'Family Guy' cleared in 90% of country


Twentieth Television said Thursday that the animated comedy "Family Guy" has now been cleared in 90% of the U.S. for its fall launch in syndication.

The show has been cleared in 150 markets, including 24 of the top 25, on station groups including Tribune, Fox Television Stations, CBS Television Stations, Hearst/Argyle, Raycom Media, Sinclair Broadcasting, Scripps-Howard, ACME, Clear Channel Broadcasting and Lin Television Group.

New affiliates set to air the show include KBCW/KPIX San Francisco-Oakland, WMOR Tampa-St. Petersburg, Fla., KSAZ/KUTP Phoenix, KMSP/WFTC Minneapolis-St. Paul, WUAB/WOIO Cleveland, WOFL/WFTC Orlando-Daytona Beach, WPGH/WCWB Pittsburgh and KMCI/KSHB Kansas City, Mo.

"With the upcoming syndication debut, the 'Family Guy' phenomenon has taken another leap forward," Twentieth Television president and COO Bob Cook said. "We are thrilled that the major station groups have acquired the brilliant sitcom from the genius of Seth MacFarlane that continuously demonstrates extraordinary cleverness, relevancy and wit."

The Emmy Award-winning series, a 20th Century Fox Television production, is completing its sixth season on Fox. It features the voices of MacFarlane, Alex Borstein, Mila Kunis and Seth Green.

MacFarlane is creator/executive producer, and David Goodman is executive producer and showrunner. Chris Sheridan also serves as executive producer.