‘Family Guy’ Creator Seth MacFarlane Announces His New Big Band (!) Album on NBC’s ‘The Tonight Show with Jay Leno’

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via press release:

‘FAMILY GUY’ CREATOR SETH MACFARLANE ANNOUNCES HIS NEW BIG BAND ALBUM ON NBC’S ‘THE TONIGHT SHOW WITH JAY LENO’ TONIGHT (AUGUST 5)

BURBANK, Calif. – August 5, 2010 – Seth MacFarlane, creator of the hit animated series “Family Guy,” stopped by NBC’s “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” (Monday-Friday, 11:35 p.m. ET) on Thursday, August 5 to announce his latest project.

“I’m working on an album actually for Universal Republic Records,” said MacFarlane.  “I had an offer to do an actual big band album and I took it.  I said yes.”

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When Leno asked what fans could expect, MacFarlane teased: “Swing arrangements of classic tunes.  We kind of deliberately touched stuff that the Deans (Martin) and the Franks (Sinatra) and the Sammys (Davis Jr.) didn’t do yet.”

After the announcement MacFarlane took up the microphone and sang “Cream in My Coffee,” backed by “The Tonight Show” band.

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Other guests tonight include Mickey Rourke and a musical performance by The Plain White T’s.

“The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” is from Big Dog Productions in association with Universal Media Studios. Debbie Vickers is the executive producer.

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