After reporting only yesterday that Brian, the beloved Family Guy pet, was to return to out screens after he was killed off in an episode of the 24 November, now it seems series creator Seth MacFarlane has officially replaced the erudite pup with new street-smart dog Vinny in the opening title credits. Debuting on Sunday night’s episode, the beige hound donned Brian’s golden tuxedo during the Griffin’s iconic song-and-dance number.
As soon as this idea came up, we started talking about what the next couple episodes could be and we got very excited about the way this change will affect the family dynamics and the characters.’‘We thought it could be a fun way to shake things up,’ executive producer Steve Callaghan told E! Online. This new development bode’s the question as to whether Brian will make a comeback after all, or whether it’ll only be for one episode. We’ll just had to wait for the Christmas episode to find out!