‘Family Guy’ Resurrecting Dead Character Already?

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[UPDATE] Fox says the show and its producers have nothing to do with the site, calling it a “hoax.” Sorry if we got your hopes up.

Family Guy” killed off a major character on Sunday night, but there is already a sign that the cartoon death won’t last long.

Brian, the Griffin family pooch, met a shocking end after he was hit by a car. Fans were so outraged by the sudden death, they started an online petition to bring the dog back.

And that comeback might be coming soon — a website, BriansAnnouncement.com, has already popped up. It has a countdown, set to go off at the end of next week, but offers no other details.

Fueling the fire, “Family Guy” executive producer Steve Callahan teased E! Online with “our fans are smart enough and have been loyal to our show for long enough, to know that they can trust us. We always make choices that always work to the greatest benefit of the series.” And TV Line astutely noted that the plot for the December 15 Christmas episode has Stewie hatching a plan to get “the one and only thing he wants for Christmas.”

Fans are left to wonder: what could that be?

Deadline Hollywood was the first to report the site’s existence.

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  1. DCA says:

    What about the Family Guy/Simpsons crossover, they’re not going to leave Brian out of that.

  2. Mark says:

    Honestly, Stewie has a time machine that Brian/Stewie frequently used. I see a plot hole.

    • Joseph says:

      Stewie broke the Time Machine after an encounter of giving the indians guns. After Brian and Stewie took it to the dump they found a nice Toy Hockey Set that they brought home in hope of playing when Brian got ran over. Stewie knew he could make a new time machine but when he went to the guy that usually sells them to Stewie, he said the last guy that made them was caught drawing a picture of Sadam. There was nothing to power a new time machine so Stewie could not make one. There was the Return Pad from the Indian Stewie but it was most likely smashed with everything else.

  3. diamonion says:

    Seth’s done with Family Guy, he’s got American Boy and Black Family Guy to work with.

  4. Rob B says:

    I think it’d be cool if they did a spinoff called Brian: Doggy Heaven. It’d be Brian in Dog Heaven totally conflicted as he’s an atheist and all his dead friends/enemies would be there along with every human friends’ pets etc. It would basically be doggy hell for only him. Comedic situations would ensue.

  5. Harry Mc says:

    McFarland has gotten more free press out of Brian’s “death” then all other “Family Guy” related press since it’s inception. If nothing else Seth has proven his ability as an exemplary publicist.

  6. Andre says:

    Online petitions are the new opium of the people and they are just useless objectively. I think the people behind the show will do what they have sketched, be it Brian’s comeback or not.

  7. Adam says:

    that webpage is not fox property . . . think you have been Punk’d!

    • Tracey says:

      Actually, it is linked to Fox. In the bottom right hand corner there’s a link to click and it takes you to Fox.com. And the timer is set to go off in 13 hours, not next week.

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