Family Guy Spinoff in the works...

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from The Hollywood Reporter

'Family Guy' spinoff in works

By Kimberly Nordyke and Nellie Andreeva
Feb 29, 2008








"Family Guy's" Cleveland Brown might be getting his own show.

Fox and 20th Century Fox TV are developing a spinoff from its hit animated series centered on Peter Griffin's bathtub-accident-prone neighbor, sources said.

The project, tentatively titled "Cleveland," is being written by "Family Guy" creator Seth MacFarlane, Mike Henry -- who voices Cleveland and serves as writer-producer on the series -- and "The Simpsons" alum Rich Appel, executive producer/showrunner on MacFarlane's other animated comedy for Fox, "American Dad."

Cleveland, who plays off black stereotypes, is the most levelheaded among Griffin's trio of friends.

Once canceled by Fox, "Family Guy" triumphantly returned on the network in 2005. It is Fox's top-rated comedy and has grown into a $1 billion franchise with red-hot DVD and merchandise sales.

Fox brass had made it a priority to find another hit animated comedy to complement its Sunday comedy lineup. It has several cartoons in the works, including an animated version of its 2003 short-lived live-action comedy "The Pitts," from "Simpsons" veteran Mike Scully; "Relative Insanity," executive produced by Jack Black; and "Mothballs," from "Drawn Together" creators Matt Silverstein and Dave Jeser.

In addition to "Cleveland," Fox and 20th TV also are developing a spinoff of the drama series "Prison Break," set at a female prison.

MacFarlane and Appel are repped by Endeavor.
 

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I read about this last night and Im still not sure how I feel about it. Sure, more stuff from MacFarlane and Co. is definitely a good thing, IMO, but Im scratching my head as to why they'd choose Cleveland as a character to center a spinoff around. Seems like they could get tons more mileage out of Quagmire, or even Joe.
 

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I read about this last night and Im still not sure how I feel about it. Sure, more stuff from MacFarlane and Co. is definitely a good thing, IMO, but Im scratching my head as to why they'd choose Cleveland as a character to center a spinoff around. Seems like they could get tons more mileage out of Quagmire, or even Joe.
Is Cleveland going to move?

If not the show can basically just become another half-hour episode of Family Guy, just with less focus on the people in Peter's house. Joe, Quagmire, Peter, etc, can all still be there.
 

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I dont know, but if the show follows true spinoff formula than most likely he will move, introducing us to a new group of wacky neighbors and whatnot.
 

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Prison Break spinoff = sure death, unless the chicks get into heavy lezbo stuff.
 

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I dont know, but if the show follows true spinoff formula than most likely he will move, introducing us to a new group of wacky neighbors and whatnot.
Are you good sir trying to imply Family Matters wasnt a true spin off of Perfect Strangers,cause Harriet didnt leave Chicago? "IM kidding of course"
 

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Ahh, touche' (although does that even count ? Harriet was barely a supporting charatcer on Perfect Strangers from what I recall). :p
 

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Earl is gonna be so excited about this news. Its about time the black man got some respect and love...
 

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Earl is gonna be so excited about this news. Its about time the black man got some respect and love...







i'll give fat albert the bad news, What is more respectful then a bunch of inner city kids playing in a dump.