It was revealed today that Universal has agreed to co-finance Seth MacFarlane's upcoming Western comedy, 'A Million Ways to Die in the West,' finally putting the film on the fast track to production. After all, MacFarlane's 'Ted' shattered all expectations at the box office last year, so they'd be foolish not to. Also hidden away in the announcement: Neil Patrick Harris has joined the cast, adding another great name to a shockingly solid ensemble.
Earlier tonight we heard that FOX had picked up four major new dramas to series, though the network's announcements are far from over. FOX has also granted series orders to 'SNL' vet Andy Samberg's new detective comedy 'Brooklyn Nine-Nine,' under 'Parks and Recreation' showrunner Mike Schur,' along with Seth MacFarlane's 'Dads' and three others. Get the inside scoop on FOX's new comedy lineup inside!
A few months ago we heard the surprising news that 'The Simpsons' had cast its largest animation rival in 'Family Guy' creator Seth MacFarlane for an upcoming guest stint, to be utilized as this fall's season 25 premiere. Now however, 'Simpsons' producers have instead moved the animation mogul's appearance up to the May 19 season 24 finale, and released the first pictures of MacFarlane's alternate reality turn in Springfield! Take a look for yourself inside!
As with ever new season of 'Downton Abbey' it could prove a while yet before season 4 makes its way stateside to give fans the posh British drama they so desperately crave. Thankfully, one of America's less refined series is content to speed things up, as 'Family Guy' brings 'Downton Abbey' star Michelle Dockery in for a guest role! Find out what familiar role the famous 'Downton' star will play on 'Family Guy' inside!
At this year Oscars, Seth MacFarlane caused quite a controversy as he hosted the ceremony with a number of risque bits and jokes (most notably the "We Saw Your Boobs" song from the opening monologues) but that was exactly what Oscar producers hoped MacFarlane would bring to the normally staid production. The 'Family Guy' creator previously said he has no interest in returning, the producers seemed to have liked the controversy (and the ratings that went with it) and MacFarlane has officially been invited to return to host the 2014 Oscars.
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?
Curious, and conflicting news to report from FOX's third Seth MacFarlane-created Animation Domination staple 'The Cleveland Show,' as heavy rumors seem to be circulating about the show's cancellation. The current, fourth season will wrap up this coming May, with a production cycle that would very shortly require a decision from FOX, though the broadcast network has apparently denied reports of 'The Cleveland Show's cancellation. Find out 'The Cleveland Show's true fate inside!
Barely one full day after the tragic events of the Boston Marathon bombings, and already a tasteless parody video has begun to make the rounds, splicing together several different clips from FOX's long-running animation titan 'Family Guy' to make it appear as if a March 17 episode predicted yesterday's attacks. While the video makes the rounds, series creator and animation magnate Seth MacFarlane has issued his own statement denouncing the hoax.
Recent Oscars host and animation magnate Seth MacFarlane might be branching out into live-action TV, but not everything about the 'Ted' creator's latest work will feel unfamiliar. After years of voicing Chris Griffin on MacFarlane's FOX flagship 'Family Guy' and taking playful potshots at one another with regard to 'Robot Chicken,' Seth Green has officially joined the cast of MacFarlane's upcoming live-action sitcom 'Dads.' Find out what brings the Seths together inside!
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.