ITV acquires rights to Family Guy

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 23 March 2015
Cinderella in a ballgown descending an elaborate staircase

Seth MacFarlane

ITV has acquired the rights to 'Family Guy' and other Seth MacFarlane shows and will begin airing the hit animated comedy in autumn 2015 as the show enters its fifteenth season

ITV has acquired the rights to 'Family Guy'.

The network has confirmed they have struck a deal to air the popular animated show as it returns for its fifteenth season.

ITV's Director of Television, Peter Fincham said: "Seth MacFarlane's shows have firmly established him as the comedy voice of choice for an entire generation.

"Seth is sharp, hugely irreverent and brilliantly funny which is reflected in his fantastic shows. We are delighted to be welcoming him and his comic creations to ITV."

Whilst Twentieth Century Fox Television Distribution's President of International Television, Marion Edwards added: "Family Guy is one of our most important, iconic series and we are very excited about this new collaboration.

"We are confident that this extraordinary series will not only bring its loyal fan base to ITV, but will also be embraced by an entirely new set of fans."

In autumn 2015, 'Family Guy' will move from its current home on BBC Three, with the channel soon to be moving online, to ITV 2 alongside its sister shows including 'American Dad', 'The Cleveland Show' and the new 'Bordertown'.

'Bordertown', also created by Seth MacFarlane, will follow the story of two neighbours, Bud Buckwald and Ernesto Gonzales, living in a desert town near the Mexican border.

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