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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 into the show and MacFarlane and Borstein shilling Windows 7 in their skits.

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