Family Guy (season 15)

Family Guy (season 15)
Country of origin United States
Original network Fox
Original release September 25, 2016 (2016-09-25) – present

Family Guy's fifteenth season premiered on Fox in the United States on September 25, 2016.

The series follows the dysfunctional Griffin family, consisting of father Peter, mother Lois, daughter Meg, son Chris, baby Stewie and the family dog Brian, who reside in their hometown of Quahog.

Guest stars for the season will include Kyle Chandler, Stephen Curry, Flea, Rob Gronkowski, Sean Penn, Frank Sinatra Jr., David Tennant, and Jacob Tremblay.[1]

During this season, Peter becomes an Uber driver ("Chris Has Got a Date, Date, Date, Date, Date"),[2] Quagmire will discover Tinder,[3] and also becomes a gigolo ("American Gigg-olo"). Other episode plots include Chris becoming a star baseball player ("Bookie of the Year"), Rob Gronkowski moving in next to Peter with his party bus, a homage to three novels commonly taught in high school English classes ("High School English"),[1][4] Peter and Lois deciding not to vaccinate Stewie while joining the anti-vaccination movement ("Hot Shots"),[5] Peter being discovered to have frequented a sperm bank in his youth, and a behind-the-scenes episode hosted by James Woods ("Inside Family Guy").[6]

The season premiere includes a cameo by Vinny (voiced by Tony Sirico), the dog who temporarily replaced Brian in season 12.[7]


No. in
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air dateProd.
U.S. viewers
2701"The Boys in the Band"Joseph LeeChris ReganSeptember 25, 2016 (2016-09-25)EACX012.80[8]
Sick of how pandering children's music is, Stewie and Brian start their own band, singing children's songs with an adult edge, but Stewie's old flame and acting school partner, Olivia, shows up and tries to sabotage him. Meanwhile, Chris gets a job as Quagmire's personal assistant for his sex life.
2712"Bookie of the Year"Jerry LangfordDaniel PeckOctober 2, 2016 (2016-10-02)DACX103.47[9]
When Chris starts showing signs of aggression, Peter and Lois end up discovering that he is a talented baseball pitcher. Peter and the guys immediately start betting on the games, as other betters believe he will fail, but when everyone begins to discover Chris' talents, Peter is forced to ask Chris to throw the championship game, in order to win the bets. Meanwhile, Brian and Stewie reunite with Frank Sinatra Jr. to open an Italian restaurant, but the restaurant ends up losing money when Frank begins to give everyone free meals.
2723"American Gigg-olo"Mike KimChris SheridanOctober 16, 2016 (2016-10-16)DACX193.68[10]
When the local airline pilots go on strike, Quagmire is forced to look for a new job and gets one as a gigolo. But when his clients refuse to pay him, Peter is forced to help him out, and their friendship quickly turns into a prostitute/pimp partnership. Meanwhile, Brian gets a job at a hardware store when Peter takes him off his health insurance, and Stewie tries to get Brian fired, under the assumption that Brian is being a pretentious know-it-all at work.
2734"Inside Family Guy"Joe VauxAndrew GoldbergOctober 23, 2016 (2016-10-23)DACX202.49[11]
James Woods hosts a special episode that takes a look behind the scenes of Family Guy. Meanwhile, Peter is replaced and pitches his own television series to Fox.
2745"Chris Has Got a Date, Date, Date, Date, Date"Brian IlesArtie JohannNovember 6, 2016 (2016-11-06)EACX022.60[12]
Pop singer Taylor Swift agrees to be Chris' date at his homecoming dance, and uses the experience to write another song about how the men in her life mistreat her. Meanwhile, Peter becomes an Uber driver.
2756"Hot Shots"John HolmquistDavid A. GoodmanNovember 13, 2016 (2016-11-13)EACX033.58[13]
Peter and Lois get involved in the anti-vaccination movement to save Stewie from autism, causing a measles epidemic to break out in Quahog.
2767"High School English"Steve RobertsonTed JessupNovember 20, 2016 (2016-11-20)EACX042.74[14]
While Peter is hiding out in a library to escape the police for crashing into a family's house, he reads three novels that are commonly taught (and sometimes banned) in American high schools: The Great Gatsby, Tom Sawyer/The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, and Of Mice and Men.
2778"Carter and Tricia"[15]TBATBADecember 4, 2016 (2016-12-04)EACX05TBD
Peter tells Tricia Takanawa about Carter's plan to use toxic chemicals in Pawtucket Patriot when Carter buys the brewery. Meanwhile, Brian's driver's license expires, and he gets help from Stewie to renew it.
2789"How the Griffin Stole Christmas"[15]TBATBADecember 11, 2016 (2016-12-11)EACX06TBD
Peter becomes a mall Santa, and he becomes drunk with power when he learns that he can get away with anything. Meanwhile, Stewie and Brian crash Christmas parties for free food, drama, and women.

Unscheduled episodes

Production code Title Reference
EACX13 "Saturated Fat Guy" [16]
EACX?? "The Finer Strings" [17]
EACX?? "Doc Brown" [18]
EACX?? "The Dating Game" [19]
EACX?? "Cop and a Half-wit" [20]


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  17. Reg. # PAu003803618 at U.S. Copyright Records database.
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  19. Reg. # PAu003805822 at U.S. Copyright Records database.
  20. Reg. # PAu003805878 at U.S. Copyright Records database.
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