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FAMILY GUY creator confirms TV return of Stewie and family
Seth McFarlane says it's all being negotiated right now
By Patrick Sauriol
January 16, 2004
Source: "The Atomic Dolphin", New York Post
creator Seth McFarlane spoke with The New York Post
newspaper and updated everyone as to what form the return of the Griffin family is coming in. Remember that plan to produce a direct-to-DVD FAMILY GUY
film? It looks like the show is coming back to television -- it's just that McFarlane doesn't know where it will be.
"We're sort of waiting on an official word, but to the best of my knowledge, the plan is to start producing a batch of new episodes without necessarily knowing where they're going to wind up," McFarlane tells the Post
. "It's sort of a new format that really hasn't been tried before, and it's based on the DVD sales."
Those DVD sales have been huge, with hundreds of thousands of copies of each of the two FAMILY GUY
volumes being sold. "It's insane," adds McFarlane. "Never in my wildest dreams could I have imagined that it would have this kind of afterlife. It's just a shock to everybody who worked on the show."
We first brought you the story last September straight from McFarlane himself
about FAMILY GUY
's return. At that time the plan was to make a straight-to-DVD movie, and one of the story points would be that of baby Stewie coming out of the closet. With Fox or another network preparing to pick up a second incarnation of the series, it doesn't look like there would be room for a FAMILY GUY
"To do an original movie directly for DVD and the series at the same time would be a little difficult," McFarlane explains. "But there's been some discussion of doing a series of episodes that would all link together to form a movie."
[Mucho gracias to "The Atomic Dolphin" for sending us the news (and that earlier scoop, too.)
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