Microsoft has canceled its sponsorship of Seth MacFarlane's upcoming variety special, citing content concerns, Variety reports.
The software giant had forged a deal with MacFarlane and his collaborator Alex Borstein for the Nov. 8 special, Family Guy Presents: Seth & Alex's Almost Live Comedy Show, to promote its new Windows 7 operating system. It stipulated that the special would air commercial-free but with Windows 7 pitches embedded ...
Family Guy is making the move to live action with a new variety special set for November.
The tentatively titled Family Guy Presents: Seth & Alex's Almost Live Comedy Show will air Sunday, Nov. 8 at 8:30/7:30c and feature the show's creator Seth MacFarlane and co-star Alex Borstein. MacFarlane and Borstein voice Peter and Lois Griffin, respectively.
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Series creator Seth MacFarlane and the Family Guy voice cast including Alex Borstein, Mila Kunis, Seth Green and Mike Henry are taking their animated act on the road. Family Guy Live!, presented one night only Sept. 15 at the Chicago Theater, will feature a live, uncensored reading of a classic episode, the performance of musical numbers from the series, and a Q&A with all involved.The previous Family Guy Live! took place in spring 2005 in New York and Los Angeles, in sold-out venues.
Who's doing what this pilot season, per Variety/the Reporter: Jason Alexander (um, Seinfeld) is an internal-affairs agent on the hunt for "bad apples" in ABC's untitled cop comedy. Tia Carrere (Wayne's World) will guest (and potentially recur) as Molly Stanton's boss on Fox's untitled comedy also starring Lacey Chabert. Jud Tylor (What About Brian) is a churchgoing contestant on the CW's Dash 4 Cash, set behind the scenes at a reality show. Alex Borstein (Family Guy) has joined ABC's The Thick of It, says the New York Post.