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Family Guy Season 21 - What We Know So Far

There are few things certain in life: death, taxes, and that "Family Guy" will get renewed by Fox for another season. Indeed, the massively popular adult comedy show following American everyman Peter Griffin and his sardonic family has been steadily running for 20 seasons since its inception in 1999 and has long since joined the club of fellow storied animated series with ostensible immortality, such as "The Simpsons" and "South Park." Fans have stuck with the series for its trademark irreverent comedy and entertaining commentary on real-world current events.

With this massive fanbase still in tow and the full support of its parent network, "Family Guy" shows no signs of slowing down any time soon. Back in 2020, Fox renewed "Family Guy" for its 20th season, which is currently wrapping up with its last couple of episodes, as well as its 21st outing. Now that Season 20 is on the way out, die-hard fans are already looking to the future and wondering whether to expect any major series shake-ups for Season 21, as well as when they'll be able to start watching it.

It's the same as it ever was for the Griffins

Concrete details on what exactly Season 21 of "Family Guy" will entail are sparse, but considering that the show has maintained a distinctly singular identity with little in the way of changes to its core formula across its massive lifetime, it's not too hard to predict the fundamentals. As usual, Season 21 will likely center on the Griffin family, consisting of patriarch Peter, his wife Lois, his inexplicably maligned daughter Meg, his teenage son Chris, his cynical baby son Stewie and his straightlaced talking dog Brian. There has been no indication that any of the main characters' voice actors will be departing from the cast.

The show's behind-the-scenes talent doesn't seem to be changing much either. As per Deadline, President of Entertainment at Fox Entertainment Michael Thorn confirmed that series creator and executive producer Seth MacFarlane will continue at the helm of "Family Guy" for its 21st season.

As far as release timing goes, no concrete date or window has been given by Fox. "Family Guy" has generally begun new seasons in the fall of each year around the month of September, so it's reasonable to expect that Season 21 will premiere sometime during the fall of 2022. In the meantime, fans of "Family Guy" will have to wait patiently for more details on the show's future.