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.