Does Seth MacFarlane’s New Deal Spell Doom for ‘Family Guy’?

by Jeremy Spirogis
Lois Griffin of

Seth
MacFarlane
is blazing a model new path for his profession. After spending a long time
working with Fox, the mastermind behind Family Guy will formally transfer
to NBCUniversal.
The filmmaker’s deal is monumental, but it surely may spell doom for the beloved Griffin
household. Will Family Guy lastly wrap after 18 seasons? It appears to be like prefer it’s
a chance.  

Details of Seth MacFarlane’s cope with NBC revealed

MacFarlane shocked followers when it was introduced he’d be leaving
his long-time house to create content material for a competitor. The mega-deal is
believed to be value a minimum of $200 million, in line with Deadline.
The five-year contract will tie MacFarlane to NBCUniversal, the place he’s anticipated
to create content material for each NBC and the corporate’s new streaming service, Peacock.

The kind of content material that MacFarlane will probably be creating for the community
is unknown, however followers assume an animated sequence or two will come out of the deal.
Live-action exhibits are additionally reportedly within the works. It’s rumored that Fox made a
critical effort to maintain MacFarlane on the payroll, however ultimately, NBC supplied
the multi-talented creator a greater deal. MacFarlane, who turned 46 in October,
has spent the overwhelming majority of his profession at Fox.

MacFarlane’s NBC deal doesn’t imply he has to go away Family
Guy

The cope with NBC might need been sweetened by the truth that
MacFarlane nonetheless has the liberty to proceed engaged on his present exhibits. According
to Screenrant,
the contract that MacFarlane penned with NBC will even permit him to proceed
crafting Family Guy. For now, it will appear the present is fairly secure,
that’s, so long as MacFarlane sticks round.

Lois Griffin of 'Family Guy'
Lois Griffin of ‘Family Guy’ | FOX Image Collection through Getty Images

While he can technically proceed engaged on the sequence,
MacFarlane has not but expressed his intentions. It’s lengthy been rumored that he
is tired of creating the show
, and is extra all in favour of crafting new content material.
He’s managed to amass a fairly spectacular catalog with Fox, however whether or not he’ll
need to proceed to take action stays to be seen.

Will Family Guy finish now that MacFarlane is leaving
Fox?

Family Guy’s function remains to be fairly unsure. In
truth, Family Guy was canceled as soon as already. Back in 2002, Fox pulled the
plug on the present after 4 seasons. Higher than anticipated DVD gross sales, nevertheless,
pressured Fox’s hand. They introduced the present again in 2005 and it’s caught round
ever since.

The community is thought for its long-standing animated sequence. The
Simpsons
, for instance, has been on the air for 31 seasons. Bob’s
Burgers
has 9 seasons underneath its belt. That doesn’t imply Family Guy
will survive with out MacFarlane, although. If he chooses to step away, it’s possible
the present will go together with him, or, on the very least, the present that followers know and
love will probably be no extra.

Lois Griffin of 'Family Guy' Lois Griffin of 'Family Guy'
Lois Griffin of ‘Family Guy’ | FOX Image Collection through Getty Images

For now, followers will simply want to attend and see how issues shake
out. Neither MacFarlane nor Fox have publicly discussed plans for Family Guy
going ahead. The present’s 18th season kicked off in September 2019.
The 11th episode of the season will air on Feb. 16 in its new
timeslot. It will comply with Bob’s
Burgers
.

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