By James Hibberd
Updated April 29, 2011 at 08:30 PM EDT
Family Guy
Credit: Fox

Fox is used to Seth MacFarlane’s animated hits causing controversy, but the network has decided that this Sunday’s hurricane-themed cross-over stunt will be seen in too poor of taste.

Family Guy
Credit: Fox

The network is delaying the previously announced episodes of Family Guy, American Dad and The Cleveland Show due to the recent deadly storms and tornado damage in the Southeast that have killed about 300 people.

“In light of the recent storms that have affected the nation, Fox has decided to postpone the crossover episodes that were originally scheduled to air this Sunday,” the network said in a statement.

You’d think that somebody would have realized earlier that doing cross-over promotions based on natural disasters is probably not the wisest idea. (So, no NBC, you shouldn’t have that Community-The Office-30 Rock earthquake and tsunami episode cross-over either).

Family Guy

  • TV Show
  • 18
  • Seth MacFarlane
  • Fox