Fox television has decided to yank Sunday night’s three way crossover of “Family Guy,” “American Dad” and “The Cleveland Show” in light of recent storms that have left more than 300 dead in the South.
The episodes – in which a hurricane sweeps through the towns of Stoolbend, Quahog and Langley Falls – will now air sometime next season.
The decision to postpone the episodes was fully supported by Seth MacFarlane (creator of all three series), a network spokesperson tells XfinityTV.com.
In a conference call with reporters this week, MacFarlane said it took more than a year to produce the block of episodes.
“It was a little bit of a challenge,” he said. “But this idea of an outside force that kind of sweeps its way through all three shows, linking them together, seemed like kind of a cool way to accomplish that. It harkens back to the theme nights of the 1980s.”
All three shows will be replaced by repeats.