Family Guy will return next season, and Adam West will be a part of the new season. He played the Mayor on the animated series, and he recorded lines for five episodes of the new season before his death. Those episodes will air with his character still involved.
As for the future of the character on the series, a producer of the FOX series spoke with Entertainment Weekly. The following was said:
“We haven’t exactly decided how we’re going to address the departure of Adam West’s character from the series. In fact, this is something that we’ve been dealing with concerning the loss of Carrie Fisher [who was a recurring guest voice]. But what I can say is that both of their departures from the show will certainly reflect the importance that each of those characters — and actors — had within our series.”
The producer also teased what fans will see out of West’s character next season:
“At one point, Mayor West comes into possession of the $1 bill as he is hover-boarding through town with a rat in his pocket. Mayor West riding a hoverboard with a rat in his pocket — that’s certainly something to look forward to…. Later in the season, Mayor West is called upon to preside over a ceremony for a group of millennials. It does not go well.”
Family Guy will return on October 1. Are you excited for the new season? Tell us what you think.
I have every DVD of Family Guy! This is the one show I can watch over and over and still laugh! I love all of the shenanigans he gets into. I am glad you guys did away with the Conway Twitty takeaways the show should remain on the air as long as possible it certainly brings laughter to so many people, and laughter is always the best remedy when your having a bad day! PLEASE don’t cancel Family Guy! The passing of Adam West is sad. I wasn’t even born when he was in the original Batman series on TV!… Read more »
Such an iconic voice, and irreplaceable personality. I will miss Adam West greatly.
I would get Burt Ward to take over.
Love this family!!!
Yes I am