Seth MacFarlane shills for Microsoft; Fox grants full second season to “The Cleveland Show”

FOX issued a pair of announcements in the past day that could not possibly be related. Or could they? In the first release yesterday, we learned that Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane and FG voice actress Alex Borstein would put on a special half-hour, tentatively called Family Guy Presents: Seth & Alex's Almost Live Comedy Show on behalf of Microsoft Windows 7, which will air Sunday, Nov. 8 on the network. Then this afternoon, FOX said it was ordering the rest of the second season for FG spinoff The Cleveland Show. Congrats. It seems like that whole abortion scandal is so far in the past now, doesn't it? All you have to do is generate a lot of publicity and agree to get some of that Microsoft money coming FOX's way. In related news, I'm willing to ditch my MacBook for the right price! (Not telling you what that price is, you'll have to guess) And while you guess, here's a clip of MacFarlane and Borstein performing live from Carnegie Hall and telling you what to expect out of them. Roll the clip!

Sean L. McCarthy

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