May 12, 2018

It is being reported that Fox has picked up Family Guy for a 17th season. The renewal will see the animated comedy reach 20 years on the air - a feat rarely accomplished by a television series.

Created by Seth MacFarlane before he was a household name, Family Guy debuted in 1999 without much fanfare. Airing in multiple time slots, the show struggled to find a consistent audience and was actually cancelled after its third season. But when DVD sales and syndication ratings exceeded expectations, Fox eventually decided to revive the series.

Since then it has gone on to become a fixture in pop culture, winning numerous awards and amassing a legion of loyal fans. One of TV's longest-running shows, Family Guy recently surpassed the 300-episode milestone.

Look for Family Guy to return this fall as part of the network's 2018-2019 schedule.