of the series. Sign up for membership to become a founding member and help shape HuffPost's next chapter, Entertainment Fellow, The Huffington Post. The most insightful comments on all subjects will be published daily in dedicated articles. "As much as we love Brian, and as much as everyone loves their pets, we felt it would be more traumatic to lose one of the kids, rather than the family pet.". Seth MacFarlane surprised by Family Guy death backlash. "We always make choices that always work to the greatest benefit of the series.". All rights reserved. It had been suggested in the show's writer's room that a member of the family be killed off and after a length discussion it was decided that it would be Brian. Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. Who knew that when Family Guy killed off Brian, ... News chatted exclusively with boss Steve Callaghan after Brian's death, and he said he wasn't worried about any backlash … Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane has shed light on his controversial killing off of central character Brian Griffin, insisting it “did what it was designed to do”: shock. We thought it would create a little bit of a stir, but the rage wasn’t something we counted on.”.
“By losing Brian, it felt like a void needed to be filled, both comically and also for the interpersonal relationships between all the characters,” he said.“We felt that we needed to fill that role.”. Check out the hottest fashion, photos, movies and TV shows! © 2020 E! A "Family Guy" producer gives four reasons why Brian, the Griffins' family pet, was killed off. LIFE IS GOOD NOW!!! Brian's response?