LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 21:  Seth MacFarlane, Executive Producer/Creator/Actor celebrates the 100th episode of "The Family Guy" on June 21, 2006 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by John M. Heller/Getty Images)
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Why Some
Longtime Fans
Can't Stand
Modern Family
Created by Seth MacFarlane, Fox animated sitcom "Family Guy" premiered in 1999 and, despite being canceled after three seasons, was revived in 2005 and continues to run today. The show set itself apart with dark humor and cutaway gags, but some fans feel the more recent seasons can't compare to earlier episodes of the sitcom.
When someone asked the r/television subreddit why people didn't seem to like "Family Guy" anymore, the most consistent answer given was that the show's quality had declined with age. In fact, u/BryceKKelly claimed that newer "Family Guy" is "following its own format in the way that a copycat show completely missing the point might."
Another big reason that the show might have run out of steam is MacFarlane's lack of involvement with writing or producing newer episodes, as u/AF2005 pointed out. Although he still voices Peter, Brian, and Stewie Griffin, MacFarlane revealed in a 2017 Reddit AMA that he hasn’t worked on scripts for the series since 2010 because of other projects.