The Simpsons Family Guy Crossover
Homer and Peter fight over their favourite beer Fox

Later this year Peter Griffin will come face-to-face with his inspiration Homer Simpson in a crossover episode that sees the two popular cartoon families meet for the first time.

Now Fox has confirmed the Simpsons/Family Guy crossover episode – called The Simpsons Guy - it has also released the first two images as well as a synopsis that hints at what we'll see.

Peter (Seth MacFarlane) and the Griffins get out of dodge and end up in Springfield, where they are greeted by a friendly stranger named Homer Simpson (guest voice Dan Castellaneta), who welcomes his new "albino" friends with open arms.

The families get along famously: Stewie (MacFarlane) becomes obsessed with Bart (guest voice Nancy Cartwright) and his old-fashioned pranks; Lisa (guest voice Yeardley Smith) takes Meg (Mila Kunis) under her wing and is determined to find something – anything – at which she excels; Marge (guest voice Julie Kavner) and Lois (Alex Borstein) ditch housework for a little bonding; and Peter and Homer fight over the best beer in town – Pawtucket vs Duff.

The Simpsons Guy will air in September at the start of America's new television season, as The Simpsons enters its 26th season and Family Guy its 13th.

A look at Homer and Peter's fight can be seen above, the other picture of Stewie and Bart is below.

The Simpsons Family Guy Crossover
Stewie tries to impress Bart with his skateboard skills Fox