Seth MacFarlane Reveals the One Thing That Would Make Him End ‘Family Guy’

Family Guy is celebrating 25 years of entertainment since its debut in 1999 — and doesn’t look like it’s stopping anytime soon.

Despite being canceled twice early in its run, the series found new life and an expanded audience through DVD sales and reruns, leading to its revival and continued success — further compounded by the internet via memes. MacFarlane, who voices several of the show’s main characters including Peter Griffin and Stewie Griffin, revealed to the Los Angeles Times that he sees no reason to conclude the series as long as it continues to make people happy and support charitable causes like the Rainforest Trust. If it stops making people happy, there is no reason to continue.

The show, which originally premiered on Fox, was canceled after its third season, but was brought back in 2005 due to high demand. Now, 423 episodes and nine Emmy Awards later, Family Guy remains a staple of animated television, drawing laughter and critical acclaim from audiences worldwide. The cast, including Alex Borstein, Mila Kunis, and Seth Green, contribute to the unique humor that keeps the series fresh. Borstein, voicing Lois Griffin, mentioned that the continuous humor and laughter at table reads are what keep the show enjoyable for her.

In recent years, MacFarlane has used the financial success of Family Guy to fund charitable causes while maintaining a modest lifestyle, showcasing how the show has become more than just entertainment but a means to contribute positively. Despite the occasional thoughts of ending the series, the consistent viewer love and ratings success keep it on air. As it stands, Family Guy continues to thrive, with no signs of slowing down, much to the delight of fans and creators alike.

Family Guy has joined the likes of The Simpsons by not only reshaping the landscape of adult animation, but influencing culture as a whole. As it celebrates its 25th anniversary, the series not only reflects on its past achievements but also looks to the future with optimism. As long as fans continue watching, Seth MacFarlane and the show’s creative team will be hungry to continue to push boundaries, introducing new storylines and characters that resonate with both old and new fans alike.