The comedy show features Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane
Microsoft has pulled out of sponsoring a TV spin-off show of animated comedy Family Guy because of concerns over edgy material.
The software giant was to have sponsored Family Guy Presents: Seth and Alex's Almost Live Comedy Show, to promote the launch of Windows 7.
The one-off special includes sketches by Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane.
But after seeing a recording of the show, the company said "the content was not a fit with the Windows brand".
The show is still due to be broadcast in the US on 8 November.
It is part of a special night of programming on the Fox TV network dedicated to MacFarlane, who voices Family Guy characters including patriarch Peter Griffin.
The show, which stars MacFarlane and Alex Borstein - who voices Griffin's wife Lois - is billed as a half-hour special of comedy sketches and animated shorts.
But after attending a taping of the show, which reportedly contained jokes about deaf people, the Holocaust and incest, Microsoft bosses pulled the plug on its sponsorship deal.
"We continue to have a good partnership with Fox, Seth MacFarlane and Alex Borstein and are working with them in other areas," Microsoft said in a statement.
Fox made no comment on Microsoft's decision.