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Seth MacFarlane quits ‘Family Guy’ amid Hollywood writers’ strike

He’s no longer part of the “Family.”

“Family Guy” and “American Dad!” creator and star Seth MacFarlane has called it quits amid the ongoing, contentious Hollywood writers’ strike.

The 49-year-old and his showrunners — Brian Boyle, Matt Weitzman, Rich Appel and Alec Sulkin — walked out in support of the ongoing Writers Guild of America work stoppage, Deadline recently reported

MacFarlane — who has voiced “Family Guy” characters including Peter, Brian and Stewie Griffin, and “American Dad!” lead Stan Smith — reportedly has no plans to return until an agreement between the WGA and his studio, 20th Television, is reached.

Family Guy” wrapped up its 21st season on Fox on May 7; however, MacFarlane’s popular “American Dad!” is two months into its 20th season, which premiered Mar. 27 on TBS.

The latter has three months of scripts and voiceovers already in the can, according to Deadline, and the studio would need to devise a plan for moving forward with the rest of the season.

Neither MacFarlane nor his Fuzzy Door Productions received a suspension letter from NBCUniversal, the publication claimed.

Seth MacFarlane, 49, has aligned with the writers’ strike.
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MacFarlane, the creator of “Family Guy” (above), has no plans to return until an agreement is reached with WGA and studios.
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MacFarlane regularly voices Peter, Brian and Stewie Griffin on the adult-cartoon series “Family Guy.”
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McFarlane, Mila Kunis, Mike Henry, Alex Borstein, Arif Zahir and Seth Green attend Fox’s “Family Guy” 400th Episode Celebration at Fox Studio Lot on Nov. 12, 2022.
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The Emmy Award winner participated in the 2007to 2008 writers’ strike that lasted 100 days, so rejoining the movement 15 years later might not come as much of a shock.

The Post has reached out to MacFarlane’s representatives for comment.

On May. 2, the WGA announced that its members in California, New York and other cities would refuse to work after the union and studios disagreed on a new three-year contract after their current one expired.

Many Americans’ favorite television shows —including “Abbott Elementary,” “Stranger Things” and “House of Dragon,” among many others — were impacted by the strike.

Writers Guild of America protest
Workers and supporters of the Writers Guild of America protest outside Fox offices after union negotiators called a strike for film and television writers in Los Angeles, California.
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Writers Guild of America members and supporters picket
MacFarlane participated in the 2007 to 2008 writers’ strike.
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However, WGA members recently decided to not picket the 2023 Tony Awards amid their ongoing walkout.

“Tony Awards Productions (a joint venture of the Broadway League and the American Theatre Wing) has communicated with us that they are altering this year’s show to conform with specific requests from the WGA, and therefore the WGA will not be picketing the show,” an organization statement said.

This story originally appeared on NYPost

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