Seth MacFarlane to Host Oscars

To the distinguished lists of Oscar hosts like Bob Hope, Johnny Carson, Billy Crystal, Whoopi Goldberg and Steve Martin, you can now add … Seth MacFarlane?

The creator of “Family Guy” and the raunchy film comedy “Ted” will host the 2013 Academy Awards, the Oscar telecast producers announced Monday.

MacFarlane, who recently hosted the “Saturday Night Live” season opener, is the man behind such popular Fox comedies as “Family Guy,” “American Dad!” and “The Cleveland Show.”

The writer-director-voice artist-surprisingly good Sinatra-style singer described the invitation as “the greatest call that I could have gotten in show business.”