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His face is familiar enough, but it’s Hank Azaria’s voice that has become recognizable around the world. He has rattled his tonsils as everyone from Moe Szyslak to Professor Frink in The Simpsons and is now taking the main role in another animated series from the writer of Family Guy. Bordertown is a potentially explosive look at the life of Bud Buckwald, an individual on the less correct side of the tracks who just so happens to work for Border Patrol.
Following Will Ferrell’s toe-dipping into similar waters, it seems lifting the lid on who gets in is the big topic for American satirists at the moment. Azaria will be supported by Alex Borstein (aka Lois Griffin) in a dual assignment as his wife and daughter, with Missi Pyle (Gone Girl) and Judah Friedlander (30 Rock) playing the rest of the Buckwald brood.
Created by Mark Hentemann, the »
- Steve Palace
Multiple Emmy Award winner Hank Azaria ("The Simpsons") has been cast as Bud Buckwald, the lead voice on "Bordertown," the new animated comedy from "Family Guy's" Mark Hentemann and Seth MacFarlane. Azaria joins the previously-announced voice cast of Alex Borstein ("Family Guy," Getting On), Missi Pyle ("Jennifer Falls," Gone Girl), Judah Friedlander ("30 Rock"), Nicholas Gonzalez ("Sleepy Hollow") and guest voice Efren Ramirez (Napoleon Dynamite). »
Actor Hank Azaria, long-time voice talent for The Simpsons, is going into new animated territory, signing on for the lead voice role in the upcoming Fox animated series Bordertown, according to Variety.
Related: First Time In History! 'Simpsons' Denied Emmy Nomination
Azaria is set to voice Bud Buckwald, a politically incorrect border patrol agent and patriarch of a quirky family. Azaria's family will be played by Family Guy vet Alex Borstein, Missi Pyle, and 30 Rock alumn Judah Freidlander.
In The Simpsons, Azaria is best known for voicing bartender Moe Szyslak, Police Chief Wiggum, the Kwik-e-Mart operator Apu Nahasapeemapetilon, Comic Book Guy, Cletus the hillbilly, Professor Frink, Dr »
Fox announced that Hank Azaria, the voice behind a panoply of Simpsons characters (from Moe to Dr. Nick to Chief Wiggum) will play the lead character in Seth MacFarlane's Bordertown, Bud Buckwald. Bud is your average American dad and Border Patrol agent trying to manage cultural shifts in America, including those represented by his neighbor, the ambitious Ernesto Gonzalez (voiced by Nicholas Gonzalez), who gets ahead by working hard. Azaria joins Alex Borstein (Lois from Family Guy), Judah Friedlander (30 Rock), Missi Pyle (currently on Jennifer Falls), and Efren Ramirez (Pedro!). »
- E. Alex Jung
Azaria will play Bud Buckwald, a married father of three and a politically out-of-touch Border Patrol agent in the comedy that aims to take a satirical look at at the cultural shifts occurring in America. He joins a previously announced cast that includes “Family Guy” alum Alex Borstein, who voices both his wise-yet-oblivious wife and his socially awkward daughter Becky, Missi Pyle, who voices his beauty-pageant obsessed daughter Gert, and Judah Friedlander, who voices his delusional son Sanford. “Sleepy Hollow’s” Nicholas Gonzalez lends his voice to Bud’s overachieving immigrant neighbor Ernesto Gonzalez, while “Napoleon Dynamite’s” Efren Ramirez guest stars as Ernesto’s son Ruiz.
- Whitney Friedlander
HBO has announced that the second season of Getting On, their hospital comedy, will kick off sometime in November. There are just six episodes.
Here are the details:
Getting On, An Offbeat, Comedic Look At The Dysfunctional Staff Of A Beleaguered Hospital, Returns For Its Second Season This November, Exclusively On HBO
At the Billy Barnes Extended Care Unit of Mt. Palms Hospital in Long Beach, Cal., the staff attends to the needs of female patients who are often “getting on” in years, while dealing with the challenges of a health-care bureaucracy in need of an overhaul. Even as they attempt to serve their charges under less-than-ideal circumstances, the lives of this ragtag crew are complicated by conflicting agendas, both professional and personal.
Niecy Nash‘s bold looks and over-the-top persona made her a household name, so it’s understandable the actress was “nervous” to take on the decidedly unglamorous role of Nurse Denise “Didi” Ortley in the HBO comedy Getting On. As it turns out, she had absolutely nothing to worry about.
Related | TVLine Items: Getting On Renewed for Season 2
The harsh, fluorescent lighting of the show’s hospital set may not have been flattering — Nash playfully calls it “the worst lighting God ever created” — but it forced her to step out of her comfort zone, and into the kind of role »
The title “Girls Night Out” was a fitting name for the panel that Fox held at the Leonard H. Goldenson Theatre in North Hollywood on Monday, as some of the net’s most prominent female figures turned up to talk their career beginnings, their shows and the challenges that come with working in the industry.
Mindy Kaling (“The Mindy Project”), Jane Lynch (“Glee”) Chelsea Peretti (“Brooklyn Nine-Nine”), Alex Borstein (“Family Guy”), Yeardley Smith (“The Simpsons”), Liz Meriwether (“New Girl”) and Heather Kadin (“Sleepy Hollow”) were all in attendance at the panel. Lynch was sure to tease the audience with some info about “Glee’s” final season.
The Emmy winner said that they hope the last handful of “Glee” episodes all carry a very strong message with them, and even revealed they might get “some of the old kids back” to close out the show. She grew somber, however, when asked about Cory Monteith, »
- Alex Stedman
To mark the release of Family Guy Season 13 on 9th June, we’ve been given 3 copies to give away on DVD.
Reaching new heights of outrageous comedy Season 13 of Family Guy delivers 22 jaw-droppingly funny episodes, including fan-favourite Into Fat Air, where the Griffins climb that small hill, Mount Everest. Elsewhere, the comedy jackpot is hit in Roads to Vegas and the smash hit animation celebrates its milestone 200th episode in Yug Ylimaf, in which Brian and Stewie develop a curious case of reverse aging thanks to a time machine foul-up. Emmy Award® winning creator Seth MacFarlane (Ted, A Million Ways to Die in The West) continues to flaunt the creatively absurd as Lois battles mid-life crisis and Meg face’s a love triangle with a boy and her own brother Chris.
Family Guy reaches new heights of hilarity in this outrageous collection of 22 episodes, including fan-favourite Into Fat Air, where the Griffins rock Mount Everest, plus the comedy jackpot Roads to Vegas and the milestone 200th episode Yug Ylimaf, in which Brian and Stewie develop a curious case of reverse aging thanks to a time machine foul-up. It’s a complete season of laughs with celebrity guest voices Johnny Depp, Jon Hamm, Sofia Vergara and more!
The thirteenth season of Family Guy – well I say say season 13 but if you’re familiar with the DVD situation here in the UK (some of the earlier seasons, which ran over 13 episodes, were split into two “seasons” by Fox UK), this isn’t actually the thirteenth but actually season 11 - is very much a hit and miss season, there are a »
- Phil Wheat
(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
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
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
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
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
Family Guy has been canceled again!
Well, kind of. The Fox animated comedy has entered the mobile-game world with Family Guy: The Quest for Stuff, available now in the Apple App and Google Play stores. After a mysterious new Fox president cancels the show, Peter, Lois, and all your favorite Quahog residents break into all out chaos when it’s revealed to be Ernie the Giant Chicken! A literal chicken fight leaves Quahog in ruins — which is where you come in! First, watch the all-new introduction video to the game voiced by the original cast:
And now your quest can begin! »
- Jake Perlman
It’s finally upon us, fans of superheroes and Robot Chicken (which, let’s be honest, are likely a very similar group).
The Robot Chicken DC Comics Special II: Villains in Paradise—the villainous sequel to 2012’s Emmy-nominated comic-centric special—premieres on Adult Swim on April 6 at 11:30 Pm, followed exactly one week later by the seventh season premiere of the wildly popular (and certifiably hilarious) stop-motion series.
In keeping with the show’s send-up of pop culture geekery, the second DC installment focuses on the beloved villains at the center of the DC Comics universe, folks like Lex Luthor »
- Marc Snetiker
Showtime’s “Shameless” is switching sides in the Emmy race this year, submitting in comedy series categories after three years in the drama heat.
The move was Ok’d by Television Academy officials. The John Wells Prods./Warner Bros. TV series starring William H. Macy and Emmy Rossum as the heads of a highly dysfunctional, debauched family of misfits has competed for the past three years a drama.
“Shameless,” now in its fourth season, has its ardent fans but it has been mostly overlooked by Emmy voters, with the exception of three consecutive guest actress noms for Joan Cusack. Showtime noted that the show has been considered a dramedy by fans and that some of its key writers — Mike O’Malley, Alex Borstein, Nancy Pimental and Cindy Caponera — come from a comedy background.
The switcheroo will undoubtedly raise eyebrows as a strategic move to better the show’s chances of »
- Cynthia Littleton
HBO finally showed the terrifically unsentimental hospital sitcom Getting On some tender, loving care last week by renewing it for a second season. The network had previously disserved its most daring show with virtually no marketing push and a holiday-timed release (the six-episode debut season premiered just before Thanksgiving and concluded right after Christmas) that virtually ensured as few people would see it as possible. Based on a UK sitcom and adapted for American audiences by Big Love showrunners Mark V. Olsen and Will Scheffer, Getting On stars a trio of comediennes at the top of their game: Alex Borstein (Family Guy), Laurie Metcalf (Roseanne), and Niecy Nash (Reno 911). They play the doctor (Metcalf) and nurses (Borstein and Nash) in the geriatric wing of a hospital -- a place no one, including the patients, wants to be. I've written before about how this mordant (but never morbid) cringe comedy is a perfect cure. »
- Inkoo Kang
Despite its less-than-stellar performance in the ratings, HBO has decided to renew "Getting On" for a second season. The order is for six episodes -- a figure that matches the total number of episodes in the current season -- and comes on the heels of HBO's decision not to renew its other freshman comedies, "Hello Ladies" and "Family Tree." Co-created by Mark V. Olsen and Will Scheffer -- the duo behind HBO's long-running and critically acclaimed series "Big Love" -- "Getting On" chronicles the day-to-day of three women who work in the female geriatric ward at a hospital. Starring Laurie Metcalf, Alex Borstein and Niecy Nash, the series uses humor to expose the absurd bureaucracy of the healthcare system. Olsen and Scheffer adapted the series from a British format of the same name, which ran for three seasons on BBC4.
- Shipra Gupta
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