Interesting news for people who like to quietly nurse their undyingly bitter and cold hatred for Family Guy, the cartoon which bravely said, “What if we ripped off the basic premise of The Simpsons, and then just tossed in, like, 25 random pop culture references per episode and then called it a day? Everyone cool with that?”—even the show’s creator, Seth McFarlane, thinks the ten year old cartoon should be off the air.
Turns out that McFarlane thinks his flagship show (he’s got a Flintstones reboot coming soon, an update of Carl Sagan’s Cosmos, a live action film called Ted, a big band album, and a proposed live action Star Trek TV series reboot all coming down the pipe, as well as his current cartoons, American Dad! And The Cleveland Show—so he’s just a smidge busy) should have closed up shop about three years ago, as he revealed in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter.
“Part of me thinks that Family Guy should have already ended. I think seven seasons is about the right lifespan for a TV series,” he said, cruelly giving hope to those who have long wished his reign of animated terror to come to a swift and just end, before dropping the hammer and mentioning that “I talk to the fans and in a way I’m kind of secretly hoping for them to say we’re done with it. There are plenty of people who say the show is kind of over the hill … but still the vast majority go pale in the face when I mention the possibility.” Meaning that as long as Family Guy fans demand more of the same, more of the same is exactly what they’ll get.
What do you think of the Family Guy news?
Source: The AV Club