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Seth MacFarlane, Oscars Host? Never Again, Says 'Family Guy' Showrunner

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There won't be another Seth MacFarlane Oscars.

The "Family Guy" showrunner hosted Sunday's Academy Awards, but said he will not take the job again. MacFarlane wrote on Twitter that there was "no way" he would host another Oscars (see below). He did say, however, that it was "lotta [sic] fun to have done it."


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RT : Would you host the again if asked? // No way. Lotta fun to have done it, though.

The telecast climbed to a strong 40.3 million viewers on Sunday, the biggest audience in three years.

MacFarlane has said he wouldn't host again before. In pre-show interviews, he admitted to being exhausted and feeling overworked.

"Who knows how this will go," he said. "Even if it goes great, I just don't think that I could do this again. It's just too much with everything else that I have to do. I'm happy to be doing it and I will be thrilled to have done it, assuming I get out of there in one piece, but I really think this is a one-time thing for me."

Though some said he put on a competent show, MacFarlane was knocked for his misogynistic undertones in a number of his jokes and bit pieces. "We Saw Your Boobs," a song from the opening of the show, was dinged as particularly base -- especially since a number of the actresses mentioned in the songs were portraying rape victims in the movies in which they disrobed. (That was hardly the only criticism, though. For a recap of jokes that fell flat, check out our earlier coverage.)

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