Fox is planning to air an original episode of "Family Guy" this Sunday, without the approval of creator Seth MacFarlane, according to Variety.
"It would just be a colossal dick move if they did that," MacFarlane said Tuesday. He said the next three episodes of the show "are relatively close to completion, but they have not had a final pass."
MacFarlane conceded that the Fox network and 20th Century Fox TV, which produces the show, are "legally within their rights" to complete episodes without his sign-off.
"But they’ve never done anything like this before, in which they’ve said, ‘We’re going to finish a show without you,’ " MacFarlane said. "It’s really going to be unfortunate and damaging to our relationship if they do it."