Microsoft Pulls Plans for Windows 7 Family Guy

Over the last few weeks you've aired your thoughts on the available three clips of Family Guy Presents: Seth and Alex's Almost Live Comedy Show. Most of you didn't like it. Some of the clips were better than others but even that wasn't saying much. However, it turns out Microsoft didn't like the way things were shaping up, either. The company canceled plans for the show because it was not a fit with the Windows brand. And Jerry Seinfeld was? What exactly do they mean when they say it's not in line with the Windows brand?

Well apparently, the boring snippets of the show we saw were nothing compared to what Microsoft saw. We got the run of the mill stuff while the execs at Microsoft saw something that cracked jokes at the expense of deaf people, the Holocaust, feminine hygiene and incest.

"We initially chose to participate in the Seth and Alex variety show based on the audience composition and creative humor of 'Family Guy,' but after reviewing an early version of the variety show, it became clear that the content was not a fit with the Windows brand," a Microsoft spokesperson told Variety. The company spokesperson went on to say that Microsoft continues to have a good partnership with Fox, Seth MacFarlane and Alex Borstein and is working with them in other areas.

Variety goes on to say that Fox still plans to air the show but the network is now looking for a new sponsor. Any takers?

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  • tektek
    I think that was a good move on MS's part
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  • gekko668
    Good riddance, it wasn't even funny at all.
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  • falconqc
    The guys on the marketing team should have done some research beforehand. Family guy is a good show, but its humor can be pretty offensive. I personally find the concept fun, I just think Family Guy was the wrong show to do it with. Maybe an American Dad or Simpson could have pulled it off better.
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  • tektek
    I think that was a good move on MS's part
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