Fewer critics responded negatively to the season; Seattle Post-Intelligencer critic Melanie McFarland reacted very bitterly, stating "Three years off the air has not made the 'Family Guy' team that much more creative".  Critics of both PopMatters and IGN criticized the first few episodes but felt the show regained its humor after " Don't Make Me Over ";   IGN's Mike Drucker commented "At that point, we get some amazingly creative humor. It's almost like MacFarlane and gang decided they had thanked their fans enough and could return to what made the show successful in the first place."  Media watchdog group the Parents Television Council , a frequent critic of the show, branded the episodes "North by North Quahog",  " The Father, the Son, and the Holy Fonz ",  " Brian Sings and Swings ",  " Patriot Games ",  and " The Courtship of Stewie's Father " as "worst show of the week". 
Sick, twisted and politically incorrect, the animated series features the adventures of the Griffin family. Endearingly ignorant Peter and his stay-at-home wife Lois reside in Quahog, ., and have three kids. Meg, the eldest child, is a social outcast, and teenage Chris is awkward and clueless when it comes to the opposite sex. The youngest, Stewie, is a genius baby bent on killing his mother and destroying the world. The talking dog, Brian, keeps Stewie in check while sipping martinis and sorting through his own life issues. Written by Jwelch5742
MacFarlane has served as an executive producer during the show's entire history, and also functions as a creative consultant. The first executive producers were David Zuckerman ,  Lolee Aries , David Pritchard, and Mike Wolf.  Family Guy has had many executive producers in its history, including Daniel Palladino , Kara Vallow , and Danny Smith . David A. Goodman joined the show as a co-executive producer in season three, and eventually became an executive producer.  Alex Borstein , who voices Lois , worked as an executive and supervising producer for the fourth and fifth seasons.