FAMILY GUY GOES �UP LATE� ON OSCAR NIGHT WITH DEBUT OF ANIMATED TALK SHOW PARODY ON MYSPACE STARRING STEWIE, BRIAN AND CELEBRITY GUEST ROB CORDDRY
10-Minute Flash-Animated Promotional Webisode �Up Late with Stewie & Brian� to Stream Free on MySpace; Celebrity Guest is Rob Corddry, Star of FOX�s New Comedy Series �The Winner�
February 22, 2007� Debuting this Sunday evening at 8pm ET/5pm PT, live from the Quahog Community Center, it�s UP LATE WITH STEWIE & BRIAN, a 10-minute flash-animated talk show parody featuring host Stewie Griffin and his martini-swilling sidekick Brian, an all-star �Family Guy� band and a special appearance by celebrity guest Rob Corddry, plugging his new FOX comedy series �The Winner.�
UP LATE will begin streaming Sunday, February 25 at 8pm ET/5pm PT on MySpace.com and remain on the portal indefinitely. Sneak preview clips are currently posted on MySpace, YouTube and other video sites. UP LATE was produced in Flash by Zeek Interactive and Flinch Studio Animation.
Remarked Ricky Blitt, former �Family Guy� writer and creator of �The Winner�: "While all of America awaits with baited breath to see if Ryan Gosling wins an Oscar, I hope they'll turn on their computers and watch "Up Late" to see Stewie and Brian do skits, interviews, and a topical monologue about Leah Remini's genitalia. Yes, "Up Late' is a classy tribute to late night talk shows and a love letter to my own parents, though even I'm not sure what the hell that means."
UP LATE will support the Sunday broadcasts of two Seth MacFarlane-produced FOX comedy series, �Family Guy� (9pm ET/PT) and �The Winner� (premiering March 4 at 8:30pm and 9:30pm ET/PT).
�As a studio we need to capitalize on emerging platforms for the marketing of our series,� remarked 20th Century Fox TV President Dana Walden. �Given the shared auspices of �Family Guy� and �The Winner,� we created an environment ripe for parody where the stars of the two shows could comedically interact.�