Family Guy Spins Off Cleveland

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    Fox is getting ready to put Cleveland on the map.


    The network, along with 20th Century Fox, is currently developing a spinoff of its enduringly popular Family Guy to revolve around Peter Griffin's bathtub-loving, accident-prone neighbor, Cleveland Brown.


    According to the Hollywood Reporter, the new animated series, tentatively titled Cleveland, will be coming from the same comic minds that brought Stewie & Co. into the mainstream, with Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane, former Simpsons writer and American Dad exec producer Rich Appel and Family Guy writer-producer, not to mention the voice of Cleveland himself, Mike Henry, on board to write the new show.


    Not much is known about Clevelandother than the fact it will revolve around the Brown clan. It's unclear whether the series will remain set in the town of Quahog or whether Cleveland, along with his wife and son, will continue to appear on Family Guy, though as both series are animated, the double-billing won't so much be a logistical problem as a creative decision.

    As it is, Cleveland is by far the most level-headed—and slow-talking—of Peter's animated friends and is regularly played off African-American stereotypes. The henpecked hubby was previously married to Loretta Brown, whom he divorced in season four after discovering she was having an affair with one of his friend, and has a hyperactive and ADD-afflicted son, Cleveland Jr.


    Since triumphantly returning to the Fox airwaves in 2005, after execs hastily canceled it and fans quickly proved what a boneheaded move that was by buying the DVDs at a record pace, Family Guy has become a $1 billion franchise. Cleveland will mark the first spinoff from the series.

    Back in 2005, MacFarlane flirted with expanding the franchise, releasing Family Guy Presents Stewie Griffin: The Untold Story, direct to DVD.

    There's no word on when Cleveland is expected to hit the airwaves.




     
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  3. the_icon_007 Registered

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    Who knows? Maybe it will be "The Jeffersons" of the animation world!

    LMAO!!!
     
  4. Spider-Gamer Registered

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    Where is the article from? :huh:
     
  5. thejon93 Forever Haunted

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    Always thought it would be Quagmire/Stewie/Brian who gets a spin-off:csad:
     
  6. <(o_o)> Evangeline Is My Hero!

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    Has Fox nixed American Dad & are going to replace it with the Clevland show?
     
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  8. Mister J Enlightened to the Great Darkness

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    Cleveland? Really? :confused:

    I'd be more in favor of a Pewterschmidt family spinoff. :dry:
     
  9. thejon93 Forever Haunted

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    I think Cleveland is a boring character, there are so many more dynamic and interesting characters to explore in the Family Guy universe, why Cleveland of the bunch?
     
  10. Morg Super Moderator

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    I'm sorry but it's dumb, it's not worth a spin off
     
  11. SuperFerret King of the Urban Jungle

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    Since when is Cleaveland "bathtub-loving" or "accident prone"?
     
  12. tzarinna Mamochka

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    I imagine this to be rofl. Cleveland is hella funny.
     
  13. Sawyer High King

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    Cleveland spin-off? No thanks...

    Now, Quagmire...I'd accept that.
     
  14. SuperFerret King of the Urban Jungle

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    We should all be glad it's not gonna be The Greased Up Deaf Guy Variety Hour.
     
  15. M.O.Steel Wayne Inc. Tech Support

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    i was surprised it was cleveland also from the whole bunch. I would have liked to seen a prequel to joe. But that would prolly be to close to american dad. but yeah, i would think there are others over cleveland.
     
  16. Milu Batterson J. Manford III

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    They should spin off the barbership duo . . . but they're dead :( .
     
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    I'm laughing already just because of how far out of left field this is. It really does seem like something MacFarlane would do to screw with us. You really would expect Stewie, Brian, or Quagmire, but making it Cleveland is just gold.
     
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    Same thing that I was thinking. It will be hilarious!
     
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    This is a waste.
     
  20. 04nbod I need to debrief you

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    Why not Stewie: World Domination!?
     
  21. thejon93 Forever Haunted

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    I hear you man:csad:
     
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    I doubt it, but you never know. BTW, the simpsons never had a spin-off, huh?
     
  23. spidey-dude Y.N.W.A

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    im sure they did because as everybody know family guy only copies the simpsons, so they wouldn't have come up with this idea on their own, Im still waiting for stan smith to get cryogenically frozen for 1000 years
     
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    Meg having the superhuman ability to grow her fingernails is more exciting than a Cleveland spin-off.
     
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    Will his ex wife and children be included?
     

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