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‘Modern Family’ producer threatens to leave Fox’s TV studio

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Steve Levitan, co-creator and co-showrunner of Modern Family, plans to cut all ties with 20th Century Fox TV because of its relationship to Fox News.

The uproar comes as Fox prepares to sell off most of its operations to Disney, including the studio that makes "Modern Family". "We are thankful to all who support quality, independent journalism", the statement reads.

Seth MacFarlane tweeted outrage over the weekend about Tucker Carlson's comments on Fox News that viewers should assume other big news stations are lying.

One of the entertainers who has been most outspoken about the injustices of the Trump era-and that is a stiff competition-is Judd Apatow, who created or co-created Fox shows such as Freaks and Geeks and Undeclared, and made recent movies for Fox, including Spy.


Of Carlson's comments, MacFarlane tweeted, "In other words, don't think critically, don't consult multiple news sources, and in general, don't use your brain". Fox News, along with Fox's broadcast network and sports cable channels FS1 and FS2, will be spun off into a business being called "New Fox". One of the most prominent voices to decry Carlson's words was Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane, who now sees several of his creations airing on the network.

Levitan was responding to a tweet that cited host Laura Ingraham's commentary Monday night that said migrant detention centers housing children "were essentially summer camps [or] boarding schools". "He IS the problem". "I haven't worked with Fox since 2002".

Variety just shared a statement provided by his agent, UTA's Jay Sures: "I have great respect and admiration for Dana Walden, Gary Newman, Peter Rice, and everyone at 20th Century Fox Studios who have all treated me so well for nearly 2 decades". He also produced Netflix's fourth season of "Arrested Development", which originally aired on Fox. He also called Jeff sessions a "fucking kidnapper" and asked all the Fox stars and executives to speak up.

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