The news about Family Guy leaving Adult Swim is official now. Family Guy leaving Adult Swim after its 18-year run is a significant turn for the show. The series began to air on this network in 2003.
Cartoon Network had just launched Adult Swim in 2001, keeping the adult audience in mind. The show, Family Guy, had been quite instrumental in the growth of this network. We have all the essential information you need to know about this critically acclaimed and award-winning series.
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How and When is Family Guy leaving Adult Swim?
Adult Swim had held the right to stream the reruns of Family Guy until September 19, 2021. After Disney acquired 20th Century Fox, FX Networks, too, started streaming reruns of this show.
With Family Guy leaving Adult Swim, beginning September 20, 2021, the reruns of season 1 to season 19 of Family Guy have shifted to FXX and, to some extent, FX and Freeform.
On the occasion of Family Guy leaving Adult Swim, Adult Swim gave the show a heartwarming farewell by releasing an emotional promo, announcing the show’s exit from its platform.
We see several characters from Adult Swim’s originalswaving goodbye and the Griffin family waving back in return in the promo. The Adult Swim originals include Squidbillies, Space Ghost Coast to Coast, Aqua Teen Hunger Force, Toonami’s TOM and Sara, The Venture Bros, Bird Girl, and Your Pretty Face is Going to Hell.
Where To Watch Family Guy Now?
With Family Guy leaving Adult Swim, Seasons 1 to 19 of Family Guy can now be found on FXX, on Saturday, Sunday, Monday, Tuesday nights, from 8 PM to midnight ET (Eastern Time), and on Wednesday nights from 8 PM to 10 PM ET. Freeform will air the episodes from 4 PM to 10 PM ET on Fridays.
Viewers can also watch the old episodes of Family Guy on FX Now. Seasons 1 to 19 of the show are also available on Hulu, with Family Guy leaving Adult Swim. Some of the episodes are available on streaming services like Fubo TV, Sling TV, Hulu Live TV, YouTube TV, Xfinity, and DirecTV.
Some episodes of Family Guy can be rented or purchased on iTunes, Microsoft Store, Google Play, YouTube, Amazon Prime Video, Spectrum, and Vudu. The episodes are also available on Fox’s official website and the Fox Now app.
The upcoming Season 20 of Family Guy will be premiered on Fox on September 26, 2021.
How and When Did Family Guy Begin Streaming on Adult Swim?
Family Guy premiered on January 31, 1999, on Fox. Its second and third seasons had received a tepid response from the audience. Yet, in 2003, Cartoon Network bought the rights to stream the reruns of Family Guy on its new platform, Adult Swim.
The show debuted on Adult Swim on April 20, the same year, and became one of the most popular shows on this channel in no time. The ever-increasing popularity of the show, not to mention the massive sale of its DVDs, made Fox revive the series.
The adult animated comedy series revolves around the various adventures of the Griffin family. The family comprises Peter Griffin, his wife, Lois, their children, Meg, Chris, Stewie, and their pet dog, Brian. Peter Griffin is an underachieving working man and is quite clumsy. They live in the fictional district of Quahog in Rhode Island.
Created by Seth MacFarlane and developed by Seth MacFarlane and David Zuckerman, the show has been produced by Fuzzy Door Productions.
The voiceovers are by Seth MacFarlane, Seth Green, Mila Kunis, Alex Borstein, Pattrick Warburton, and Mike Henry. Family Guy is a satire on the American culture and lifestyle for which it has received much critical acclaim.