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'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 »
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 »
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 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 »
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
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 »
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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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
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
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
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', »
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
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
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
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
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
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). »
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
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.
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 »
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
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.
- Whitney Friedlander
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