Seth McFarlane, creator of Family Guy, confirmed that a Windows 7 themed, Microsoft sponsored episode of the irreverent TV show will air soon.
Never one to turn a blind eye to a potential dollar, McFarlane’s hugely successful Family Guy and American Dad shows have already made him a multi-millionaire many times over. No doubt a tidy sum exchanged hands when this deal was brought to the table.
According to Arstechnica.com: “There will be no commercial ad time, no network promotions, and no commercial breaks–just a 30-minute Windows 7 trailer” when the show airs Stateside in November, and will feature “original animation, live-action performances of Family Guy’s most memorable musical numbers, comedy sketches, and surprise celebrity guests.”
So can we expect quick-fire satire on forced restarts, programs that won’t respond or the global domination of the mega-corporation? Unlikely; Peter, Brian, Stewie and company will probably be kept on a tight leash as Microsoft tailor every last detail of the massive Windows 7 launch.
Is that a shark on the horizon that needs jumping, Seth?
Here’s a rather unfunny sneak-peek at the episode: