Futurama went the way of the dinosaur in 2003 (thanks, Fox), but on June 24, Comedy Central resurrects the animated show for two seasons, spurred by fans who spent millions on DVDs. Here, a look at some of the TV shows saved by loyal viewers — and how many seasons their fan campaigns bought them.
Showing just how unhip being a PC can be, Microsoft has pulled out of a prime time Windows 7 sponsorship of a special by Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane. According to Microsoft, MacFarlane's style didn't "fit with the Windows brand." How very PC indeed.
We'll address the gigantic sell-out that is Family Guy Presents: Seth & Alex's Almost Live Comedy Show (brought to you buy Windows 7) in a moment. But the more immediate news is that the Windows 7 party-people are going to have to feed their guests with government cheese. Peter Griffin has put them out of work.
Family Guy creator and our November cover subject Seth MacFarlane is denied entrance to a Hollywood bar, but he brushes it off and decides to turn the tables on the doorman. Looks like creating a $2 billion media empire hasn't changed the easy-going writer/producer.
Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane has built an empire of staggering proportions that nabbed him a record $100 million deal with Fox. And, with an innovative new series of animated shorts distributed by Google — "Seth MacFarlane’s Cavalcade of Cartoon Comedy" — he’s even teaching the search giant new ways to exploit the Web. Could this crude frat-boy cartoonist really be a model for business in the postmodern age?