Sorry 'Family Guy' fans, Brian countdown clock is a hoax - he's dead
Following Sunday's episode, which saw the Griffins bury Brian after he was struck and killed by a car, some fans were so upset that they created a petition to bring the character back from the dead. (It wouldn't be unheard of for that top happen, talking baby genius Stewie did at one point have a working time machine. Also, this is a show on which the family dog talks. So.)
But apparently a new website that popped up promising a "special announcement from Brian" is also fan-created. "The producers have confirmed that the 'special announcement from Brian' website is a hoax and was not created by anyone connected to the show, studio or network," confirmed a statement from 20th Century Fox TV, the studio that produces the show.
So, folks, it looks like it's time to move through the next phases: bargaining, depression, and acceptance.