Family Guy (season 16)

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Family Guy (season 16)
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Starring
Country of origin United States
No. of episodes 20
Release
Original network Fox
Original release October 1, 2017 (2017-10-01) – May 20, 2018 (2018-05-20)
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List of Family Guy episodes

Family Guy's sixteenth season premiered on Fox in the United States on October 1, 2017, and ended on May 20, 2018.[1]

The series follows the dysfunctional Griffin 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. The executive producers for the sixteenth production season are Seth MacFarlane, Richard Appel, Alec Sulkin, Steve Callaghan, Danny Smith, and Kara Vallow. Sulkin returns after a two-season absence as the new showrunner for the series, replacing previous showrunner Callaghan. Appel continues to serve as showrunner alongside Sulkin.

The season features guest appearances from Danny Trejo, Ian McKellen, Kristen Bell, Louis C.K., Bill Maher, and Modern Family cast members Ty Burrell, Julie Bowen and Sofía Vergara.[2][3]

The season also marks the final appearances of Adam West and Carrie Fisher following their deaths, as well as the show's 300th episode ("Dog Bites Bear").[4] During this season, Brian is kicked out of the Griffin house in a three-episode story arc after he posts a tweet that angers Quahog ("The D in Apartment 23", "Petey IV", "Crimes and Meg's Demeanor"). Also, Stewie explores his fear of loneliness ("Send in Stewie, Please"), and Brian and Stewie solve a mystery in a Sherlock Holmes parody ("V Is for Mystery").[5]

Episodes[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air dateProd.
code
U.S. viewers
(millions)
2901"Emmy-Winning Episode"James Purdum
Dominic Bianchi
Peter Shin
Aaron LeeOctober 1, 2017 (2017-10-01)FACX062.80[6]
Peter goes out of his way to earn an Emmy win after getting fed up with not being nominated. He tries to make Family Guy more like several Emmy-nominated television shows, including Modern Family and Transparent.
2912"Foxx in the Men House"Brian IlesAndrew GoldbergOctober 8, 2017 (2017-10-08)EACX203.05[7]
After being wobbly-legged upon sitting on the toilet in the girls' bathroom and hitting his head on the counter, Peter meets a paramedic named Stryker Foxx (voiced by Chris Diamantopoulos), who tended to his injury. He later dumps Quagmire, Cleveland and Joe as friends, due to his friendship with Stryker giving him inflated self-esteem. Later on, Peter comes to realize he does not have the strength to do the physical activities that Stryker wants to do.
2923"Nanny Goats"Steve RobertsonTom DevanneyOctober 15, 2017 (2017-10-15)FACX022.54[8]
Lois' mother, Barbara, hires a nanny for the Griffin family when she gets displeased with recent living arrangements for the kids. This enables Peter and Lois to reconnect with their love.
2934"Follow the Money"Mike KimKevin BigginsOctober 22, 2017 (2017-10-22)EACX152.69[9]
Chris receives a misprinted but extremely valuable dollar for his birthday from Carter, but loses it. They then go on an adventure to find it.
2945"Three Directors"Joe VauxTravis BoweNovember 5, 2017 (2017-11-05)EACX182.31[10]
The story of Peter's firing from the Pawtucket Brewery, as told in the directorial styles of Quentin Tarantino, Wes Anderson, and Michael Bay.
2956"The D in Apartment 23"Julius WuArtie JohannNovember 12, 2017 (2017-11-12)FACX033.11[11]
After Brian posts a tweet on Twitter involving Baywatch and Ride Along 3 that is deemed racist, it goes viral and the Griffins become social pariahs, prompting them to kick Brian out of the house and into an apartment run by Lou Spinazola.
2967"Petey IV"Mike KimAnthony BlasucciNovember 19, 2017 (2017-11-19)FACX042.08[12]
Vladimir Putin visits Quahog after Peter writes an email to him about the ending to a Russian bootleg version of Rocky IV. Meanwhile, in light of moving out, Brian gets a job at a suicide hotline center to obtain some money to pay the rent to Lou Spinazola, where he falls for his co-worker, Martha (voiced by Kristen Bell).
2978"Crimes and Meg's Demeanor"Greg ColtonMike DesiletsDecember 3, 2017 (2017-12-03)FACX052.59[13]
Meg takes up drinking at a high school party, which brings out her more outgoing and loosened side, both concerning and delighting Peter. Meanwhile, while recovering from a leg injury following the incident in the last episode, Brian suspects that Principal Shepherd has murdered his wife and enlists Stewie to help him out.
2989"Don't Be a Dickens at Christmas"Jerry LangfordDanny SmithDecember 10, 2017 (2017-12-10)FACX072.98[14]
In a play on Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol, Peter takes a journey around Quahog with the ghost of Patrick Swayze (voiced by Don Swayze) after he loses his Christmas spirit.
29910"Boy (Dog) Meets Girl (Dog)"Brian IlesSteve CallaghanJanuary 7, 2018 (2018-01-07)FACX093.40[15]
After Brian falls in love with Ellie (voiced by Amanda Seyfried), a female show dog, he enters a dog show competition, where the winner will get to breed with her. Meanwhile, Peter and Lois attempt to convince Chris that "Arthur Valentine" is not real.
30011"Dog Bites Bear"John HolmquistCherry ChevapravatdumrongJanuary 14, 2018 (2018-01-14)FACX014.10[16]
Brian and Stewie's friendship is put to the test after Brian mutilates Stewie's teddy bear, Rupert. Meanwhile, Peter meets his favorite cereal mascot, Boo Berry, and refuses to wash his right hand after shaking it with him.
30112"Send in Stewie, Please"Joe VauxGary JanettiMarch 18, 2018 (2018-03-18)FACX102.24[17]

When Stewie gets sent to see his school's child psychologist Dr. Cecil Pritchfield (voiced by Ian McKellen) for a surprising session, he reveals major secrets about himself.

Note: This episode premiered on Fox without commercial interruption due to a sponsorship agreement with Sony Interactive Entertainment for their PlayStation 4 game, God of War, who was the sole advertiser at the end of the episode.
30213"V Is for Mystery"Joseph LeeDavid A. GoodmanMarch 25, 2018 (2018-03-25)FACX081.91[18]
In a parody of Sherlock Holmes, the episode depicts Sherlock Holmes (portrayed by Stewie) and Dr. Watson (portrayed by Brian) as they embark on solving a string of murder mysteries.
30314"Veteran Guy"John HolmquistPatrick MeighanApril 1, 2018 (2018-04-01)FACX112.05[19]
Peter pretends to be a veteran after buying a cap with the name USS Nathan James on it, along with Joe and Cleveland, annoying Quagmire (who is a veteran). After they are caught, they are forced to join the Coast Guard where they end up in a life-or-death situation.
30415"The Woof of Wall Street"Steve RobertsonAlex CarterApril 8, 2018 (2018-04-08)FACX121.93[20]
Stewie teaches Brian how to invest in the stock market, but a gruesome product Brian likes could result in his death. Meanwhile, Peter, Joe, Cleveland, and Quagmire look after the Drunken Clam while Jerome is away.
30516"Family Guy Through the Years"Julius WuChris SheridanApril 22, 2018 (2018-04-22)FACX132.00[21]
Family Guy is reimagined as a series that has been on the air for 60 years, and in a special retrospective, it looks back at the cultural events and issues that were tackled on the show in the 1950s, '60s and '70s.
30617"Switch the Flip"Mike KimKevin BigginsApril 29, 2018 (2018-04-29)FACX142.26[22]
Stewie uses one of his inventions to swap bodies with Brian in order to fix his life, but this plan backfires as chaos quickly ensues around Quahog.
30718"HTTPete"Greg ColtonDamien FaheyMay 6, 2018 (2018-05-06)FACX151.92[23]
In order to promote the brewery, Peter adopts the millennial lifestyle. This attracts a high-powered Silicon Valley executive attention.
30819"The Unkindest Cut"Jerry LangfordMark HentemannMay 13, 2018 (2018-05-13)FACX162.15[24]
After Quagmire's most treasured body part is bitten off in a shark attack, he must learn to live without it. Meanwhile, Stewie and Brian try to search the country for Mort after they discover he has left town, due to being involved in a drug scam.
30920"Are You There God? It's Me, Peter"Joseph LeeTravis BoweMay 20, 2018 (2018-05-20)FACX171.83[25]
When Peter falls into a coma and gets the opportunity to have a conversation with God, he interrogates the deity with some tough questions.

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