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

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He tweeted on Tuesday that he would be "setting up shop elsewhere" after his contract with Fox for one more season of the series expires next year.

Steve Levitan, the co-creator of Emmy-winning comedy "Modern Family", said on Twitter he was "disgusted" to work for the Fox television studio because it is owned by the same company as Fox News. On her show Monday, Ingraham compared the ICE detention centers used to house migrant children separated from their parents to "summer camps".

Levitan also accused Fox News of being a cheerleader for the National Rifle Association and promulgating inaccurate reporting. They declined to comment.

Producers and directors, including director Judd Apatow (left) and actor and writer Seth MacFarlane (right), are speaking out against Fox News for its support of President Donald Trump.

"Modern Family" airs on ABC but is produced by 21st Century Fox. He then went on to condemn the company and Fox News.

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Seth MacFarlane just put his money where his mouth is when it comes to reporting the news.

"In other words, don't think critically, don't consult multiple news sources, and in general, don't use your brain", replied MacFarlane.

Apatow called on more of those who work with or for Fox to speak out. (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. "This bulls-t is the opposite of what #ModernFamily stands for", he tweeted on Monday night.

"I have made two films for 20th Century Fox and love the people in the movie and TV divisions", Feig tweeted on Tuesday. Last November, he switched agencies from WME to CAA, as he started negotiations on a potential new overall deal with Fox TV. "But I too can not condone the support their news division promotes toward the immoral and abusive policies and actions taken by this current administration toward immigrant children".

"The Orville" star's philanthropy comes on the heels of MacFarlane decrying Fox News over the weekend for "fringe" tactics that make him "embarrassed" to work for the larger company.

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