Family Guy sets Extended Episode for March, with Ian McKellen
This week was the show's 300th episode
If you’re a fan of “Family Guy” you’ll want to catch a special episode airing this March on FOX. The series will air an extended-length episode, with limited commercial interruption, and it is set to premiere on March 11, 2018.
The episode itself is called “Send in Stewie, Please,” and the story follows Stewie (Seth MacFarlane) after he is sent to his school’s child psychologist office for pushing another child. The voice of Dr. Cecil Pritchfield is non other than Sir Ian McKellen. During the session, Stewie experiences a series of personal and emotional revelations about himself.
The show is still going strong, and is now in its 15th season. “Family Guy” originally debut on FOX back in 1999, and since then has won numerous awards, including an Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Comedy Series. The show stands as the second animated series ever to be honored with the award. The series’ creator and lead voice actor, Seth MacFarlane (voice of “Brian Griffin,” “Peter Griffin” and “Stewie Griffin”), recently won the 2017 Emmy Award for Outstanding Character Voice-Over Performance. He also won the 2016 Emmy Award in the same category, and was nominated from 2013 to 2015.
Earlier tonight the series aired its landmark 300th episode, titled “Dog Bites Bear”. If you missed it, Brian and Stewie get into a friendship-ending fight, while Peter finally meets one of his idols.
FOX is set to air the all-new, two-hour season finale of “The Gifted” tomorrow. Called “eXtraction/X-roads,” the story follows Dr. Campbell (guest star Garret Dillahunt) as he attends the Humanity Today summit while attempting to take the Hound program national. Meanwhile some of the team at Mutant HQ go on a dangerous mission to stop his efforts. Then, the Mutant HQ comes under attack.
“The Gifted” is produced by 20th Century Fox Television in association with Marvel Television. Matt Nix (“Burn Notice”), Bryan Singer (the “X-Men” franchise), Lauren Shuler Donner (“X-Men: Apocalypse,” “X-Men: Days of Future Past”), Simon Kinberg (“X-Men: Apocalypse,” “X-Men: Days of Future Past”) and Marvel’s Jeph Loeb and Jim Chory serve as executive producers. Nix, who serves as the series’ showrunner, wrote the pilot, which was directed by Singer.