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Diane Simmons
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Diane Seidelman
Full name

Diane Simmons

Age

40 (deceased)

Job(s)

News Reporter

Relatives

Hank Simmons (husband)
Mrs. Seidelman (mother)

Episodes

Various episodes from "Death Has a Shadow" to "And Then There Were Fewer", ... where she dies.

Diane Simmons (née Seidelman) is a major antagonist of Family Guy. She was Tom Tucker's co-anchor on the Quahog 5 News. She was voiced by Lori Alan.

Biography

In "The King Is Dead", it was revealed that Diane's maiden name is "Seidelman". Simmons is also a dedicated actress having done some pretentious student films in college. At one point, she was set to play the role of Anna in The King and I having stolen the role from Loretta Brown, during Lois Griffin's first theatrical production. Unfortunately, Peter Griffin, who stole control of the show from Lois as producer, later changed the script so massively much that even Diane couldn't stand the direction the show was taking and quit. Peter took over the role personally, turning Anna from a British female school teacher, into a male, cybernetic assassin from the future.

In "Patriot Games", it was revealed that she once had a husband, before he committed suicide, as commented once by Tom on the air, causing her to break down crying. She admits to being a bit of a bigot, such as once openly joking on the air that she is racist against black people, though she believed they were off the air since Peter Griffin had cut off Quahog's television signal. During the Special People's Games in "Ready, Willing, and Disabled" she and Tom commented together how watching the game would give them all a sick sort of laugh, and how all of them were most likely going to hell for it.

In "And Then There Were Fewer", Diane reveals she has turned 40, and becomes the murderer of James Woods, Muriel Goldman, Derek Wilcox, Priscilla Woods and Stephanie. She explains her plan to murder Woods and frame her co-anchor, Tom Tucker, to Lois, nearly murdering her as well. It was revealed that she dated Woods and Tom successfully convinced the network to replace her at the news desk, as well as Woods dumping Diane, which resulted in Diane to seek vengeance. However, before pulling the trigger, she is shot and killed by Stewie and falls off of a cliff to her death; Stewie then declares only he is allowed to kill Lois.

In "Excellence in Broadasting", Joyce Kinney, replaced her as co-anchor on the news, following Diane's death.

Relationships

Tom Tucker

When the series started, she and Tom seemed to have a healthy and at times possibly sexual relationship, that quickly changed to where they instead bicker a lot on the air, and she soon became the butt of his jokes. This relationship started spiraling around the time of her 40th birthday. Diane became too old for the likes of the young and handsome Tom Tucker, and dumped her both in his personal, and business life, planning on replacing her with a younger, prettier co-worker/girlfriend, this being Joyce Kinney.

Joyce Kinney

Joyce debuted right after Diane died, so they never actually interacted, but since Joyce has been described as a "sexier, younger, less washed up, replacement for Diane", it only makes sense that she would hate her with a burning passion.

Ollie Williams

Given her thinly-hidden prejudice toward black people, it's certain she's got a real hatred Ollie.

Episode Appearances

Trivia

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