Family Guy

BBC plays down Family Guy ITV link

The BBC has moved to end speculation Fox adult toon Family Guy is moving to another UK terrestrial. Twentieth Century Fox Television distribution execs recently met with ITV over the series at the latter’s London office, but the BBC’s press office tweeted: “There’s been lots of speculation today but, to confirm, Family Guy will be […]

Fox orders new toon series from Family Guy team

US broadcast network Fox has ordered Bordertown, a new animated series from Family Guy’s Seth MacFarlane and Mark Hentemann. The comedy series follows two families living in the titular fictional Southwest desert town on the U.S.-Mexico border. The father of one family is a Border Patrol Agent and the other industrious Mexican immigrant, setting up […]

Nat Geo preps reboot of Carl Sagan’s Cosmos

National Geographic Channels International will launch a modernised version of iconic space series Cosmos across its 170 channels in 2014. The series, Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey, will air on Fox and Nat Geo in the US next spring. Both are owned by News Corp. The show will be a reboot of the classic thirteen-part space […]

Simpsons, Family Guy to meet for first time

Characters from animated series The Simpsons and Family Guy are to unite on Fox for the first time. In an episode of Family Guy scheduled for fall next year titled ‘The Simpsons Guy’, Family Guy‘s Griffins will land in the Simpsons’ fictional home town Springfield, where the two iconic families will meet. Themes of the […]

Fox realigns domestic syndie arm

21st Century Fox has moved to bring its syndication arm Twentieth Television under the umbrella of production wing Twentieth Century Fox Television. Greg Meidel will continue to head up Twentieth Television as president, but now reports into TCFTV c-chairmen Gary Newman and Dana Walden. He previously reported to Fox News CEO and chairman Robert Ailes, […]

Gavin & Stacey US remake among Fox pick-ups

The Sony Pictures Television-produced remake of BBC sitcom Gavin & Stacey is among five comedies US broadcast network Fox has picked up ahead of next week’s Upfronts. Four dramas have also been ordered. Us & Them, which is based on the popular BBC3 show about a couple that fall in love despite living on different […]