Seth MacFarlane has something to be happy about today as his show, Family Guy, has been nominated in the Best Comedy category for the 61st annual Emmys. This is the first time in 50 years that an animated series has been nominated in that category. Family Guy will go up against Entourage, Flight of the Conchords, How I Met Your Mother, The Office, 30 Rock and Weeds.
In the Outstanding Animated Program (for programming less than one hour), the nominees are:
American Dad’s “Sixteen-Hundred Candles”
Robot Chicken’s “Robot Chicken: Star Wars Episode II”
South Park’s “Margaritaville”
The Simpsons’ “Gone Maggie Gone.”
In the Outstanding Animated Program (for programming one hour or more), the nominees are:
Afro Samurai: Resurrection
Destination Imagination (Foster’s Home for Imaginary Friends)
In the Outstanding Special Class – Short-format Animated Programs, the nominees are:
Phineas and Ferb’s “The Monster Of Phineas-N-Ferbenstein”
SpongeBob SquarePants’ “Dear Vikings”
In the Outstanding Voice-Over Performance, the nominees are:
Ron Rifkin, as Narrator for American Masters’ “Jerome Robbins: Something To Dance About”
Seth MacFarlane, as Peter Griffin for Family Guy’s “I Dream of Jesus”
Seth Green, as Anakin Skywalker (among others) for Robot Chicken’s “Robot Chicken: Star Wars Episode II,”
Hank Azaria, as Moe Syzlak for The Simpsons’ “Eeny Teeny Maya, Moe,”
Harry Shearer, as Mr. Burns (among others) for The Simpsons’ “The Burns And The Bees”
Dan Castellaneta, as Homer Simpson for The Simpsons’ “Father Knows Worst”
Also, The Simpsons received a nomination for Outstanding Music Composition For A Series (Original Dramatic Score) for the “Gone Maggie Gone” episode as well.
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Sunday, September 27 is the day to mark on your calendar if you’re a fan of FOX’s Sunday Animation Domination block of programming. Premiering at 8:00PM is The Simpsons, followed by the series premiere of Family Guy spinoff, The Cleveland Show. At 9:00PM we get Family Guy, followed by American Dad.
Ever wonder who does the voice of your favorite cartoon characters? Well you’re in luck as the Chicago Tribune has compiled a list of 55 characters and their real life counterparts.
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The 19th annual “Treehouse of Horror” Simpsons episode gave the show its best ratings in nearly five years, bringing in 12.5 million viewers, receiving a 6.2 preliminary rating among adults 18-49. The momentum continued throughout the night as King of the Hill brought in 8.6 million viewers, while Family Guy brought in 10 million and finally, American Dad managed to attract 7.2 million viewers — all season-high numbers.
You’re probably noticing that King of the Hill brought in 1.4 million more viewers than American Dad, yet Fox is cancelling King and keeping Dad. To those wondering why this is, it has to do with the magical demographics. American Dad manages to pull in a younger crowd which advertisers love.
Oh, and the main reason The Simpsons managed to nab such a high number of viewers was because of the scene in which Homer tries to vote for Barack Obama only to have things go terribly wrong. Watch the clip below:
Fox will release the Family Guy Volume Six DVD collection in stores tomorrow, October 21st. Family Guy Vol. 6 includes the show’s 100th episode and a total of 12 episodes from Seasons Five and Six. Episodes include Stewie’s not-so-successful attempt to kill Lois, Brian’s discovery that he is a father and patriarch Peter’s frequent visits to the Drunken Clam.
Check out some behind the scenes videos below:
Fox announced today that Family Guy Volume Six will arrive on DVD on October 21. The collection features the show’s 100th episode and a total of 12 episodes from seasons five and six. The set includes unaired bonus features, including over 50 deleted scenes, commentary from series creator Seth MacFarlane, featurettes, optional censored audio tracks on every episode and more.
The Family Guy Volume Six DVD collection will also be available in the Freakin’ Sweet Party Pack, also arriving on October 21.