Seth MacFarlane to Host 2013 Academy Awards

The "Family Guy" creator has been tapped to host next year's Oscars.
3:00 | 10/02/12

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Transcript for Seth MacFarlane to Host 2013 Academy Awards
news, los angeles. Now, the big surprise for next year's oscars. seth MacFarlane, who created "the family guy" cartoon has been cast as the host. Chris connelly has more on this out-of-the box pick. Oh, the mic's over there. This is what happens when you don't come to rehearsal. Reporter: He will now. Unlike at the emmys because seth McFARLANE WILL BE HOSTING THE Academy awards. This should be huge news to you. Of course, it's wonderful news. But the fact you're getting almost brand-new bathing suits Reporter: The oscar's white tie way back when, a guy like MacFARLANE MIGHT NOT HAVE GOTTEN Tickets to the show. I love you, katie. I love you, too, tom. Oh, my god. I'm free. Reporter: Macfarlane's face may not be so familiar. But a writer, animator and CHARACTER VOICE, MacFARLANE HAS Been raising historical laughter, ever since fox put "family guy" on the air in 1989. Look at my fanny. Reporter: This summer, MacFARLANE LED "TED" TO BOX Office success. That got him a well-deserved hosting spot on "snl." ♪ It's hard to keep them quiet ♪ Reporter: The academy awards producers, with approval of academy awards brass, picked the host. AND MANY agree MacFarlane is a bold host. Maybe some of those younger males will tune in to the show. Reporter: For "good morning america," chris connelly, abc news, los angeles.

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