Family Guy

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Fox is paying big bucks to keep Peter, Stewie and Brian all in the family.

After nearly two and a half years of negotiations, Family Guy mastermind Seth MacFarlane has inked a ginormous $100 million pact with 20th Century Fox TV that will see him churning out new episodes of his popular animated comedy through at least 2012.

The deal makes MacFarlane the highest paid writer-producer, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

Aside from Family Guy, the deal includes MacFarlane's other 'toon, American Dad, the upcoming Guy spinoff, The Cleveland Show, as well as a live-action comedy. The 34-year-old MacFarlane will also pocket more from DVD sales and merchandising.

After coming back from the dead, Family Guy has turned into a $1 billion franchise and is Fox's top-rated comedy.

"I get a lot of pleasure out of making shows," MacFarlane told the Reporter. "It's a bonus to be getting paid well for it, and it's a double bonus to be getting paid exorbitantly for it."

Insert maniacal Stewie laugh here.

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