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Will Four Kings Trump Its Rivals?

Seth Green is one of Four Kings

Four Kings, the new NBC comedy (premiering tonight at 8:30 pm/ET) from Will & Grace creators David Kohan and Max Mutchnick, treads Friends-ly territory with the story of four lifelong buds — Barry (Seth Green, the Austin Powers movies; Buffy the Vampire Slayer), Ben (Josh Cooke, Committed), Bobby (Shane McRae) and Jason (Todd Grinnell) — who inherit an improbably fantastic New York City apartment when Ben's grandmother passes away. With a quartet of young actors onboard, the backstage shenanigans probably rival what you'll see on screen. "One of the games we play, involving a blue fuzzy pillow being wi read more

BACK TO THE FUTURAMA

Futurama

Variety is reporting that 20th Century Fox TV is in early discussions to go back into production with Futurama, the Emmy-winning animated series that ran on Fox from March 1999 to August 2003, giving it a Family Guy-style resuscitation. Based on the misadventures of Fry, Leela and Bender, Futurama is set in the year 3000, at which time Lindsay Lohan will have stopped making "news." But until then... read more

Will Four Kings Trump Its Rivals?

Josh Cooke is one of Four Kings

Four Kings, the new NBC comedy (premiering Thursday at 8:30 pm/ET) from Will & Grace creators David Kohan and Max Mutchnick, treads Friends-ly territory with the story of four lifelong buds — Barry (Seth Green, the Austin Powers movies; Buffy the Vampire Slayer), Ben (Josh Cooke, Committed), Bobby (Shane McRae) and Jason (Todd Grinnell) — who inherit an improbably fantastic New York City apartment when Ben's grandmother passes away. With a quartet of young actors onboard, the backstage shenanigans probably rival what you'll see on screen. "One of the games we play, involving a blue fuzzy pillow being w read more

After watching this past ...

Question: After watching this past week's hilarious episode of Fox's Kitchen Confidential, I am officially hooked on the show. At first, it felt raw and unfocused, with mediocre scripts, but the show has been getting better and better and the characters have become more defined and comfortable with their roles. It seems to have a lot of potential, with the interesting setting inside of a top New York restaurant, and with the zany, roguish, flawed characters and the many story possibilities that come with a new batch of patrons every night. Sexy, edgy 30-minute comedies like this are rare, and most are just retreads of the same old idea. With Fox's announcement of the show's cancellation, is there any chance that the show will be picked up by another network or reupped if the ratings get better and the DVD sells (à la Family Guy)? Even if there isn't, I would like your take on why shows with a great premise, luxurious setting and sexy cast aren't nurtured by the networks. It seems that ... read more

THIS 'N' THAT

NASCAR has made a new five-network, eight-year deal worth at least $4 billion for coverage of its cars-going-in-circles events, starting with the 2007 Daytona 500.... iPod shmiPod: CBS is teaming with Verizon Wireless to deliver clips of some of its shows — such as CSI, Survivor and Late Show with David Letterman — to cell phones. The average CBS viewer, though, will struggle to play the videos on their rotary dial.... Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane and writer-producer Ricky Blitt are resurrecting Blitt's long-shopped-around pilot, Becoming Glen, about a fortysomething man who flashes back to his life as a 32-year-old slacker living with his folks. read more

In a recent column you asked ...

Question: In a recent column you asked someone to explain The War at Home to you. I can explain it in one sentence. It's between The Simpsons and Family Guy. Answer: Good point. But The Simpsons lead-in didn't really help Arrested Development, did it? (Still, that was before Family Guy returned to Sundays last May.) It's kind of reminiscent of when NBC used to be able to get away with putting any old junk between its hit Thursday comedies. Hope this eventually backfires on Fox as well. [Editor's Note: If you missed Friday's column, you'll find it here.] read more

Since the heyday of Friends, ...

Question: Since the heyday of Friends, Seinfeld, Will & Grace, Frasier (or even going back further to The Cosby Show, Mad About You, Cheers and many others), the sitcom format has become nearly obsolete and the networks have clearly reached a point of desperation. In the last few years, only The Simpsons, Scrubs, Arrested Development and Family Guy have succeeded in making people laugh while watching network TV. HBO has a distinct advantage due to its lack of censorship. This year, however, the networks seem to be improving with the additions of Kitchen Confidential and the close-to-being-very-funny How I Met Your Mother. Once Mother finds its true voice (Ted and Robin are simply not funny) and NBC brings Scrubs back from its inexplicable hiatus, we might finally be able to enjoy a few amusing comedies. Notwithstanding the dissertation above, my question is about Freddie. In my not-so-humble opinion, Freddie Prinze Jr. is not funny. His family on the show is not funny. The concept of ... read more

WATCH ALONE, THEN!

The happy-go-lucky Parents Television Council has released its annual list of worst prime-time shows for family viewing. Fox had six out of the top (bottom?) 10, with The War at Home, Family Guy, American Dad, those horn dogs on The O.C., Arrested Development and That '70s Show. Rounding out my new Must-See TV list are CSI (too grisly), Desperate Housewives (too slutty), Cold Case (too graphic) and Two and a Half Men read more

Family Guy's Stewie Has an Untold Story

Stewie

One question has always plagued fans of Fox's The Family Guy: How could beer-swilling homunculus Peter father Stewie, a refined yet maniacal football-headed genius? The mystery spurred show creator Seth MacFarlane to craft a classic tale of a man setting out to discover his roots. Well, sort of. Stewie Griffin: The Untold Story, available on DVD Sept. 27, is 80 minutes of the same type of crass material we've come to expect (and love) from The Family Guy. It's also MacFarlane's first feature-length effort. He gave TV Guide.com all the sordid details. TVGuide.com: Did you originally envision Stewie Griffin: The Untold Story as a movie or a series of episodes?Seth MacFarlane: We did it when we were first coming back, so we weren't really sure how the show was going to do, or whether anyone would even buy something lik read more

WINDS OF CHANGE

Family Guy

The real-life tragedy of Hurricane Katrina is even having reverberations in the cartoon world of Family Guy. Fox has decided to swap the episode originally scheduled to open the series' new season tonight, which featured hurricane references, for one featuring guest voice James Woods (Nixon, Salvador). "Out of sensitivity to what happened, we're moving back [the original premiere episode] a couple weeks," a Fox rep tells Broadcasting & Cable. read more

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Premiered: May 01, 2005, on FOX
Rating: TV-14
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Premise: Animated antics of the constantly grousing Griffins, a family that put some fun in dysfunctional. While dad Peter is a tad dim and lazy, mom Lois is none of the above. Then there are hapless teens Meg and Chris; sassy baby Stewie, who's wise (and a wise guy) beyond his years; and family dog Brian, who might be the smartest of the lot. Series creator Seth MacFarlane voices many of the regular characters. In 2002, Fox dumped the show, but revived it in 2005 after it became a top-selling DVD.

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