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Seth MacFarlane has worked with a lot of talent in Hollywood, and among those he’s worked with the longest is ER and Justified vet Scott Grimes. The pair have worked together on the animation side for American Dad and Family Guy — no one delivers fictional earworms like Grimes’ Steve Smith — and on the live-action side, they’re currently sharing the screen for Hulu’s The Orville: New Horizons, with the upcoming television adaptation of Ted as their next shared endeavor. Understandably, Grimes totally loves working with MacFarlane, and part of that appreciation ties into how their work together is always a true collaboration.
When Scott Grimes spoke with CinemaBlend about the current season of the sci-fi dramedy The Orville, he shared that while he doesn’t work much with Seth MacFarlane currently on either of the animated shows, he definitely remembers the earlier days when MacFarlane was more hands-on in the creative process. Here’s what he told me about how MacFarlane’s work as a director back then compares to The Orville, and how finding the same groove is the recipe to success: