Family Guy (season 12)

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Family Guy Season 12
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Country of origin United States
Original channel Fox
Original run September 29, 2013 (2013-09-29) – present
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List of Family Guy episodes

Family Guy's twelfth season began airing on Fox on September 29, 2013.[1][2][3]

The series follows the Griffin family, a dysfunctional family consisting of father Peter, mother Lois, daughter Meg, son Chris, baby Stewie, and the family dog Brian, who reside in their hometown of Quahog.

During this season, Peter gets a vestigial twin (Vestigial Peter); the Griffins travel to Italy (Boopa-dee Bappa-dee); Quagmire and Peter form a folk band (Into Harmony's Way); and as confirmed by series creator Seth MacFarlane, Cleveland will move back to Quahog along with his family, since The Cleveland Show was cancelled (He's Bla-ack!).[4][5]

Before the season began, the show's executive producer, Steve Callaghan announced that a member of the Griffin family would die and be replaced with a new character during the season.[6] After much speculation about which character would be killed off, Brian died in the episode, "Life of Brian" after being hit by a car. However, his death was only temporary, as (two episodes later) in "Christmas Guy" Stewie goes back in time and saves him, effectively changing the future so that the Griffins never replace him.

Planned guest stars for the season include: Conan O'Brien, Lea Thompson, Jeff Daniels, Michelle Dockery, Tony Sirico, Yvette Nicole Brown, Gary Cole, Cesar Milan, Lauren Bacall, Ashton Kutcher, Jon Cryer, Liam Neeson, Bryan Cranston, Billie Joe Armstrong, Peter Dinklage, Adam Levine, Maya Rudolph, and Glenn Howerton.[7][8][9][10]


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Title Directed by Written by Original air date Production
U.S. viewers
211 1 "Finders Keepers" John Holmquist Mike Desilets & Anthony Blasucci September 29, 2013 (2013-09-29) BACX01 5.23[11]
Peter is convinced that a placemat at a restaurant is a treasure map. The rumor of supposed treasure sparks a city-wide search, turning the residents of Quahog against each other. 
212 2 "Vestigial Peter" Julius Wu Brian Scully October 6, 2013 (2013-10-06) BACX02 5.20[12]
Peter finds a strange lump on his neck that turns out to be a vestigial twin that ends up winning over Peter's family and friends with his optimism and sense of wonder. 
213 3 "Quagmire's Quagmire" Pete Michels Cherry Chevapravatdumrong November 3, 2013 (2013-11-03) BACX03 4.87[13]
Quagmire dates a woman named Sonja, who is just as sexually active as he is, but things take a turn for the worse when she kidnaps him to be her sex slave, so Peter, Joe and Ida (Quagmire's transgender mother) must search the seedy back alleys of Quahog to rescue him. In the meantime, Brian, Stewie and Rupert get involved in a most unusual love triangle. 
214 4 "A Fistful of Meg" Joe Vaux Dominic Bianchi & Joe Vaux November 10, 2013 (2013-11-10) AACX22 4.18[14]
Meg accidentally incurs the wrath of a mentally deranged bully who has no problem fighting girls. Meanwhile, Peter sexually harasses Brian. 
215 5 "Boopa-dee Bappa-dee" Mike Kim Wellesley Wild November 17, 2013 (2013-11-17) BACX04 4.46[15]
The Griffins go to Italy on vacation, but Peter wants to stay there permanently, as he feels life in America has gotten boring. 
216 6 "Life of Brian" Joseph Lee Alex Carter November 24, 2013 (2013-11-24) BACX05 4.58[16]
Stewie decides to destroy his time machine after a disastrous trip back to 17th century Jamestown, but comes to regret it when Brian gets hit by a speeding car, and dies as a result. The Griffins subsequently adopt a new dog, named Vinny, but Stewie struggles to get over the loss of Brian. 
217 7 "Into Harmony's Way" Brian Iles Julius Sharpe December 8, 2013 (2013-12-08) BACX06 5.36[17]
Peter and Quagmire find out that their voices create beautiful harmony when they get frightened by a bee and become a Simon and Garfunkel-style singer/songwriter duo -- and, like the real Simon and Garfunkel, Peter lets fame go to his head and the duo begin feuding. 
218 8 "Christmas Guy" Greg Colton Patrick Meighan December 15, 2013 (2013-12-15) BACX07 6.37[18]
Peter tries to get his father-in-law Carter to repent his Christmas-hating ways. Meanwhile, Stewie (who still misses Brian) successfully finds a way to go back in time and prevent his best friend's death. 
219 9 "Peter Problems" Bob Bowen Teresa Hsiao January 5, 2014 (2014-01-05) BACX08 5.76[19]
When Peter gets fired for crashing a forklift into a business meeting, Lois takes a job at the grocery store while Peter becomes a stay-at-home dad - which leads to poor bedroom performance. 
220 10 "Grimm Job" Joe Vaux Alec Sulkin January 12, 2014 (2014-01-12) BACX09 5.22[20]
The Griffins put a new Quahog spin on three Grimm fairy tales: Jack and the Beanstalk, Little Red Riding Hood and Cinderella
221 11 "Brian's a Bad Father" Jerry Langford Chris Sheridan January 26, 2014 (2014-01-26) BACX10 4.11[21]
Brian's human son, Dylan, returns, now a teen TV star. Rather than be a good father to his estranged son, Brian uses his son's television connections to further his own writing career. Meanwhile, after Peter accidentally shoots Quagmire on a hunting trip, the two friends clash and Joe must choose a side. 
222 12 "Mom's the Word" John Holmquist Ted Jessup March 9, 2014 (2014-03-09) BACX11 4.56[22]
When Peter's mother dies, he befriends her longtime friend, Evelyn, who then tries to seduce him. Meanwhile, Brian tries to help Stewie overcome his fear of death. 
223 13 "3 Acts of God" Bob Bowen Alec Sulkin March 16, 2014 (2014-03-16) AACX17 4.62[23]
Peter is sick of opposing football teams thanking God for beating the Patriots, so he and the guys go on a quest to find the Lord and ask Him to stop determining the outcomes of football games. 
224 14 "Fresh Heir" Mike Kim Steve Callaghan March 23, 2014 (2014-03-23) BACX13 4.38[24]
When Chris learns that he is the heir to Carter's fortune, but refuses to take the money, Peter takes drastic measures to keep the wealth in the family. 
225 15 "Secondhand Spoke" Julius Wu Dave Ihlenfeld & David Wright March 30, 2014 (2014-03-30) BACX12 4.17[25]
Peter is asked to be the face of an anti-smoking campaign just as he has taken up the habit of smoking cigarettes, while Stewie helps Chris face bullies at school. 
226 16 "Herpe the Love Sore" Greg Colton Andrew Goldberg April 6, 2014 (2014-04-06) BACX16 4.77[26]
Brian gives Stewie herpes, while Peter and the guys fight to reclaim their favorite booth at the Drunken Clam from another group. 
227 17 "The Most Interesting Man in the World" Joseph Lee Tom Devanney April 13, 2014 (2014-04-13) BACX14 4.39[27]
When Peter takes Stewie to the park for some quality father-son time, he mistakenly takes the wrong baby home, prompting Lois to call him an idiot. Determined to prove to her that he is a responsible adult, Peter goes on a business trip to Chicago and returns as an intelligent, classy man. 
228 18 "Baby Got Black"[28] April 27, 2014 (2014-04-27)[28] BACX15[28]
Chris is forbidden to see Jerome's daughter Pam, so when the kids run away together, Jerome and Peter must work together to find them. 
229 19 "Meg Stinks!"[29] May 4, 2014 (2014-05-04)[29] BACX17[29]
Meg parties with Peter at a college where he takes her for an interview, while Brian is forced to live in the wild after he's sprayed by a skunk and prevented from coming into the house. 

Confirmed plots[edit]

  • "He's Bla-ack!" will have Cleveland Brown moving back to Quahog with his new family accompanying him following the cancellation of The Cleveland Show.[4] A conflict arises between Lois and Donna, so it is up to Peter and Cleveland to reconcile their wives in order to save their friendship. The episode is expected to air in the spring of 2014.[30]
  • "The Simpsons Guy" will be a crossover episode with The Simpsons in which the Griffins go on a road trip and end up in Springfield where they meet the Simpson family. Stewie becomes fascinated with Bart's old-school pranks, Lois bonds with Marge, Lisa tries to find Meg's special talent and Peter argues with Homer over which brand of beer is better—Pawtucket or Duff. The episode will guest star five of the six main Simpsons voice actors—Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith and Hank Azaria.[31] It is slated to air in fall 2014 as the season 13 premiere and might be an hour-long episode.[32]
  • The episode "Book of Joe" will guest star Maya Rudolph as a runner whom Brian falls for and Glenn Howerton as the publisher of a children's book written by Joe. The episode is scheduled to air in late 2014.[10]

Upcoming episodes[edit]

Production Code Title
BACX?? "Peter and Lois Open a Store"[33]
BACX?? "He's Bla-ack!"[34]
BACX?? "Chap Stewie"[35]
BACX?? "Brian the Closer"[36]
CACX03 "The 2000-Year-Old Virgin"[37]
CACX04 "Stewie, Chris, & Brian's Excellent Adventure"[38]
CACX05 "Our Idiot Brian"[39]
CACX06 "This Little Piggy"[40]
CACX07 "Quagmire's Mom"[41]
CACX08 "Encyclopedia Griffin"[42]
CACX09 "Stewie Is Enceinte"[43]
TBA "The Simpsons Guy"[44]
TBA "Book of Joe"[45]
TBA "Turkey Guys"[46]
TBA "Once Bitten"[47]
TBA "Roasted Guy"[48]


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