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PostPosted: Sat Mar 01, 2008 2:35 pm
[quote:635e9b172b][size=18:635e9b172b]FOX May Spin Off 'Family Guy' Character[/size:635e9b172b]

Cleveland Brown, a favorite supporting character on FOX's "Family Guy," may soon be getting a spinoff on the network.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, "Family Guy" creator Seth MacFarlane is developing and writing the tentatively titled "Cleveland" along with writer-producer Mike Henry, who also voices the Cleveland character, and Rich Appel.

The slow-talking Cleveland is part of Peter Griffin's core group of "Family Guy" friends. Owner of Cleveland's Deli, the character divorced long-time wife Loretta in the show's fourth season.

MacFarlane has had an up-and-down relationship with the network that houses both "Family Guy" and "American Dad." FOX, of course, famously cancelled and then resurrected "Family Guy," which now stands as one of the network's top shows in the key 18-49 demographic. In addition, during the recent writers strike, MacFarlane had harsh words for the network's decision to air several "Family Guy" episodes the creator thought were less-than-completely finished.

"Cleveland" would be just one of several possible additions to FOX's animated comedy block. The network has also looked into the Jack Black-produced "Relative Insanity," "Mothballs" from the creators of "Drawn Together" plus an animated version of the short-lived live action sitcom "The Pitts." [/quote:635e9b172b]

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 01, 2008 2:43 pm
I'm not a Family Guy fan, but I can objectively say... Cleveland? Jeez. What the hell were they thinking? :?

I say give Stewie his own series. He has a respectable fanbase. :)
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 01, 2008 3:30 pm
Cleveland is definately not a favourite.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 01, 2008 3:32 pm
When I see the name Cleveland, I always think of 'Flee Land'. So whenever I see this show coming up next on TV, I'll think "Flee Land!" and do so.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 01, 2008 3:47 pm
I dont see why they bother. Hes not that great of a character.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 01, 2008 4:01 pm
what's the point?
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 01, 2008 4:21 pm
[quote:574cff0fa8="matt_897"]what's the point?[/quote:574cff0fa8]Exactly. I think they should just keep making Family Guy as its a great show. Most spinoffs either suck or arent successful anyway.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 01, 2008 4:41 pm
I like Cleveland Brown :dance:
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 01, 2008 6:13 pm
Ugh. :|

Roger from American Dad? Oh, yeah, I could see that. I would watch that. :mrgreen:

This? Meh...I'll still watch, because I ADORE the unfairly despised/ignored American Dad, and know Seth is capable of overseeing a consistently good half-hour of animated comedy- BUT... the OTHER characters better be amusing.

We'll see, I guess.

And this better not result in the cancellation of AD! :evil:
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 01, 2008 6:39 pm
Cleveland? I reckon they should have made it a Stewie-based show. At least he's interesting and multi-faceted.
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