Writers for Fox's Family Guy have returned to work this week.

They'll be starting production on the sixth season of the animated comedy; there was a two-month delay when the studio asked them to stay home while it was negotiating a new deal with series creator/executive producer Seth MacFarlane, notes The Hollywood Reporter. The deal is said to be finally reaching the finish line, with both sides close to an agreement.

Season five of Family Guy will continue January 28th.