Fox is producing new episodes of animated series "Family Guy" during the Writers Guild strike—without show creator Seth MacFarlane, who is on the picket lines. "I hope they don't do it," MacFarlane said Friday. The Hollywood Reporter says the first episode finished without MacFarlane's involvement was delivered to the studio yesterday; three more are in the works, E! Online reports.
20th Century Fox TV had the choice of either keeping the show going or airing reruns during the strike, which began Nov. 5 as writers seek bigger pieces of profits generated by DVDs, internet, and other media. The studio couldn't be reached for comment yesterday. Sources tell the Reporter that two other new episodes are also nearly finished.