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Seth MacFarlane Not Returning as 2014 Oscars Host

May 22, 2013
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This next bit of news will get mixed reactions. Much like the mixed reactions to Seth MacFarlane's hosting stunt at the 2013 Academy Awards. MacFarlane was offered the gig again for 2014, and was apparently marinating on it, but it's now been reported that he has declined the gig.

The reason? Scheduling conflicts, quote MacFarlane. He tweeted the following message yesterday morning:

"Traumatized critics exhale: I'm unable to do the Oscars again. Tried to make it work schedule-wise, but I need sleep. However, I highly-->"

I thought MacFarlane kept the show moving at a great pace, adding clever one-liners and charming song and dance numbers throughout. His raunchy comedy and bold attitude naturally wouldn't be liked by all, but I think the majority appreciated what he tried to do with the show. Otherwise, they wouldn't have seen the value in asking him back, right?

If scheduling conflicts is indeed the reason, I definitely look forward to seeing more original MacFarlane projects. I loved "Ted" and am really looking forward to a sequel, and everything I've heard about "A Million Ways to Die in the West" sounds intriguing as well.

What do you think of this Oscar news? Let us know in the comments section below!

Source: Empire

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