'Dads' Giovanni Ribisi: Seth MacFarlane 'is someone who lets you contribute'

Early controversy notwithstanding, Giovanni Ribisi is ready to be one of television's "Dads."The veteran of many movies returns to the home screen Tuesday, Sept. 17, on FOX's new sitcom that casts him and Seth Green as video-game creators with mixed feelings about taking in their fathers (Martin Mull, Peter Riegert).Some groups are protesting the show's humor, particularly ethnic aspects involving co-star Brenda Song's character, but Ribisi - who also worked with executive producers Seth MacFarlane, Alec Sulkin and Wellesley Wild on last year's hit movie "Ted" -- is resolute in his belief in the series."He's someone who lets you contribute, with no questions asked," Ribisi tellsZap2it of re-teaming with MacFarlane. "I think he really tries to surround himself with people he really likes, then everybody's making the project together."We were doing (the forthcoming, MacFarlane-directed movie) 'A Million Ways to Die in the West' and he sent me a text: 'Hey, would you like to do a...



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