Will Family Guy Return For Season 17 On FOX?

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There is a widespread misunderstanding regarding the current season of the animated sitcom Family Guy. In fact, the sixteenth season is currently airing on FOX. The show returns for Season 16B on Sunday, March 11, 2018, at 9:00-9:30 PM ET/PT on FOX. In fact, FOX itself can't puzzle out which installment of Family Guy is broadcast on the network, calling the season as the 15th in their recent official announcement. Perhaps you know that Family Guy celebrated its 300th episode on January 14.

We have data about two upcoming episodes of Season 16B titled "V is for Mystery" and "Send in Stewie, Please," respectively. However, their order is uncertain as of yet (both were announced to premiere January 11). The first of them is a special Dickensian-themed episode set in Victorian-era London, where Stewie and Brian will investigate the murder. Meanwhile, the second one will be devoted to Stewie, who is forced to deal with his school's child psychologist. Coming back to a topic, FOX has yet to announce Season 17 of Family Guy. In the meantime, most of you are wondering whether or not there will be the next season of Family Guy? Since we have no official confirmation so far, we could attempt to use the statistical approach to make a forecast on the subject.

First, it's worth noting that the current season of Family Guy was steady in the ratings. The season's premiere has garnered about 2.80 million viewers with a 1.3/4 rating/share (P18-49). This figure is equal to those of last season's premiere. Also worth noting that the viewing audience jumped up to 4.10 million viewers in the eleventh episode titled "Dog Bites Bear." Thus, on average, this season was even more successful than the previous one.

As for reception by the target audience, it was mostly average. The sixteenth season of Family Guy has a score of 3.8/5/66% on Rotten Tomatoes and 4.9/10 on Metacritic, respectively. In the meantime, an overall rating of the adult animated sitcom remains quite high, 8.2/10 ~ 265,000 votes.

Finally, THR reported on February 15, 2018, that Rich Appel (showrunner) had inked a new overall deal with the Twentieth Century Fox Television studio. Though we can't regard this announcement as the official confirmation of renewal, this report allows us to think that Rich Appel will be continuing to work as showrunner in the next installment of Family Guy.

Summing up, numerous factors point out that Family Guy could return for Season 17 on FOX. This animated sitcom is still steady in the ratings; the response from the target audience seems average but still satisfactory; the series showrunner has signed a new three-year deal with FOX. Therefore, we tend to believe that all the fans may breathe a sigh of relief since FOX would likely pick up Family Guy for one more round.

What Is The Sitcom Family Guy About?

If you have not yet watched this hilarious and somewhat absurd sitcom on FOX, please read a brief overview of Family Guy below.

The story focuses on the Griffin family and their patriarch Peter Griffin in particular. Perhaps you won't be able to find another guy with such preposterous state of mind like Peter. That's why his life looks like total madness. Noteworthy that sometimes Peter manages to gain benefit and even profit from various madcap situations he creates. Nonetheless, as a rule, his another prank concludes with a catastrophe.

Fortunately, Peter's beloved wife, Lois, takes care of him. In fact, Peter behaves like an adult child, who just strives to have fun. However, his elder son, Chris, looks even more stupid in the backdrop of his father. Peter's daughter Meg lives in total ignorance of her parents. She serves, besides, as a scapegoat. Meanwhile, a child named Stewie is the only intelligent family member. Stewie is a diabolic prodigy who hates his stupid family and the whole world. At the same time, his intentions sometimes work in favor of the family.

Finally, an anthropomorphic dog named Brian is the favorite family pet. By the way, Brian fluently speaks English and even writes novels. Brian behaves like the intellectual snob. However, such manner could impress just maybe silly girls whom Brian used to seduce. Peter, as a rule, spends his free time in a local pub, The Drunken Clam, where he conducts useless conversations with his best friends, Quagmire, Cleveland, and Joe.

On The Subject Of The Likely Release Date For Season 17

As mentioned above, all indications are that Family Guy could return for Season 17 on FOX. However, FOX is currently keeping silence on the subject. Nonetheless, our small study allows us to assume that FOX is about to renew the adult animated sitcom for a next round. So, in the case of renewal, we believe that Family Guy will return for its seventeenth season this fall, most likely in September or October of 2018, given the current schedule of the series. In the meantime, we are looking forward to the official confirmation from FOX. We will update this page when the broadcaster announces the renewal. As of now, stay tuned for updates. We'll keep you informed on the subject.