“Family Guy” and “The Orville” creator Seth MacFarlane is leaving 21st Century Fox for NBCUniversal, reports Deadline.
Sources say the five year deal is worth at least $200 million.
The newly formed NBCUniversal Content Studios, which includes Universal Television, Universal Content Productions and NBCUniversal International Studios under exec Bonnie Hammer, will become MacFarlane’s new development home.
The deal calls for MacFarlane and his Fuzzy Door production company to produce a variety of project projects for NBCUniversal’s broadcast, cable and digital platforms, including the upcoming streamer Peacock.
“Family Guy” will continue to air on Fox for the foreseeable future.
“The Orville” is set to move from Fox to Hulu and MacFarlane is still expected to star./tag/21st-century-fox-television
21st Century Fox Television, which is now owned by Disney, reportedly tried hard to keep MacFarlane but NBC ultimately ponied up more money, according to Deadline reporting.