MacFarlane Rides Family Guy to the Bank

$100M Fox deal makes him highest-paid writer/producer in TV
By Sam Gale Rosen,  Newser Staff
Posted May 5, 2008 1:51 PM CDT
Seth MacFarlane plays a game at the the annual FOX All-Star Television Critics Association party at the Santa Monica Pier in Santa Monica, Calif. on Monday, July 23, 2007.    (AP Photo/Matt Sayles)
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(Newser) Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane has inked a deal with Fox which could be worth more than $100 million, making him the highest-paid writer-producer in television. MacFarlane will stay with the network until 2012, working on his three animated shows and developing new series, the Hollywood Reporter says.

"I get a lot of pleasure out of making shows," MacFarlane said. "It's a bonus to be getting paid well for it, and it's a double bonus to be getting paid exorbitantly for it."