Household Man is an American grownup animated sitcom created by Seth MacFarlane for the Fox Broadcasting Firm. The sequence facilities on the Griffins, a household consisting of fogeys Peter and Lois; their youngsters Meg, Chris, and Stewie; and their anthropomorphic pet canine Brian. The present is ready within the fictional metropolis of Quahog, Rhode Island, and displays a lot of its humor within the type of cutaway gags that always lampoon American tradition.
The household was conceived by MacFarlane after creating two animated movies, The Lifetime of Larry and Larry & Steve. MacFarlane redesigned the movies’ protagonist, Larry, and his canine, Steve, and renamed them Peter and Brian, respectively. MacFarlane pitched a seven-minute pilot to Fox in 1998, and the present was greenlit and started manufacturing. Shortly after the third season of Household Man had aired in 2002, Fox canceled the sequence, with one episode left unaired. Grownup Swim burned off the episode in 2003, ending the sequence’ unique run. Nonetheless, favorable DVD gross sales and excessive scores for syndicated reruns on Grownup Swim satisfied the community to resume the present in 2004 for a fourth season, which started airing on Might 1, 2005.
Household Man has been nominated for 12 Primetime Emmy Awards and 11 Annie Awards, and has gained three of every. In 2009, it was nominated for an Primetime Emmy Award for Excellent Comedy Sequence, the primary time an animated sequence was nominated for the award since The Flintstones in 1961. Household Man has additionally acquired criticism, together with unfavorable comparisons to The Simpsons.