'Family Guy' Shocking Death Explained


'Family Guy' Shocking Death Explained


The show's executive producer revealed why the writers agreed on killing a character which has been on the show for the past 11 seasons.

One of the most shocking TV events happened on Sunday, November 24 when "Family Guy" decided to eliminate a major character for good. [Spoiler Warning] Brian the family dog was hit by a car in the episode called "Life of Brian" and died. Producers thought "it could be a fun way to shake things up."

The episode began with Stewie destroying his time machine, meaning he didn't have a chance to save his best friend. There was not much time to grieve the death of Brian for it occurred within the first 20 minutes and the Griffins have adopted a new pet by the end of the episode.

The show's executive producer Steve Callaghan spoke to E! Online about the sudden death. "Well, this was an idea that got pitched in the writers room and it sort of caught fire, and we thought it could be a fun way to shake things up," he said. "As soon as this idea came up, we started talking about what the next couple episodes could be and we got very excited about the way this change wil affect the family dynamics and the characters."

On why they chose to kill Brian, Callaghan explained, "It seemed more in the realm of a reality that a dog would get hit by a car. As much as we love Brian, and as much as everyone loves their pets, we felt it would be more traumatic to lose one of the kids, rather than the family pet."

The new family pet is a fast-talking dog named Vinny voiced by "The Sopranos" star Tony Sirica. "Where Brian was sort of a match for Stewie intellectually, Vinny is a good match for Stewie because he doesn't let Stewie get away with any crap," Callaghan said. "He'll call Stewie out on his b.s. freely."

Not only Brian's death shocked fans of the series but also it stunned the cast such as Mila Kunis and Seth Green. However, Callaghan is confident that the change will not affect the show critically. "...Our fans are smart enough and have been loyal to our show for long enough to know that they can trust us," Callaghan said. "We always make choices that always work to the greatest benefit of the series."

Brian has been with the show since its 1999 debut. The Seth MacFarlane -created series will continue December 8 with a regular, run-of-the-mill episode.

© AceShowbiz.com


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Comments

  •  
    wiseguynomore
    Dec 16, 2013

    So, what, you just gonna stick it to Tony Sirico now that Brian is brought back? (as of 12-16)... What about the new cast mmber, Vinni?

  •  
    tdiaz
    Nov 26, 2013

    Brian is the show bring him back or will not watch another episode idiots

  •  
    Unknown
    Nov 26, 2013

    He's not permanently gone. Most likely SM is playing with everyone's mind into believing that he's gone.

  •  
    UncleMookie
    Nov 26, 2013

    Brian is perhaps more important than PETER you morons!

  •  
    Truthully
    Nov 26, 2013

    No more Family Guy. How could they kill Brian???????? The show would have been better served with Peter's death. NO MORE FAMILY GUY FOR ME! MacFarlane is a MORON!!

  •  
    stupid
    Nov 25, 2013

    I WILL NEVER WATCH THIS SHOW AGAIN !!! BRING BACK BRIAN !!

  •  
    Sonic2
    Nov 25, 2013

    BRING BRIAN BACK

  •  
    rockybudgeboa
    Nov 25, 2013

    B.B.B. BRING BACK BRIAN

  •  
    dumbest move yet
    Nov 25, 2013

    No way I'm watching this new dog...idiots!

  •  
    BRINGBACKBRIAN
    Nov 25, 2013

    BRING BACK BRIAN OR IM DONE. I DONT WANT VINNIE. BRIAN HAS BEEN THERE SINCE THE BEGINNING AND I HAVE GROWN UP WITH HIM BEING A CHARACTER. HE CANT BE REPLACED

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