‘Family Guy’ dog Brian gets married in season 17
Fans of “Family Guy” can anticipate the Griffins’ beloved dog, Brian, walking down the aisle next season.
One of the showrunners of the hit animated sitcom, Rich Appel, revealed that the famous pet will get married in the season 17 premiere of the show. This he shared exclusively to Deadline last week.
Appel made the revelation as he was asked about Brian’s “brief” passing back in 2013, which saddened fans of the show. The episode, titled “Life of Brian”, showed the dog being struck by a car and dying. He was later revived two episodes later, when Stewie went back in time to save him.
“Yes, and at the time, I remember that someone wrote a column in a big newspaper about how the ‘Family Guy’ writers realized that it was a huge mistake from fan reaction, and two weeks later, they brought him back in an episode,” Appel was quoted in the interview. “So, luckily, fans missed him because we knew he was coming back.”
He revealed that Brian’s wedding will be shown in two parts. “So that’s something — instead of killing off a character, we’re bringing on a character, and we’ll see what happens with that,” the showrunner said.
Appel also teased that there will be a farewell episode dedicated to the late Adam West, who died in June 2017. West voiced the character of the mayor of Quahog, Rhode Island, also named Adam West.
The premiere date for “Family Guy’s” 17th season is yet to be announced. The finale for its 16th season aired last May 20 in the U.S. Katrina Hallare/JB