MacFarlane Bows Out of Hosting Oscars

Championed job that producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron did
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Seth MacFarlane officially shot down any speculation that he would return as host of the Oscars, taking to Twitter to Monday.

"Traumatized critics exhale: I'm unable to do the Oscars again. Tried to
make it work schedule-wise, but I need sleep," MacFarlene wrote on his Twitter account Monday morning. "However, I highly recommend the job, as [Craig] Zadan and [Neil] Meron are two of the most
talented producers in the business." The Family Guy and American Dad creator has his first live-action sitcom debuting this fall in Dads, which will air Tuesdays on Fox.

Last February's MacFarlane-hosted Oscars was the most-watched in three years and saw double-digit gains with young adults and young males. However, the telecast was panned as being misogynistic in some circles.

He deadpanned that he thinks Joaquin
Phoenix should host next year.