Somehow, Family Guy has been on television for 15 seasons. Now, it’s about to get a 16th. With the season 15 finale on tonight, the show has probably been renewed for Fall 2017. Creator Seth MacFarlane is busy with his other show, the sci-fi spoof The Orville, which is probably why the show hasn’t been officially picked up yet.
Back on May 7, Spoiler TV reported that Family Guy would likely be renewed for a 16th season after it discovered the titles for the first 10 episodes of the new season. Those titles are “Three Directors,” “Foxx In The Men House,” “Dog Bites Bear,” “Nanny Goats,” “The D In Apartment 23,” “Petey IV,” “Emmy-Winning,” “HTTPete,” “Doc Brown” and “Follow The Money.” Executive Producer Kara Vallow also posted the title page for the “HTTPete” script on Instagram in December.
While the popularity of Family Guy might not be as strong as it once was, the show continues to be a solid ratings performer for Fox and a good Sunday night anchor after The Simpsons. TVSeriesFinale reports that the show has averaged 2.856 million total viewers in its latest season, which is just 7.59 percent off from the previous season. It averaged a strong 1.32 18-49 rating, off just 9.94 percent from the previous season.
Family Guy‘s 15th season ended with a two-episode finale. In “Dearly Deported,” Chris’ Mexican girlfriend is deported, so he is forced to take care of her twin babies. In “A House Full of Peters,” Lois finds out that Peter used to be a sperm donor and many of the children born using his sperm show up to their house.
Family Guy has won six Primetime Emmys, including one last year for Seth MacFarlane’s voice performance. McFarlane also won the award in 2000 and shared the 2002 Emmy for Outstanding Music and Lyrics for the son “You’ve Got A Lot To See,” written with Walter Murphy.
Family Guy was created by MacFarlane and developed with David Zuckerman. The show debuted in January 1999 and was first cancelled in 2002. However, the show gained a cult following thanks to DVD sales, leading to it quickly being revived a year later. New episodes of Family Guy have been airing since May 2005.
The Simpsons and Bob’s Burgers will also be returning to Fox in Fall 2017.