Family Guy Season 17 on FOX?
The animated sitcom is preparing to air its 300th episode (Jan. 14), but EP/writer Alec Sulkin believes the show can go “well beyond” that milestone, per THR:
I did feel that [it could go the distance] ever since the show came back [from cancellation] in 2005. Seth really likes doing the show, and it felt like these cartoon characters never age. The Simpsons is going well beyond what anyone thought a show could go, and we feel like we can hopefully do something like that.
Could the Disney-FOX merger impact the survival of Family Guy? EP Rich Appel thinks it will be business as usual:
You hope that with shows that are as defined as Simpsons and Family Guy, they would just continue to churn along. We don’t put too many things in the episodes that are really timely unless it seems like they will become defining pop cultural truths. Part of the reason for that is that most people who watch this show watch it on Hulu or Netflix. And you hope they’ll watch it for years. So whether the first airing is on Hulu, or whatever Disney has down the road, I am not sure that will change how a vast majority of our viewers consume the show. There are fewer issues for standards and practices for streaming and cable. The irony would be, because of the Disney acquisition, we wouldn’t have to bleep bad words.
Stay tuned as we continue to monitor the cancel/renew status of Family Guy Season 17…