2 of Fox’s Top Creators Say They’re ‘Embarrassed’ to Work for the Same Company as Fox News

Seth MacFarlane and Steve Levitan speak out, and later Levitan says he's leaving the studio

Modern Family co-creator Steve Levitan and Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane aren't happy with their studio's sister network. Getty Images

In its quest to hold onto its biggest creators, 20th Century Fox Television is not only dealing with uncertainty over whether it’s new owner will be Comcast or Disney, but it must also contend with the deep pockets of Netflix, which poached Ryan Murphy from the studio earlier this year. The studio now has a new controversy—this one coming from inside its own company—making its biggest talent wary of sticking around: Fox News.

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