'Family Guy' kicks off new season in style

LOS ANGELES, May 26 (UPI) -- The hit U.S. animated TV show "Family Guy" will start its new season in September with a "Star Wars" tribute.

'Family Guy' back in production? Sweet!

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 6 (UPI) -- The staff of the U.S. animated series "Family Guy" is back and working on new episodes despite rumors of a possible cancellation by the Fox network.

Negotiations stall 'Family Guy' production

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 25 (UPI) -- Production on the sixth U.S. season of TV's "Family Guy" is being delayed by 20th Century Fox over tense negotiations with series creator Seth McFarland.

Fox will use DVD to promote new series

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 25 (UPI) -- Fox will use "The Family Guy" DVD release to promote the premiere of a new series on the U.S. TV network, Daily Variety said Monday.

'Family Guy' cartoon to return in 2005

LOS ANGELES, March 4 (UPI) -- New episodes of the hit animated series "Family Guy" are expected to air on U.S. television in 2005, E! Online reports.
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Seth MacFarlane
Comedian and television host Bill Maher (L) reacts to comments by animator Seth MacFarlane during an unveiling ceremony honoring him with the 2,417th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in Los Angeles on September 14, 2010. UPI/Jim Ruymen

Seth Woodbury MacFarlane (/ˈsɛθ ˈwʊdbɛri mɨkˈfɑrlən/; born October 26, 1973) is an American animator, writer, comedian, producer, actor, singer, voice actor, and director best known for creating the animated sitcoms Family Guy, American Dad! and The Cleveland Show, for which he also voices many of the shows' various characters.

A native of Kent, Connecticut, MacFarlane is a graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design, where he studied animation, earning a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree. He was an animator and writer for Hanna-Barbera for several television shows, including Johnny Bravo, Cow and Chicken, Dexter's Laboratory and I Am Weasel, before creating his own series for 20th Century Fox entitled Family Guy in 1999. MacFarlane went on to co-create American Dad! in 2005, The Winner in 2007 and The Cleveland Show in 2009 for 20th Century Fox.

As an actor, he has made guest appearances on shows such as Gilmore Girls, The War at Home and FlashForward. MacFarlane's interest in science fiction and fantasy has led to cameo and guest appearances on Star Trek: Enterprise and voicing the character of Johann Kraus in Guillermo del Toro's Hellboy II: The Golden Army. In 2008, he created his own YouTube series entitled Seth MacFarlane's Cavalcade of Cartoon Comedy. As a performer, MacFarlane has sung at several venues, including Carnegie and Royal Albert Hall.

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