The full back catalog of Seth MacFarlane’s nine-time Emmy-winning animated primetime comedy Family Guy will have a new home on the FXX network starting September 20, joining sibling channel Freeform as the exclusive cable homes for reruns from Seasons 1-19. The series will continue to stream exclusively on Hulu. Disney owns both broadcast outlets and has a majority stake in the streaming platform.
From the catalog launch, Family Guy will expand its on-air footprint on FXX, running Monday and Tuesday from 8 p.m. to midnight, Thursday from 8-10 p.m., Saturday from 8 p.m. to midnight, and Sunday from 10 p.m. to midnight. The show will have a 4-11 p.m. Friday night slot on Freeform as well.
Vintage adventures of the family Griffin were formerly running on Adult Swim and TBS. FX Networks secured off-network rights to Family Guy from Season 16 (2017-18) as well as Bob’s Burgers in 2019.
FXX has also snagged non-exclusive rights to Matt Groening’s fan favorite Futurama (a six-time Emmy winner), which is due to join the lineup in November.
“We are airing the absolute ultimate collection of animated adult comedies on cable television,” Chuck Saftler, Head of Business Operations for ABC, Freeform, FX Networks and Acquisitions in Disney Media & Entertainment Distribution’s Networks told Deadline. “This lineup is comedy gold that will provide FXX viewers with belly laugh after belly laugh.”