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'Family Guy' Creator Seth MacFarlane to Voice Role in 'The Simpsons'

MacFarlane, who also is hosting the Oscars in February, will appear on the 25th-season premiere of Fox's animated comedy series.

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Seth MacFarlane is heading to Springfield.

The Family Guy creator is set to voice a role in Fox's animated comedy series The Simpsons for the show's 25th-season premiere next year.

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Producer Al Jean told Entertainment Weekly that MacFarlane will play a married man who pursues Marge Simpson in an episode titled "Dangers on a Train."

Incidentally, MacFarlane previously lent his voice Futurama, another animated comedy from The Simpsons creator Matt Groening. And Dan Castellaneta, who voices Homer Simpson, has guest-starred on Family Guy, which also airs on Fox.

In addition to Family Guy, MacFarlane created and voices characters in American Dad and The Cleveland Show. He also directed and co-wrote the summer box-office hit Ted.

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The MacFarlane-hosted Oscar ceremony is set to air live Feb. 24 on ABC from Dolby Theatre at Hollywood & Highland. On Friday, MacFarlane, along with the Academy and mtvU, announced "The Oscar Experience College Search," a nationwide hunt for college students to present Oscar statuettes during the ceremony.