Last night, Family Guy killed off one of its most popular characters, the beloved family dog Brian Griffin.
I have two trains of thought as far as this is concerned:
1. Interest in the show was starting to slip, so they "kill" off Brian only to bring him back as the world rejoices (and viewership climbs with the interest).
2. Interest in the show was starting to slip, so they get desperate and shake things up, leading to killing off Brian and bringing in a new character.
As a big fan of the show, but as someone that hasn't kept up to date with it in recent years, I was shocked by this move. This is like Scooby Doo dying! I'm devastated .