Two years later, 20th back in 'Family' way

Schneider, Michael; Adalian, Josef
March 2004
Daily Variety;3/25/2004, Vol. 282 Issue 64, p4
Trade Publication
20th Century Fox Television Inc. will produce at least 22 new episodes of the program "Family Guy," series, although the studio expects that number to eventually go as high as 40. Cartoon Network has signed on to air new episodes, which will premiere in early 2005 although Fox can exercise an option to broadcast segments first. The announcement has been a year in the making. Studio executives first broached the idea of reviving "Family Guy" last spring after sales on the show's first DVD collection went through the roof. Additionally, repeats of "Family Guy" running on Cartoon Network's "Adult Swim" block quickly became one of the television network's top rated programs.


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