If there's one new fall show that everyone seems to have an opinion about, it's Dads, the new Fox comedy from the production team behind Family Guy. Based on the pilot episode alone, the show has been derided as "racist," "offensive" and "morally wrong" by critics. But Fox is using the backlash as a selling point — using such comments in promos for the show to try to foster tension between fans and (in the network's telling) and out-of-touch critics. And the show's producers — Seth MacFarlane, Wellesley Wild and Alec Sulkin of Family Guy, along with former Simpsons showrunner Mike Scully — don't seem to mind the negative attention either.
"We're used to it. That's what we do," Wild tells TVGuide.com.
Fox is staying in business with Seth MacFarlane. The network has ordered a new half-hour comedy titled Dads, executive-produced by the man behind Family Guy, American Dad! and The Cleveland Show. Alec Sulkin and Wellesley Wild will write and executive-produce the series, about two successful thirtysomething guys whose lives are...