Seth MacFarlane And Showrunners From ‘Household Man,’ ‘American Dad!’ Be a part of Putting WGA Writers

Seth MacFarlane and the showrunners of Household Man and American Dad! have joined the ranks of the Writers Guild of America (WGA) strike and won’t return to their exhibits till the WGA will get a brand new contract.

What’s MacFarlane’s involvement with the strike? MacFarlane has been concerned with the strike because it started on Might 2, and has been seen quite a few instances on the picket line with different writers. He was additionally very concerned within the final WGA strike again in 2007-2008, advocating on behalf of the WGA and its membership.

Who else is concerned? MacFarlane is the family identify right here, however the departures of American Dad’s Brian Boyle and Matt Weitzman and Household Man’s Richard Appel and Alec Sulkin are important. Every was among the many ranks of showrunners who obtained letters saying that they had been anticipated to satisfy all non-WGA duties related to their roles. That letter enflamed an ongoing debate between the WGA and Alliance of Movement Image and Tv Producers about what duties are thought-about writing, with the WGA arguing that writing is concerned in each a part of a showrunner’s work.