Seth MacFarlane’s furious. The man behind “Family Guy” had stopped work on the series because of the on-going writer’s strike. But instead of airing reruns, the Fox network executives have decided to proceed with the show without him.
“It would just be a colossal dick move if they did that,” said MacFarlane. Though the contract allows to continue the show without him — got to love those lawyers — he says (rather meaningfully) that this would affect the creative direction and drive away viewers.
“They’ve never done anything like this before, in which they’ve said, ‘We’re going to finish a show without you,’ ” he said. “It’s really going to be unfortunate and damaging to our relationship if they do it.”