Family Guy is an Emmy-winning American animated television series about a dysfunctional family in the fictional town of Quahog, Rhode Island. It was created by Seth MacFarlane for Fox Broadcasting Company in 1999. The show uses frequent cutaway gags (jokes in the form of tangential vignettes that do not advance the story). Family Guy was cancelled once in 2000 and again in 2002, but strong DVD sales and the large viewership of reruns on Cartoon Network's Adult Swim convinced FOX to resume the show in 2005. Itís the first canceled show to be resurrected based on DVD sales.