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FAMILY GUY

FOX Sunday at 900 ET

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Production Companies: 20th Century Fox Television
Producers: Seth MacFarlane, David Goodman, and Chris Sheridan
Creator: Seth MacFarlane

Now in its thirteenth season, Family Guy centers on the vulgar antics of Peter Griffin and his family. Peter is a selfish, dim-witted lout. Peter’s wife, Lois, tries unsuccessfully to keep order in the house. Peter and Lois have three children: Meg, an anxiety-prone sixteen-year-old outcast; Chris, a lazy thirteen-year-old dolt; and Stewie, a precocious toddler bent on world domination. Rounding out this dysfunctional family is Brian, the Griffins’ acerbic, hard-drinking dog.

The series delivers some of the most vile, offensive content on broadcast television. For example, in one episode, Brian ate the feces out of Stewie’s diaper and licked his rear clean. Sex is constant, with virtually every episode awash in lewd sexual references or taboo topics such as incest, bestiality and pedophilia. Language is a major issue, with bleeped expletives and words such as “ass,” “douche,” and “son of a bitch” used frequently. The show’s “shtick” also features regular fits of graphic violence, including gunshots to the head with brains exposed and blood pouring out, dismemberment, decapitation, and the like.

Family Guy is not recommended for viewers under age 18.

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Show may include gratuitous sex, explicit dialogue, violent content, or obscene language, and is unsuitable for children.

The show contains adult-oriented themes and dialogue that may be inappropriate for youngsters.

Family-friendly show promoting responsible themes and traditional values.

Not yet rated by the PTC.


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