On Family Guy Season 12 Episode 6, viewers bid farewell to Brian, as the animated hit actually killed off this beloved canine via car accident.
And you know what that had to mean on Family Guy Season 12 Episode 7, right? Yup: a new set of opening credits, with Brian out and Vinny in.
This street-smart pet is voiced by Sopranos star Tony Sirico and he's wearing a gold tuxedo in the new introduction. Watch now:
So, does this mean Brian really is a goner? Not necessarily. He's expected back, in some capacity, on the December 15 Christmas episode.
In the meantime, remember you can always watch Family Guy online at TV Fanatic to stay current with one of television's funniest sitcoms.