Seth MacFarlane to Host 2013 Academy Awards

Luchina Fisher, reporting for ABC News:

Seth MacFarlane, the mastermind behind ”Family Guy” and the 2012 comedy hit “Ted,” will host the 85th Academy Awards in 2013.

ABC made the announcement in a press release today.

“We are thrilled to have Seth MacFarlane host the Oscars. His performing skills blend perfectly with our ideas for making the show entertaining and fresh,” producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron said in the release. “He will be the consummate host, and we are so happy to be working with him.”

From Bob Hope to Steve Martin to Billy Crystal to, well, Peter Griffin.

At the very least, the show’s opening monologue should be interesting. I’ll tune in.