"Family Guy" viewers are currently in a state of mourning. Last Sunday, the popular FOX TV show killed off one of its most beloved characters. Brian Griffin, the family dog, took his final breath after being struck by a car. As he lay down in the street drifting from consciousness, the typically smart-mouthed companion uttered, "You've given me a wonderful life, I love you all."
The show's executive producer Steve Callaghan considered Brian's show exit a way to shake things up. "We started talking about what the next couple episodes could be and we got very excited about the way this change will affect the family dynamics and the characters," Callaghan told E! Online.
Fear not, the family swiftly found a canine replacement by the name of Vinnie, who's voiced by Tony Sirico from The Sopranos. RIP Brian, you will be missed.