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The Simpsons to kill off Krusty the Clown?

5 hours ago | Virgin Media - TV | See recent Virgin Media - TV news »

'The Simpsons' could kill off beloved character Krusty the Clown. Showrunner Al Jean has dropped some strong hints that Springfield's resident comic will be the unlucky character to meet their maker in the new series of the animated sitcom. The Hollywood Reporter quotes Jean as saying: ''[The episode] is called 'A Clown in the Dumps'.'' The news apparently prompted gasps from those in attendance at a Television Critics Association event on Sunday (20.07.14). Al also reasserted his previous claims that the character is played by an actor who's received an Emmy Award for their work on the show. He added that the identity of »

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The Simpsons marathon set to break world record

11 hours ago | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Fxx to broadcast all 522 episodes of The Simpsons (and the movie) next month…


Prepare your shorts for eating, your Bartman’s for doing and your cows for not having, because FX’s new comedy-based channel Fxx is unleashing an insanely long marathon of The Simpsons next month.

Kicking off on August 21, all 522 episodes from the show’s 25 seasons will be played back to back, only letting up at the 400 mark to squeeze in 2007’s The Simpson’s Movie.

If you’re wondering how long watching the whole thing in an epic televisual binge would take, you’d better start booking time of work, because the answer is about ten days – the marathon will wrap up with the most recent episode The Yellow Badge Of Cowardge on September 1.

With The Simpsons truly a cultural landmark, and a huge part of many people’s growing up, it’s great to see »

- rleane

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Top 10 Animation Panels At Comic-Con

17 hours ago | Uinterview | See recent Uinterview news »

While Comic-Con will have more than enough animation to satisfy even the most enthusiastic fan, a few special TV panels stand out as some of the most anticipated animated series panels of the year, including a special sneak peek at the upcoming Family Guy/The Simpsons crossover episode and more.

Top 10 Animation Panels

Toy Story That Time Forgot

Toy Story is heading to Comic-Con with an exclusive first look at Toy Story That Time Forgot, a new holiday special. Executive producer Galyn Susman (Toy Story Of Terror!), director Steve Prucell (Brave) and head of story Derek Thompson (Wall-e) will also show off exclusive sketches and storyboards and give behind the scenes scoop on the newest Toy Story adventure. Certainly a must see for any self-respecting Toy Story fanatic.

– Thursday, July 24, 11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m., Room 6A

Comedy Central: Key & Peele and Introducting Moonbeam City!

Comedians Keegan-Michael Key »

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TV News: Sleepy, Cuckoo, Westworld, Simpsons

22 hours ago | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Sleepy Hollow

Speaking at the TCA's this week, the producers of Fox's supernatural procedural hit "Sleepy Hollow" say they don't plan to shake-up the successful formula anytime soon. For starters, the Abbie and Crane relationship won't devolve into flirting/underlying sexual tension for a good while as yet.

Producer Len Wiseman says: "[Abbie and Ichabod] have a respect for each other. We're really not playing their relationship on the romantic side". The expanded second season will also boast new villains including the Pied Piper, a Succubus and a Wendigo. Timothy Busfield will guest star as Benjamin Franklin, while Sakina Jaffrey will play no-nonsense Sheriff Leena Reyes. [Source: The Live Feed]


"Twilight" hunk Taylor Lautner tries something very different in the upcoming second season of BBC3's comedy series "Cuckoo". Lautner takes on the role of the hippie son of Andy Samberg's character from the first season, and the network has just launched the first trailer today. »

- Garth Franklin

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Fxx to Launch 'SimpsonsWorld' Online to Coincide With Marathon

21 July 2014 2:05 PM, PDT | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

Fxx has come up with the perfect solution for anyone suffering from a Simpsons hangover two months after it airs all 552 episodes of the series for 12 days straight: the hair of the dog. In October – one month after the marathon, which runs from August 21st to Labor Day – the network is opening up SimpsonsWorld, which it describes as the "ultimate Simpsons digital experience." Variety reports that authenticated users will be able to access every episode of the show through SimpsonsWorld.com and its FXNow apps on iOS, Xbox and Android »

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TVLine Items: Bernadette Peters Visits Girlfriends' Guide, Odd Teaser and More

21 July 2014 12:06 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Bernadette Peters will soon help write the Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce.

The Tony winner will guest-star on Bravo’s upcoming original scripted drama, the network announced Monday

, playing the mother of Janeane Garofalo’s Lyla, who comes to town to help Lyla with her kids.

Related  Bravo Renews Million Dollar Listing, Orders Two New Series

Inspired by books from Vicki Iovine, Girlfriends’ Guide follows Abby (House’s Lisa Edelstein), a self-help author who turns to her divorced friends after splitting from her “perfect” husband. The series will bow Tuesday, Dec. 2 at 10/9c.

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Press tour: Fxx unveils Simpsons World portal to drooling critics

21 July 2014 11:41 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

One of Fxx's promos for the channel's upcoming premiere of every "The Simpsons" repeat ever — not to mention a new website/app called Simpsons World that will allow fans to watch any episode, or clip, at any time — features a post-apocalyptic America where the world has fallen apart because people are too busy watching old "Simpsons" scenes to do anything else. By the time Fxx executives and longtime "Simpsons" showrunner Al Jean got done explaining all the features of Simpsons World, that promo seemed less parody than prophecy, at least for the "Simpsons"-loving TV critics at the press tour panel, all of whom seemed to be drooling like Homer Simpson contemplating the thought of free goo. Just from a traditional (or linear) standpoint, Fxx will have access to all 552 episodes of "The Simpsons" so far, and will marathon them all in order from August 21 through September 1, 24 hours a day for 12 days. »

- Alan Sepinwall

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Fxx Plans ‘Simpsons’ Full Series Marathon, Launches ‘Simpsons World’ Digital Experience

21 July 2014 10:23 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Ay, Caramba! To celebrate its acquisition of “The Simpsons,” Fxx will air the longest running marathon in TV history, showing all 25 seasons of the veteran animated comedy (that’s 552 episodes) plus “The Simpsons Movie” in chronological order from August 21 through September 1.

The marathon kicks off at 10 a.m. on Aug. 21 and will run 24 hours a day on Fxx until 12 a.m. on Sept. 1.

In October, the cabler will also launch “Simpsons World,” described as “the ultimate ‘Simpsons’ digital experience,” allowing authenticated viewers to have on-demand access to every “Simpsons” episode through SimpsonsWorld.com and the FXNow apps on iPhone, iPad, Xbox One, Xbox 360, Android phones and tablets, Smart TVs, and additional set-top devices. Through the site, fans will be able to curate personalized playlists, share clips and explore Springfield’s most memorable characters and locations.

From Sept. 2, Fxx will also schedule “The Simpsons” across their lineup on weekdays and weekends, »

- Laura Prudom

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Every 'The Simpsons' episode is going online

21 July 2014 10:23 AM, PDT | EW - Inside TV | See recent EW.com - Inside TV news »

Soon you’re going to be able to watch every episode of The Simpsons anywhere you want. Cable network Fxx, which last year struck a deal to obtain the exclusive cable network rights to the longest-running primetime animated series, is putting The Simpsons archive online, all fully searchable.

Fxx is launching “Simpsons World,” a new way of getting on-demand Simpsons content. For the first time, viewers can access every episode of the series via their computer or other networked devices. “Authenticated” FX subscribers will have instant access on iPhone, iPad, Xbox One, Xbox 360, Android phones and tablets, Smart TVs, and additional set-tops devices. »

- James Hibberd

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Save Me the Krust: 'The Simpsons' Likely Killing Off Krusty the Clown

21 July 2014 10:19 AM, PDT | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

Last October, Simpsons showrunner Al Jean announced that his long-running animated staple would be killing off a major character – one whose actor received an Emmy for their work on the series. Ever since that grim tease, fans have been theorizing about who the doomed Springfield resident could be: Princess Penelope (Anne Hathaway)? Perhaps demented favorite Sideshow Bob (Kelsey Grammer)? But, according to The Hollywood Reporter, Jean offered a major hint during a Sunday panel at the Television Critics Association summer press tour: "(The episode) is called 'A Clown in the Dumps', »

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Press Tour: July 2014 FX Executive Session Live-Blog

21 July 2014 9:20 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Thanks to "Fargo" and "American Horror Story: Coven," FX had a huge Emmy nomination haul two weeks ago.  And with "Fargo" leading the way, the network still has some of the best reviewed shows on TV. However, "Tyrant" and "The Strain" both drew mixed reviews, as did the comedies "Married" and "You Are The Worst." Fxx is still struggling to find an identity as it awaits a massive influx of "Simpsons" repeats. And just last week, FX announced that it would no longer be providing L+Sd ratings for reporters, preferring the fuller picture of Live+3 and Live+7 numbers. So let's just say that FX President John Landgraf will have plenty to talk about on Monday (July 21) morning at the Television Critics Association press tour... Click through and follow along... 9:19 a.m. We were delayed a bit by a couple embargoed released for announcements that are coming in the next five minutes. »

- Daniel Fienberg

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Hank Azaria’s Voice To Watch Over ‘Bordertown’

21 July 2014 8:34 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

His face is familiar enough, but it’s Hank Azaria’s voice that has become recognizable around the world. He has rattled his tonsils as everyone from Moe Szyslak to Professor Frink in The Simpsons and is now taking the main role in another animated series from the writer of Family Guy. Bordertown is a potentially explosive look at the life of Bud Buckwald, an individual on the less correct side of the tracks who just so happens to work for Border Patrol.

Following Will Ferrell’s toe-dipping into similar waters, it seems lifting the lid on who gets in is the big topic for American satirists at the moment. Azaria will be supported by Alex Borstein (aka Lois Griffin) in a dual assignment as his wife and daughter, with Missi Pyle (Gone Girl) and Judah Friedlander (30 Rock) playing the rest of the Buckwald brood.

Created by Mark Hentemann, the »

- Steve Palace

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15 Things We Learned At the Fox TCA: Scoop on 'Gotham,' 'The Simpsons,' and More

21 July 2014 7:00 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

Fox held their Television Critics Association presentation this Sunday and we were right there to get all the latest details on the network's fall lineup. We already filled you in on what NBC and ABC had to offer this past week, but let's get down to business with new news from shows like "Gotham," "Sleepy Hollow," "The Mindy Project," and more.

1. Will this be "Bones" final season?

Fox CEO Peter Rice has high hopes for the long-running procedural: "I hope it's not the last year." He also admitted it's Emily Deschanel and David Boreanaz (um, the show's leads) last year contractually and they haven't had that conversation yet.

2. "24" may live another day.

Rice loved this year's season and said the show "has many more stories to tell." So, more Jack Bauer then?

3. The new Batman prequel, "Gotham," will stay true to the comics. In a way.

Showrunner Bruno Heller revealed »

- Alana Altmann

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‘The Simpsons’ Take The Hollywood Bowl With Live Musical Performance

21 July 2014 5:00 AM, PDT | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

When you’ve done 500 plus episodes over multiple decades, the backlog of content is staggering. In the case of The Simpsons, that doesn’t only mean hilarious jokes, animation cells and Emmy awards. It means music too. While most people associate the show’s music only with Danny Elfman‘s iconic theme, every week has lots of other […]

The post ‘The Simpsons’ Take The Hollywood Bowl With Live Musical Performance appeared first on /Film. »

- Germain Lussier

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Meme: Tyler Posey Hosting Teen Choice Awards, Bender Meets Bart, Kevin Sorbo Butthurt He’s Not In Hercules

21 July 2014 4:35 AM, PDT | The Backlot | See recent The Backlot news »

Chuck Lorre expects Two and a Half Men backlash, James Garner passes, HBO denies Scott Lively debate with John Oliver

Teen Wolf‘s Tyler Posey has been tapped to host Fox’s Teen Choice Awards August 10. There are some aspects of this that are great – Posey is appropriately goofy, and has some serious musical cred if they want to go that route. He also has a tendency to swear, a lot, and he’s made verbal gaffs that were pretty embarrassing, that Dylan O’Brien won’t be around to rescue him from this time around. It should make for great television.

The Simpsons will finally get their Futurama crossover come November, when Bender travels back in time to kill Bart to keep him from doing something so terrible that it has consequences in the year 3000. In other words, “Eat my shorts” will finally face off with “Bite my shiny metal ass. »

- Ed Kennedy

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Hank Azaria to Lead the Voice Cast of Fox's Bordertown

20 July 2014 9:23 PM, PDT | Comingsoon.net | See recent Comingsoon.net news »

Multiple Emmy Award winner Hank Azaria ("The Simpsons") has been cast as Bud Buckwald, the lead voice on "Bordertown," the new animated comedy from "Family Guy's" Mark Hentemann and Seth MacFarlane. Azaria joins the previously-announced voice cast of Alex Borstein ("Family Guy," Getting On), Missi Pyle ("Jennifer Falls," Gone Girl), Judah Friedlander ("30 Rock"), Nicholas Gonzalez ("Sleepy Hollow") and guest voice Efren Ramirez (Napoleon Dynamite). »

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‘Simpsons'-'Futurama’ Crossover to Air in November

20 July 2014 6:07 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Good news, everyone! And woo hoo! The crossover between Matt Groening series “The Simpsons” and “Futurama” is coming in just a few months. The crossover episode of the two series will air on Fox as an episode of “The Simpsons” in November, “Simpsons” producer Al Jean said during a panel at the Television Critics Association on Sunday. Also read: ‘Simpsons’ Vet Hank Azaria to Voice Fox's ‘Bordertown’ The crossover episode will feature “Futurama” voice actors Billy West, John Dimaggio, Katey Sagal, Maurice Lamarche, Phil Lamarr, Lauren Tom and Tress MacNeille. After originally running on Fox before getting picked up by Comedy Central, »

- Tim Kenneally

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'Simpsons' Vet Hank Azaria To Star In Fox Animated Series 'Bordertown'

20 July 2014 5:57 PM, PDT | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

Azaria will play a politically incorrect border patrol agent in the series created by 'Family Guy' producer Mark Hentemann.

Actor Hank Azaria, long-time voice talent for The Simpsons, is going into new animated territory, signing on for the lead voice role in the upcoming Fox animated series Bordertown, according to Variety.

The show, created by Family Guy writer and producer Mark Hentemann, will satirically focus on the political climate of America's border with Mexico and shifting political trends.

Related: First Time In History! 'Simpsons' Denied Emmy Nomination

Azaria is set to voice Bud Buckwald, a politically incorrect border patrol agent and patriarch of a quirky family. Azaria's family will be played by Family Guy vet Alex Borstein, Missi Pyle, and 30 Rock alumn Judah Freidlander.

In The Simpsons, Azaria is best known for voicing bartender Moe Szyslak, Police Chief Wiggum, the Kwik-e-Mart operator Apu Nahasapeemapetilon, Comic Book Guy, Cletus the hillbilly, Professor Frink, Dr »

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'Simpsons' character will die in season 26 premiere; 'Futurama' crossover to air in November

20 July 2014 1:46 PM, PDT | EW - Inside TV | See recent EW.com - Inside TV news »

If you think the next new episode of The Simpsons will be casualty-free, you’ve made a grave mistake: The anticipated installment that features the death of a familiar face has been slated as the season 26 premiere. Speaking to EW last fall, executive producer Al Jean promised viewers “an emotional story” and dropped just a few hints about who will wind up pushing daisies. One, the actor who voiced this character claimed an Emmy for his/her performance in the role, and two, the character has appeared in more than two episodes. (Update: During a Fox panel at the Television Critics Association summer press tour, »

- Dan Snierson

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Hank Azaria to Lead Cast of Comedy from ‘Family Guy’ Producers

20 July 2014 10:13 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

The Simpsons” vet Hank Azaria is heading across the border and will be the lead voice role in “Bordertown,” Fox’s new animated series created and written by “Family Guy’s” Mark Hentemann.

Azaria will play Bud Buckwald, a married father of three and a politically out-of-touch Border Patrol agent in the comedy that aims to take a satirical look at at the cultural shifts occurring in America. He joins a previously announced cast that includes “Family Guy” alum Alex Borstein, who voices both his wise-yet-oblivious wife and his socially awkward daughter Becky, Missi Pyle, who voices his beauty-pageant obsessed daughter Gert, and Judah Friedlander, who voices his delusional son Sanford. “Sleepy Hollow’s” Nicholas Gonzalez lends his voice to Bud’s overachieving immigrant neighbor Ernesto Gonzalez, while “Napoleon Dynamite’s” Efren Ramirez guest stars as Ernesto’s son Ruiz.

Bordertown” is produced by 20th Century Fox TV. Hentemann is exec producing with Seth MacFarlane. »

- Whitney Friedlander

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