Thursday, November 20, 2003

Family Guy Back???

Family Guy may return in January 2005 with 35 new episodes due to exceptionally strong DVD sales

According to this link on Fark, due to strong DVD sales and high ratings in syndication, Fox might resurrect Family Guy. To say the least, I am elated.

But, although I hate to say it, Family Guy has become so popular in its post broadcast period that the fun has almost been taken out of it. Everywhere I turn someone is talking about Family Guy, its almost as bad as the Old School bandwagon phenomenon (show me someone who is not OVERLY vocal about their love of Old School and I will be very surprised). I would aliken the feeling to what happens when a band you like gets big. One day the little crappy band that you're been listening to for so long makes it on the radio/MTV and the next thing you know everyone and their mother is listening to them. You know that they are going to have to change to accommodate the larger audience, and I don't want this to happen to Family Guy. Hopefully the success of the series will afford it some creative leeway, such as letting the "When You Wish Upon A Weinstein" type episodes through. This is the one positive (other than the show being back, obviously) that I hope a larger audience will bring with the series.


Post a Comment

<< Home