Family Guy's second season first aired on the Fox network in twenty-one episodes from September 23, 1999 to August 1, 2000 before being released as a DVD box set and in syndication. It premiered with the episode "Peter, Peter, Caviar Eater" and finished with "Fore Father". The second season of Family Guy continues the adventures of the dysfunctional Griffin familyΓΓé¼ΓÇ¥father Peter, mother Lois, daughter Meg, son Chris, baby Stewie and Brian, the family pet, who reside in their hometown of Quahog. The executive producers for the second season were David Zuckerman and series creator Seth MacFarlane. At the end of its second season run the show came in at #114 in the
Nielsen Ratings with 6.320 million households tuning in.
By the end of the second season, due to low ratings, Fox resorted to canceling Family Guy. However, following a last-minute reprieve, it returned for a third season in 2001. The series was canceled again in 2002; however, high ratings on Adult Swim and high DVD sales renowned Fox's interest in the series. The series returned for a total of 35 new episodes in 2004.
The season received a favorable reception from critics, who called the series "extremely witty and darkly hilarious," and was "unfortunately" canceled. The Volume One DVD box set was released in Region 1 on April 15, 2003 and Region 2 on November 12, 2001. All twenty-one of the season's episodes are included in the volume. The first season's seven episodes were also included in the volume.