Seth MacFarlane leaves 20th Century Fox and signs $200 MILLION TV deal with NBC Universal

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Seth MacFarlane is on the move, signing a massive deal with NBCUniversal Content Studios.

The 46-year-old actor and creator of the animation classic Family Guy and The Orville left Fox after more than 20 years to sign-on with the new unit of NBC Universal under Bonnie Hammer.

The deal is reportedly worth just under a whopping $200 million over five years, according to sources in a Variety publication.

Moving on! Seth MacFarlane has left  20th Century Fox, and signed a massive $200 million/5 year deal with NBCUniversal Content Studios.

That dollar amount could go even higher with incentives that were built into the contract.

Under the deal, MacFarlane and his Fuzzy Door production company will develop new television projects NBCU, which includes it’s new streaming service, Peacock, as well as outside outlets.

The Connecticut native’s overall deal with 20th Century Fox expired in June 2019. 

New endeavor: Under the deal, MacFarlane and his production company will develop new television projects, which includes NBCUniversal's new streaming service, Peacock

Under the deal, MacFarlane and his production company will develop new television projects, which includes NBC Universal’s new streaming service, Peacock.

This is the first overall deal announced since Universal Television, Universal Content Productions and NBCUniversal International Studios merged under the new banner of NBCUniversal television studios. 

Along with Family Guy (1999-present) and the sci-fi comedy-drama The Orville (2017-present), MacFarlane has also created or co-created a slew of hit series like American Dad! (2005-present), The Cleveland show (2009-2013), among others.

He made his directorial live-action debut with the release of Ted (2012), that starred Mark Wahlberg, and his talking teddy bear (MacFarlane), and Mila Kunis.

It was a massive critical and commercial success which led to him directing the sequel Ted 2 (2015). 

Magic touch: MacFarlane is the creator and voice actor on the hit animation Family Guy since 1999, American Dad! and The Cleveland Show, which ended in 2013
MacFarlane is the creator and voice actor on the hit animation Family Guy since 1999

Magic touch: MacFarlane is the creator and voice actor on the hit animation Family Guy since 1999, American Dad! and The Cleveland Show, which ended in 2013. Family Guy replaces Brian with dog called Vinny.

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