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Topic: Family Guy

Holy Crap, This Guy Does a Freakin' Sweet Peter Griffin Impression

Watch Robert Franzese become the Family Guy star

If you've ever watched Fox's animated classic Family Guy, you're familiar with the show's larger-than-life, not-quite-everyman, crass-but-lovable star, Peter Griffin. Well, this year at New York Comic-Con, Robert Franzese took to…

Prime-time Broadcast Ratings Tumble, Even During Premiere Week

But one network gets a rare bump in viewers

Broadcast networks should start putting up a sign: "Watch for falling ratings." Fragmentation—the process of viewers diffusing across cable channels that cater to specific interests, as opposed to being forced to…

Billboard Music Awards Stomp Good Wife, Amazing Race Finales

Award show averaged 10.5 million total viewers

The week got off to a good start for ABC. The network's Sunday broadcast of the Billboard Music Awards won out handily over season finales of The Good Wife and…

Sweeping Changes in Store at Fox

Tuesday comedy block busted; Animation Domination gets ‘lively’

When the Knights of the Laptop begin to examine the fall broadcast schedule in earnest, expect a deluge of think pieces on how, after a seemingly robust return to form…

Veep Star Reid Scott Uses Pinterest Like a Pro

But only knows his way around L.A. thanks to Google Maps

Specs Who Reid Scott Age 36 Accomplishments Stars as Dan Egan on HBO’s Veep (Sundays at 10:30 p.m.); voices Turbo in the Netflix animated series Turbo FAST Base Los Angeles What’s the first information you…

The Story of Kids TV Mastermind Fred Seibert

Cultivating a whole new generation of weird in animation

Fred Seibert is sitting in his New York office, filled with Legos and comic books, talking enthusiastically about his first big failure. Thirty-two years ago, Seibert was hired away from his…

Drinking With H. Jon Benjamin and Eugene Mirman

Comic duo talk up Bob’s Burgers’ move to 7 p.m.

When Bob’s Burgers returns to Fox’s Sunday night lineup this weekend, it will do so after a five-week hiatus—and in a new time slot. Bumped back to 7 p.m. to…

Fox Is Bringing Metaphysics Back to the Masses With a Reboot of Cosmos

Neil deGrasse Tyson teams with Seth MacFarlane, of all people

It’s an early January afternoon on the Upper West Side, just days after the Earth began heaving itself along on yet another elliptical voyage around the sun, and a polar…

Fifty Shades of Grey: Broadcast Audience Older Than Ever

Ratings hold up while viewers continue to age out of the demo

Call it déjà view. With three weeks of Nielsen data in the books, the 2013-14 broadcast TV season is shaping up to be a carbon copy of last year’s campaign. Ratings…

Breaking Bad May Have Dented Broadcast's Sunday Dramas

ABC's Revenge, CBS' Good Wife slip

While the national cable ratings won’t be in until later this afternoon, the early broadcast numbers suggest that a significant cohort of viewers may have ditched the networks in favor…

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