Modern Family Co-Creator Steve Levitan Is ‘Disgusted’ to Work With Fox

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And predictably, Fox News has toed the commander-in-chief's line, with Laura Ingraham on Monday going so far as to dub these establishments "essentially summer camps [or] boarding schools". "I look forward to seeing #ModernFamily through to the end and then, sale or no sale, setting up shop elsewhere". 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.

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".

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Producer Ben Wexler condemned Fox News on Tuesday, tweeting, "I'm starting to think trump could kill five (not six) million Jews and Fox News would be like 'Okay STOP with the Hitler comparisons!'" The comment was in response to CNN's Brian Stelter, who tweeted that Fox News host Tucker Carlson told his viewers not to believe other news outlets. Apatow tweeted Monday. "Imagine if it was your kids". 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". We all choose who to work with.

On Tuesday, Paul Feig, who collaborated with Apatow on Freaks and Geeks in the "90s, threw his lot in with the others, making a stand against Fox News" role in furthering the current administration's agenda.

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Levitan, who previously created the NBC comedy series Just Shoot Me!, had been one of the top showrunners in town rumored to entertain a switch to streaming, at Netflix or Amazon Studios, which is run by Jennifer Salke, who'd worked with Levitan at 20th TV. (Even though some of its creators' other recent opinions seem decidedly less enlightened.) Perhaps with more creators directing negative attention toward 20th Century Fox over Fox News, other talent signed to the company will follow suit.

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