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TBS Renews 'American Dad!' for a 12th Season

TBS wants to keep American Dad! around for at least another season. The Seth MacFarlane-created animated series debuted its 11th season back in September and switched from Fox to TBS a few episodes in, and now THR reports that TBS has already ordered a 22-episode second season on the network (it'll make the series' 12th overall). "We are thrilled with American Dad’s performance to date and are confident the show is going to continue its tremendous success," Turner exec Deborah K. Bradley said in a statement. "By ordering a new season while the current season is early in its run, we're ensuring that Seth MacFarlane and his team [...]

Seth MacFarlane's 'A Million Ways to Die in the West' Isn't Faring as Well with Critics as 'Ted' Did

The summer movie season continues this week with the release of A Million Ways to Die in the West, the second film written and directed by Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane after 2012' s Ted. MacFarlane, who makes his (non-voice) acting debut here as the movie's lead, co-scripted A Million Ways to Die with his Ted co-writers Alec Sulkin and Wellesley Wild, but the creative team's second big-screen comedy isn't faring as well as their first.

Review aggregators Rotten Tomatoes and Metacritic are currently rating a A Million Ways to Die in the West at 33% and 45/100, respectively, a significant drop from the scores Ted received two years ago: [...]

The New Trailer for Seth MacFarlane's 'A Million Ways to Die in the West' Has a Bunch of New Jokes

Here's the brand new red band trailer for Seth MacFarlane's new movie, A Million Ways to Die in the West. The trailer features a bit of the same footage from the last one  but with a bunch of new jokes and scenes, plus more hot air balloons and horse shit.

Seth MacFarlane Wrote a Novel Based on the Screenplay to His Next Movie, 'A Million Ways to Die in the West'

As if he has any free time these days, Seth MacFarlane somehow managed to write his first book. He authored a 208-page novelization of his next movie, A Million Ways to Die in the West. was co-written by MacFarlane and frequent collaborators Alec Sulkin and Wellesley Wild, but he wrote the book solo. MacFarlane also stars in the film as a sheep herder who falls in love with a woman (Charlize Theron), only to find her husband (Liam Neeson) is a dangerous criminal. A Million Ways to Die in the West: The Novel comes out March 4th. The movie, while the movie that inspired it hits theaters May 30th,

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'Family Guy' Killed Off Brian Last Night

On last night's episode of Family Guy, the Griffin's dog and smartest member of the family Brian was struck by a car and killed off. Brian, who was voiced by Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane, died after baby Stewie's time machine had broken, meaning he was unable to go back and save him. But since the world of Family Guy has a very casual relationship with continuity and logic, it's more than possible that his death need not be the end of Brian.

Update: Family Guy's writers made reference to the death at Comic-Con a few months ago, saying that one family member would be killed and replaced by another [...]

Hank Azaria to Voice Lead Role in Seth MacFarlane's New Fox Show 'Bordertown'

Last year it was announced that Seth MacFarlane was creating yet another animated Fox series called Bordertown, and it's now signed on a Simpsons favorite to lead the voice cast. Deadline reports that Hank Azaria — the voice behind Simpsons characters like Moe Szyslak, Apu, and Chief Wiggum — has signed on to voice the lead role in the series as Bud Buckwald, "a married father of three and a Border Patrol agent who is just a tad behind the times and feels slightly threatened by the cultural changes transforming his neighborhood." Nicholas Gonzalez, Alex Borstein, Missi Pyle, Efron Ramirez, and 30 Rock's Judah Friedlander are also [...]

Seth MacFarlane Proactively Writes His Own Bad Film Reviews on 'Tonight Show'

Seth MacFarlane's new movie A Million Ways to Die in the West premieres this Friday, so on last week's Tonight Show he decided to beat the critics to the punch by writing some scathing film review headlines so they're forced to come up with some other Western-themed puns instead.

Starz Orders Two Seasons of 'Blunt Talk', a New Comedy Created by Jonathan Ames and Starring Patrick Stewart

Bored to Death creator Jonathan Ames is returning to TV with a new show. Pay cable network Starz has ordered 20 episodes of Blunt Talk, a new scripted comedy created by Ames (who will also serve as showrunner), produced by Seth MacFarlane, and starring Patrick Stewart. The 20 episodes will be split across two seasons, and the show will debut in 2015.

Blunt Talk will star Stewart as Walter Blunt, the British host of an American cable news show in which he gives advice on how Americans should live their lives, while dealing with a dysfunctional staff, network bosses, multiple ex-wives and children, and his British alcoholic manservant.

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Brian Came Back to Life on 'Family Guy' Last Night

The Brian saga is finally over. After getting hit by a car and killed, probably not being dead, and being rumored to come back on the show, the Griffins' beloved dog made his Family Guy return on last night's episode "Christmas Guy." Thanks to a time machine and some quick thinking by Stewie, Brian's death-by-car was averted just in time for some sentimental Christmas gratitude, and you can watch a clip from the episode here. The time machine was also an easy way to get rid of the Griffins' temporary replacement dog Vinny (voiced by The Sopranos' Tony Sirico), so it looks like we can [...]

Seth MacFarlane Gets Another Animated Show at Fox

Fox has bought another animated comedy from Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane. TV Guide reports that the network has ordered 13 episodes of show Bordertown produced by MacFarlane and created by Family Guy EP Mark Hentemann. The show will follow Bud Buckwald, a Border Patrol agent in a Texas border town and his next door neighbor, a Mexican immigrant named Ernesto Gonzales. The show will "take a satirical look at America's cultural shifts through the evolving relationships between the two families." The series is expected to debut sometime during the 2014-15 TV season and is the second network comedy ordered for next year already following NBC's Tooken (tentative title), which was co-created by Tina [...]

Production Company Suing Seth MacFarlane Over Ted the Teddy Bear

Seth MacFarlane may be going to court over a teddy bear. According to THR, a California production company called Bengal Mangle Productions has filed a copyright infringement lawsuit against the comedian and Universal over the concept behind his hit 2012 film Ted, claiming that the vulgar womanizing teddy bear character was stolen from their 2008 screenplay-turned-web series called Acting School Academy and Charlie the Abusive Teddy, which starred a strikingly similar teddy bear named Charlie and got over 1.2 million views on YouTube, Facebook, iTunes, Funny or Die, and Vimeo.

According to the lawsuit, Charlie lives in a "human, adult world with all human friends. Charlie has [...]

Mel Brooks Comments on the "Questionable Taste" of Seth MacFarlane

"It would be hypocritical of me to take issue with anything in questionable taste, seeing that I invented bad taste in films. I'm sure Seth MacFarlane is pushing it a little further."

- Mel Brooks comments on the latest film work of Seth MacFarlane in a new interview with Esquire, in which he also talks about Richard Pryor, Blazing Saddles, and the possibility of finally making Spaceballs 2: The Search for More Money.

Here's the Trailer for Seth MacFarlane's 'A Million Ways to Die in the West'

Here's the trailer for A Million Ways to Die in the West, the newest movie from Seth MacFarlane costarring Charlize Theron, Liam Neeson, Amanda Seyfried, Giovanni Ribisi, Sarah Silverman, and Neil Patrick Harris. Beware that this video may trigger you if you know someone who was tragically killed at the fair, by a large block of ice, or in an old-timey western shootout.

Brian Griffin's Probably Not Really Dead

On Sunday night's episode of Family Guy, it appeared that the Griffins' dog Brian had bitten the dust after being hit by a car. But unsurprisingly for a show not bound by any laws of nature, it might not be the end of the beloved pet. An animated clock has appeared online, promising a "special announcement" from Brian on Friday, December 6 at 1 PM ET/10 AM PT. There are no clues about Brian's upcoming message, other than a decree to "spread the word" about the announcement.

Some fans of Family Guy were extremely upset by Brian's death; some even started a petition to bring him back that currently [...]