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'Family Guy: The Quest for Stuff' mobile game puts the future of Quahog in your hands -- VIDEO

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Family Guy has been canceled again!

Well, kind of. The Fox animated comedy has entered the mobile-game world with Family Guy: The Quest for Stuff, available now in the Apple App and Google Play stores. After a mysterious new Fox president cancels the show, Peter, Lois, and all your favorite Quahog residents break into all out chaos when it’s revealed to be Ernie the Giant Chicken! A literal chicken fight leaves Quahog in ruins — which is where you come in! First, watch the all-new introduction video to the game voiced by the original cast: READ FULL STORY

'Family Guy': Guess who's back! (Hint: Exactly who you thought would be) -- VIDEO

Toldja so.

Three weeks ago, Family Guy shocked fans by killing off one of the show’s most-beloved figures: Brian Griffin, the erudite dog/liberal caricature who’s one of several characters voiced by series creator Seth MacFarlane. As it turns out, however, all that outrage was misplaced — because as of last night, Brian’s back. Merry Christmas to all, and to all a good psych!

Here’s how it went down. During a routine holiday shopping trip, brilliant baby Stewie spotted something incredible in a toy store — his past self. This version of Stewie had traveled into the future before his time machine broke… and he also happened to have a time machine return pad in his backpack. (What’s a time machine return pad? Just go with it.)

Using the gadget, present-day Stewie went back in time — arriving seconds before Brian got fatally hit by a car. This time, though, the baby managed to push his pal out of the way just in the nick of time. And with that, current Stewie’s timeline was erased — leaving Brian alive, well, and in the perfect position for new present-day Stewie to hit him in the crotch with a hockey stick. (We are, after all, still talking about Family Guy here.)

It’s a turn of events that may have been totally predictable, but was also totally welcome for the show’s fans. These post-episode tweets from MacFarlane really say it best:

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New dog, old tricks in revamped 'Family Guy' intro -- VIDEO

Smooth-talking, erudite Brian Griffin is really and truly dead… at least, until Family Guy revives him somehow, likely during the show’s Dec. 15 installment. But in the meantime, the pup has gone to that big dog run in the sky — leaving a hole in our hearts, the Griffin family, and the series’ opening credits, which traditionally feature every member of the clan doing a snazzy song-and-dance number.

Enter Vinny, the family’s replacement pet — a street-smart hound voiced by Sopranos star Tony Sirico. You can’t hear Paulie Walnuts singing in the show’s revamped opening credits… but you can see him stepping in for Brian, wearing his very own gold tuxedo and everything.

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Broadcast TV gross-out: What's up with all the blood?

I should have heeded the very serious man’s warning ahead of the new episode of The Blacklist on Monday: “Graphic content” “viewer discretion” Blah Blah. NBD.

But, as it turns out, his warning was not just for the pearl-clutchers of the world. The episode was rather disgusting. In one scene, for example, Red dragged a rapidly bleeding Ressler to his FBI-issued glass safety cube so he could treat Ressler for his injuries after being shot. And among the procedures he had to carry out? A wound cauterization that involved gun powder, a lighter, and my horrified screams. Then there was that execution scene…

This, mind you, is coming from someone who loves The Walking Dead (the more zombie kills, the better), dug The Red Wedding, and has remains unfazed by the idea of organ-harvesting monsters thanks to Supernatural. I’m far from the sensitive type. Lately, though, I’ve found myself unexpectedly disgusted by some of the things on TV. “Unexpectedly” is a key and important word in that sentence. You see, I expect a high level of gore on cable shows, TV shows about dead bodies (Hi, Bones), or TV shows about monsters (like the aforementioned CW scare-fest or even Grimm). But out of that context, blood and gore catch me off guard.

I know: Get over it, Sandra. But I can’t be the only person who cringed when Olivia’s mom brunched on her own wrists in last week’s Scandal. Or the only one who thought Brian’s death on Family Guy involved more cartoon doggie blood than necessary to get the point across. If I am, I’m sorry for being a prude. But if I’m not, I invite you to join me in a dry heave — and a poll.
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'Family Guy': Celebrate the best of times with our favorite Brian/Stewie moments -- VIDEOS

[Spoilers ahead!]

Brian’s sudden passing on the latest episode of Family Guy also marks the death of one of the core relationships of the series: between the loyal, family dog and the youngest and most nefarious Griffin, Stewie. We’ll miss that dynamic, but to celebrate the “Life of Brian,” here are some of our favorite Brian and Stewie buddy moments:
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'Family Guy' react: They killed off who?! Talk about it here -- VIDEO

Warning: Major spoilers ahead! And we mean major. Family Guy‘s been on for 11 seasons and the Quahog crew’s been through their ups and downs. But if you don’t want to know which member of the family won’t be joining the Griffins for the holidays, stop reading now.
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No Halloween costume? Fox has you covered with 'New Girl,' 'Family Guy' masks

Halloween is just around the corner and if you’re among the slackers who haven’t gone out to buy a costume yet or just can’t figure out what to be, Fox is hoping you’ll dress up as one of the characters from their shows.

The cable company has just released a slew of printable cutout masks just in time for you to put together a last-minute costume.

In addition to printable masksof people like The X Factor‘s Simon Cowell and New Girl‘s Jess, Fox has also uploaded some fun stencils for pumpkin carving.

If you’re brave enough to try your hand at some fancy carving before tonight, you’ll find all you need to carve a likeness of Bart Simpson or Family Guy‘s Stewie on Fox.com.

Visit show pages for Almost Human, American Dad, Bob’s Burgers, Family Guy, New Girl, The Simpsons, and The X Factor for more info on how to download printable masks and pumpkin carving stencils for Halloween!

Comic-Con 2013 schedule: See what's happening Saturday

Comic-Con is releasing its daily schedules over this long holiday weekend and the schedule for Saturday, July 20 has just come out. The day features panels on TV favorites like How I Met Your Mother (at the Con for the first time!), True Blood, and The Vampire Diaries as well as upcoming shows like Dracula and The Originals, and much more. Many of the major film panels are Saturday, including a look at the upcoming Hunger Games: Catching Fire, the Marvel panel, which will feature the Thor and Captain America sequels, and WB and Legendary’s panel featuring Godzilla, and Gravity.

You can see the full schedule here, but you can check out the TV and film highlights for Saturday below. San Diego Comic-Con runs July 17-21.

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This week's cover: Seth MacFarlane's Oscar balancing act

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Seth MacFarlane is well aware of his Achilles heel — it’s his Achilles heel.

“It’s the dancing that’s just kicking my ass. I’m not a dancer,” the soon-to-be Oscar hosts admits in this week’s issue of Entertainment Weekly, which goes behind the scenes of the Academy Awards to see just how the Family Guy and Ted creator intends to pull off the biggest live show of the year. With the animated TV hits Family Guy, American Dad, and The Cleveland Show to oversee, a comedy Western film starting in the spring, and a particularly song-and-dance heavy awards telecast to emcee, everyone needs a piece of him right now — while MacFarlane is just trying to hold it all together.

After releasing Music Is Better Than Words, an album of swinging jazz songs, he feels he has the song part of “song-and-dance man” down, but a flu virus has left his vocal chords scratchy at a time when he’s pre-recording some comedy bits for the Feb. 24 show. “For the Oscars, it’ll be fine,” MacFarlane promises. “It’s Family Guy that’s always a nightmare. … Sometimes I have no choice but to record even if I’ve got a cold, and you can hear it in the fact that Stewie, Quagmire, and Peter all have a cold at the same time.”
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PopWatch Planner: 'Breaking Dawn,' 'Lawrence of Arabia,' and more

There’s plenty of entertainment to go around this week, but let’s all agree that this is Twilight’s moment to sparkle. The saga of a girl, a vampire, and a lovesick wolf finally comes to an end — beware the shocking twist ending! — after selling more than 116 million books and grossing more than $1.8 billion at the box office.

SUNDAY, Nov. 11

Family Guy‘s 200th episode, Fox, 9 p.m.

Titled “Yug Ylimaf,” this landmark episode turns some of your favorite Family Guy moments upside down — or backwards. Brian breaks Stewie’s time machine, and time is reversed, threatening Stewie’s very existence. After the show, stay tuned for a retrospective that includes interviews with series creator Seth MacFarlane and voice actors Mila Kunis, Alex Borstein and Seth Green. READ FULL STORY

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