The renewal certainly isn’t a surprise. Family Guy is FOX’s third highest-rated scripted show and sixth highest-rated series overall. This season, it’s been averaging a 3.1 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 6.06 million total viewers. Year-to-year, that’s down by 11% in the demo and 14% in total viewers.
Unlike other show renewals that are being announced, these newest episodes won’t likely be seen by the public until Fall 2013. Because of the additional lead time needed to produce animated shows, FOX often gives them renewals well in advance.
The network is currently running season nine of Family Guy which was ordered back in 2008 and is comprised of 23 installments. They’re expected to finish airing this month.
The network renewed Family Guy for season 10 last May but it wasn’t clear how many installments had been ordered. FOX is expected to begin airing them in the fall.
What do you think? Are you glad that Family Guy will be around for at least two more seasons? How long do you think it should continue? As long as The Simpsons?