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Thursday, August 13, 2009

Family Guy cast performs censored scene live!



BY DERRIK J. LANG, AP

LOS ANGELES — "Family Guy" was uncensored for Emmy voters.

The cast of the bawdy popular animated Fox series performed a never-to-be-aired episode for members of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences and the press on Wednesday evening at the Ricardo Montalban Theatre in Hollywood. The episode's topic du jour? Abortion.

"Not as bad as you think," said Seth MacFarlane, the husky toned "Family Guy" creator who serves as executive producer, writer and who also supplies numerous voices on the show, including bumbling Griffin family patriarch Peter, antagonistic toddler Stewie and talking dog Brian.

MacFarlane was joined on stage by fellow "Family Guy" voice actors John Viener, Danny Smith, Christine Lakin, Alec Sulkin, Mila Kunis and Alex Borstein. The actors read their lines in front of a live orchestra with MacFarlane and Borstein performing musical routines.