‚ÄúFamily Guy‚ÄĚ creator Seth MacFarlane has been tapped to create a new Web series for Google, NewTeeVee
reports. The series will be called ‚ÄúCavalcade.‚ÄĚ The deal was confirmed by WGA West President Patric Verrone. ‚ÄúFamily Ties‚ÄĚ star Justine Bateman has joined with Jill Kushner (writer and producer, ‚ÄúThe Ellen DeGeneres Show‚ÄĚ), Peter Murrieta (executive producer, ‚ÄúWizards of Waverly Place‚ÄĚ), and Alan Sereboff (writer, ‚ÄúSnowblind‚ÄĚ) to launch FM78.tv
, a Web video site featuring original content. The site was created in response to the Writers Guild of America strike in order to raise awareness for content creators.