‘The Family Guy’ dog Brian is back from the dead

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DENVER -- Brian the dog, the most beloved character on "The Family Guy" is back from the dead after a little help from time-traveling baby Stewie.

The baby genius used a time machine to prevent Brian's death in a recent episode.

"I mean, you didn't really think we'd kill off Brian, did you?" MacFarlane tweeted. "Jesus, we'd have to be (effing) high."

A regular on the series since the 1999 pilot, Brian the family dog was hit and killed by a car during the Season 12 episode on Nov. 24. The show's executive producer,Steve Callaghan, told E!, "We thought it could be a fun way to shake things up."

And it did shake things up. Fans were outraged and #BringBrianBack began trending immediately.

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