Good news for Family Guy fans missing BBC Three... it starts on ITV2 on 29 February

Published Thursday, Feb 18 2016, 11:04 GMT  |  By  |  Add comment
Now that BBC Three has been taken off TV, we're not the only ones missing our nightly dose of Family Guy...

Thankfully we don't have that long to wait until it begins again, this time on its brand new home of ITV2.

Peter tells the guys a scary tale in the 'Peternormal Activity' season 13 premiere episode of FAMILY GUY airing Sunday, Sept. 27 (9:00-9:30 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (Photo by FOX via Getty Images)

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Family Guy was one of BBC Three's highest rated shows and had been shown on the channel since 2006, but now that BBC Three is moving online, ITV2 has snapped up TV rights for the popular animated comedy.

It starts on ITV2 on Monday, 29 February at 9pm.


The switch was announced back in March, and means all new series of Family Guy will premiere exclusively in the UK on ITV2. Creator Seth MacFarlane's other shows, American Dad, The Cleveland Show and Bordertown, are also included.

ITV's Director of Television at the time, Peter Fincham, said: "Seth MacFarlane's shows have firmly established him as the comedy voice of choice for an entire generation. Seth is sharp, hugely irreverent and brilliantly funny which is reflected in his fantastic shows. We are delighted to be welcoming him and his comic creations to ITV."

ITV's Director of Digital Channels and Acquisitions, Angela Jain said: "Family Guy is satire with nothing off limits - it's like spending half an hour with the funniest guy in the room and watching him freestyle - it is a joy to announce to all Seth MacFarlane fans that the new series premiere will be on ITV2 from this autumn. The acquisition of these brilliant and distinctive shows is totally in line with the strategy of strengthening ITV2 as a comprehensive entertainment channel destination for young viewers."

And Twentieth Century Fox Television Distribution's President of International Television, Marion Edwards said: "Family Guy is one of our most important, iconic series and we are very excited about this new collaboration. We are confident that this extraordinary series will not only bring its loyal fan base to ITV, but will also be embraced by an entirely new set of fans."

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