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.