New Family Guy episodes to air on ITV2 - Telegraph
American Dad, The Cleveland Show and Seth MacFarlane's new show Bordertown will also be available


From Autumn 2015, brand new episodes of Family Guy will be free to watch on ITV2, the network has announced.

ITV has struck a multi-year deal with Twentieth Century Fox to air the 15th series of the Seth MacFarlane-created comedy, as well as the comedian's other animations, American Dad, The Cleveland Show and new series Bordertown.

BBC Three has previously broadcast Family Guy. However the corporation can't show the comedy on its on-demand service, iPlayer, due to a dispute with Twentieth Century Fox over streaming rights. Last year's announcement that BBC Three would be moving entirely onto iPlayer as part of rebrand of the channel for younger audiences had not improved negotiations.

ITV's acquisition is to cement ITV2's appeal with young people. Angela Jain, director of acquisitions at ITV, said: "The acquisition of these brilliant and distinctive shows is totally in line with the strategy of strengthening ITV2 as a comprehensive entertainment channel destination for young viewers."

Family Guy follows the everyday adventures of the dysfunctional Griffin family blue collar father Peter, his beleagured stay-at-home wife Lois, and their three children, Meg, Chris and sadistic baby Stewie and has won an Emmy. American Dad, now entering its 10th year, follows a similar mould, but focuses around the preposterous lifestyle of CIA Agent and ardent Republican father Stan Smith.

Bordertown, which will make its debut later this year, is set in Texas and revolves around the friendship between a border agent and a Mexican immigrant and their families.
Comment: It is unclear from this article whether Family Guy will also continue to be aired on Fox as it is currently. I suspect that the Telegraph only have half the facts.