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Family Guy creator says show has sorta, kinda, maybe run its course

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After thousands of references to 1980s television, dozens of references to obscure 1950s musicals, and countless jokes about the unfuckability of bespectacled women, Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane says he's just about ready for the show to come to an end. "I think seven seasons is just about the right lifespan for a TV series," MacFarlane recently told the Hollywood Reporter. "I talk to the fans and in a way I'm kind of secretly hoping for them to say that we're done with it." 

MacFarlane is currently juggling several other projects, including the animated FOX series American Dad, Family Guy spin-off The Cleveland Show, and an upcoming remake of The Flintstones. However, Family Guy has always been at the epicenter of his cartoon empire, with Stewie Griffin-related DVDs, clothing, toys and other assorted merchandise raking in millions annually.

Because a script is in the works for a big-screen adaptation of Family Guy, ultimately it won't be the fans who suffer the most when the show goes off the air; rather, it will be the manatees employed as writers on the show's staff. After all, who's gonna want to hire those poor bastards after MacFarlane and co. close up shop? The Big Bang Theory?