- Based in a fictional town in Rhode Island, Family Guy was devised by Seth MacFarlane and loosely based on his upbringing. Despite its politically incorrect jokes and American parodies, this dysfunctional family is now a pop culture icon within American Culture. With Family Guy's staggering popularity, most people would be surprised to learn that it was actually cancelled after the third season. However, favorable DVD sales, high ratings on reruns, and general disgruntlement at its conclusion convinced the network to reinstate the show. Since its renewal, Family Guy has won multiple Emmy Awards and Golden Reel Awards, as well as numerous nominations. Make people laugh by wearing your own Family Guy shirts or displaying hysterical Family Guy memorabilia from TV Store Online.