Adam West died earlier this month at the age of 88. Though West is not with us any longer, his legacy will continue to live on thanks to his character on “Family Guy.” Everybody’s favorite eccentric mayor of Quahog will return to “Family Guy” for one last season.
West, the original Batman in the campy 1960s “Batman” TV show, had recorded lines for “Family Guy” before his death. “Mayor West will be in five more episodes of the show that are scheduled to air this coming season,” “Family Guy” producer Steve Callaghan told Entertainment Weekly.
Callaghan was asked if the show’s executives gave any thought to removing West’s upcoming appearances and he said that notion was never even considered. “He’s such an integral part of the series that it never even occurred to us to take that out. I would almost feel like that was somehow not properly honoring him,” Callaghan said. “I think the proper way to honor him is to keep the character in the show.”
As far as how “Family Guy” will send off West has not yet been decided. “We haven’t exactly decided how we’re going to address the departure of Adam West’s character from the series. In fact, this is something that we’ve been dealing with concerning the loss of Carrie Fisher [who was a recurring guest voice],” Callaghan said. “But what I can say is that both of their departures from the show will certainly reflect the importance that each of those characters — and actors — had within our series.”
Until those episodes air, here is the best of Mayor West.