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Yes, sob, sniffle, sigh, someone died on "Family Guy" Sunday night. Let me amend: Maybe someone died on "Family Guy." Let me amend further: Someone died on "Family Guy," but: a) We are talking about a cartoon here; b) We are talking about Seth MacFarlane, who has never taken one thing seriously in his entire life, except maybe Frank Sinatra; c) We are talking...Read more »
"Dads" -- unloved by critics but who loves them anyway? -- just got a full season order.
Kevin Reilly's statement (he's Fox Entertainment chief and a good Long Islander, so don't hold this against him):
“FOX has been looking to break into the multi-camera format for some time,” said Reilly. “With DADS, we have an asset that we can grow, and we’re looking forward to seeing where the fantastic cast and the creative minds of Seth, Alec, Mike and Wellesley take us the rest of the season.”
My thoughts on this? Expected: Seth MacFarlane (one o' the creators), Seth Green, Martin Mull, Peter Riegert... Not easy to cancel this group (and MacFarlane does, after all, own Fox's soul.) Plus, the chattering critical class completely got snookered here: The more bellowing, the more likely viewers were likely to tune in. And because both Seths ("Family Guy," "Robot Chicken") have a well established fan base, they wanted critics to hate it. (Here's the Newsday review.)