Why is Seth MacFarlane flashing back to FlashForward?

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Dec 14, 2012, 4:09 PM EST

Still wondering who Suspect Zero is? And why Mark's going to shoot Demetri? FlashForward promises to answer a lot of questions when it returns March 18. We got a tip that another memorable player would be making another appearance, too.

Remember that FBI agent in the pilot who sounded a little like Brian the dog from Family Guy? That was Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane, and he's coming back.

"Yeah, I think I'm supposed to do one more before the end of the season," MacFarlane told a group of reporters on March 9 in Los Angeles, where he spoke at the Paley Center for Media's Paleyfest2010. "It's a fun show."

The FBI agent was just a cameo with a few lines of exposition. MacFarlane expects about the same amount of work, with one possible twist. "I think I get shot in a few weeks," he said.

MacFarlane added that he's still committed to his three animated shows: Family Guy, American Dad and The Cleveland Show. He's not suddenly trying to become a serious actor.

"I didn't set out to do that," MacFarlane said. "It's something that popped up. My friend Brannon Braga is one of the co-creators, and he called me and asked if I wanted to do it, and I said, 'Sure, sounds fun. I loved the pilot script, and it's going to be a great show, so I'm happy to be involved.'"

FlashForward returns with new episodes March 18 on ABC.

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