"The Simpsons"
Top Links
trailers and videosfull cast and crewtriviaofficial sitesmemorable quotes
main detailscombined detailsfull cast and crewcompany creditsepisode listepisodes castepisode ratings... by rating... by votes
Awards & Reviews
user reviewsexternal reviewsawardsuser ratingsmessage board
Plot & Quotes
plot summaryplot keywordsmemorable quotes
Did You Know?
triviagoofssoundtrack listingcrazy creditsalternate versionsmovie connectionsFAQ
Other Info
box office/businessrelease datesfilming locationstechnical specsliterature listingsNewsDesk
taglines trailers and videos posters photo gallery
External Links
showtimesofficial sitesmiscellaneousphotographssound clipsvideo clips

Connect with IMDb

2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006 | 2005 | 2004 | 2003 | 2002 | 2001 | 2000

1-20 of 585 items from 2015   « Prev | Next »

6 hours ago | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »


Permalink | Report a problem

National Lampoon: the magazine that became a comedy empire

10 hours ago | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

New documentary charts the story of National Lampoon, the magazine that spawned Animal House, Caddyshack and America’s most influential comics

The first time that the Simpsons’ writer, producer and showrunner Mike Reiss read National Lampoon magazine, he had swiped his older brother’s copy of the Lampoon’s Best of #4, which he remembers as a compendium of the greatest bits from the fourth year of the Lampoon’s existence. “That was the best stuff from the best year of probably the best humour magazine ever, and that was the first thing I saw. It hooked me,” said Reiss. “I remember thinking, if I get a lot better or if the magazine gets a lot worse, I bet I can work there.” He achieved his goal, joining the staff of the Lampoon after he graduated from college: “I didn’t get any better, but the magazine did get a lot worse. »

- Melissa Locker

Permalink | Report a problem

Rocket Raccoon was nearly voiced by Danny DeVito in Guardians of the Galaxy

7 October 2015 4:31 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Bradley Cooper's wise guy snark may now be synonymous with Rocket Raccoon, but did you know that the Guardians of the Galaxy character could've sounded very different?

In his latest Facebook Q&A session with fans, director James Gunn has revealed that non other than Danny DeVito was at one point tested out for the voice of rocket.

Responding to a suggestion that DeVito could replace Cooper in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2, Gunn said: "Not gonna happen.

"In all honesty, Danny DeVito is one of the voices we tried out, but Danny DeVito is an older man now and Rocket is not an older man, he's a younger man. And Danny DeVito's voice just wouldn't work."

The Twins star is no stranger to voice work having played Homer's brother Herb Powell in The Simpsons. You'll also recognise him from animations My Little Pony: The Movie and The Lorax, »

Permalink | Report a problem

6 October 2015 3:37 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »


Permalink | Report a problem

The Simpsons: Season 27 Ratings

5 October 2015 1:07 PM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

We already know that The Simpsons won't be cancelled soon because Fox renewed it for a 28th season earlier this year. How long will it continue to be one of the network's top-rated shows? Can it go on forever? 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.Read More… »

- TVSeriesFinale.com

Permalink | Report a problem

"The Simpsons: Cue The Detective"

5 October 2015 8:30 AM, PDT | SneakPeek | See recent SneakPeek news »

Sneak Peek footage, plus images from "The Simpsons" episode "Cue Detective", written by Joel H. Cohen and directed by Timothy Bailey, airing October 4, 2015 on Fox:

"...'Scotty Boom', a 'Chew Network' super-chef, challenges 'Homer' to a smoke-off.

"But when someone steals Homer’s secret weapon – a smoker he bought off a mysterious man at a BBQ shack – 'Lisa' and 'Bart' are on the case..."

Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek "The Simpsons: Cue Detective"...


- Michael Stevens

Permalink | Report a problem

A Tale from the Depths of The Local Fighting Game Scene

2 October 2015 8:20 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Nearly 50 men and women stood packed in the back room of a hole-in-the-wall video game novelty store in Tempe.  They endured the heat, sweat, stale air and rowdy atmosphere for a chance to play video games against each other in an organized tournament.

The grand prize for their dedication and patience? $100 and bragging rights.  This is a glimpse of the highly competitive and fast growing video game tournament scene in Arizona.  It is a digital aged sub-culture grown from the nerds and geeks through their beloved yet societally ridiculed past time: playing video games.  The $100 prize this day may seem like a meager reward this day but it can range into the hundreds of thousands on a worldwide scale.

Now a non-gamer might ask themselves: Why waste time learning virtually worthless video game techniques instead of picking up life skills like talking to girls or not being a total social »

- Ryan Espinoza

Permalink | Report a problem

Lifetime bows ‘Unauthorized’ Melrose Place and Beverly Hills 90210 films this month

2 October 2015 11:28 AM, PDT | ChannelGuideMag | See recent ChannelGuideMag news »

Though August’s The Unauthorized Full House Story drew only tepid ratings as Full House fans eagerly await a more genial return to clan Tanner in Netflix’s upcoming Fuller House, Lifetime has given two popular ’90s nighttime soaps the same kitschy teleflick treatment. The Unauthorized Beverly Hills, 90210 Story  and The Unauthorized Melrose Place Story bow on back-t0-back Saturdays this month and feature The SimpsonsDan Castellaneta as uber-producer Aaron Spelling (see below). According to the network, The Unauthorized Beverly Hills, 90210 Story “will show the roller-coaster ride of the program’s first four seasons, highlighting the drama between cast members and producers both on and off … Continue reading →

The post Lifetime bows ‘Unauthorized’ Melrose Place and Beverly Hills 90210 films this month appeared first on Channel Guide Magazine. »

- Lori Acken

Permalink | Report a problem

Review: “Lego Dimensions” is Endless Fun, Some Assembly Required

1 October 2015 4:00 AM, PDT | Comicmix.com | See recent Comicmix news »

The Lego series of video games has been top-notch quality since its first installment, and has gone to strength to strength.  When the announcement came earlier in the year that they were throwing their small plastic hat into the “Toys to Life” ring, competing with games like Disney INfinity and Skylanders, interest was high.  As reports came out as to which of their licenses would be available in the game, that interest sailed even higher. Confounding the old belief that “It can’t be that good”, Lego Dimensions is a perfect mix of the Lego game franchise, that the company have been doing for years, with the interactivity and variety of the collectible figures and vehicles that the company have been doing for decades.

Of all the unique things the game brings to the table is the play pad itself.  Like Disney and Skylanders, figures are placed on the pad »

- Vinnie Bartilucci

Permalink | Report a problem

Great Scott! 11 times Christopher Lloyd played Doc Brown outside of the Back to the Future movies

30 September 2015 6:15 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Christopher Lloyd is officially back in the DeLorean for a new Back to the Future 30th anniversary short film, Doc Brown Saves the World. But this is far from the first time he's portrayed the Doc outside of the classic '80s trilogy.

1. Back to the Future: The Ride (1991)

Two years after the release of Back to the Future III, Universal Studios Florida opened Back to the Future: The Ride and enlisted Lloyd to give the pre-flight briefing as Doc.

It became a mini-film in itself as Thomas F Wilson turned up as Biff to swipe the DeLorean and kick things into gear. The ride closed in 2007, although if you're willing to rack up the air miles it's still going strong at Universal Studios Japan.

2. Back to the Future: The Animated Series (1991-1992)

This Saturday morning cartoon series only made it to two seasons, but it did »

Permalink | Report a problem

10 years ago today: Browncoats rejoiced when ‘Serenity’ opened in theaters

30 September 2015 5:00 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

In 2005, fans of Joss Whedon’s shiny space western “Firefly” had spent a couple years deploring the show’s cancelation on Fox, and the sci-fi series had only just begun to garner its cult following thanks to the power of the DVD. With support from its growing fanbase and with some persistence from Joss the Boss, the canceled series finally got a conclusion to the tale of the ragtag crew of the Firefly-class ship Serenity with the release of a feature film. That film — named for the crew’s beloved spaceship — was released in theaters 10 years ago today, on Sept. 30, 2005. The film featured all nine regular cast members of “Firefly,” along with Chiwetel Ejiofor in the antagonist role, years before his Oscar nomination, and a brief appearance from Sarah Paulson, before TV viewers would come to know her for “American Horror Story.” “Serenity” ultimately under-performed at the box office, »

- Emily Rome

Permalink | Report a problem

25 great directors working outside mainstream cinema

30 September 2015 2:39 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Meet some of the best directors working today, who haven't gone down the blockbuster movie route...

Ever find it a bit lame when the same big name directors get kicked around for every high profile project? Christopher Nolan, Jj Abrams, maybe the Russo Brothers? With so much focus on blockbuster films these days, getting a major franchise job seems like the main acknowledgement of success for a filmmaker. And yes, both the financial and creative rewards can be great. But there are plenty of other directors out there, doing their own thing, from art house auteurs to Dtv action specialists.

Here are 25 examples.

Lee Hardcastle

Even if you don’t know his name, you’ve probably seen Lee Hardcastle’s ultraviolent claymations shared on social media. He first started getting noticed for his two-minute remake of The Thing, starring the famous stop motion penguin Pingu. Far from just a cheap one-joke mash-up, »

- simonbrew

Permalink | Report a problem

Someone's Coming Out on The Simpsons ?

29 September 2015 11:37 AM, PDT | newser.com | See recent newser news »

This is looking to be a groundbreaking season of The Simpsons : Marge and Homer separate , Homer's been diagnosed with narcolepsy , and now "one of the greatest stories of unrequited love in modern popular culture is about to move to a new phase," per the Guardian . To wit: Waylon Smithers, one of Springfield's long-rumored gay characters, will maybe, finally come out to his boss, Mr. Burns, "after decades of lusting after the skeletal billionaire," as the paper cheekily puts it. Showrunner Al Jean tells TVLine that "most people [in Springfield] know [Smithers is] gay, but obviously Burns doesn't," adding that they »

- Jenn Gidman

Permalink | Report a problem

Grandfathered Season 1 Review

28 September 2015 8:22 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

One episode was provided prior to broadcast.

There’s a pervading sweetness running throughout Fox’s new sitcom Grandfathered, premiering alongside The Grinder this fall. Although both shows feature a somewhat cliche structure that’s largely the same, in reverse – Rob Lowe returning to his family in The Grinder, John Stamos discovering he even has one in Grandfathered – where this show prevails slightly over Lowe’s sitcom is in two important areas. One: it’s funny. Two: I wouldn’t mind spending a few weeks getting to know these characters more. Both facts run right in the face of the show’s stock playboy-settles-down plot arc, which lets its characters move around and have fun thanks to its simplicity, unlike The Grinder‘s stifling, largely humorless stranglehold over nearly everyone on screen.

The show opens with Jimmy Martino (John Stamos) making the rounds at Jimmy’s, the local fancy restaurant he owns and operates. »

- Mitchel Broussard

Permalink | Report a problem

Which ‘The Simpsons’ Character Is Coming Out As Gay This Season?

28 September 2015 1:30 PM, PDT | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

The Simpsons just began its 27th season lat night, and thankfully, after some rough negotiations over the summer, Harry Shearer was back with the rest of the veteran voice cast, reprising a few of his many voice roles on the show. We already know a couple of fun storylines for episodes coming in this new […]

The post Which ‘The Simpsons’ Character Is Coming Out As Gay This Season? appeared first on /Film. »

- Ethan Anderton

Permalink | Report a problem

Smithers Is Coming Out as Gay This Season on 'The Simpsons'

28 September 2015 1:13 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Over the course of The Simpsons' lengthy run, one of the long-running jokes is Waylon Smithers' undying love for his boss, Montgomery Burns, characters who are both voiced by Harry Shearer. While Smithers' sexual orientation has never been explicitly stated on the show, it has been inferred since the first season that Smithers is gay. The Simpsons showrunner and executive producer Al Jean has revealed in an interview with TV Line that Smithers will finally reveal to Mr. Burns that he's a homosexual in Season 27.

"In Springfield now, most people know he's gay, but obviously Burns doesn't. We deal with that in two episodes. We actually do a lot with Smithers this year; he gets fed up with Burns not appreciating him and considers his options."

Ironically, the long-running animated series lost Mr. Burns and Smithers voice actor Harry Shearer, after a contract dispute in May, but he eventually »

- MovieWeb

Permalink | Report a problem

Ratings: Quantico Opens Strong, Once Down Sharply vs. Season 4 Opener

28 September 2015 10:18 AM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

ABC’s Quantico premiered on Sunday to 7.1 million total viewers and a 1.9 demo rating, up sharply from what Revenge did in the time slot a year ago (5.3 mil/1.4) and also besting that sudser’s two-hour series finale (4.8 mil/1.3).

RelatedQuantico: Did ABC’s FBI Mystery Successfully Recruit You?

Quantico delivered ABC’s best numbers in Sunday’s 10 o’clock slot since May 2012 (second hour of Desperate Housewives series finale) and September 2012 (666 Park Avenue‘s debut), respectively. TVLine readers gave the Priyanka Chopra-fronted FBI drama an average grade of “B+.”

RelatedOnce Upon a Time Bosses Discuss Dark Mystery, Flashback Plan, »

Permalink | Report a problem

Exclusive Interview: ‘Simpsons’ Showrunner Al Jean on Harry Shearer’s Characters and 16 x 9 Cropping

28 September 2015 10:00 AM, PDT | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

Al Jean may be the only other person alive who’s seen as many Simpsons episodes as I have. As showrunner for most of the series’ 27 plus year run, he only missed two years while he ran the short lived series The Critic, but still kept up with The Simpsons. I have literally never missed […]

The post Exclusive Interview: ‘Simpsons’ Showrunner Al Jean on Harry Shearer’s Characters and 16 x 9 Cropping appeared first on /Film. »

- Fred Topel

Permalink | Report a problem

Smithers Will Come Out on The Simpsons

28 September 2015 9:23 AM, PDT | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

In an interview with TVLine, Simpsons showrunner Al Jean reveals that the show's 27th season will be a big one for Waylon Smithers, lovelorn assistant to megalomaniacal businessman Mr. Burns: After decades of pining, Smithers will finally come out to his boss. "In Springfield now, most people know he’s gay, but obviously Burns doesn’t," Jean notes. "We deal with that in two episodes." And, in what seems like an even bigger step for Smithers, his steadfast loyalty will waver for the first time. Says Jean: "He gets fed up with Burns not appreciating him and considers his options." Will Smithers, without Burns, wither and die? And will Burns, without Smithers, realize that they really weren't saying Boo-urns?In another interview with THR, Jean also states that he thinks it's possible that The Simpsons, which was just renewed through season 28, could end after its 30th season. "I wouldn’t »

- Nate Jones

Permalink | Report a problem

Smithers Is Finally Coming Out as Gay to Mr. Burns on The Simpsons

28 September 2015 9:18 AM, PDT | Us Weekly | See recent Us Weekly news »

Will it no longer be unrequited love? Waylon Smithers has long pined for boss Mr. Burns on The Simpsons without the self-centered owner of Springfield’s nuclear power plant ever the wiser, but things are finally changing. Yes, it took only 27 seasons, but executive producer Al Jean told TVLine that the loyal personal assistant will finally make his feelings known. Sure, the rest of the townsfolk have known that Smithers is gay, but Mr. Burns? Not so much. (Guess Smithers’ puppy-dog eyes, blind devotion, and the big [...] »

Permalink | Report a problem

2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006 | 2005 | 2004 | 2003 | 2002 | 2001 | 2000

1-20 of 585 items from 2015   « Prev | Next »

IMDb.com, Inc. takes no responsibility for the content or accuracy of the above news articles, Tweets, or blog posts. This content is published for the entertainment of our users only. The news articles, Tweets, and blog posts do not represent IMDb's opinions nor can we guarantee that the reporting therein is completely factual. Please visit the source responsible for the item in question to report any concerns you may have regarding content or accuracy.

See our NewsDesk partners