Fox goes straight to series with Seth MacFarlane

Seth MacFarlane will star in and exec produce a sci-fi dramedy for Fox, slated for the 2017-2018 season. Fox gave a 13-episode straight-to-series order for the show, produced by 20th Century Fox and set 300 years in the future. Fox Television Group CEOs Gary Newman and Dana Walden called MacFarlane “one of the smartest, funniest and most talented people we’ve ever had the pleasure to work with.” Right back at you, said MacFarlane: “I’ve wanted to do something like this show ever since I was a kid, and the timing finally feels right. 20th and Fox have been good to me for many years, and of course, Dana and Gary have been fantastic bosses and true pals, so it was a no-brainer to come to them with the project. I think this is gonna be something special.”

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