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First Impression: Will ABC's Galavant Make for a Fun Knight?

2 hours ago | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

The broadcast and cable networks have more than two dozen shows debuting this winter/spring, including a dive into a hip-hop Empire, a new take on an Odd Couple and a brain-munching iZombie. To help you prep for it all, TVLine is offering some First Impressions .

First up on our list….

The Show | ABC’s Galavant (Sundays at 8/7c, premiering Jan. 4; two half-hour episodes per week)

The Competition | CBS’ Madam Secretary, Fox’s The Simpsons/Brooklyn Nine-Nine

The Cast | Joshua Sasse (Rogue), Timothy Omundson (Psych), Vinnie Jones (The Cape), Mallory Jansen (Young & Hungry), Karen David (Waterloo Road) and Luke Youngblood (Community, »

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The Simpsons @ 25: Doctor Who And America’s Funny Family

26 December 2014 10:04 AM, PST | Kasterborous.com | See recent Kasterborous news »

Andrew Reynolds is a writer at Kasterborous Doctor Who News and Reviews - All the latest Doctor Who news and reviews with our weekly podKast, features and interviews, and a long-running forum.

*clouds part* Aaaaahhhh… The Simpsons. On December 17th 1989, television changed forever. When those crudely animated short films first aired on The Tracey Ullman Show in 1987 no one could have known the impact those shaky yellow hued characters and their love of frosty chocolate milkshakes would have upon popular culture. 561 episodes later and their...

The post The Simpsons @ 25: Doctor Who And America’s Funny Family appeared first on Kasterborous Doctor Who News and Reviews. »

- Andrew Reynolds

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"The Simpsons: The Man Who Came To Be Dinner"

24 December 2014 3:19 PM, PST | SneakPeek | See recent SneakPeek news »

Sneak Peek more images from "The Simpsons" episode, "The Man Who Came To Be Dinner", directed by David Silverman, airing January 4, 2015:

"...during a trip to 'Dizzneeland', the 'Simpsons' board the wrong ride, 'Rocket To Your Doom'...

"...and are transported through the galaxy to the home planet of drooling aliens 'Kang' and 'Kodos'...

"...where they are held captive at the local zoo and the inhabitants decide to eat 'Homer'..."

Click the images to enlarge »

- Michael Stevens

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Futurama cast would return “at the drop of a hat” if the show got picked up again

22 December 2014 12:45 PM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Despite airing its finale in 2013, fans of Futurama have been flooding the internet calling for it’s triumphant return and they sorta got what they wanted in The Simpsons/Futurama crossover episode ‘Simpsorama’.

It seems the fans are not the only one’s waiting for the inevitable return to television of Matt Groening’s other big animated television show.

While on promoting duties for the crossover special John Dimaggio – who plays Bender – had this to say:

“The last episode ended the way it did and totally left the door open for more things to happen…Whether it comes back to network television or goes to something like Netflix or something like that, who’s to say? All I know is that the cast would be ready to do it at the drop of a hat.”

Bender was joined by Leela – Katey Sagal – in admitting that the show will likely return »

- Gary Collinson

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TV Ratings: Seahawks-Cardinals rout leads NBC Sunday domination

22 December 2014 8:45 AM, PST | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Fast National ratings for Sunday, December 21, 2014. A snoozer between the Seattle Seahawks and the Qb-depleted Arizona Cardinals delivered relatively weak numbers for NBC, but Sunday Night Football still dominated primetime anyway. NFL-inflated CBS finished second for the night, followed by ABC, which finished third thanks to "The Sound of Music: Sing-a-Long." NFL helped inflate Fox's "Mulaney" ratings as well, with some sad, frustrated markets missing "Mulaney" entirely. The CBS overrun was roughly 50 minutes in most marked on the right side of the country, so adjust accordingly. On to the numbers... Among adults 18-49, NBC averaged a 4.4 rating for Sunday night, easily beating CBS' 2.2 rating in the key demographic. ABC's 1.2 key demo rating and the 1.1 key demo rating for Fox trailed. Overall, NBC averaged an estimated 14.01 million viewers and an 8.4 rating/14 share for Sunday night. CBS was a respectable second with 11.145 million viewers and 6.9/12, far ahead of the 5.58 million viewers and 3.3/6 for ABC. »

- Daniel Fienberg

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New Wizard World New Orleans Variant Cover Art for The Walking Dead #1

22 December 2014 7:42 AM, PST | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Skybound and Wizard World continue to release new editions of The Walking Dead #1 at upcoming conventions. If you’re attending the Wizard World New Orleans show next month, you can pick up the issue with new artwork from Michael Cho:

“New Orleans, December 22, 2014 – Wizard World, Inc. (Otcbb: Wizd) and Skybound, Robert Kirkman’s imprint at Image Comics, today announced that cartoonist/illustrator Michael Cho will draw the first in a yearlong series of Limited Edition Exclusive Variant Covers of The Walking Dead #1 comic, to be provided free to all full-price attendees at Wizard World New Orleans Comic Con, January 9-11. Skybound’s The Walking Dead created by Kirkman, the groundbreaking, Eisner Award winning comic book series, continues to captivate audiences worldwide.

The exclusive The Walking Dead #1 edition will be produced in extremely limited quantities and is available at registration to fans at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center only while supplies last. »

- Jonathan James

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10 Family Guy Characters Who Are Completely Underused

22 December 2014 7:15 AM, PST | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

Fox

Family Guy is at a serious crossroads in its history. Having been surpassed by competitors, no longer able to entertain as it once did, and overtaken by The Simpsons, a show that for a while it bettered, Seth MacFarlane’s show needs to either change, or call it a day. It will always be known as one of the greatest (possibly second greatest, though South Park deserves to be in the conversation) of the modern animated sitcoms, but it has been stagnant for a while.

What could be done? Well, for starters, why not utilize some of the more underused characters on the show?

Quahog has quite a large population of supporting characters, but aside from the Griffins, Peter’s drinking buddies, and perhaps Adam West, few have ever been given a chance to shine. Tom Tucker had a turn as a father figure for Peter in the fifth season’s Mother Tucker, »

- Jay Anderson

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The Simpsons: All 13 Christmas Episodes Ranked

22 December 2014 7:04 AM, PST | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

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The Simpsons started, as far as the family you know and love is concerned, as a Christmas special.

Back in 1989, the debut episode of Fox’s The Simpsons, a thirty minute animated sitcom based on the Tracey Ullman short created by Matt Groening, was the classic Simpsons Roasting On An Open Fire, which saw the Simpson family, led by hapless father figure Homer, get a greyhound for Christmas – the simple but loving Santa’s Little Helper. The episode was a hit, connecting with audiences, and a franchise unlike any other on prime time television was born.

Twenty-five years later, The Simpsons just aired yet another Christmas special in time for the holidays, so what better time is there to look back at just over a dozen of their best holiday-themed episodes?

Really, over a dozen? While not as iconic as Halloween’s Treehouse of Horror series, there have been »

- Jay Anderson

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Futurama cast would return “at the drop of a hat” if the show got picked up again

22 December 2014 6:43 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Despite airing its finale in 2013, fans of Futurama have been flooding the internet calling for it’s triumphant return and they sorta got what they wanted in The Simpsons/Futurama crossover episode ‘Simpsorama’.

It seems the fans are not the only one’s waiting for the inevitable return to television of Matt Groening’s other big animated television show.

While on promoting duties for the crossover special John Dimaggio – who plays Bender – had this to say:

“The last episode ended the way it did and totally left the door open for more things to happen…Whether it comes back to network television or goes to something like Netflix or something like that, who’s to say? All I know is that the cast would be ready to do it at the drop of a hat.”

Bender was joined by Leela – Katey Sagal – in admitting that the show will likely return »

- Gavin Logan

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The Interview Is Getting Remade, By Hustler, As A Porno

20 December 2014 3:43 PM, PST | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

Leave it to the porn industry to jump on some free publicity in the wake of a chaotic scandal. Hustler Video, the American pornographic film studio that has brought parody films on pop culture subjects ranging from The Simpsons to Avatar to Game of Thrones will now produce an adult-video spoof on the much-talked-about-but-still-unseen comedy, The Interview. The adult film, which will be entitled This Ain.t the Interview XXX, will follow the two civilians (played by Seth Rogen and James Franco in the original) as they are recruited to the CIA in order to assassinate North Korean leader, Kim Jong-un. It.s still unclear what the pornographic story line will entail, but The Hollywood Reporter reports that Hustler founder and chairman Larry Flynt insisted: .If Kim Jong Un and his henchmen were upset before, wait till they see the movie we're going to make.. In the backlash that has »

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10 Simpsons Characters Who Are Completely Underused

20 December 2014 3:07 AM, PST | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

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The Simpsons has graced our lives for over twenty-five years and counting, and many fans can barely, if at all, remember life without them. Over the years, they’ve introduced countless classic characters, from Moe the Bartender and drunken lout Barney, to Apu Nahasapeemapetilon and Principal Skinner (lets not have any talk of Armin Tamzarian!). Krusty the Clown, Chief Wiggum, Nelson Muntz, Edna Krabappel, Hans Moleman, Troy McClure, Lionel Hutz, Mr. Burns, Smithers, Ned Flanders, the list goes on (and on and on and on).

Over the years, some of these characters have come to the forefront, while others have been overshadowed. Sometimes, there are good reasons: the tragic death of Phil Hartman meant the retirement of Lionel Hutz and Troy McClure was necessary; and last year Marcia Wallace sadly died and fans had to say goodbye to Edna Krabappel as well. Meanwhile, some characters just don’t work »

- Jay Anderson

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"The Simpsons: The Man Who Came To Be Dinner"

19 December 2014 5:43 PM, PST | SneakPeek | See recent SneakPeek news »

Sneak Peek images from "The Simpsons" episode, "The Man Who Came To Be Dinner", directed by David Silverman, airing January 4, 2015:

"...during a trip to 'Dizzneeland', the 'Simpsons' board the wrong ride, 'Rocket To Your Doom' and are transported through the galaxy to the home planet of drooling aliens 'Kang' and 'Kodos'...

"...where they are held captive at the local zoo and the inhabitants decide to eat 'Homer'..."

Click the images to enlarge »

- Michael Stevens

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Cast Open For "Futurama" Second Revival

19 December 2014 8:27 AM, PST | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Matt Groening's cartoon "Futurama" has had more of a life than many expected. Following 72 episodes on Fox, the series was cancelled, revived for four direct-to-disc TV movies, and subsequently resurrected by Comedy Central for a further 52 episodes which came to a close in September last year.

With the characters popping up on "The Simpsons" this year, talk of the show getting further episodes has begun to pick up steam, though the question would be who would be interested in continuing the show. If someone does pick it up, expect the creative team to be onboard for it.

Katey Sagal, who plays Leela on the show, tells Zap2It that the show's fanbase will likely never let the series die and she's fine with that:

"I find that show is so fan-driven that it makes sense that somebody should pick it up…[The cast] would totally be on board and I wouldn’t be surprised, »

- Garth Franklin

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The odd places It’s A Wonderful Life has turned up

19 December 2014 6:01 AM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Clips of It’s A Wonderful Life appear in all sorts of TV shows and films, some predictable Christmas fare and some you might not expect…

Thanks to NBC’s long-standing tradition of airing Frank Capra’s 1946 festive fantasy drama every 24th of December, It’s A Wonderful Life has become a Stateside Christmas institution. The film’s story of a small town family man facing financial ruin being coaxed back from suicide by an angel who shows him how important he is to the world is now as festive as overspending and overeating.

Its ubiquity means that It’s A Wonderful Life is one of the first ports of call when shows and movies want to inject a festive feel into their fictional worlds, hence it having been subject to more on-screen references, quotes, parodies and homages than you can shake a jingle bell at. The Muppets, The Simpsons, »

- louisamellor

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Movie Review – Dumb and Dumber To (2014)

19 December 2014 12:50 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Dumb and Dumber To, 2014

Directed by The Farrelly Brothers

Starring Jim Carrey, Jeff Daniels, Rob Riggle, Laurie Holden, Rachel Melvin, Steve Tom, Kathleen Turner

Synopsis:

20 years since their first adventure, Lloyd and Harry go on a road trip to find Harry’s newly discovered daughter, who was given up for adoption.

Fans of Dumb and Dumber have been clamouring for a sequel for a long time. The original is thought to be not just one of the funniest comedies of the decade, but possibly of all-time. It was a box office smash and came out at a time when anything Jim Carrey touched turned to gold, but those times have changed. Carrey hasn’t released a decent comedy since Bruce Almighty and his co-star Jeff Daniels has moved on to serious dramas and impressive performances in TV shows like The Newsroom. Twenty years is a long time.

In short, Dumb and Dumber To is embarrassing. »

- Luke Owen

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Den Of Geek's top TV episodes of 2014

18 December 2014 1:59 AM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Doctor Who, Sherlock, Game Of Thrones and more... As nominated by Den Of Geek writers, here are our favourite TV episodes of 2014

Whatever else it's brought with it, 2014 has been an exemplary year for television. There's so much good stuff around that keeping on top of it has become a job of work. How many of us have started silently dreading hearing enthused recommendations from pals about new series? Who else has developed a nervous tick whenever they hear the words "Have you been watching...". There's simply Too. Much. TV.

Too much, however, is better than not enough. Too much enables debate, and better than that, it enables the ultimate geek pursuit: list-making. A fortnight ago, we asked our writers to nominate their favourite television episodes of the year and have been busily collating their votes and happily clicking Excel buttons ever since.

Here are the results: Den Of Geek »

- louisamellor

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Flashback: Behind the Scenes of 'The Simpsons' First Season 25 Years Ago

17 December 2014 5:32 PM, PST | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

Who would have thought that Tracy Ullman’s late '80s variety show would have been the launching pad for one of the most successful shows in television history?

It's been 25 years since The Simpsons first episode aired -- the Christmas special "Simpsons Roasting on an Open Fire." We're celebrating by taking a look back at pre-premiere interviews with key members of the creative team responsible for Springfield's first family.

Back in 1989, creator Matt Groening gave us insight into what viewers were in store for, “I think it's going to be a family that North America will readily identify with, it's a family that loves each other but also likes to strangle each other.”

Watch: On the Set of 'National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation' in 1989

"She's kind of trying to hold the family together," said Julie Kavner, who voices Marge Simpson. "She has three children; She's got Bart and Lisa – who's a genius by the way »

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'The Simpsons' Turns 25: Watch 80-Minute Talk With Conan O'Brien & The Show's Writing Team

17 December 2014 7:05 AM, PST | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Twenty-five years ago today, the world got its first, crudely animated taste of "The Simpsons" with the holiday episode, "Simpsons Roasting on an Open Fire." The show introduced us to the dysfunctional Springfield family, but no one could've guessed that twenty-six seasons and 561 episodes later the program would not only still be on the air but would be known the world over as a television institution that at the the height of its powers spawned hit music videos ("Do The Bartman!"), best-selling soundtrack albums, a sea of merchandising (okay, it still does) and a feature length film. But perhaps it's better to hear the story from the folks who brought the multifarious Springfield milieu to life. To celebrate the twenty-fifth anniversary of the show, watch the below 80-minute roundtable talk from 2013 featuring Conan O'Brien, Al Jean, Mike Reiss, Jay Kogen and Jeff Martin. As diehard fans know, O'Brien led the show's writer's room during what. »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Ratings: Cowboys-Eagles Game Nabs NBC’s Top ‘Sunday Night Football’ Score of Fall

15 December 2014 8:37 AM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

The Dallas Cowboys’ victory over the rival Philadelphia Eagles dominated last night’s ratings race, picking up NBC’s top “Sunday Night Football” score of the fall and contributing to a season low for ABC’s “Once Upon a Time,” which aired its fall finale.

According to Nielsen metered-market overnights, “Sunday Night Football” averaged a 14.9 household rating/24 share — the second best Sunday night score of the football season, and the best since the late-summer contest in Week 1 between Indianapolis and Denver (15.1/25). On NBC’s stations, the game averaged a 7.7 rating/21 share in adults 18-49 and 21.8 million viewers overall from 8:30 to 11 p.m., with its final total viewership expected to be in the vicinity of 25 million.

ABC opened the night with small numbers for the special “Backstage With Disney on Broadway” (0.5/1 in 18-49, 2.9 million viewers overall), which certainly contributed to the season low for “Once Upon a Time” (1.7/5 in 18- »

- Variety Staff

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Internet Trends of 2014: A Look Back

11 December 2014 3:20 AM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Kim Kardashian threatened to break the Internet in 2014, but the republic still stands, and is perhaps even strengthened, tempered by fire (hot belfies) and ice (… bucket challenges). As we wind down on this, our year of years, let's take a look back (in no particular order) at some of the things that captured the Internet's attention - and held on for dear life - in 2014. Ellen's Oscar SelfieBoy, everyone had a version of this floating around, didn't they? Blake Shelton and Luke Bryan, The Simpsons … even Doge got in on the fun. It was also Twitter's highest-performing tweet of 2014, which ... well, »

- Alex Heigl

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