Family Guy Creator Wishes Show Would End (It Won't)

Seth MacFarlane 'secretly hoping' fans finished with it
By Matt Cantor,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 13, 2011 4:57 PM CDT
'Family Guy' Creator Seth MacFarlane Wants Show Over
Seth MacFarlane.   (Getty Images)

(Newser) – The Griffin family is showing no signs of slowing down—but their creator sometimes wishes they would, he tells 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," Seth MacFarlane says; his show is already on its 10th season and nearing its 200th episode. "I talk to the fans and in a way I'm kind of secretly hoping for them to say, 'We're done with it.'"

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"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," MacFarlane says. Fans need not panic yet: Fox won't likely let the show end anytime soon. It's the top show among male teens and in the top five for young adults, and it pulls in $220,000 for 30 seconds of advertising time. Click through for the original story (subscription only); MSNBC has part of the interview. (Read more Family Guy stories.)

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