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SWITCHEROO: Fox Bows to Good Taste
April 29, 2011  | By Diane Werts
 
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Hope you weren't looking forward to Sunday's Fox Animation Domination three-way crossover stunt.

It is no more. It has ceased to be.

At least until next season.

Seth MacFarlane's Sunday slate of Family Guy, American Dad and The Cleveland Show had been promoting a joint May 1 storyline built around a hurricane. And natural disaster isn't exactly an escapist topic right now, considering the tornadoes that tore through the South this week and killed hundreds.

So Fox pulled the promos and substituted repeat episodes.

Here are descriptions from Fox of the replacements to air this Sunday (May 1), followed by Fox loglines of the episodes now postponed until fall:

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SUNDAY, MAY 1

[EDITOR'S NOTE: CLE-210 replaces the previously announced episode of THE CLEVELAND SHOW; FG-807 replaces the previously announced episode of FAMILY GUY; and DAD-521 replaces the previously announced episode of AMERICAN DAD.]

RALLO AND CLEVELAND BOND ON "THE CLEVELAND SHOW"
SUNDAY, MAY 1, ON FOX

When Cleveland and Rallo take Donna's advice and spend some more time together, they discover Rallo's talent for a rodeo-like sheep-riding sport called "mutton bustin'." But when Donna discovers how dangerous their new hobby can be, she orders them to stop, forcing Cleveland and Rallo to sneak around behind her back. Meanwhile, Cleveland Jr. gets jealous of Rallo and Cleveland's new relationship and tries to sabotage their time together in the "Ain't Nothin' But Mutton Bustin'" episode of THE CLEVELAND SHOW airing Sunday, May 1 (8:30-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (CLE-210) (TV-14 D, S, V)

BRIAN WRITES A PAGE-TURNER ON "FAMILY GUY"
SUNDAY, MAY 1, ON FOX

Bill Maher and Arianna Huffington Make Guest Voice Appearances

Feeling discouraged with the progress of his writing career, Brian decides to throw in the towel until Stewie become his manager and one of his books hits the bestseller list. But when the fame goes to his head, Brian gets a wake-up call from Bill Maher (guest-voicing as himself). Meanwhile, Lois decides that she and Peter need separate beds, a decision that leaves Peter looking for a new cuddle buddy, in the "Brian Writes a Bestseller" episode of FAMILY GUY airing Sunday, May 1 (9:00-9:30 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (FG-807) (TV-14 D, L, S, V)

STAN’S THE MAN OF THE HOUSE ON "AMERICAN DAD"
SUNDAY, MAY 1, ON FOX

When Steve challenges Stan for family dominance, Stan does everything he can to prove to Steve that he is the alpha male of the Smith house. Meanwhile, Hayley and Jeff seek marriage counseling when the honeymoon phase wears off in the "I Am The Walrus" episode of AMERICAN DAD airing Sunday, May 1 (9:30-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (DAD-521) (TV-14 D, L, V)

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PREVIOUSLY SCHEDULED (NOW POSTPONED) --

A STORM HITS STOOLBEND ON AN ALL-NEW "THE CLEVELAND SHOW"
SUNDAY, MAY 1, ON FOX

In an unprecedented ANIMATION DOMINATION crossover event, a storm hits the towns of Stoolbend, Quahog and Langley Falls. In Stoolbend, the Brown/Tubbs family tries to salvage what's left of their vacation. Meanwhile, Cleveland Jr. shocks everyone with a proclamation of his religious beliefs in the all-new "The Hurricane!" episode of THE CLEVELAND SHOW airing Sunday, May 1 (8:30-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (CLE-220) (TV-14 D, L, V)

A STORM HITS QUAHOG ON AN ALL-NEW "FAMILY GUY"
SUNDAY, MAY 1, ON FOX

In an unprecedented ANIMATION DOMINATION crossover event, a storm hits the towns of Stoolbend, Quahog and Langley Falls. To help pass the time and calm his nerves, Brian consumes some questionable substances and has trouble sobering up. Meanwhile, Meg goes off the deep end after the family takes one too many jabs at her in the all-new "Seahorse Seashell Party" episode of FAMILY GUY airing Sunday, May 1 (9:00-9:30 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (FG-820) (TV-14 D, L, S, V)

A STORM HITS LANGLEY FALLS ON AN ALL-NEW "AMERICAN DAD"
SUNDAY, MAY 1, ON FOX

In an unprecedented ANIMATION DOMINATION crossover event, a storm hits the towns of Stoolbend, Quahog and Langley Falls. When the Smiths decide to stay home, they must fight tooth and nail to survive in the all-new "Hurricane!" episode of AMERICAN DAD airing Sunday, May 1 (9:30-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX (DAD-608) (TV-14 D, L, S, V)

 
 
 
 
 
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