SATURDAY (UPDATE): MacFarlane's representatives have now denied these reports according to Yahoo.
THURSDAY: Seth MacFarlane has reportedly been asked to return as the host for the 2014 Academy Awards following on from his stint at this year's ceremony.
Reviews for his performance were generally positive, while the show's ratings were up significantly over the year before with 40.3 million viewers tuning in.
Sources claim: "After defending his performance, the producers reached out to Seth and invited him back to host the show again. He’s not sure if he’s going to do it, but he has to decide within the next couple of weeks."
MacFarlane had previously tweeted that he would not host the Oscars if he were asked to do it again.
Source: Just Jared