Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane has had a new live-action comedy series Dads commissioned in the US by Fox.
In a move that demonstrates the network’s faith in MacFarlane, Fox has waived the need for a pilot and ordered six episodes of the sitcom Dads. The decision was made based on a pilot script which went down a storm with Fox’s top brass, reports Deadline.
MacFarlane will act as executive producer on Dads, which is being scripted Ted’s co-writers Alec Sulkin and Wellesley Wild.
According to the brief, Dads will be a multi-camera sitcom about two successful 30-something guys whose lives are turned upside down when their nightmare fathers unexpectedly move in with them.
Discussing the commission on Twitter, MacFarlane wrote: “Congrats to my “Ted” co-writers @thesulk and Wellesley Wild on their series pickup from Fox! You talented d**** make my job easy.”
MacFarlane, who will host the 85th Academy Awards on Sunday 24 February, has seen his career go from strength to strength in recent times: his debut album Music is Better than Words was nominated for a Grammy in 2011, his first feature film Ted grossed over $500m in 2012, and the 200th episode of Family Guy was broadcast last November.
Wild and Sulkin have worked with MacFarlane since 2005, when they began writing for Family Guy.