The 2013 Oscars ceremony, hosted by Seth MacFarlane, started off with a bang. We knew there was gonna be at least one or two musical numbers, given the comedian's past musical turns for 'Family Guy,' but were you prepared for Harry Potter and Robin Boy Wonder singing and dancing together? Or, for that matter, Captain Kirk beaming in from the future?
Seth MacFarlane is seemingly Hollywood's busiest man. Not only does he have a block of animated programing on the Fox network, he just made the smash hit 'Ted,' is about to host the Oscars, and has at least two movies in the works. Though there was word that 'Ted 2' would be filming shortly, it looks like his comic Western 'A Million Ways to Die in the West' is coming first, and will be co-starring Charlize Theron.
Between the ongoing success of 'Family Guy,' 'American Dad,' 'The Cleveland Show,' 'Ted' and his upcoming gig hosting the Oscars, Seth MacFarlane has the world by a string. And with live-action success at the box-office, where better to turn next than a live-action TV series? As pilot season picks up, FOX has given a strong display of faith to MacFarlane picking up to series live-action comedy pilot 'Dads,' but what role will MacFarlane take on the actual show?
When Seth MacFarlane was announced as the host of the 2013 Oscars we wondered whether MacFarlane would bring some of his more famous characters to the big show. Well we won't have to wait until February 24 to find out. Star Mark Wahlberg confirmed that he and "Ted" will appear together on stage at the 2013 Oscars.
Was it that long ago that 'Family Guy' was dumped by Fox, and it looked like creator Seth MacFarlane had his shot, and that shot was over? That period from 2003-2005 when 'Family Guy' almost went away seems like a lifetime ago, as now MacFarlane has three cartoon shows going on Fox, just had a hit movie with 'Ted,' is about to host the Oscars and has just lined up his next feature film, in which he'll star and direct.
It may have only taken ten years, but it looks like the playful rivalry between 'The Simpsons' and its sort of spiritual successor 'Family Guy' may finally be put to rest. While both FOX series have taken playful shots at one another over the years, the bridge has finally been built as 'Family Guy' creator and voice-artist Seth MacFarlane will lend his voice to an upcoming 'Simpsons' episode! Who might the golden-voiced 'Guy' play, and what does it have to do with 'Downton Abbey?'
This Sunday, 'Family Guy' will reach the honor esteemed for any TV series, let alone animation, debuting its 200th episode with "Yug Ylimaf." The outing will see Stewie Griffin's time machine going haywire, reversing the flow of time itself and winding back through 'Family Guy's' critically-acclaimed, and often controversial history. But with 200 episodes under their belt, and having survived one cancellation already, is it time for 'Family Guy' to throw in the towel? Creator Seth MacFarlane weighs in.