‘Family Guy’ Party Shift?

By Lindsey Ellerson

Aug 14, 2009 4:32pm

ABC News' Cullen Dirner reports: Two popular Republican figures, Rush Limbaugh and Karl Rove, will make an appearance on next season's "Family Guy." 

Arguably a liberal leaning show, "Family Guy" is reaching out to the other side of the aisle.  Karl Rove, the former Bush senior adviser and deputy chief of staff, confirmed Friday on Twitter that he will appear on the show.

“Yes, it's true. Will be a guest on the Family Guy next season,” Rove tweeted.

Seth MacFarlane, the show’s creator, tells THR.com that it is time to give the other side some face time.

“The Family Guy tends to be very liberal, because it is written by liberals,” MacFarlane said.  He then added that the majority of the show's lifespan has been during the Bush administration and they thought it was time to mix it up.     

One of the show's main characters, Brian the family dog, plays a liberal role. However, since Obama has taken office, Brian has found he has nothing to complain about.  According to MacFarlane, in the upcoming season Brian has a change of heart, glomming onto Republican radio host Rush Limbaugh. 

Season eight is set to air in September.

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