Kara Vallow

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Kara Vallow
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Kara Vallow (2010)
Education School of Visual Arts
Occupation Television producer
Years active 1983–present
Known for
Website teensleuth.com

Kara Vallow is an American television animation producer best known for her work with Seth MacFarlane on the series Family Guy, American Dad!, The Cleveland Show, and Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey.[1]


Vallow worked at the New York City-based studio Broadcast Arts, best known for set design for Pee-wee's Playhouse. She eventually moved to Los Angeles to work at Hyperion Pictures as the supervisor of the production layout department on the feature Bébé's Kids, a multi-cultural animated feature film.[citation needed]

Over the next few years, Vallow found herself at Murakami-Wolf as producer of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles TV series during its waning years. She worked at Hanna-Barbera, where she produced the series Johnny Bravo, and where she met Seth MacFarlane.[citation needed]

Vallow then went on to Sony to produce their first primetime series, Dilbert, with Larry Charles, which ran on UPN for two seasons. She then took over as producer for season three of Family Guy before its brief cancellation. In 2004, Vallow created and produced the animation sequences in the critically acclaimed and award-winning documentary In the Realms of the Unreal directed by Jessica Yu. She produced the MTV series 3 South, the pilot for Comedy Central’s Drawn Together and the presentations for Fox’s American Dad! and an untitled Phil Hendrie pilot, before Fox made the decision to bring back Family Guy for an unprecedented 35 episode order. In order to accommodate producing both Family Guy and American Dad! simultaneously, she built a standalone animation studio for 20th Television and assembled a 200+ person team. She also produced the Fox presentations Two Dreadful Children and Bordertown. Nominated for five Emmys, Vallow was at one time responsible for three half-hours of programming on Sunday nights: Family Guy, American Dad!, and The Cleveland Show.

Vallow runs two blogs, Teen Sleuth[2] and the book blog The Haunted Library.[3]


  1. ^ Armstrong, Josh. "From "Family Guy" to "Cosmos": Producer Kara Vallow Talks Collaborations with Seth MacFarlane". Indiewire. Retrieved 7 January 2014. 
  2. ^ "Teen Sleuth". Retrieved October 4, 2015.
  3. ^ "The Haunted Library". Retrieved October 4, 2015.

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