The creator of Family Guy, American Dad!, Ted and The Orville is leaving his longtime home at 20th Century Fox Television, which bet on MacFarlane when he was just a recent college graduate trying his hand at animation.
Disney boss Bob Iger, Nickelodeon and Oxygen co-founder Geraldine Laybourne, director Jay Sendrich and performers Seth MacFarlane and Cicely Tyson have been chosen as the latest members of the Television Academy’s Hall of Fame. The 25th Hall class unveiled Tuesday will be inducted in a ceremony Jan. 28 at the TV Academy’s Saban Media Center in North Hollywood.
“The empire is accidental,” says Seth MacFarlane as he sits atop the sort of rarefied showbiz kingdom — television shows, movies, acting roles, musical albums, merchandise — that only a handful of entertainment industry titans such as George Lucas and Walt Disney have known. MacFarlane, who is set to receive a star April 23 on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, says there was never a plan to build such a legacy, only to work on things that make him happy.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Seth MacFarlane is too busy to host the Oscars in 2014. The multitalented comedian says on Twitter that he “tried to make it work schedule-wise, but I need sleep.” MacFarlane said in his tweet Monday that Academy Awards producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron are among the best in the business. […]
California Assemblywoman Bonnie Lowenthal and Sen. Hannah-Beth Jackson, both Democrats who lead the legislature’s women’s caucus, sent a letter to Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences President Hawk Koch on Tuesday, requesting that the organization disavow Oscar host Seth MacFarlane’s behavior during last Sunday’s telecast.
Best-known until recently as the bad-boy creator and character voice behind Family Guy and last summer’s hit film Ted, Seth MacFarlane seized the camera Sunday as host of ABC’s Oscarcast and proved to its vast audience that he’s a ridiculously versatile entertainer, a guy who can be as charming as he is famously irreverent, even polarizing.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — “Family Guy” creator Seth MacFarlane will host the 2013 Oscars ceremony in Los Angeles. First-time Academy Awards producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron made the announcement Monday. Zadan and Meron said they’re “thrilled” about the choice. “His performing skills blend perfectly with our ideas for making the show entertaining and fresh,” […]
The planned update, picked up straight to series in May, was scheduled to launch next year.