10 items from 2013
Welcome to the "Arrested Development" Rewatch. Leading up to the release of Season 4, Zap2it will be taking a look back at the 53 episodes that made the show one of our most beloved TV comedies. We continue with episode 15 of Season 2, "Sword of Destiny," which first aired March 27, 2005. Watch the first three seasons of "Arrested Development" on Netflix.
Plot: Michael has to be admitted to the hospital at one of the worst possible times for the Bluth Company, leaving his new assistant Tobias to take over without Michael's approval. Meanwhile, Gob wants to get back in the good graces of the Magician's Alliance and devises a plan to pretend to be Buster's assistant at a Gothic Castle booking to impress Tony Wonder (Ben Stiller). Also, Lindsay teaches George Michael how to drive.
Bluth Company status: Troubled. A contract to build 22 houses has been cut to 18 (in a not-so-thinly-veiled »
Here's the press release, which offers additional details:
"Futurama" Blasts Into Its Final Frontier.... Again! Final Season Of The Emmy(R) Award-winning Comedy Series To Premiere Wednesday June 19, 2013 At 10:00 P.M.
Series Finale Slated for September 4
Final Season Celebration Kicks Off with 50 Day "Countdown to Futurama" Leading up to the Season Premiere on Wednesday, June 19, 2013
Fans Can Visit ComedyCentral.com to Get Web-Exclusive Content, Including Episode Previews, Exclusive Interviews and More
New York, April 22, 2013 - "Futurama" rockets into space for the (second) final »
“Futurama” is coming to an end…again.
Comedy Central confirmed today that this summer’s new season of the toon laffer will be its last. The series finale is slated for Sept. 4.
Sci-fi comedy, created by Matt Groening and produced by 20th Century Fox, debuted initially on Fox in 1999 and ran on the net until 2003. Reruns ran on Cartoon Network, and in 2009 Comedy Central revived the show with new halfhour episodes.
The first half of the seventh and final season aired last summer, and the 13-episode second half will kickoff on June 19 at 10 p.m.
By its series finale, “Futurama” will have logged 140 episodes during its run.
“Futurama,” which centers on a quirky group of friends living in “New New York” during the 31st century, has earned several Emmys in animation categories, including Outstanding Animated Program.
- AJ Marechal
Exactly a decade after it was originally cancelled by Fox, Futurama is coming to an end on Comedy Central. The cable network announced that the upcoming seventh season of the futuristic animated comedy, which kicks off on June 19, will be its last. The series finale is slated for September 4 after a total of 140 episodes, 52 of them on Comedy Central. The show’s entire original voice cast is returning for the final season, joined by special guest stars Larry Bird, Dan Castellaneta, Sarah Silverman, George Takei, Adam West and Burt Ward. (Watch promo below) “I’m very proud of the upcoming season. If this is indeed the end of Futurama, it’s a fantastic finish to a good, long run,” said creator and Executive Producer Matt Groening. Comedy Central is planning a slew of online initiatives to mark the end of the series. First airing on Fox from 1999-2003, Futurama was »
- NELLIE ANDREEVA
The Planet Express ship will soon make its final delivery.
Comedy Central has decided not to renew Futurama, which means that the 31st-century-set animated comedy will end its 140-episode run on Sept. 4. The final 13 episodes, which represent the second half of season 7, begin airing on June 19 at 10 p.m.
Futurama is no stranger to cancellation, of course: The series aired from 1999 to 2003 before Fox sent Fry & Co. into oblivion. After thriving in reruns on Adult Swim, Futurama was relaunched in 2007 with four-direct-to-dvd movies that Comedy Central ran in half-hour increments as a 16-episode fifth season in 2008-09. Comedy Central subsequently »
- Dan Snierson
Go On books a table for a Friends reunion.
In talking with The Hollywood Reporter Kristin Chenoweth discusses the injury she suffered while working on The Good Wife, expressing frustration that the injury stopped her from completing her story arc and saying she'd return to the show if given the chance.
The storytelling on The Walking Dead has more than its share of problems, but the Av Club says the zombie drama succeeds by being one of the few shows that's a memento mori, a drama that functions as a stark reminder of the inevitability of death.
I was getting a bit worried about the future of Cougar Town since ratings have been good but not spectacular, but TBS has ordered a »
On TV this Tuesday: The McAdmiral’s on deck on NCIS, New Girl slips on blue suede shoes, The Game kicks off another season and The Face and Face Off pick winners. As a supplement to TVLine’s original features (linked within), here are 11 programs to keep on your radar.
8 pm NCIS (CBS) | Jamey Sheridan (Homeland) guest-stars as McGee’s never-before-seen father, a Navy admiral who becomes involved in the team’s investigation of an incident aboard the USS Borealis. Also: Stan Burley is back! (View photos.)
8 pm Here Comes Peter Cottontail (The CW) | This 1971 Rankin-Bass holiday special – about a »
- Kimberly Roots
The Harlem Shake. It's everywhere these days. Apparently, the strange dance-video phenomenon is so popular that it has crossed over to the animated world. Thus we now have the characters of "The Simpsons" doing the Harlem Shake.
Or, to be more specific, they're doing the "Homer Shake."
Unlike most videos of this particular meme, "The Simpsons" actually provided a new soundtrack for its version. The voice of Homer Simpson (presumably from Dan Castellaneta) supplies the vocals, which have a distinct "Doh!" tone to them.
The Homer Shake begins, as most Harlem Shake videos do, with a single dancing character in a mask -- in this case it's Maggie Simpson (pacifier and all). She is soon joined by her family in various stages of dancing dress and undress (naked Homer anyone?).
And then we get a whole bunch of dancing "Simpsons" characters. We're talking about a couple dozen of the most popular characters out there. »
If you’re among the many fans who were heartbroken at the news that iCarly was ending, you’re first break from grieving hits Nick at Nite tomorrow at 8/7c (your second comes at a future date when Jennette McCurdy and Ariana Grande move to the dual spin-off Sam and Cat).
Hitting the absolute center of the blurry line between Nick and Nick at Nite, Wendell & Vinnie is (in some official, technical sense) reportedly an airing of Nick at Nite, celebrated on the homepage of nickatnite.com, but when you click through to the show’s homepage, you find yourself at nick.com/shows/wendell-and-vinnie.
There’s a certain sense to that, not just because of the timeslot, but because the show itself (insofar as original programming goes) does make it somewhat tricky to point to exactly where Nick at Nite begins and Nick ends. This probably makes even more »
- Marc Eastman
Do you think that The Simpsons will ever actually be cancelled? If so, will it be due to low ratings or just because the writers have finally run out of ideas? Last season's ratings were down by 11%. Will they continue to fall, stay the same or actually rise? Stay tuned to find out.
The 25th season of The Simpsons typically airs Sunday nights on the Fox network. Once again, the sitcom's cast includes Dan Castellaneta, Hank Azaria, Harry Shearer, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, and Yeardley Smith.
Below are the TV show's ratings for the 2012-13 season, the best way to tell if The Simpsons is going to be cancelled or renewed for future seasons (it's already been renewed through season 25 for 2013-14).
These figures will be updated as the weeks progress so be sure to bookmark and return to »
10 items from 2013
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