NEW YORK - The recession has been good to "Family Guy" creator Seth MacFarlane. So good that he's bought a plane.

The 35-year-old inked a reported $100 million contract last May that keeps him with FOX through 2012. The deal makes him the highest paid writer-producer in television.

He's also the creator of "American Dad" and its upcoming spinoff "The Cleveland Show" but MacFarlane says he's received something else out of the deal: help.

Listen for some familiar voices on "The Cleveland Show" including columnist Arianna Huffington. She'll play a talking bear (also named Arianna) whose family lives near the Browns. Kanye West has a cameo as a rapper.

"The Cleveland Show" debuts on FOX in September.