It's that time of year again, when the major networks begin picking up pilots and making final decisions on struggling series. FOX and NBC have already greenlit a number of new shows and taken others to the woodshed, but some of FOX's latest may surprise you: Seth MacFarlane's controversial 'Dads' is no more, along with the critically-adored 'Enlisted,' Rake,' and Christopher Meloni's 'Surviving Jack.'
FOX got a hefty amount of business taken care of today, not the least of which will surely have the internet talking, as Seth MacFarlane's controversial 'Dads' has been given a full season order to continue its equal opportunity offending. Meanwhile, the network has also plotted 'The Following's January premiere to coincide with the 'Sleepy Hollow' finale, a spring break for 'Glee' and more!
Though already ordered to series, Seth MacFarlane's first live-action TV project 'Dads' has already garnered a significant amount of attention without so much as a single aired episode. Now, with its pilot episode already in the can, we're hearing that the series will undergo a major change by replacing lead actor Tommy Dewey with MacFarlane favorite Giovanni Ribisi, but what other changes can we expect before 'Dads' makes it to air?
If you make a film that does does over half a billion worldwide and then host the Oscars, it looks like you can get whomever you want in your next project. This explains why Seth MacFarlane's comic western 'A Million Ways to Die in the West' is looking to add Liam Neeson and Giovanni Ribisi.