May 8, 2020

Fox has quietly renewed Family Guy for a 19th season. The pickup was mentioned this week by CEO Lachlan Murdoch during an earnings call. The good news comes as the animated comedy winds down on Season 18, which will air its finale on May 17.

Created by Seth MacFarlane, Family Guy debuted in 1999 with little fanfare. The show initially struggled to find a consistent audience, moving from one time slot to another, and was actually cancelled after Season 3. When DVD sales and syndication ratings exceeded expectations, Fox revived the series in what turned out to be a smart move.

Since coming back, the show 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 will surpass 350 episodes next season.

Look for Family Guy to return for Season 19 this fall as part of Fox's 2020-2021 schedule.