With the Academy Awards television ratings declining over the years, host Seth MacFarlane gave the show a much needed ratings boost, but not without a few bumps and scrapes along the way. The highly controversial “Family Guy” creator has been asked to return and host the 2014 Oscar ceremony.
The 39-year-old MacFarlane hosted this year’s ceremony to acclaim from many critics, but also some controversy with some jokes that he made during the telecast. Despite this slight turmoil, the ratings for the show went up significantly from the previous year’s show with 40.3 million viewers.
Earlier last week, Academy Awards show producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron were confirmed to return to run next year’s Oscars. After defending MacFarlane’s performance, the producers reached out to the “Family Guy” creator and invited him back to host the show again.
Sources close to the comedian had this to say.
“He’s not sure if he’s going to do it, but he has to decide within the next couple of weeks.”
MacFarlane previously tweeted that he would not host the Oscars if he were asked to do it again. However, time has a way of changing one’s mind.