Family Guy Vinny Returning

Family Guy: Vinny Returns in Season 15

One of Family Guy‘s most polarizing characters is coming back to Quahog later this month.

Vinny — the dog, voiced by Tony Sirico, who temporarily replaced Brian after his death in Season 12 — is making a cameo in the Fox comedy’s Season 15 premiere, TVLine has learned exclusively.

“It’s a very welcome cameo,” executive producer Richard Appel tells TVLine. “We really loved Vinny, largely because Tony Sirico is so funny and such a good guy.”

Following his brief stint as Vinny, Sirico made one follow-up appearance on Family Guy, playing himself during a quick cutaway in the Season 13 episode “Stewie, Chris & Brian’s Excellent Adventure.”

Family Guy returns Sunday, Sept. 25 at 9/8c. Will you tune in to see Vinny’s return? Drop a comment below and let us know.

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  1. TV Gord says:

    This is the worst thing to happen ever! I’ll never watch Family Guy again!!!

    :-D Remember that!? :-D

  2. Bob says:

    Vinny was more than a good character, he was a great character. He should become at least a semi regular part of the show. His “wiseguy” persona was a great addition to the New England flavor to the show.

  3. MrJohndc says:

    They should have kept Bonnie .
    Great character

  4. Vinnie was dry…boring…he just plain sucked. Very annoying in some instances. Brian is annoying as well, but he is annoying in a funny way. He is a douche, and it’s fun to watch his doucheiness. Vinnie was just awkward in every way. He had no real click with the other characters. He felt always temporary. If you thought he was a great addition to the show, then you have a really strange sense of humor, and I am unsure why you liked Family Guy at all in the first place.

  5. I loved Vinny! I was hoping they would bring him back. #YouBlewIt

  6. Ariel says:

    Yeah! I hope they get rid of Brain temporary so we can get nothing but Vinny.

  7. Ashley says:

    The thing is I like Vinny. I just didnt like the fact that he replaced Brian.
    Im happy Vinny is coming back but that means they will have to reintroduce him to the characters,which sound intresting

  8. BERNIE says:


  9. Tom says:

    Vinny was awesome!! You know what I thought when he left? You Blew It!!!

  10. Brian says:

    Yes i will. I liked vinny.

  11. Checkina Coulibaly says:

    It’ll be interesting to see that.

  12. marcus scott says:

    At least Vinnie didn’t pretend to be something he wasn’t. He was honest.

  13. Robert J Rudy Sr says:

    Love Family Guy!! Keep it coming!!

  14. Robert J Rudy Sr says:

    Love family guy!!