Fox planned to show all-new Christmas episodes for this week’s Animation Domination programming block but they’re pulling two episodes out of sensitivity to the elementary school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut.
Family Guy “Jesus, Mary and Joseph!” and American Dad “Minstrel Krampus” will be replaced with repeats of “Grumpy Old Man” and “Wheels & The Legman and The Case of Grandpa’s Key,” respectively. The Cleveland Show “Die Semi-Hard,” a repeat episode, will also be replace with “Menace II Secret Society.”
No word on when the pulled episodes will air but here are the previews:
Family Guy “Jesus, Mary and Joseph!”
Peter tells his own version of the Nativity story.
American Dad “Minstrel Krampus”
It’s holiday time in Langley Falls and Steve starts acting like a spoiled brat, so Stan takes him to see his incarcerated Grandpa Jack, who tells the story of how, as a boy, he captured the legendary Minstrel Krampus, a Christmas demon who used to punish naughty children on Christmas. When the Krampus then captures Steve, it’s Stan and Roger to the rescue. Meanwhile, Hayley gets a job at the airport, but realizes she may not be cut out for customer service.