At this point in his career Seth MacFarlane can vacate his bowels into a beach bucket, film it and successfully sell it as a network series. It hasn’t gotten to that point yet and luckily it doesn’t seem MacFarlane has started phoning it in. But the option is there.
And so in the midst of the four major networks ordering 22 pilots, Fox has already said yes to MacFarlane’s latest project, his first-ever live-action series. Titled Dads, the multi-camera show is centered around two guys in their thirties who are forced to deal with their fathers, who move in with them. Fox ordered six episodes after peeping the pilot script, which means MacFarlane and co. — Alec Sulkin and Wellesley Wild, who worked on Ted with MacFarlane — won’t have to waste time shooting a nasty pilot or even compete with future pilots made by people who are not Seth MacFarlane.