Stewie Is Going to Turn White When He Reads This: Seth MacFarlane Says, ‘Part of me thinks that ‘Family Guy’ should have already ended.’ Plus the Classic Sci-Fi Series MacFarlane Would Love to Bring Back to TV

Oct 13, 2011  •  Post A Comment

Here’s a shocker: "Part of me thinks that ‘Family Guy’ should have already ended," Seth MacFarlane tells The Hollywood Reporter. MacFarlane is the creator of "Family Guy."

The story continues, " ‘I think seven seasons is about the right lifespan for a TV series,’ [MacFarlane] says of [‘Family Guy’] that launched its tenth season last month. ‘I talk to the fans and in a way I’m kind of secretly hoping for them to say we’re done with it. 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.’ "

This feature article that’s also in the print edition of THR adds, "MacFarlane is particularly eager to reboot one of his favorite franchises, ‘Star Trek,’ for TV. ‘I don’t know who would give me the keys to that car,’ he jokes, acknowledging that the films have been so profitable for Paramount that he isn’t so sure they have a lot of interest in getting back into the TV business. ‘But I’d love to see that franchise revived for television in the way that it was in the 1990s: very thoughtful, smartly written stories that transcend the science fiction audience.’ ”

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  1. He is right. Paramount missed a golden opportunity to capitalize on the ST franbchise, and blew it with Enterprise. Instead, they should have done Starfleet Academy, with onr or two names from previous shows, but featuring a young cast of cadets learning the ropes and exploring the galaxy. Many good, thoughtful stories could have been told within this concept. It could still work. But, the producers would have to ignore the feature film, and operate with the original series timeline.

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