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The previous season of The Simpsons was down in the ratings but it was still the top-rated comedy series on Fox. Will this animated series ever be cancelled? When will the network announce the 29th season? Stay tuned.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 -- usually the next day, around 11:30am Est/8:30am Pst. Refresh to see the latest.9/26 update: You can see the rest of »
Rob Leane Aug 3, 2016
Contains spoilers for Gotham season 2.
If you read my Gotham reviews on this site, you’ll know that – more often that not – they feature gushing praise for Robin Lord Taylor’s performance as Oswald Cobblepot. Over two seasons, he’s taken Penguin from a shuffling lackey to the king of Gotham and then down into a big ol’ personal disaster in season 2, with Oswald remaining the Mvp of the show despite his topsy-turvy, tumultuous peronal life. It was exciting, then, to chat to Robin Lord Taylor about all things Gotham back in June....
So I was noodling around on Twitter a bit this morning.
Uh oh. [Laughs]
And I was just wondering, what is it about being in London that makes you say ‘the C word’ so much? »
Nickelodeon is bringing back the original “Hey Arnold” cast for the upcoming TV movie, which is titled “Hey Arnold!: The Jungle Movie.” The two-hour telepic will air in 2017.
“Hey Arnold! The Jungle Movie” picks up from where the original series left off in 2004 and will resolve unanswered questions and plotlines — including Arnold finally getting answers about the whereabouts of his missing parents.
Original voice actors Francesca Marie Smith will return as Helga; Anndi McAfee as Phoebe; Justin Shenkarow as Harold; Olivia Hack as Rhonda; Nika Futterman as Olga; Dan Butler as Mr. Simmons; “The Simpsons” vet Dan Castellaneta as Grandpa; Tress MacNeille as Grandma; Antoinette Stella as Stella; Carlos Alazraqui as Eduardo; Dom Irrera as Ernie; Maurice Lamarche as Bob Pataki; Kath Soucie as Miriam; Danielle Judovits as Big Patty; Danny Cooksey as Stoop Kid; Jim Belushi as Coach Wittenberg; and Craig Bartlett as Miles.
Arnold, and many of the kid characters from the original cartoon, will be voiced by new actors. Mason Vale Cotton will play the title character; Benjamin “L’il P-Nut” Flores Jr. will voice Gerald; Gavin Lewis as Eugene; Jet Jurgensmeyer as Stinky; Aiden Lewandowski as Sid; Laya Hayes as Nadine; Nicolas Cantu as Curly; Wally Wingert as Oskar; and Stephen Stanton as Pigeon Man.
Alfred Molina joins that cast as the resident villain, Lasombra, an infamous river pirate operating from a secret compound in the jungles of San Lorenzo.
“We’re incredibly fortunate to work with these talented voice actors who brought to life one of the most celebrated cartoons in Nickelodeon’s history,” said Chris Viscardi, Svp of content development, Nickelodeon Franchise Properties. “The voice cast is an essential piece to the ‘Hey Arnold’ universe and we’re excited for a new generation of fans to hear these characters in a new TV movie.”
“Hey Arnold” originally ran on Nickelodeon from 1996 to 2004. The revival movie is one of the cabler’s original projects returning, in addition to a “Legends of the Hidden Temple” movie, based on the ’90s game show. The “Hey Arnold” movie was first reported by Variety.
The announcement comes amidst Nickelodeon’s 25th anniversary celebration of original creator-driven animation.
- Elizabeth Wagmeister
Prepare for the biggest Hey Arnold!-related news since Stoop Kid left his stoop.
Nickelodeon on Monday confirmed the title of Football Head’s next made-for-tv adventure, Hey Arnold!: The Jungle Movie, and revealed that many of the series’ original voices will return.
Returning voices include Francesca Marie Smith (The Prince of Egypt) as Helga, Anndi McAfee (Tom and Jerry: The Movie) as Phoebe, Justin Shenkarow (Recess) as Harold, Olivia Hack (Family Guy) as Rhonda, Nika Futterman (The Boxtrolls) as Olga, Dan Castellaneta (The Simpsons) as Grandpa »
"It only took 27 years to do what they could do in 1954." With that, Lisa Simpson (Yeardley Smith) introduced the first live television broadcast of an animated series. Homer, voiced by Emmy winner Dan Castellaneta, answered questions for three minutes as a wide array of James L. Brooks-created characters paraded across the screen (including Bender holding a sign campaigning for more "Futurama"). On the West Coast, Homer/Castellaneta got through four questions ranging from what he would do if Donald Trump becomes President ("I'm for Bernie Sanders. I love his chicken.") to his favorite thong ("the Brazilian one"). Everyone's favorite yellow father figure got through more on the East Coast feed, including his type of car ("a hybrid" of "old and terrible") and who he's endorsing for President ("Jeb Bush, assuming I'm not too late.") Yet intentional or not, Lisa's line also noted the disconnect between where...
- Ben Travers
Homer going live on Sunday’s “Simpsons” boosted ratings by 9 percent, week over week. From a total TV audience standpoint, last night’s half hour grew by 330,000 overall viewers, hitting 2.8 million with some favorable rounding. So, not a big bump, really, but Fox — currently third in the key 18-49 demographic and fourth among overall eyeballs — will take it. The voice behind Homer, Dan Castellaneta, performed three minutes of live animated improv last night to close out an all-new episode. Read about how it went here. Also Read: 'Simpsons' Live: Homer Disses Drake, Plugs 'Empire' Sporting an all-finale line-up, ABC finished first in ratings with. »
- Tony Maglio
I wouldn’t say that I’m a die-hard fan of The Simpsons, but I watch from time to time. I was intrigued, in a manner of speaking, when I heard that the show is going to let Homer Simpson, voiced by Dan Castellaneta, answer questions from viewers and fans live. I had the opportunity to take part in this historic event in animation history via Twitter (as well as listening to the live broadcast playing on TV) instead of calling in because it would be an international call. My tweets to Homer were polite in nature (as is the common courtesy when
The Simpsons: Homer is Live for the first time in 27 years »
The Simpsons did the unthinkable: it went live. Yes, a cartoon went live. At the end of the Sunday, May 15 episode, Homer Simpson (Dan Castellaneta) answered live fan questions for three minutes. "It only took us 27 years to do what they could do in 1954," Lisa Simpson (Yeardley Smith) said in the introduction. "This is the last episode of The Simpsons," Homer said. "Just kidding, The Simpsons will never end." The episode featured Homer gaining back his public speaking confidence by taking an improv comedy class. Questions during the live segment ranged from what kind of car does he drive to does he like Chicago deep-dish style pizza or New York thin crust. The answer to »
Homer Simpson (Dan Castellaneta) answered fan questions live Sunday night on Fox, in a brief and pretty good improv segment somewhat plagued by phone-related awkwardness. The three-minute skit started with the animated patriarch pranking viewers, claiming this would be “the last episode of ‘The Simpsons.'” Then he said what we all know to actually be true — this 27-year-old series is never going off the air. Next, Castellaneta proved the segment was actually live by dissing rapper Drake with a topical jab. “To prove that we’re live, on ‘Saturday Night Live,’ last night, Drake was terrible,” he said as Homer. »
- Tony Maglio
In just over week, The Simpsons will offer fans a unique opportunity to interact with Homer during a live segment of the show. Showrunner Al Jean has now revealed details of the long-in-the-works feat of animation, which will air on May 15th. "To my knowledge, no animated show has done this before," Jean told Entertainment Weekly on Friday. "I think this is going to be really incredible — or incredibly terrible."
As Fox announced in February, the final three minutes of the episode will feature Dan Castellaneta, who voices Homer Simpson, »
Over the weekend, we showed you character posters that featured three of the four new Ghostbusters in Sony Pictures' highly-anticipated remake, which hits theaters this summer on July 15. It still isn't known when the next trailer will be unveiled for this upcoming summer adventure, but while we wait for more footage, Empire Magazine has debuted the cover for its June issue, which features the four main stars, Kristen Wiig, Melissa McCarthy, Kate McKinnon and Leslie Jones. The magazine has also debuted a newsstand cover, which features the iconic ghost Slimer.
Empire's newsstand cover gives us our best look at Slimer yet, who was first teased by director Paul Feig back in June, when he posted a photo of himself holding a cup of green slime. There was also a report from November which revealed that Slimer will speak, with The Simpsons voice actor Dan Castellaneta being listed on the movie's »
Shortly before the first trailer for Ghostbusters debuted, actor Michael K. Williams let it slip that he had a scene with the infamous Slimer. We got to see Slimer in all of his gooey glory in the trailer, but it had some wondering if other iconic specters will be showing up in director Paul Feig's reboot. Today we have a new report from Bloody-Disgusting, which offers an update on one of the biggest (literally) characters from the 1984 classic, the Stay Puft Marshmallow man. There will be potential Spoilers, so if you don't want to know whether or not Stay Puft is in the movie, stop reading now.
The site was actually the first to report that Slimer will show up, but director Paul Feig shot down part of that report, which claimed the ghost would be voiced by The Simpsons voice actor Dan Castellaneta. As of now, the director »
Back in November, we reported that Nickelodeon is bringing back its beloved animated series Hey Arnold! with a new TV movie. We haven't heard much about the project since then, but today, Nickelodeon officially gave the green light to the movie, along with revealing a few additional details. Take a look at the network's official statement below for Hey Arnold: The Jungle Movie.
"Nickelodeon has officially given the green light to a two-part animated Hey Arnold! TV movie, written and executive produced by the TV series' original creator Craig Bartlett. First announced in development late last year, the now-greenlit TV movie will pick up where the original series ended, resolving unanswered questions and plotlines, including Arnold finally getting answers about the whereabouts of his missing parents. Produced by Nickelodeon Animation Studios in Burbank, the two hour-long TV movies will debut in 2017."
The original series followed the everyday life of Arnold, »
While Paul Feig's upcoming reboot of "Ghostbusters" will sport cameos from pretty much all the surviving members of the original team from the 1980s classic, the inclusion of that film's most famous and beloved spook Slimer has been uncertain.
Last November came word the green ghost would appear in the new film and would be voiced by longtime "The Simpsons" actor Dan Castellaneta. Feig quickly took to social media to shoot down the report, saying the "IMDb credit is not true," which only debunked the voice casting - not Slimer's appearance.
This week, the film's co-star Michael K. Williams has confirmed to EW that the character will be back and is definitely set to appear in the film:
"I'm not going to lie, working with Melissa, and Kristen, and Kate, was really dope. But I got to work with Slimer, dude. Like Slimer. I'm in a scene with Slimer! »
- Garth Franklin
Back in June, just before filming got under way on Sony's long-awaited Ghostbusters reboot, director Paul Feig sent out a photo of himself playing with a cup of green slime, hinting that the iconic ghost Slimer will return. Then in November, a rumor circulated that this beloved green ghost will actually talk, with The Simpsons voice actor Dan Castellaneta giving him life. Paul Feig shut that casting tidbit down, but he refused to confirm whether or not Slimer is part of the movie though there were multiple reports of Slimer scenes being filmed. Earlier today, Ghostbusters star Michael K. Williams finally let the cat out of the bag, confirming that he did have a scene with Slimer.
"I'm not going to lie, working with Melissa (McCarthy), and Kristen (Wiig), and Kate (McKinnon), was really dope. But I got to work with Slimer, dude. Like Slimer!!! I'm in a scene with Slimer! »
Motion capture technology has been used for years to create some astounding characters and now arguably its apex has finally arrived. On May 15th actor Dan Castellaneta will don a special suit in order to answer questions live as Homer Simpson.
Viewers have three minutes in which to tweet the man in the blue pants, in a segment to follow a regular episode of The Simpsons. While everything is to be submitted in advance via the hashtag #HomerLive, it’s still a risky venture for the team, who have already realized America’s premier dysfunctional family in CGI and puppet form for special instalments. Plus with the time difference between East and West coasts Castellaneta will be performing two Q & As.
The set up mirrors Season 12’s Homr, where Homer disgraced himself playing a cartoon character, forgetting he was still wired to the screen and going to the bathroom.
- Steve Palace
The Simpsons showrunner Al Jean has announced that for the first time ever, the long-running animated show is set to feature a three-minute live segment where Homer Simpson will discuss topical subjects and take fan questions.
THR reports that the segment “will use a motion capture technology in which Homer’s voice and motions will be depicted in an animated scene talking about things he ‘could only be saying live on that day.'”
“As far as I know, this is the first time that’s been done by any animated show,” said Jean, added that the episode itself explores improv comedy and that “Dan Castellaneta is a great improviser.”
The live segment will feature in the May 15th episode of The Simpsons, and fans can submit their questions on Twitter between May 1st and May 4th using the hashtage #HomerLive.
- Amie Cranswick
Here’s one we weren’t expecting – The Simpsons is going live. Yep, Fox is working on a way to live-broadcast a segment of their world-famous animated show. On Sunday the 15th of May, the latest episode will conclude with three minutes of Homer Simpson responding to fan questions in real-time.
How would that work, you ask? Well, Dan Castellaneta will provide Homer’s voice as usual, and also – on this occasion – a visual motion-capture reference for Fox’s animation wizards to work from. I’m imagining the set-up will involve an awful lot of pre-planning, and will look something like the Waldo episode of Black Mirror (but I could be completely wrong on that, admittedly).
"As far as I know, this is the first time that's been done by any animated show, »
Fox has announced that it plans to do a three-minute live segment of "The Simpsons" for its May 15th episode.
The character of Homer Simpson, voiced by Dan Castellaneta, will take fan questions during the episode where he'll discuss topical subjects. The segment will air live on both the East and West Coast broadcasts.
Showrunner Al Jean says the segment will use a motion capture technology in which Homer's voice and motions will be depicted in an animated scene talking about things he "could only be saying live on that day."
Fox is urging fans to tweet their questions using the hashtag #HomerLive beginning Sunday, May 1st through Wednesday, May 4th.
Source: The Live Feed »
- Garth Franklin
The Simpsons will bridge the gap between animation and reality with a three-minute live segment scheduled to air at the end of an episode on May 15th, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
The bit will feature Homer — voiced by Dan Castellaneta — talking about the day's events and answering questions from fans, who can submit on Twitter between May 1st through 4th using the hashtag, #HomerLive. The Simpsons will also air two different segments with different questions for the East and West Coast broadcasts.
In order to pull off the feat, »
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