ITV2 is to become the exclusive free-to-air home for all new Family Guy episodes from this Autumn.
The series currently airs on the soon to be axed BBC Three and is consistently one of the channel’s biggest audience-pullers.
As well as Family Guy, ITV will also become the home of Seth MacFarlane’s other animated comedies – American Dad, The Cleveland Show and new series Bordertown
Bordertown is set in a fictitious desert town near the Mexican border, with the series centring on the intertwining daily lives of two neighbours: Bud Buckwald and Ernesto Gonzales.
Married and a father of three, Bud is a Border Patrol agent who feels threatened by the cultural changes that have transformed his neighbourhood.
Living next door to Bud is Ernesto, an industrious Mexican immigrant and father of four, who is proud to be making it in America.
As Bud and Ernesto’s paths begin to cross, their families become bound by friendship, romance and conflict.
ITV’s Director of Television, Peter Fincham said: “Seth MacFarlane’s shows have firmly established him as the comedy voice of choice for an entire generation.
“Seth is sharp, hugely irreverent and brilliantly funny which is reflected in his fantastic shows. We are delighted to be welcoming him and his comic creations to ITV.”
Twentieth Century Fox Television Distribution’s President of International Television, Marion Edwards said: “Family Guy is one of our most important, iconic series and we are very excited about this new collaboration.
“We are confident that this extraordinary series will not only bring its loyal fan base to ITV, but will also be embraced by an entirely new set of fans.”