Seth MacFarlane approached for Oscars again?

Los Angeles: Seth MacFarlane may have shown reluctance to return as an Oscar host but producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron are apparently keen to bring him back for the high profile job.

Zadan and Meron are returning to oversee the Oscars in 2014 and they reportedly want the `Family Guy` creator back for the hosting job. MacFarlane faced criticism from several quarters but ensured that the show generated good rating.

"After defending his performance, the producers reached out to Seth and invited him back to host the show again," JustJared reported quoting sources.

Immediately after his hosting stint, MacFarlane had said that he would not like to return for a second time.

However, sources say he is still considering the offer. "He`s not sure if he`s going to do it, but he has to decide within the next couple of weeks."

The Oscars this year drew 40.3 million total viewers but MacFarlane was criticised because of his controversial jokes on sensitive social issues.