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'Family Guy' Death

Strong Evidence ...

Brian's DEAD FOR GOOD

11/25/2013 2:15 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Brian Griffin is dead and he's not coming back ... at least that's the way it appears ... because TMZ has learned, the dog that's replacing him on "Family Guy" has already been booked for several upcoming episodes.

As we reported, former "Sopranos" star Tony Sirico will be voicing Vinnie -- pictured above -- after Brian was killed off in Sunday night's episode.

There's been a lot of hopeful speculation that Brian's death was a one-episode gimmick -- and that the dog will inevitably come back -- but that doesn't seem likely. A rep for Sirico tells us, Vinnie the Dog has already been voiced for another 6 or so episodes.

We're told there's probably even more to come after that, too. Translation: Brian's not coming back ... at least for a very long time ... and probably never.

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Sirico doesn't exactly have a clear conscience about all of it though -- his rep says the actor feels horrible that Brian was killed off because the death of any character is sad ... especially a fan favorite ... but c'est la vie.

As for why Brian got the chop, a producer for the show said they just wanted to shake things up.

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92 COMMENTS

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1.

CJ    

It's a cartoon people.

332 days ago
2.

CaliCakes702    

So much for that show...

332 days ago
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wow ew    

Haha, it definitely wouldn't be cause the voice actor wants more money or some **** like that, cause Seth MacFarlane himself voices Brian. It's just a big **** You to his audience, which is something Seth is really good at. I hope this show gets cancelled. It hasn't been funny in ages.

332 days ago
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Dead account Delete at will    

"Shrug"

332 days ago
5.

Sam    

If this is the case, the show is ****ing dead.

332 days ago
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Matt    

TMZ, please do your homework. Family Guy has already announced guest voices coming in for 2014 and in talking about those guest stars have said Brian is in the episodes.

332 days ago
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Cool Papa    

A cartoon dog most people never knew existed is 'dead' and TMZ has multiple posts on the non-event. How are people supposed to take seriously news like Jameis Winston's rape case when this drivel is omnipresent?

332 days ago
8.

Matt    

20 seconds on Google.

"Family Guy has recruited two familiar TV voices for an upcoming episode, and those voices belong to Maya Rudolph and Glenn Howerton. Rudolph, a veteran of SNL and Up All Night, will assume the role of an avid runner who catches Brian’s eye. To win her over, he pretends to be a fellow jogger. “After Brian experiences the ‘runner’s high’, he becomes a distance running douche, and even signs himself up to run a marathon,”

Add to that if you look at upcoming episodes have Brian in the title, clearly Brian is coming back.

332 days ago
9.

Marie    

Brian is listed in the description's of future episodes airing this season, so it doesn't take a genius to figure out that Brian will be back.

332 days ago
10.

odiecom    

whos the dumb ass that came up with that idea ?

332 days ago
11.

truth tella    

yea I'm done no more Family Guy for me

332 days ago
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tgrfan42069    

this is exclusive? i read this last night.someone who works with the show gave an interview after it aired.said the idea to kill off a character came up in a production meeting.and seth said it would be to traumatic to kill off a human character so they went with brian.

332 days ago
13.

TOGCIADC    

Yo... Brian sleeps with the fishes now!

332 days ago
14.

Nirad    

Already don't like the new dog..

332 days ago
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odiecom    

maybe, in a few episodes Stewie realizes he misses brian. he rebuilds the time machine , returns to get brian before the accident happens and returns the new dog to HIS owner before he died.

332 days ago
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