"Not bad for a show canceled twice" is a popular line within the halls of Family Guy headquarters. At a celebration following another milestone for the series created, written and voiced by MacFarlane, a congratulatory banner from the studio and network read: "Two Cancellations, Zero FCC Fines, Zero Humanitarian Prizes. Congrats on 200 episodes."
The Family Guy spinoff, which was granted a third and fourth season, was co-created and voiced by Mike Henry, whose brother was a classmate of MacFarlane's at Rhode Island School of Design. "I'm fortunate to have befriended him," Henry says of MacFarlane, "and even more fortunate that he thought I was funny."
Now in its eighth season, American Dad! "has yet to become Family Guy," says MacFarlane of the reception -- and arguably the quality -- of his popular second Fox entry, adding: "If Family Guy is Cheers, American Dad! is Wings."
He co-wrote, produced and directed his first film, out in summer 2012, about an otherwise normal man who keeps a walking, talking teddy bear (voiced by MacFarlane). "It has an enormous amount of heart," he says. "Probably far more than people will be expecting from something to come out of my production and editing."
Of the series set for 2013, the left-leaning MacFarlane jokes, "I'm the first guy to express reservations about giving the extreme right wing something to point to that shows humans living alongside dinosaurs." (The art shown is a childhood sketch MacFarlane made of Fred Flintstone).
The Amazon -- aka Diana Prince -- has been portrayed by the likes of Lynda Carter, Cathy Lee Crosby, Adrianne Palicki and Keri Russell. Joining their ranks, Gal Gadot is set to star in Zack Snyder's upcoming "Batman vs. Superman." View gallery
FX's biker drama has never shied away from a good death -- whether that's through a bullet to the head or a bloody fight on the streets of Charming. With season five starting off with the death of beloved member Opie, THR takes a look back at some of the show's most pivotal deaths. Warning: Spoilers ahead. View gallery