The thirteenth season of Family Guy will receive its UK premiere on BBC Two on Sunday July 5th at 9:45pm, it has been announced.
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 a double-episode featuring a crossover between Family Guy and 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, who welcomes his new “albino” friends with open arms. The families get along famously: Stewie and Bart make out like bandits, when Stewie trades in his mind control device for a good old-fashioned slingshot; Lisa takes Meg under her wing and teaches her the saxophone; Marge and Lois ditch housework for a little bonding; and Peter and Homer fight over the best beer in town – Pawtucket vs. Duff
Family Guy‘s thirteenth season is set to be the last to premiere on the BBC after the corporation lost first window to Seth MacFarlane’s animated series earlier this year when ITV poached the rights in a wide-ranging deal with international distributor Twentieth Century Fox Television Distribution. The fourteenth season will premiere on ITV2 this Autumn, shortly after episodes debut on Fox in the United States.