It’s been nearly two years since Adam West passed away. The actor became famous for playing Batman on TV and the big screen in the 1960s, but in recent years, he may have been better known for playing a wacky version of himself as the mayor of the Rhode Island city of Quahog on the FOX animated series Family Guy. The writers and crew of the show created by Seth MacFarlane already paid tribute to Adam West shortly after his death, but they wanted to honor him on the show in another way. Watch the Family Guy tribute to Adam West below. Read More »
In this edition of TV Bits:
- Bob’s Burgers and Family Guy have both been renewed.
- J.J. Abrams is developing They Both Die At The End.
- Psych: The Movie sequel grenlit by USA.
- High School Musical: The Musical: The Series is now filming.
- Rainn Wilson will co-star in Amazon series Utopia.
- Nightflyers cancelled after one season.
- Man in the High Castle ending after season 4.
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Last summer, folks attending San Diego Comic-Con were lucky enough to check out a Taco Bell modeled after the futuristic, last-remaining chain restaurant from Demolition Man. This year, people in Dallas can step into the animated world of Family Guy by throwing back a Pawtucket Patriot Ale at the signature Quahog bar The Drunken Clam. The bar normally known as The Whippersnapper has given itself a bit of a makeover so that the exterior looks exactly like the animated watering hole.
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San Diego Comic-Con International has come to an end for another year, and while we covered all of the biggest announcements, panels, and more here at /Film, there were inevitably some trailers and bits of news that slipped through the cracks. As the pop culture world settles back into some semblance of normality, take a look at one last batch of news from Comic-Con 2018, including trailers for new seasons of The Orville, Family Guy, The Gifted, Voltron: Legendary Defender, and more. Read More »
In this edition of TV bits:
- A sneak-peak at Family Guy‘s limited commercial episode
- Ross Lynch cast in Netflix’s Sabrina
- David Tennant joins Lena Dunham‘s new HBO show
- The Sinner gets a second season
- Bradley Whitford, Steve Zahn & Lamorne Morris cast in National Geographic limited-series
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Family Guy is still going strong with their 16th season currently airing on FOX. However, the show lost one of their regular guest stars late last year when screen icon Carrie Fisher passed away. The actress had already recorded dialogue for episodes that had yet to air, and one of those episodes is airing tonight on FOX. This one is particularly special since in addition to featuring some of Fisher’s final work, it also serves as a tribute to directors Wes Anderson, Quentin Tarantino and Michael Bay.
The Family Guy episode in question, titled “Three Directors,” finds Peter Griffin fired from his job at the Pawtucket Patriot Brewery. Since Carrie Fisher voiced Peter’s boss Angela, we’ll get to see this scenario played out in three different ways, all in the style of the three aforementioned directors. Watch a couple clips from one of the final Carrie Fisher Family Guy episodes below. Read More »
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Pop culture lost an icon in early June when Batman television series star Adam West passed away at age 88 after a battle with leukemia. The internet paid endless respect to the man who was the first encounter many fans had with The Caped Crusader. Now another tribute comes from the show that kept Adam West a household name, even for those who may not have known who he was.
Family Guy made Adam West into quite the character on the FOX animated series by creating an exaggerated version of the actor as the mayor of Quahog, the Rhode Island town that the Griffin family calls home. The animated version of West was kooky, not too bright, and always one of the best parts of the show, and the Family Guy crew wanted to pay tribute to the actor with a montage of his best moments from the series.
Watch the Family Guy tribute to Adam West below. Read More »