September 23, 2020

It is being reported that Fox has renewed Family Guy for a 20th season. The pickup comes less than six months after CEO Lachlan Murdoch confirmed Season 19 - which premieres this Sunday - during an earnings call.

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 its return 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 is about to surpass the 350-episode milestone.

Look for Season 20 of Family Guy in 2021.