Brian is returning to "Family Guy"

The show listented to the thousands of people who petitioned to bring him back

Published December 6, 2013 9:47PM (EST)

Great news for "Family Guy" fans: After being dead for almost two weeks, Brian Griffin is coming back to life on Dec. 15, still voiced by creator Seth MacFarlane.

The intellectual anthropomorphic dog and martini lover, one of the main characters in the long-running Fox comedy, was run over by a car and buried in a funeral service on Nov. 24's episode, "Life of Brian." At the time, executive producer Steve Callaghan was nonchalant about the death, telling E Online that “we thought it could be a fun way to shake things up."

“As soon as this idea came up, we started talking about what the next couple episodes could be and we got very excited about the way this change will affect the family dynamics and the characters," he explained.

But fans didn't find Brian's sudden death quite as fascinating, and instead thousands took to the Internet to sign a petition pleading with the show's creators to bring Brian back to the show. The episode's details don't reveal how Brian comes back to life, but it's implied by the description that it has something to with Stewie's "master plan to get the one and only thing he wants for Christmas."

So Internet, now that you have gotten what you wanted, it's time to calm down and stop with this:

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By Prachi Gupta

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