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One Direction has been on hiatus for almost a month now. It's a good thing former member Zayn Malik has popped up on a few magazine covers, The Fader over here and Billboard over there, or we'd be seriously bored/sad ("sared" is what we're calling this emotion). 

Apparently Harry, Louis, Liam and Niall had a surprise waiting for us all this time: The fantastic four will appear on an episode of Family Guy in full animated glory.

It's called "Run, Chris, Run" and will air in May. According to Entertainment Weekly, here's what we can expect:

The episode, which centers on Chris running for homecoming king, features the foursome — Niall Horan, Liam Payne, Harry Styles, and Louis Tomlinson — in a campfire scene with Stewie, who tells them a scary story involving non-skinny jeans. Payne and Tomlinson were the only two band members who recorded lines of dialogue for the episode

1D founder Simon Cowell is also included in the scene, although it has yet to be determined whether Cowell himself or someone else will voice the role.

Can't wait! But we have to, so here are some quizzes to help you pass the time: Which Member of 1D Is This? and The Ultimate 1D Fan Quiz.