12/06/2013 01:40 pm ET Updated Jan 25, 2014

Dead Brian Might Return To 'Family Guy'


Brian's death on "Family Guy" ignited fury all over the world (well, a lot of people on the internet were REALLY angry), but it looks like the martini-swilling dog will rise from the dead.

EW reports that the beloved family pet will appear in the Dec. 15 episode of Fox's hit show. The episode is titled, "Christmas Guy," and its official description says, "Stewie devises a master plan to get the one and only thing he wants for Christmas." We can guess that one thing is a very mature dog named Brian.

In addition to the Dec. 15 special, an episode early next season is likely to also feature Brian, voiced by show creator Seth MacFarlane. In October, it was announced that Maya Rudolph would guest star as a jogger Brian develops a crush on.

We assume the 125,000 people who signed a petition urging Fox to bring back Brian are pretty stoked at this revelation.