On last night’s episode of Family Guy, the Griffin’s dog and smartest member of the family Brian was struck by a car and killed off. Brian, who was voiced by Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane, died after baby Stewie’s time machine had broken, meaning he was unable to go back and save him. But since the world of Family Guy has a very casual relationship with continuity and logic, it’s more than possible that his death need not be the end of Brian.
Update: Family Guy’s writers made reference to the death at Comic-Con a few months ago, saying that one family member would be killed and replaced by another one. Below, check out Fox’s tribute to Brian.