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Seth MacFarlane Returns to WME After CAA Run

Seth MacFarlane, the creator of Family Guy and American Dad!, has signed with WME for representation. He is returning to the Hollywood talent agency after inking with rival CAA in 2017 and after growing his footprint in TV, film and music. Through his company Fuzzy Door Productions, MacFarlane produces TV shows like the long-running Family Guy series on Fox, which has […]

Gene Cipriano, Famed Session Musician and Woodwind Player in Hollywood, Dies at 94

Gene Cipriano, the always busy woodwind player who soloed on tenor sax for Tony Curtis in Some Like It Hot and recorded with everyone from Miles Davis, Rosemary Clooney and Frank Sinatra to Glen Campbell, Paul McCartney and Olivia Newton-John, has died. He was 94. Cipriano died Nov. 12 of natural causes at his home […]

How Seth MacFarlane and His ‘Family Guy’ Showrunners Learned to Push the Envelope Successfully

Seth MacFarlane was a 24-year-old Hanna-Barbera animator when Fox bet big on his pitch for Family Guy. Nearly a quarter-century — and one reversed cancellation (thanks to brisk DVD sales) — later, the uproarious and utterly inappropriate Griffins reach 400 episodes in 21 seasons with the Nov. 20 installment, “Get Stewie.” MacFarlane and co-showrunners Rich […]

Why “Mogul” Is the Title Everyone in Hollywood Is After

In the premiere of Welcome to Wrexham, the Hulu docuseries chronicling Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney’s purchase of a fifth-tier Welsh football club, the It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia star does a bit about his partner’s various (and lucrative) business pursuits. “I have TV money, but as I started to look at how expensive it […]

Seth MacFarlane on ‘Orville’s’ Trans Allegory and ‘Family Guy’ Reflections

[This story includes spoilers from the third season of Hulu’s The Orville: New Horizons.] The Orville revisited the alien culture of the Moclans in season three, and it was done in quite emotional fashion. Episode five of The Orville’s current season centers on Bortus (Peter Macon) and Klyden’s (Chad L. Coleman) child, Topa (Imani Pullum), […]

Seth MacFarlane on Moving ‘Orville’ From Fox to “Classier” Hulu, Comedy’s Controversies and His ‘Ted’ Hopes

Seth MacFarlane is focusing on the future, for better or worse. For the prolific producer and performer, not to mention noted sci-fi fanatic, this means he’s ready for viewers to finally enjoy his futuristic series The Orville: New Horizons, of which he is creator and star, playing Captain Ed Mercer. The show first premiered back […]

Seth MacFarlane Rips Fox at ‘The Orville: New Horizons’ Premiere: “We Never Really Belonged There”

Seth MacFarlane’s sci-fi series The Orville: New Horizons is soon to debut on Hulu after its first two seasons aired on Fox, and the creator and star clearly has strong feelings about the move. Prior to the show’s premiere screening at the California Science Center in Los Angeles on Wednesday, MacFarlane took the stage and […]

Kenny Loggins Talks “Danger Zone” Return for ‘Top Gun: Maverick’ and Upcoming Memoir

For Kenny Loggins, the highway to the “Danger Zone” has been one hell of a ride. As he explains in his upcoming Still Alright: A Memoir, due out June 14, the iconic Grammy-winning and Oscar-nominated musician wasn’t even among the top choices to record the high-octane number written by Giorgio Moroder and Tom Whitlock for […]

‘The Orville: New Horizons’ Red Carpet Press Line Canceled After Texas Shooting

Hulu has canceled The Orville: New Horizons’ red carpet press line, originally scheduled for Wednesday night, in the wake of Tuesday’s elementary school shooting in Uvalde, Texas. “In light of the tragic events in Texas yesterday, there will no longer be a press line at tonight’s premiere for The Orville: New Horizons. Our deepest sympathies are […]

Seth MacFarlane Sets Cast for ‘Ted’ Prequel Series at Peacock

Seth MacFarlane has assembled the cast for his live-action Ted series at Peacock. The writer and director of the franchise has closed a deal to return to voice the foul-mouthed fuzzy bear in addition to serving as co-showrunner of the prequel series. Parenthood alum Max Burkholder, frequent MacFarlane collaborator Scott Grimes and Giorgia Whigham (13 […]

‘Family Guy’ PSA Encourages COVID-19 Vaccination

Family Guy on Tuesday released a public service announcement encouraging people to get vaccinated against COVID-19. The three-minute short is a nod to Schoolhouse Rock! and revolves around Brian and Stewie discussing how the vaccine works in the body and why it is safe to a hesitant Peter. And naturally, Meg plays the role of the […]

Seth MacFarlane Regrets Keeping ‘Family Guy’ at Fox Amid His Growing Disdain for Tucker Carlson

Seth MacFarlane has had enough of his Family Guy network, and it is all due to Fox News personality Tucker Carlson. The actor has never shied away from taking shots at Fox on his shows and on social media, but Sunday night appeared to be a breaking point for the 47-year-old MacFarlane. “Tucker Carlson’s latest […]