Family Guy, the irreverent animated comedy that was twice canceled and then returned to the airwaves by popular demand is coming to the Xbox LIVE download to own service this Sunday September 2, 2007. Last year, Family Guy was the #1 rated primetime series of all networks among Men 18-34, which is the same core demographic for Xbox LIVE. The agreement was announced by Jamie McCabe, Executive Vice President, PPV/VOD/EST for Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation, and Ross Honey, Senior Director, Media & Entertainment Group for Microsoft Corporation.
Beginning September 2, all U.S. Xbox 360 owners will be able to purchase full episode downloads from seasons one and two of the hit series, as well as "Family Guy Presents Stewie Griffin -- The Untold Story." Xbox LIVE users, which make up the largest online console gaming community on any gaming console, will be able to load up on the eclectic Family Guy household. Created and executive produced by Seth MacFarlane, the Emmy Award-winning animated comedy has become more than a television show, growing into a full-fledged cultural phenomenon.
"'Family Guy' is a perfect match for Xbox LIVE," stated Fox's McCabe. "The Xbox LIVE community will love having the Griffin family on this platform."
Microsoft's Honey said, "It's exciting that Xbox LIVE users are going to be amongst the first to be able to download 'Family Guy' and add these episodes to their digital library of entertainment. This series is so popular on TV; it's sure to be a hit on the service."
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