United States television channel Fox News has dropped legal action against a satirist for using their slogan "fair and balanced" on his book cover.
Franken's book became a bestseller after the controversy
Fox News had wanted damages from Al Franken and publishers Penguin over the book, called Lies and the Lying Liars Who Tell Them: A Fair and Balanced Look at the Right.
They said readers might mistake the book for a Fox product - whereas it is actually a scathingly comical critique of the US news media.
A judge refused to block Franken's use of the slogan on Friday - leading the channel, owned by Rupert Murdoch's News Corp, to drop the lawsuit.
Franken joked that he was "disappointed" the lawsuit had been withdrawn, saying: "I was hoping they'd keep it going for a few more news cycles."
A Fox News spokeswoman said: "It's time to return Al Franken to the obscurity that he's normally accustomed to."