“The Cleveland Show” Will Be a Tamer “Family Guy”

Posted By: The Ski Channel on September 20, 2009 5:48 pm

From the pre-buzz behind “Family Guy” spin-off “The Cleveland Show”, it seems like the creators are aiming for a more family-friendly version of “Family Guy”. If Family Guy is The Palisades at Squaw Valley, The Cleveland Show is a bunny. The humor will be there, they say, but it won’t be as edgy or controversial. They’re not going to push the envelope as aggressively as Family Guy seems to consistently do. 

“In the words of the first President Bush, we’re determined to make a kinder, gentler ‘Family Guy,’ ” said executive producer Rich Appel. “We’re still leaving plenty of room for the distinctive tone of ‘Family Guy,’ but there will be a stronger sense of family.”

“The Cleveland Show” revolves around the character Cleveland Brown, best friend and neighbor of “Family Guy” Peter Griffin, who decides to move back to his hometown in Virginia with his 14-year-old son Cleveland Jr. to marry his long-lost love, Donna. Executive producer Mike Henry voices Cleveland while Sanaa Lathan is the voice for Donna.