Family Guy fans rejoice: Brian is back! After being hit by a car and then dying on the operating table, the well-loved canine is set to rise from the dead during the popular cartoon’s Christmas episode. The family dog – who has a penchant for martinis and fine literature – went to doggie heaven on November 25.
But it was not just the Griffin family who took the 11-year-old pooch’s death hard.
As soon as the Fox staple aired, the internet exploded and within a few hours a petition was launched by fans demanding Brian be brought back. More than 150,000 people signed the online petition and now they are getting their wish.
As next year’s series rundown were announced, it’s clear that the dog has a role. In the festive episode description, it says: ‘Stewie devises a master plan to get the one and only thing he wants for Christmas.’ It’s not yet clear exactly how Brian will make his return, but I’m sure it’s safe to say a few million of us will tune in to find out.