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Family Guy: A realistic view of the modern western family, said no one anywhere, ever.
Like the All in the Family, Married with Children, and The Simpsons before it, Family Guy presents a view of the nuclear family that is sheer hyperbole, an exaggerated look at family life in the middle class, and all the little quirks that come along with it. At the head of that family, in the case of Family Guy, sits Peter Griffin (that’s Pea-Tear Gryphon), the impulsive, crude, yet inexplicably successful father figure.
He is, literally, an idiot (thank you, Petarded), and prone to the most embarrassing family and social interactions around. On top of that, he’s frequently risking life and limb of himself or his family members for sheer laughs, and does not know the definition of the word restraint. Or where to look it up.
So are you the Peter Griffin of your family? »
- Jay Anderson
Artist Marco D'Alfonso hilariously imagines what it might be like if Deadpool and Harley Quinn had kids. The art was inspired by the 1990s sitcom Married With Children, and I've got to say that this would make an amazing series! Of course, this Marvel and DC mashup will never ever happen even though it should. Someone should make a web-series! I know this art is kind of old, but I hadn't seen it until today. Thanks to io9 for the heads up! »
- Joey Paur
On the Sons of Anarchy set in Los Angeles, Calif., both Michele and Sagal appeared to be in character, smoking outside on a bench. Michele’s look included a red jumper and a pattered shirt that matched her apron and white sneakers. Sagal, as Gemma, looked tough as ever in a leather jacket over a tanktop, black leggings and black boots.
Michele, 27, has been tapped to play Gertie, a truck stop diner waitress and single mother who lends an empathetic ear to Jax Teller’s (Charlie Hunnam) mom Gemma. The actress, best known for playing Rachel Berry on Fox’s musical comedy-drama Glee, excitedly announced her gig on Sons of Anarchy earlier in the week via Twitter.
I'll be appearing on an episode of my favorite show @SonsofAnarchy! »
Summer means two things for most Americans: A family trip and a lack of decent TV. However, if you're currently stuck at home, wishing you could find something better to watch, we've got an easy, free solution. You can just ride along with your favorite sitcom of choice! Remember when sitcoms regularly had group vacations, played out over a series of episodes or even over two-hour movie events? Sure, Modern Family still does an "away" adventure about once per season, but there was a time when a vacation episode was a full-fledged TV event. Shows you loved would ditch the »
- Drew Mackie
Last night we brought you the first trailer for Rovio’s upcoming video game Angry Birds Transformers [watch it here], but that wasn’t the only Transformers goodness at Comic-Con yesterday, as Hasbro also debuted the first footage from the new animated series Transformers: Robots in Disguise. Check it out…
Transformers: Robots in Disguise takes place several after Transformers: Prime and is set to air in Spring of next year, with a voice cast that includes the retutning Will Friedle as Bumblebee alongside Darren Criss (Glee), Constance Zimmer (House of Cards), Mitchell Whitfield (Tmnt) and Ted McGinley (Married with Children).
The post Sdcc: First footage from Transformers: Robots in Disguise appeared first on Flickering Myth. »
- Gary Collinson
Just over one month after first announcing Transformers: Robots in Disguise will debut on The Hub in 2015, the network debuted the first footage from this animated series during Hasbro Studios' Comic-Con 2014 panel this morning.
The story is set years after Transformers: Prime, centering on Bumblebee bringing a new team of Autobots to Earth. According to the footage you'll see below, these transformers interact with a young boy who sees them transform right before his very eyes. Take a look at the footage, then read on for more information about the series.
Taking place years after the battle between Autobots and Decepticons in Transformers: Prime, this all new series centers around our hero Bumblebee stepping up to lead a brand new team of Autobots. The show features an all-star cast with Will Friedle (Boy Meets World) returning as Bumblebee, along with Darren Criss (Glee), Constance Zimmer (House of Cards) and »
We’ve seen many pro wrestlers move from the world of choreographed fighting to the movie business. Given they’re required to preform on the mic as part of their pro wrestling duties, WWE stars seem to make a decent go of it, at least some of the time: Hulk Hogan played Thunderlips in Rocky III, but he also headlined in Mr. Nanny – not exactly a great career move, acting wise.
The most successful crossover star from the wrestling realm to the movie business is, of course, The Rock – Dwayne Johnson has actual acting ability to go with his charisma, which is what propelled him past Hogan levels in regards to his acting career, but there have been others: John Cena, Kane, The Big Show, Triple H, Randy Orton, Kevin Nash, Diamond Dallas Page, Mick Foley – they’ve all tried their hand at movies and television shows, mostly in WWE productions. »
- Jay Anderson
A Hollywood bigwig is turning the tables ... Suing the man who accused him of molesting him as a teenager.Garth Ancier -- who produced lots of shows, including "The Ricki Lake Show," "Married with Children," "The Simpsons" and "In Living Color" -- is going after 31-year-old Michael Egan, who claimed in both a lawsuit and a news conference that Ancier molested him at Hollywood parties and on vacation between the ages of 15 and 17. Egan dropped his lawsuit against Ancier, »
- TMZ Staff
Ahh, nostalgia. Between VH1’s I Love the 2000s and National Geographic’s The ’90s: The Last Great Decade?, it appears that there’s been a whole lot of looking back at our fairly recent history. But how do people really feel about the turn of the century?
Through a survey, Nat Geo gauged America’s attitudes toward the ’90s specifically, asking whether it really was “The Last Great Decade.” Here are the pop culture results:
- C. Molly Smith
“Transformers: Robots in Disguise” will be the name of Hasbro’s new animated series starring its shape-shifting characters.
The Hasbro Studios-produced series, which will bow on The Hub kids channel in spring 2015, will feature the voices of Darren Criss (“Glee”), Constance Zimmer (“House of Cards”), Mitchell Whitfield (“Tmnt”) and Ted McGinley (“Married with Children”).
Hasbro is revealing new details of the project, first announced in March, as the company is about to head to the Licensing Expo in Las Vegas. Event takes place June 17-19 from the Mandalay Bay Convention Center. Hasbro has long seen animated series as a way to keep and grow a young fanbase around its Transformers outside of the megaplex and fuel interest in a merchandise program beyond just action figures.
Series will introduce a redesign of Bumblebee and introduce new Autobot characters Sideswipe and Fixit (see above).
Criss will voice Sideswipe, while Whitfield will bring Fixit to life. »
- Marc Graser
If you’ve been watching Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey with Neil deGrasse Tyson, you know this is an adventure worth owning, and you can probably imagine that there are going to be some bonuses worth owning with a Blu-Ray release. Hitting tomorrow, the set is loaded with cool extras, and I’ve got a copy for you to win.
Right on the heels of the hope-inducing popularity of the show, the show is wasting no time giving you the opportunity to watch it all again. Among other bonuses, and exclusive to the Blu-Ray, you’ll get a chance to wonder at the Cosmic Calendar, an interactive history of the universe.
Make sure you get your hands on this one.
Below, get all the info on the release, including the full bonus list, and get some info on some other “famous geeks” who may surprise you as much as Seth MacFarlane. »
- Marc Eastman
One of TV’s most popular couples, “Modern Family’s” Mitch and Cam, finally met at the altar and got married. To celebrate the two-part wedding finale (part one aired last Wednesday), the cast and creators attended a wedding extravaganza on the Fox lot Monday night, complete with cocktail reception, swan ice sculptures and of course — cake.
Much of the cast expressed the pure emotion that surfaced while shooting, but the political aspect of airing a gay wedding on primetime television could not be ignored.
“Years ago shows weren’t allowed to show this kind of stuff on TV,” said Eric Stonestreet, who plays Cam. “It’s a great opportunity to be able to touch people not only with comedy, but be a cultural touchstone for what’s reflective in society now. And there’s nothing more topical than states legalizing and overturning gay bans on marriage.”
“Not only is »
- Nikara Johns
Known for her singing as well as her acting, Katey Sagal will play the mother of new franchise addition Hailee Steinfeld. She joins a cast of returning favorites that also include Anna Kendrick, Hailee Steinfeld, Brittany Snow and Adam DeVine.
Take a look at the photo and message Elizabeth Banks announced on her personal blog:
Katey Sagal is expected to sing in the movie. She is currently on tour with her band in support of her latest album "Covered".
The fantastic @KateySagal has joined our @PitchPerfect 2 fam as @haileesteinfeld‘s mom. Are we fangirling yet?http://t.co/Sp5JN5NLj2
Sagal carved a name for herself playing Al Bundy’s long-suffering wife Peg in Married With Children, and currently stars as tough biker mom Gemma Morrow Teller in FX’s Sons Of Anarchy, which returns to our screens for its seventh season later this year. We’re hoping this latest part means that she’s gonna be a comically overprotective mom for Steinfeld, but at this point it’s all guesswork, as no official information has surfaced regarding the film’s plot.
Banks’ statement was posted first on her website before being published on her Twitter. As an active social media user, »
- Gem Seddon
Yes, Constantine has fancy CG fire effects, a perfect lookalike of the comic book hero and a granny who is not satisfied with her dark chocolate pudding so she sprays it from every orifice (gross!). But did you know NBC has other shows coming to the network this fall? A bevy of new televised series, which range from “might be funny” to “will certainly not be funny,” with varying degrees of whether that’s intentional or not. Conveniently, the network dropped a whole bunch of other trailers alongside its scruffy UK demon hunter, so we can peruse them all in quick succession and decide just what’s worth watching and what should be scoured from the earth and never spoken of again. New NBC shows, ahoy! Let’s start alphabetically, with the surprisingly-apt-title-for-this-situation, A to Z. Your browser does not support iframes. The Good: Finally, the online dating world gets its own TV rom-com. But »
- Adam Bellotto
For a decade or so, the schedules Fox announced during upfront week followed a predictable, amusing pattern: one schedule for the fall that would inevitably struggle, another schedule for mid-season built around the dominant presence of "American Idol," and then many, many changes made to that second schedule at a later date due to the struggles of the first. But "Idol" has slipped from being a juggernaut, to being a hit that no longer annihilated everything in its path, to being a solid utility player at best this spring — Fox president Kevin Reilly admitted to reporters on a press conference call that their "Idol" strategy is "not about turning it around," but simply making it a useful piece for the future — and as a result, Fox is finishing up one of its most problematic seasons ever, and didn't even bother announcing a mid-season schedule because they're still tinkering with how »
- Alan Sepinwall
Turn on the TV on any given day and you’re likely to be watching a scripted series borne of a foreign country and reformatted for an American audience. From Showtime’s “Shameless” — a revamp of a British series — and “Homeland” — which originated as the popular Israeli skein “Prisoners of War” — to Fox’s recent reconditioning of Peter Duncan’s Aussie legal drama “Rake,” American programming is truly the product of a global show swap. And while influential remakes of British hits “Sanford and Son” and “All in the Family” were breaking down smallscreen barriers long before “The Office” landed on American soil, today’s ever-expanding TV industry is on a fiendish hunt for overseas series in a way it never has before.
- Malina Saval
I really loved Transformers Prime, the animated series from executive producers Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman (Star Trek, Fringe) that concluded last year, and I was sad to see it go. We have good news now, though, that a new animated Transformers series is in production, this time starring Bumblebee leading a new team.
Los Angeles — The Hub Network, champions of family fun and the only network dedicated to providing kids and their families entertainment they can watch together, announced today that a new animated series is currently in production for the globally renowned Transformers brand. »
- Erin Willard
The Hub Network has announced that production is underway on a new animated Transformers series, which is set to take place four years after Transformers: Prime and will see Bumblebee (voiced once again by Will Friedle) serving as leader to a brand new team of Autobots.
The as-yet-untitled series is set to debut in 2015, with Jeff Kline (Transformers: Prime, G.I. Joe: Renegades) serving as executive producer and Will Friedle joined in the voice cast by Darren Criss (Glee), Ted McGinley (Married... with Children) and Constance Zimmer (House of Cards). It will incorporate both traditional and computer-generated animation, with CGI characters over hand-painted backgrounds and environments.
Before the series arrives the Robots in Disguise will also return to the big screen this summer as Michael Bay revamps the blockbuster franchise with Transformers: Age of Extinction. Watch the trailer here. »
- Gary Collinson
The Hub has officially announced that a new Transformers animated series is in development and that it will be released in 2015. I don't know if you watched Transformers Prime or not, but it was actually really good. I hope this new series turns out to be just as entertaining. Producer Roberto Orci previously talked about the series, saying,
“It’s not really a reboot, it’s sort of a continuation of it [Transformers Prime] in a tonally different form. We want to make sure we’re servicing the right audiences. We got to do a very adult version of Transformers that you just saw in this cartoon, a very sophisticated one, and we also want to make sure we don’t leave other kids behind, who love Transformers too and don’t want to be as scared as Transformers Prime could make you, that kind of thing. So we’re going to »
- Joey Paur
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