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  • Series Premiere Date: Jan 31, 1999
  • Season #: 1 , 2 , 3 , 4 , 5 , 6 , 7 , 8 , 9 , 10 , 11 , 12
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  • Starring: Seth Green, Mila Kunis, Alex Borstein
  • Summary: Sick, twisted, politically incorrect and freakin' sweet. The animated series features the adventures of the Griffin family. Peter and Lois have three kids - the youngest is a brilliant, sadistic baby bent on killing his mother and world domination. Chris, like his father, is obese, has a low IQ and no common sense. Meg desperately tries to be part of the popular crowd, and is coldly rebuffed. Their talking dog Brian keeps baby Stewie in check while sipping martinis and sorting out his own life issues. After being canceled in 2002, having an outstanding performance in DVD sales and syndication ratings that beat late-night talk shows, its cult status reached great heights. As a result, the series was added back to the FOX Summer 2005 line-up. Family Guy returned to the small screen with new episodes on Sunday, May 1st, 2005. A DVD Movie was released in September of 2005. Family Guy has won 3 Emmy awards and 3 Annie awards. Expand
  • Genre(s): Comedy, Animation
  • Creator: Seth MacFarlane
  • Show Type: In Season
  • Season 4 premiere date: May 1, 2005
  • Episode Length: 30
  • Air Time: 09:00 PM
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 15
  2. Negative: 2 out of 15
  1. Reviewed by: Thomas Conner
    Jul 10, 2013
    88
    Fans of the show can rest easily: The season premiere is quintessential Quahog. Traditions are trampled. Envelopes of taste are pushed -- heck, shoved. Sacred cows sizzle on the grill. [28 Apr 2005]
  2. Reviewed by: Matthew Gilbert
    Jul 10, 2013
    80
    This kind of material would wear thin after a while if the characters weren't as distinct and endearing as they are. [30 Apr 2005]
  3. Reviewed by: David Bianculli
    Jul 10, 2013
    75
    MacFarlane is back - and on his game. [28 Apr 2005]
  4. Reviewed by: Alan Sepinwall
    Jul 10, 2013
    70
    "Family Guy" consistently falls short of excellence, thanks to its monotonously unvaried structure, which consists of a character describing an outrageous situation, followed by a clip depicting that same situation. [28 Apr 2005]
  5. Reviewed by: Rob Owen
    Jul 10, 2013
    70
    Always an acquired taste -- one most likely to be acquired by the politically incorrect -- this new "Guy" is just as rude, attention deficit disordered and funny as past episodes. [28 Apr 2005]
  6. 63
    The new "Family Guy" is much like the first, an animated family sitcom that tries too hard to be quirky and is only sporadically funny. [29 Apr 2005]
  7. Reviewed by: Jonathan Storm
    Jul 10, 2013
    0
    [An] infantile sleaze-a-thon. [30 Apr 2005]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 0 out of 3
  1. Nov 27, 2011
    10
    Season 4 marks the great return of Family Guy, one of the funniest animated television shows to ever appear on a screen. This is one of the best seasons. Collapse
  2. Mar 16, 2011
    10
    All I Can Say Is My All Time Favorite Season Of Family Guy!
  3. Nov 4, 2011
    8
    FAMILY GUY: Season Four made the series return with a bang! It's funnier than the first 3 seasons and is more entertaining and enjoyable as well. One of the best seasons. Expand