Microsoft drops 'Family Guy' special

Microsoft representative said the show - a variety show to be done by Alex Borstein and Seth MacFarlane - was not "a fit with the Windows brand."

Microsoft said Monday it has canceled its sponsorship of a planned variety show with the creator of the "Family Guy."

In a statement, a Microsoft representative said the show--a variety show to be done by Alex Borstein and Seth MacFarlane--was not "a fit with the Windows brand." Microsoft had hoped to use the show to tout its just-released Windows 7 operating system.

For more, read "Microsoft pulls plug on 'Family Guy' special" from CNET News.

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