Seth MacFarlane Regrets Keeping ‘Family Guy’ at Fox, Because Tucker Carlson

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Photo credit: Frederick M. Brown - Getty Images
Photo credit: Frederick M. Brown - Getty Images

Welp. It looks like Seth MacFarlane has finally had enough.

After over 12 years of calling Fox the home of Family Guy, his raunchy animated sitcom, MacFarlane let a particularly fiery tweet fly the network's way on Sunday night. It's a message that might signal the end of his relationship with Fox. And it looks like a recent opinion piece by Fox News pundit Tucker Carlson, likely one of his latest arguing that CDC's mask guidelines are merely a power play from Democrats, could be the reason.

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"Tucker Carlson’s latest opinion piece once again makes me wish Family Guy was on any other network," MacFarlane wrote on Twitter. "Look, Fox, we both know this marriage isn’t working anymore. The sex is only once a year, I don’t get along with your mother, and well… I’ve been having an affair with NBC."

The NBC "affair" references McFarlane's overall deal with NBCUniversal's UCP, which he made in January 2020. But before you start speculating which network Peter Griffin will be taking his talents to, know that this is far from the first time MacFarlane has ripped Fox and Carlson. Despite Family Guy having already been renewed for two more seasons on the network, MacFarlane tweeted in 2018 that he was "embarrassed" to work for Fox, after Carlson told the Fox News faithful to ignore other outlets. In April 2020, he took a shot at Laura Ingraham, writing, “I really cannot fathom that we produce content for the same corporation,” after she insinuated that The Washington Post was rooting for quarantine to continue indefinitely.

Who knows how binding MacFarlane's relationship is with Fox at the moment—but we're willing to bet that he'll be out before Carlson ever thinks about leaving the network.

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