Seth MacFarlane Doesn't Think Disney Sale Will Change Fox 'A Whole Lot'

Seth MacFarlane, creator of Fox's long-running animated series Family Guy and American Dad, expects the network to be unchanged after Disney's purchase of 21st Century Fox's film and television assets.

"This kind of stuff happens," MacFarlane said of the deal during a visit with the Television Critics Association (via Deadline).

MacFarlane, who was "remarkably unfazed" by the sale, said he expects his work situation to remain the same working under Disney.

"I don't expect it to change all that much," MacFarlane said, adding he believes Disney will treat Fox the way it did its more adult-oriented label Touchstone and "let it be its brand."

"Disney obviously is its brand," he noted. "I don't think a whole lot is going to change."

Asked if he had anxiety over Disney's buyout affecting the content of the far-from-family-friendly Family Guy, MacFarlane offered a simple "I don't."

Disney chief Bob Iger reached out to MacFarlane to talk about the deal, and the pair had a "very good" phone call.


MacFarlane recently created Star Trek-inspired The Orville for Fox. The network recently renewed the live-action sci-fi comedy drama for a second season.