Joining the ranks of Coke 2 and the Adult Swim Viral Bomb Threat, FOX looks like it will make Brian’s death a poorly devised marketing-stint. According to Entertainment Weekly, the drinking and sarcastic dog, named Brian, will be coming back the animated comedy ‘Family Guy’.
It was just a few weeks ago that FOX aired the episode that killed-off Brian. Bringing the character back won’t be a surprise to many fans, many of which voiced their opinions online through social-media that the event was a cheap marketing tactic, and that Brian would return. Over 128,000 Family Guy fans signed a petition to bring Brian back after his death.
If you are going by the official cast-list for Family Guy’s December 15 episode, “Christmas Guy,” then you will see Brian’s character (voiced by the show’s creator Seth MacFarlane) is listed. This could mean that Brian will return from the dead, but it could also just be a flashback, dream, or apparition that haunts the family.
The hint given for the episode’s plot, “Stewie devises a master plan to get the one and only thing he wants for Christmas.”