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The Simpsons: Season 26 Ratings

20 October 2014 1:35 PM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

It's hard to imagine that The Simpsons will ever be cancelled. Despite a decline in the ratings last season, it remained one of Fox's top-rated shows. Will the numbers go up this year or continue to sag? We'll see.

On The Simpsons, the yellow family that never gets older continues to wreak their own kind of havoc on the strange town of Springfield. The voice cast includes Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith, Hank Azaria, and Harry Shearer.

The ratings are typically the best indication of a show's likelihood of staying on the air. The higher the ratings (particularly the 18-49 demo), the better the chances for survival. This chart will be updated as new ratings data becomes available -- typically the following morning, around 11:30am Est/8:30am Pst. Refresh to see the latest.

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- TVSeriesFinale.com

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'Simpsons' producer talks character's death in premiere

28 September 2014 5:39 PM, PDT | EW - Inside TV | See recent EW.com - Inside TV news »

[Spoiler Alert: Do not read until you have watched Sunday night's episode of The Simpsons, titled “Clown in the Dumps.”] Say a prayer — Jewish, preferably—for Rabbi Hyman Krustofski, who passed away Sunday night on the season premiere of The Simpsons. The stern, principled father of Krusty the Clown (voiced by Jackie Mason, who won an Emmy in 1992  for the role), expired while telling his down-and-out son who was in the throes of a comedy career crisis, "If you want to know my honest opinion of you, you've always been... eh." The poignant father-child story, which prompted Lisa to fret that Homer would be next to go, ended a yearlong mystery over which character would meet his/her demise. EW »

- Dan Snierson

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Highlights from The Simpsons Take The Bowl

15 September 2014 11:14 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

There's no point of reviewing Sunday (September 14) night's The Simpsons Take The Bowl show from The Hollywood Bowl, at least not in a traditional way. Sunday's presentation was the third and final night for The Simpsons Take The Bowl and, alas, if you didn't catch one of the shows... That's it. Sorry. Timed to loosely synchronize with the classic comedy's 25th anniversary, the show's recent syndicated move to Fxx and Sunday, September 28 premiere for the new season, The Simpsons Take The Bowl was a terrific two hours of live music, singing and dancing, culminating in fireworks. The event featured an assortment of new animation tailored around the venue, but also included classic "Simpsons" bits including Homer's plummet down the Springfield Gorge, Homer's gambol through The Land of Chocolate and the transition from the Ajax Steel Mill into The Anvil. I'm not sure that all of my favorite "Simpsons" musical moments were acknowledged. »

- Daniel Fienberg

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9 Images from The Simpsons and Family Guy Crossover Episode

11 September 2014 2:30 PM, PDT | GeekTyrant | See recent GeekTyrant news »

Fox has released a bunch of new images from their upcoming Simpsons and Family Guy crossover episode, "The Simpson's Guy." In case you missed it, you can watch 5-minutes of the episode here. 

I fell in love with The Simpson's all over again when Fxx ran the Every Episode Ever Marathon, and this episode looks like it going to be hilarious. Here's the synopsis:

Peter (Seth MacFarlane) and the Griffins get out of dodge and end up in Springfield, where they are greeted by a friendly stranger named Homer Simpson (guest voice Dan Castellaneta), who welcomes his new “albino” friends with open arms. The families get along famously: Stewie (MacFarlane) becomes obsessed with Bart (guest voicec Nancy Cartwright) and his old-fashioned pranks; Lisa (guest voice Yeardley Smith) takes Meg (Mila Kunis) under her wing and is determined to find something – anything – at which she excels; Marge (guest voice Julie Kavner »

- Joey Paur

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A 'Simpsons' crossover with... 'The Simpsons'?

10 September 2014 10:35 AM, PDT | EW - Inside TV | See recent EW.com - Inside TV news »

This fall, familiar faces from other places will pop up in Springfield—the Griffins from Quahog in an episode of Family Guy, the Planet Express crew from the 31st century in an episode of The Simpsons. But The Simpsons will toy with the crossover concept some more when Homer and his family match wits with… Homer and his family from The Tracey Ullman Show.

Airing Oct. 19 on Fox, the annual “Treehouse of Horror” Halloween episode contains a segment that parodies The Others, in which the Simpsons are haunted by another ghostly family living in the house. These ghosts turn out »

- Dan Snierson

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Matt Groening and Seth MacFarlane draw each other ahead of The Simpsons / Family Guy crossover

6 September 2014 4:35 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Ahead of the historic crossover between The Simpsons and Family Guy later this month with the Family Guy season premiere ‘The Simpsons Guy’, Entertainment Weekly caught up with Matt Groening and Seth MacFarlane to delve inside the mash-up between the two long-running Fox shows. As part of the magazine feature, the two creators also put pen to paper to draw each other in their own signature style. Here’s what they came up with…

The Simpsons Guy’ is set to air on Fox on September 28th, with Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Yeardley Smith, Nancy Cartwright and Hank Azaria all guest starring in the crossover

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- Gary Collinson

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Fxx's Every Simpsons Ever Marathon: Day 9 - HitFix Picks

28 August 2014 8:16 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

[As you probably already know, starting on Thursday, August 21, Fxx is running the Every Simpsons Ever Marathon, running through all 552 episodes of "The Simpsons," plus "The Simpsons Movie." To aid in your viewing process, Team HitFix is selecting our favorite episodes from each day, plus an episode or two that you can skip and use as a bathroom or nap break.] Day 9 of Fxx's Every Simpsons Ever Marathon takes us from "Simpson Christmas Stories" (mid-Season 17) through "Funeral for a Fiend" (mid-Season 19). It's a bit truncated in terms of half-hour episodes, because from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Fxx is airing "The Simpsons Movie." Fortunately, we've got some episodes to recommend and Sepinwall wanted to salute the movie, so you can still dedicate quality time to the Marathon. And there are some good ones we didn't get to. I love the poetry humor and author cameos in the poorly titled "Moe'n'a Lisa." And I know lots of fans love "24 Minutes," but nobody in our dwindling group of fans wanted to salute it. Feel free to watch, though! Check out our recommendations for Day 9 and chime in with your own favorites... Katie Hasty Recommends: "My Fair Laddy" (1:30 a.m.) Episode #368 Why you should watch it: There are characters in the Simpsons universe that should be sprinkled, »

- Daniel Fienberg, Alan Sepinwall and Katie Hasty

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11 Actors Who’ve Guest Starred on ‘The Simpsons’

28 August 2014 10:00 AM, PDT | backstage.com | See recent Backstage news »

As television lovers may know, we’re in the midst of a 12-day marathon of “The Simpsons” on Fxx. The longest-running American primetime series boasts a cast of supremely talented voiceover actors, including Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, and Yeardley Smith, and has featured the talents of over 600 actors and celebrities. There’s a reason the show was awarded the Guinness World Record for having the most guest stars featured in a TV series. Appearing on “The Simpsons” is both a great opportunity for performers to flex their voiceover muscles, and a sign they’ve definitely made it. Check out which favorites have lent their voices to the ever-growing population of Springfield. Click Here To View The Slideshow. Inspired by this story? Check out our voiceover audition listings! »

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Homer Simpson completes the Als Ice Bucket Challenge

27 August 2014 8:45 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Celebrities, politicians and everyday folk (including myself) have taken part in raising awareness for Als research. Yesterday we saw Henry Cavill and Amy Adams as Superman and Lois Lane complete the Ice Bucket Challenge for Als and now we have Homer Simpson completing the challenge.

Less impressive when a cartoon does it, but at least there’s a few cameos in there including Olaf from Frozen and the Wampa from The Empire Strikes Back

Now the longest-running scripted show in television history, The Simpsons reside in the town of Springfield. Homer (Dan Castellaneta) works as a safety inspector at the local nuclear power plant; Marge (Julie Kavner) tries to keep the peace in her family; Bart (Nancy Cartwright) is the mischievous 10-year-old hellion; eight-year-old Lisa (Yeardley Smith) is the intelligent, saxophone-playing, vegetarian member of the family; and baby Maggie conveys emotions via pacifier sucks.

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Watch 5 Minutes of the ‘Simpsons’ and ’Family Guy’ crossover episode

28 July 2014 5:45 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

(Cbr) Fans of "The Simpsons" and "Family Guy" got a nice treat on Saturday at Comic-Con International in San Diego when Fox debuted five minutes of the upcoming cartoon crossover. Airing Sept. 28, “The Simpson Guy” was teased in May with a few photos and an official description. As you can see, the episode will also include cameos from "Bob’s Burgers" and "The Cleveland Show." Peter (Seth MacFarlane) and the Griffins get out of dodge and end up in Springfield, where they are greeted by a friendly stranger named Homer Simpson (guest voice Dan Castellaneta), who welcomes his new “albino” friends with open arms. The families get along famously: Stewie (MacFarlane) becomes obsessed with Bart (guest voice Nancy Cartwright) and his old-fashioned pranks; Lisa (guest voice Yeardley Smith) takes Meg (Mila Kunis) under her wing and is determined to find something – anything – at which she excels; Marge (guest voice Julie Kavner »

- TJ Dietsch, Comic Book Resources

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Hey Emmys, it's time to finally reward Harry Shearer for 'The Simpsons''

24 July 2014 8:27 AM, PDT | Gold Derby | See recent Gold Derby news »

Last year, the Emmys corrected one of their worst oversights by finally bestowing an award on legendary comedian Bob Newhart, but there's another major blind spot that needs to be addressed. Harry Shearer, who has voiced multiple characters on "The Simpsons" for a quarter-century, is still without an Emmy. He's nominated again this year. The TV academy shouldn't make him wait any longer. -Break- Click here to watch our latest Emmy chats: Josh Charles, Jamie Hyneman, and more Shearer's snub is surprising in and of itself, but even more so when you consider how many other "Simpsons" actors have won voice-over Emmys. They are as follows: Nancy Cartwright (1992) Julie Kavner (1992) Jackie Mason (1992) Yeardley Smith (1992) Marcia Wallace (1992) Dan Castellaneta (1992, 1993, 2004, 2009) Hank Azaria (1998, 2001, 2003) Kelsey Grammer (2006) Anne Hathaway (2010) That accounts for every »

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New Blu-ray DVD: 'Bad Grandpa.5,' 'The Raid 2'

7 July 2014 12:00 PM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

Moviefone's Top DVD of the Week

"Jodorowsky's Dune"

What's It About? Cult filmmaker Alejandro Jodorowsky's vision for a "Dune" movie was beyond remarkable; it was truly epic. Pink Floyd, H. R. Giger, and Mick Jagger were just a few of the names attached to the film - until it imploded. This is a documentary about a sci-fi film that was ahead of its time and the visionary behind it.

Why We're In: Tons of interviews, behind-the-scenes details, storyboards, and more make this a must-see for art house, midnight movie, and film history fiends.

Moviefone's Top Blu-ray of the Week

"Point Blank"

What's It About? Lee Marvin and Angie Dickinson star in this cool crime drama about a thief who's out for revenge on the dude who double-crossed him. Mel Gibson's "Payback" was based on the same novel, "The Hunter" by Donald E. Westlake, but that shouldn't deter you. »

- Jenni Miller

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Homer Simpson and Peter Griffin get together for 'Simpsons'-'Family Guy' crossover

15 May 2014 6:51 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

(Cbr) - In addition to welcoming new series during its upfront presentation, Fox also unveiled the first images from "The Simpsons Guy," the long-teased episode of "The Simpsons" that will bring the cast of "Family Guy" to Springfield. Airing in September, the crossover won’t be the last for the Simpsons: Producers revealed last year at Comic-Con International that an appearance by the Planet Express gang from "Futurama" is also in the works. Here’s the official description for "The Simpsons Guy": Peter (Seth MacFarlane) and the Griffins get out of dodge and end up in Springfield, where they are greeted by a friendly stranger named Homer Simpson (guest voice Dan Castellaneta), who welcomes his new “albino” friends with open arms. The families get along famously: Stewie (MacFarlane) becomes obsessed with Bart (guest voice Nancy Cartwright) and his old-fashioned pranks; Lisa (guest voice Yeardley Smith) takes Meg (Mila Kunis »

- TJ Dietsch, Comic Book Resources

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First Look at The Simpsons and Family Guy Crossover; Plus Full Lego Episode

14 May 2014 2:30 PM, PDT | GeekTyrant | See recent GeekTyrant news »

The next season of Family Guy is going to kick off with the long awaited crossover episode with The Simpsons, and today we give you your first look at it. The images feature Homer, Peter, Bart, and Stewie. This is sure to be a great episode. Here's a story description:

Peter (Seth MacFarlane) and the Griffins get out of dodge and end up in Springfield, where they are greeted by a friendly stranger named Homer Simpson (guest voice Dan Castellaneta), who welcomes his new “albino” friends with open arms. The families get along famously: Stewie (MacFarlane) becomes obsessed with Bart (guest voice Nancy Cartwright) and his old-fashioned pranks; Lisa (guest voice Yeardley Smith) takes Meg (Mila Kunis) under her wing and is determined to find something – anything – at which she excels; Marge (guest voice Julie Kavner) and Lois (Alex Borstein) ditch housework for a little bonding; and Peter and Homer »

- Joey Paur

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First images from The Simpsons / Family Guy crossover ‘The Simpsons Guy’

13 May 2014 8:17 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

This year – as one show celebrates its 25th anniversary, and the other its 15th – Fox’s two big animated comedy titans The Simpsons and Family Guy are to cross over as the Griffins head to Springfield in September for ‘The Simpsons Guy’, and we’ve got the first images for you right here…

Peter (Seth MacFarlane) and the Griffins get out of dodge and end up in Springfield, where they are greeted by a friendly stranger named Homer Simpson (guest voice Dan Castellaneta), who welcomes his new “albino” friends with open arms. The families get along famously: Stewie (MacFarlane) becomes obsessed with Bart (guest voice Nancy Cartwright) and his old-fashioned pranks; Lisa (guest voice Yeardley Smith) takes Meg (Mila Kunis) under her wing and is determined to find something – anything – at which she excels; Marge (guest voice Julie Kavner) and Lois (Alex Borstein) ditch housework for a little bonding; and »

- Gary Collinson

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‘The Simpsons’ Meets ‘Family Guy’ In First Crossover Images

12 May 2014 11:07 PM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

One first hit our screens back in 1989 while the other, sometimes called a ‘rip-off’, appeared only 10 years later. Hard to believe but The Simpson is 25 this year while Family Guy hits the ripe old age of 15. To celebrate such a milestone, the two shows will be delivering a highly publicised cross-over as both shows appear on the Fox Network in the Us. The episode ‘The Simpsons Guy’ will air in September and will see the Griffin family end up in Springfield and engage in wacky adventures with their counterparts. Marge and Lois will unite, Homer and Peter will bond (James Bond), Stewie and Bart will become friends as will Meg and Lisa. No word yet on the fates of Brian and Chris.

Although still extremely popular, neither show is in its prime and it could be argued that this is another desperate ratings grab. Each show has poured out the gimmicks in recent years, »

- Luke Ryan Baldock

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First Images from The Simpsons/Family Guy Crossover Episode “The Simpsons Guy”

12 May 2014 8:53 PM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Fox confirmed at today's Upfronts that the Simpsons/Family Guy crossover episode, "The Simpsons Guy," will air in September.  The Griffins end up in Springfield and pair off with their Simpsons counterparts.  Stewie becomes obsessed with Bart.  Lisa befriends Meg.  Marge and Lois bond.  Peter and Homer fight over which beer is better: Pawtucket or Duff. Family Guy enters season 13 and The Simpsons returns for an amazing 26th season in the fall.  Click here for Fox's full fall schedule, announced today, and hit the jump to check out two images from "The Simpsons Guy." Official episode synopsis: Peter (Seth MacFarlane) and the Griffins get out of dodge and end up in Springfield, where they are greeted by a friendly stranger named Homer Simpson (guest voice Dan Castellaneta), who welcomes his new “albino” friends with open arms. The families get along famously: Stewie (MacFarlane) becomes obsessed with Bart (guest voice Nancy Cartwright »

- Brendan Bettinger

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"The Simpsons: Pay Pal"

12 May 2014 7:06 PM, PDT | SneakPeek | See recent SneakPeek news »

Sneak Peek footage, images and synopsis from "The Simpsons" episode "Pay Pal":

"...'Marge' swears off befriending any more couples when 'Homer' offends their charming new British neighbors. But when 'Lisa' declares that she, too, doesn’t need friends, Marge reconsiders..."

Guest voices include Peter Sagal as himself, Carl Kasell as himself and John Oliver as 'Booth Wilkes-John'.

Regular voice cast includes Dan Castellaneta as 'Homer Simpson', Julie Kavner as 'Marge Simpson', Nancy Cartwright as 'Bart Simpson' and 'Nelson', Yeardley Smith as 'Lisa Simpson', Harry Shearer as 'Skinner', Hank Azaria as 'Moe', Pamela Hayden as 'Milhouse' and 'Jimbo' and Tress MacNeille as 'Dolph'.

Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek "The Simpsons: Pay Pal"...

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- Michael Stevens

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Homer goes hard-body in 'Simpsons' Lego episode

2 May 2014 8:25 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Los Angeles (AP) — Episode No. 550 of Fox's "The Simpsons" was put together Lego brick by brick, in a CGI manner of speaking. Using computer-generated special effects, the town of Springfield and its residents have been reimagined in the style of the famed plastic toys for Sunday's episode, "Brick Like Me" (8 p.m. Edt). It's a tart title — a play on "Black Like Me," the book — for a sweet episode, one that combines CGI and the show's traditional animation to shake up Homer Simpson's world and teach him a lesson about parenting. Homer (voiced by Dan Castellaneta) has morphed from his familiar pudgy self into a real hard-body: a square-shaped, bullet-headed Lego man. He's still yellow, as are wife Marge (Julie Kavner), the kids and the rest of the town's inhabitants, but all easily and painlessly disassembled. Watch a trailer for the episode here: With the box-office hit "The Lego Movie, »

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Watch 'The Simpsons' Lego Episode Trailer!

1 May 2014 10:01 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Building off the positive buzz of this year's blockbuster The Lego Movie, The Simpsons are getting in the Lego spirit with the first trailer for this weekend's new episode, "Brick Like Me", airing Sunday, May 4 at 8 Pm Et on Fox. We first reported on this episode back in February, which follows Homer (voiced by Dan Castellaneta), who wakes up one morning in a world where he and everyone and everything around him are made out of LEGOs. Check out the first footage from "Brick Like Me", which also happens to be the long-running show's 550th episode.

The Simpsons episode 25.20, "Brick Like Me" airs on Fox May 4th, 2014. The episode stars Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith, Hank Azaria, Ed Roboto. »

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