Scribes stand up for 'Sit Down'

Seth MacFarlane among writers signing letter of support

The writers on the Sony TV-produced animated comedy for Fox "Sit Down, Shut Up" have received support from fellow scribes in their pursuit of a WGA representation for the show, currently under IATSE jurisdiction.

Nineteen top writers on broadcast animated series, including Seth MacFarlane, Rich Appel, Al Jean, Chris Sheridan and Mike Scully, have signed an open letter "applauding the actions" of the "Sit Down" scribes who walked out last month over the labor dispute.