by Stevie Chay Vaughan on October 7, 2012

The Adult Video News awards — kinda like the Academy Awards of XXX — had reached out to MacFarlane, hoping he would front the 2013 award show … since he's been on a hosting tear lately, with 2 Comedy Central Roasts under his belt and an upcoming gig at the Oscars.

In a letter to Seth's agents, the AVN people called him the “ideal host” … and hoped he would follow in the footsteps of past hosts like Lisa Lampanelli. 

But a rep for MacFarlane tells TMZ, the “Family Guy” honcho simply won't be able to rise to the occasion 'cause he's “a little busy right now.”

Damn shame. TMZ reports that the AVN awards will instead be hosted by Jesse Jane and Asa Akira, industry giants who already have a few awards of their own under their belts. If you know what's what, you may be familiar with their “work.” 

[H/T: TMZ]