Larry (left) and Steve (right) as they appeared in Larry & Steve (1997), an animated short directed by Seth Mac Farlane.
Mac Farlane has explained that normally it takes 10 months to produce an episode because the show uses hand-drawn animation.Family Guy has had many executive producers in its history, including Daniel Palladino, Kara Vallow, and Danny Smith. Goodman joined the show as a co-executive producer in season three, and eventually became an executive producer.Matt Weitzman (left) is a former staff writer and Mike Barker is a former producer and writer of the show. as well, following production of the show's 10th season.Mac Farlane redesigned the films' protagonist, Larry, and his dog, Steve, and renamed them Peter and Brian, respectively.
Mac Farlane pitched a seven-minute pilot to Fox in 1998, and the show was greenlit and began production.TV news anchors Tom Tucker and Diane Simmons, Asian reporter Tricia Takanawa, and Blaccu-Weather meteorologist Ollie Williams also make frequent appearances.