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The ratings for Family Guy keep coming down but the Fox series continues to be a cash cow for the studio. Will it ever be cancelled (for the second time)? Move to a cable channel like American Dad! did? Will it return for the 2015-16 season? Stay tuned.
On Family Guy, Peter Griffin and his family and friends continue to have crazy mishaps in the Rhode Island town of Quahog. The voice cast includes Seth MacFarlane, Alex Borstein, Seth Green, Mila Kunis, and Mike Henry.
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.
TV Picks: HBO’s “Getting On” is a dramedy that shows off the comedic wit of Niecy Nash, Laurie3 Metcalf and Alex Borstein as staff in an extended care unit. The darkly comic realities of caring for the elderly in an overwhelmed healthcare system is set against the petty bureaucracies of modern medical practice in America. The no miss series is back for season 2 November 9.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 […] »
- April Neale
That wasn’t really William Shatner in “I Never Met the Dead Man” – it was Seth MacFarlane. And it wasn’t Marlee Matlin trying to use MoviePhone, it was Alex Borstein (though the real Matlin later did show up on the series). But all that means is that when the show does bring a famous name in (Adam West, Patrick Stewart and James Woods are standouts) we get something really special.
There are a couple of names you won’t find on this list, notably Norm MacDonald (Death) and Will Ferrell (the Black Knight), as they were playing roles, not making cameos. Maybe that’s an article for another day.
- Jay Anderson
Getting On's Laurie Metcalf, Niecy Nash, Alex Borstein and Mel Rodriguez are the heroes we deserve And need. The stars are striking their finest superhero poses for the key art for season two of their HBO comedy. The shot features them surrounded by praise for the series. That's a lot of high marks (for good reason). Getting On follows the staff of a geriatric extended care facility. Borstein plays Nurse Dawn Forchette, Nash is Nurse Didi Ortley, Rodriguez is Patsy de la Serda, the managing nurse, and Metcalf is Dr. Jenna James, all tasked with caring for their elderly patients in an under-staffed and funded facility. Scrubs this isn't. Be prepared to have your heartstrings pulled while laughing out loud. It's »
Getting On is back for season two this November! What's that? You didn't know there was a Getting On season one? Shame! The HBO comedy from Big Love's Mark V. Olsen and Will Scheffer stars Alex Borstein, Niecy Nash, Laurie Metcalf and Mel Rodriguez as healthcare professionals in a dumpy geriatric extended care facility. It's wickedly smart with biting humor and probably the best show you're not watching. Check out the trailer for the upcoming second season, which will be paired with the equally brilliant The Comeback, starting November 9 on HBO. The first season, which is on HBO Go right now, so you know what to do, featured Dr. Jenna James (Metcalf) doing a fecal study, guest stars Molly Shannon »
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
Back in July, Fox debuted an extended five-minute clip from Family Guy's Season 13 premiere, "The Simpsons Guy", a crossover with the long-running animated hit The Simpsons. With just under three weeks until this one-hour TV event takes place, Fox has debuted new photos from this highly-anticipated episode.
The premiere follows the Griffin clan as they somehow get stranded in Springfield, where they eventually encounter The Simpsons. These images show Peter Griffin (voiced by Seth MacFarlane) and Homer Simpson (voiced by Dan Castellaneta) bonding over donuts before getting into a physical altercation. We also see Chris (voiced by Seth Green) trying out a pacifier alongside Maggie, Brian (voiced by Seth MacFarlane) showing contempt for Santa's Little Helper, Lisa (voiced by Yeardley Smith) trying to teach Meg (Mila Kunis) the saxophone and Bart (voiced by Nancy Cartwright) showing Stewie (voiced by Seth MacFarlane) how to skateboard. Check out these images, including »
(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
Earlier this month, we reported that Family Guy will kick off Season 13 with a special one-hour premiere that crosses over with The Simpsons, in an episode entitled "The Simpsons Guy". During the Family Guy Comic-Con panel earlier today, Fox debuted a special five-minute clip that shows the Griffin clan in Family Guy somehow getting stranded in Springfield, where they meet The Simpsons.
Watch as these two Animation Domination hits share the screen together, along with a few surprise cameos from Cleveland Brown (Mike Henry) and Bob (H. Jon Benjamin) from Bob's Burgers, then read on for more details that were revealed during the panel.
Family Guy producers Steve Callaghan and Richard Appel also teased a special Christmas episode, where Jesus returns and the guys all discover that he's a virgin, as they go on a quest to get him laid. Voice actor Mike Henry acknowledged the sacrilegious nature of the episode. »
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
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