Family Guy has been rubbish for a couple of seasons now, but I think Seth McFarlane won me back over as a fan with Ted. 2012 wasn't a particularly strong year for comedy- but, aside from Goon, Wanderlust, and maybe 21 Jump Street, I'm hard-pressed to think of a better laugher that came out this year. Genuinely funny stuff with a surprising amount of heart (which is something that Family Guy has been missing ever since it returned from cancellation).
McFarlane was also the best host on SNL this year, so I'll be interested to see what dude does with this year's Oscar show. The awards themselves are always a joke, but he just might be the guy to make the actual show relevant again.