Season 19 will serve as the last season for ‘Family Guy’ on the Fox Network but will continue with NBC Universal for the seasons beyond.
Fox has pulled the curtains for ‘Family Guy’ after announcing the renewal of season 19, but the longest-running animated comedy will continue its run on NBC Universal. MacFarlane, the creator of ‘Family Guy’ had earlier signed a new deal with NBC Universal which has led to Fox cancelling the coveted series.
- Why has ‘Family Guy’ been cancelled by Fox after announcing season 19?
- NBC Universal picks up ‘Family Guy’ from season 20 and beyond.
- Release date updates for ‘Family Guy’ Season 19
Why has ‘Family Guy’ been cancelled by Fox after announcing season 19?
The ‘Family Guy’ is no stranger to be taken off-air, the new deal of MacFarlane is the reason behind the cancellation of Fox’s second-longest-running series after ‘The Simpsons’. The series made its TV debut in 1999 and went off-air in 2002.
But the stupendous sale turned the fortunes for ‘Family Guy’, and Fox gave it another shot by bringing it back on TV in 2005. MacFarlane shared a long time relation with Fox and created many shows for the network including ‘American Dad’, ‘The Cleveland Show’, and the live-action, sci-fi series, ‘The Orville’.
However, time took a turn and MacFarlane signed a 5-year deal with NBC Universal. The rumours of Fox cancelling the ‘Family Guy’ started this January when the news of the deal surfaced. But Fox announced the renewal of ‘Family Guy’ for the 19th season in the second week of May 2020. The news of the revival of ‘Family Guy’ season 19 put these rumours to rest and fans took a chill-pill.
But lately, the news of the cancellation of ‘Family Guy’ has resurfaced again. It is reported that season 19 of ‘Family Guy’ will be the last instalment for the Fox network, and the series will continue with NBC Universal from season 20. MacFarlane’s deal with NBC has severed the relations with Fox, the network that kick-started his career.
NBC Universal picks up ‘Family Guy’ from season 20 and beyond
MacFarlane will be producing a variety of series for the NBC Universal, along with ‘Family Guy’. He will be developing other animated and live-action series for various channels on the NBC platform including ‘Syfy’, ‘USA’, and ‘Bravo’, to name a few. As of yet, MacFarlane hasn’t announced any new project with the NBC.
Earlier, it was reported that ‘Family Guy’ is officially safe despite the deal with NBC. But news has it that the relationship with Fox will not be the same in the long run. The cracks are already forming. Reports of the successful series, ‘Family Guy’, being shifted to NBC from Fox cement the rumours.
Whatever might be the reason behind the cancellation, ‘Family Guy’ will survive to see another season on Fox with its 19th edition, as announced by Fox on 11th May 2020. Fans want ‘Family Guy’ to break the record of ‘The Simpsons’. Now that MacFarlane has jumped the ship from Fox to NBC, the future of Family Guy is uncertain. It is left to be seen, for how long ‘Family Guy’ will survive on the new platform.
Release date updates for ‘Family Guy’ season 19
Nineteen’s season of ‘Family Guy’ will hit the screen in the Fall of 2020. If all goes well, ‘Family Guy’ will air at 9:30 PM. The exact release date is yet to be announced. Since season 19 will serve as the last season of ‘Family Guy’ on Fox, the network will look for a blockbuster finale season, to bid adieu to the second-longest series on the network.
‘Family Guy’ will continue with season 20 and beyond on the NBC network. The announcement of the shift in networks is not made yet. But according to reports, we will soon get the heart-wrenching news.
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