No surprises here: Family Guy is moving to BBC Two.
Ahead of BBC Three’s move online later this year, the BBC has announced that Family Guy will be moving to BBC Two until the corporation’s licensing agreement for the Fox animated series expires in 2017. As such BBC Two will premiere the thirteenth season of Family Guy later this year, before ITV2 takes over first window rights this Autumn.
Family Guy‘s move to BBC Two was announced by BBC Two Controller Kim Shillinglaw as part of a wider announcement on the channel’s upcoming slate for 2015 and 2016 which includes a new drama series from Hugo Blick, a one-off drama about Grand Theft Auto starring Daniel Radcliffe & Bill Paxton and a comedy series titled Mum, which hails from the creative team behind Him & Her.
Created by Seth MacFarlane, Family Guy follows the adventures of Peter Griffin and his hilariously odd family of middle-class New Englanders in Quahog, Rhode Island. The animated series, which has been renewed for a twelfth season, is produced by 20th Century Fox Television and features the voices of Seth MacFarlane, Alex Borstein, Seth Green and Mila Kunis.
The show’s thirteenth season opens with an hour-long episode titled The Simpsons Guy, in which two of the most iconic and revered families on television will come together when the Griffins meet the Simpsons. Peter and the Griffins get out of dodge and end up in Springfield, where they are greeted by a friendly stranger named Homer Simpson (Dan Castellaneta), who welcomes his new “albino” friends with open arms.