‘Family Guy’ Latest News & Update: Showrunner Promises Fresher Plots, While Creator Seth MacFarlane Can’t Stop Tweeting About Trump
It's no secret that "Family Guy's" creator Seth MacFarlane has such disdain for Donald Trump; in fact, if you check MacFarlane's Twitter, a handful of his sentiments are about Trump. So you shouldn't be surprised if The Donald makes more cameos in future "Family Guy" episodes.
How's "Family Guy" Doing Anyway?
Meanwhile, "Family Guy" has been on a ratings decline, and the popular animated series has been bombarded with criticisms for its stale jokes in its recent seasons. While there's so much to point out on Seth MacFarlane's creation, showrunner Alec Sulkin has a few ideas on how to win back TV viewers.
"I acknowledge that the show has had challenges trying to keep things fresh. There is kind of a burnout factor," Sulkin said in an interview with Splitsider. "We know who these characters are at this point, so it can be hard to give them new insight, but it is something we work on." Whatever that means for "Family Guy" we'll never know until its next season airs.
"Family Guy" Creator Seth MacFarlane On Why Hollywood Hates Trump
MacFarlane has been a longtime Trump critic. In fact, "Family Guy" even used a Trump gag in its Emmy campaign earlier this year. The show has had misses, that's given, but MacFarlane is undoubtedly one of the funniest guys in Hollywood. The actor and director is a completely different person however, when talking about Trump.
In his recent Twitter rant is a theory why Hollywood hates Trump. The creator of "Family Guy" and "American Dad" suggested that Hollywood's abhorrence for Trump was rooted in their experiences with similarly shifty industry types. According to MacFarlane, Trump symbolizes the dark side of fame to those who had gained game in the acting world that actors still experience to this day.
— Seth MacFarlane (@SethMacFarlane) December 2, 2016
MacFarlane continued on saying that Hollywood's disdain for Trump is not synonymous to the lack of patriotism whatsoever. "Family Guy's" future has been shaken upon Trump's win according to its creator, GamenGuide reports. While the connection between the show and the newly elected president is pretty vague, MacFarlane seems to view it as a threat.