February 12, 2019

It is being reported that Fox has picked up Family Guy for an 18th season. The renewal will see the animated comedy reach 21 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. The show struggled to find a consistent audience, being moved from one time slot to another, and was actually cancelled after Season 3. But when DVD sales and syndication ratings exceeded expectations, Fox decided to revive the series.

And what a revival it turned out to be. Since coming back it has gone on to become a fixture in pop culture, winning numerous awards and amassing a legion of loyal fans. Now one of TV's longest-running shows, Family Guy currently sits at 321 episodes.

Look for Family Guy to return this fall as part of the network's 2019-2020 schedule.