Fox has yanked Sunday’s original episodes of Family Guy and American Dad in the wake of Friday’s elementary school shooting in Newtown, Conn. that left 20 children dead, TVLine has confirmed.
Although the network has not released an official statement, it’s believed the episodes were pulled because they featured potentially sensitive content.
The holiday themed installments — Family Guy‘s “Jesus, Mary and Joseph! and American Dad‘s “Minstrel Krampus — will be replaced with encores “Grumpy Old Man” and “Wheels & The Legman and The Case of Grandpa’s Key,” respectively, per The Futon Critic, which first reported the news.
Additionally, Fox has jettisoned a 7/6c Cleveland Show encore, “Die Semi-Hard,” and replaced it with another repeat, “Menace II Secret Society.”
The news follows Syfy’s decision to pre-empt Friday’s penultimate Season 3 episode of Haven, which dealt with fictitious violence at a high school.
Sofia Vergara is about to be romantically linked to… Peter Griffin? The Modern Family star will cameo as his fantasy love interest in an upcoming episode of Family Guy, EW has learned. In a cutaway gag featuring Peter as a telenovela lothario, Vergara voices his sassy (and, yes, buxom) lover. And that’s not her only role in the episode; she plays a woman selling roses in a restaurant where Quagmire is “wooing” Peter so that Peter will do him a big favor.
In addition, Vergara will pop up this season on another animated Fox comedy, The Cleveland Show. She’ll be voicing a character named Tia Sofia, who tries to talk Cleveland into hosting a quinceañera for Cleveland Jr.’s 15th birthday.
American Dad: Renewed
American Idol: Renewed
Bob’s Burgers: Renewed
Family Guy: Renewed
Hell’s Kitchen: Renewed
Kitchen Nightmares: Renewed
New Girl: Renewed
Raising Hope: Renewed
The Cleveland Show: Renewed
The Simpsons: Renewed
The X Factor: RenewedTouch: Renewed
Breaking In: Canceled
House: Series finale airs May 21
I Hate My Teenage Daughter: Canceled
Terra Nova: Canceled
The Finder: Canceled
It’s Messy (AKA: Untitled Mindy Kaling Project)
Young Bridget-Jones type doctor trying to navigate both her personal and professional lives
An edge-of-your-seat thriller about the complex relationship between a diabolical serial killer and the damaged FBI agent who took him down. After the killer escaped, the agent is reactivated and discovers that he is no longer just hunting one man, but a massive cult of serial killers created and manipulated during his time in prison. Kevin Bacon near deal to star as the agent.
The Mob Doctor
A young female thoracic surgeon with Bridgeport roots is split between two worlds as she juggles her career and her lifelong debt to the South Chicago mob.
- American Dad
- The Cleveland Show
- Family Guy
- New Girl
- Raising Hope
- The Simpsons
- The X Factor
- Ben And Kate
- It’s Messy
- Mob Doctor
- The Following
- The Goodwin Games