Despite the fact that Family Guy made Seth MacFarlane hundreds of millions of dollars and allowed him to do numerous other lucrative projects for Fox, the popular cartoonist told The Hollywood Reporter that he wants to see the show come to an end in the very near future.

"Part of me thinks that Family Guy should have already ended. I think seven seasons is about the right lifespan for a TV series," he told the website. "I talk to the fans and in a way I'm kind of secretly hoping for them to say we're done with it. There are plenty of people who say the show is kind of over the hill… but still the vast majority go pale in the face when I mention the possibility."

Fans of the show shouldn’t worry, though, because MacFarlane is confident that the Griffin clan could actually continue their controversial adventures in a series of movies, which he admits he is already in the process of writing with the help of series co-producer, Ricky Blitt.

For now, MacFarlane is busy with his other shows like American Dad and The Cleveland Show, as well as a reboot of The Flintstones, which the article states will have a broader appeal, similar to The Simpsons. Unfortunately for MacFarlane, we don’t see Fox canceling Family Guy as long as the show still pulls in huge ratings and DVD sales.

[via The Hollywood Reporter]