'Family Guy' Copies 'The Simpsons? Drew Barrymore and Jessica Biel To Return

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People have been saying since the very beginning of 'Family Guy' all the way back in 1999 that it took pages from the original iconic cartoon family 'The Simpsons,' and the latest coincidence is only going to give them more ammunition.  'The Simpsons' season 24 premiere will boast some impressive star-power by returning 5 of Bart's former flames with celebrity voices, and now 'Family Guy' is set to do the same for Brian.  When will the episode air, and who will be the ghosts of girlfriends past?

Entertainment Weekly is reporting one hell of a Quahog Valentine's Day for 'Family Guy's eleventh season, as many of Brian Griffin's former girlfriends will appear at once to give the dog a piece of their mind.  Drew Barrymore (Jillian), Jessica Biel (Brooke), Nicole Sullivan (Tina), Cheryl Tiegs (herself), Jessica Stroup (Denise), Julie Hagerty (Carol), Kat Foster (Carolyn), Nana Visitor (Rita), and even Seth MacFarlane himself (as Ida) will show up after Stewie recruits them to tell Brian why he's unlucky in love.

Though 'Family Guy' season 11 premieres on September 30, the star-studded "Valentine's Day in Quahog" won't air until early 2013.  'Family Guy' executive producer Mark Hentemann tells EW, “The women are not reluctant to point out Brian’s flaws, and have a great time doing so."

Of course, one can't help but point out the similarities between Brian's visit from girlfriends past, and 'The Simpsons' season 24 premiere "Moonshine River," which features the return of Bart's various exes through the years, voiced by the likes of ‘New Girl‘ star Zooey Deschanel, Anne Hathaway, Sarah Silverman, Natalie Portman, Sarah Michelle Gellar.  Well, hey.  Great minds think alike, right?

What say you?  Are you excited for the star-studded eleventh season of 'Family Guy,' which also features appearances from Sofia Vergara, Ryan Reynolds, Johnny Depp, Elizabeth Banks, and Kellan Lutz?  Do you think they're ripping off 'The Simpsons?'  Give us your thoughts in the comments!

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