Family Guy Finds New Cleveland Voice

Around the same time the producers of The Simpsons decided that they wouldn’t cast white voice actors to play any characters of color on the animated series, Family Guy followed suit when Mike Henry announced that he would step down from voicing Cleveland Brown, a staple recurring who also got his own spin-off series for a few seasons.

Now, after The Simpsons found a new actor to voice Homer’s friend Carl, Family Guy has done the same by announcing a new voice for Cleveland Brown. Voice actor Arif Zahir has landed the role of Cleveland Brown, and if you’re worried that the character won’t sound like he usually does, Zahir cleared up any concerns by giving fans a taste of his performance. Listen to the new Cleveland voice actor below. Read More »

family guy and bob's burgers

Fox isn’t ready to say goodbye to Family Guy or Bob’s Burgers anytime soon. The network just gave two-season orders to both animated shows, setting up Family Guy for seasons 19 and 20 and Bob’s Burgers for seasons 12 and 13. They join Fox’s never-ending animated champion The Simpsons, which was previously picked up for seasons 31 and 32.

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The Simpsons - Carl and Dr. Hibbert

Back at the beginning of the year, Hank Azaria decided to vacate the role of convenience store owner Apu on The Simpsons after the character became embroiled in controversy for not just encouraging stereotypes of Indian characters, but for being voiced by an actor who was white. Now The Simpsons will be following suit across the board by no longer having white actors voice any characters of color from here on out.

The Simpsons isn’t the only FOX animated series making changes with how they cast characters of color. Family Guy voice actor Mike Henry will be walking away from voicing the role of Cleveland Brown, a character he has played since the beginning of the series back in 1999. Read More »

The Mandalorian Darksaber

In this edition of TV Bits:

  • Watch a teaser for Money Heist: Part 4.
  • Netflix just announced new unscripted shows, including a new Marie Kondo series.
  • Giancarlo Esposito broke a bunch of darksabers while filming The Mandalorian.
  • Danai Gurira says goodbye to The Walking Dead.
  • Family Guy characters have their own podcast now.
  • Scott Z. Burns is making a musical series for AMC.
  • NBC has pulled a New Amsterdam pandemic episode.
  • Will and Grace series finale gets a date.
  • The CW is delaying new episodes of Batwoman and Supergirl.

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Seth MacFarlane NBC Deal

Seth MacFarlane has called 20th Century Fox Television and FOX his home for years, but now he’s moving over to NBCUniveral with a new overall deal. The creator of Family Guy, American Dad!, The Cleveland Show, and The Orville will see his Fuzzy Door Productions banner situated at NBC for five years where he will develop TV shows for the company’s various networks, including NBC and the upcoming streaming service Peacock. Read More »

Ewan McGregor Lightsaber Skills

The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.

In this edition, Ewan McGregor shows off his incredible lightsaber skills while appearing on The Graham Norton Show. Plus, SyFy Wire takes a look back at the wild and weird animated series Street Sharks, and Patrick Warburton reviews impressions of the various animated characters he’s voiced over the years, including Joe from Family Guy and Kronk from The Emperor’s New Groove, and more. Read More »

Family Guy - Adam West

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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Family Guy Bar in Dallas

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.

Take a look at the Family Guy bar in Dallas below. Read More »

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Family Guy Goodbye to Carrie Fisher

The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.

In this edition, Family Guy gave a fond and funny farewell to Carrie Fisher and her recurring character on the series. Plus, a video essay explores what makes Home Alone a holiday classic that’s also just a great movie, and VICE goes behind the scenes of The Girl in the Spider’s Web. Read More »