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Fox 2017-18 Season Ratings (updated 2/21/18)

During the regular 2016-17 season, Fox aired 11 new or revived scripted shows and seven of them won't be back for the 2017-18 season. How will the network do in the ratings this time around? How many of their TV shows will be cancelled or renewed? Stay tuned.How do the execs decide what to cancel or keep? They look at a lot of different factors but the ratings play a very large role. The higher the ratings, the better chances a show has of surviving.Fox shows this season (so far): 9-1-1, Bob's Burgers, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, The Exorcist, Family Guy, The Four: Battle for Stardom, Ghosted, The Gifted, Gotham, Hell's Kitchen, The Last Man on Earth, La to Vegas, Lethal Weapon, Lucifer, The Mick, The Orville, The Resident, The Simpsons and The X-Files.Read More…
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‘The Simpsons’ Showrunner Al Jean Addresses Disney Merger, Composer Shake-up and Returning Characters [Interview]

‘The Simpsons’ Showrunner Al Jean Addresses Disney Merger, Composer Shake-up and Returning Characters [Interview]
Somehow, in 29 years of The Simpsons, I still have not run out of things to ask showrunner Al Jean. And this year, there have been some pretty monumental changes to address. Longtime composer Alf Clausen ended his run with season 28. The Disney acquisition of 20th Century Fox makesThe Simpsons now a Disney-produced show, […]

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When Does Your Favorite Show Return From the Olympics Break?

When Does Your Favorite Show Return From the Olympics Break?
The PyeongChang Winter Olympics are barely a week old, and yet it somehow feels like regularly scheduled programming has been off the air for a month.

Since you, as we do, probably wonder when This Is Us, The Good Doctor, Big Bang Theory, 9-1-1, The Flash and other favorite broadcast shows will resume their seasons, I did that chart/list/grid thing that I do.

Herewith are the return dates for any broadcast-tv seasons that were in progress when the Olympics torch got lit , as well as a curated smattering of season and series premieres. This is by no
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Exclusive Interviews: Owen Wilson, Ed Helms & Katt Williams on the new comedy Father Figures

Author: Jon Lyus

This week sees the release of Father Figures, which stars a fresh-from-Zoolander 2 Owen Wilson and Ed Helms, himself recently recovered from The Hangover films. The film, a light-hearted tale of a pair of twins searching for their real father, marks the directorial debut of veteran cinematographer Lawrence Sher and has a fine supporting cast including Katt Williams, J. K. Simmons, Glenn Close, Ving Rhames, Harry Shearer and Christopher Walken.

Recently we had the chance to sit down with three stars of the new film, and Danielle DeLaite talked to Wilson and Helms about why their characters were so much fun to play, and how it was working with Christopher Walken and Terry Bradshaw. They also talk about their own parents growing up, and how this influenced their choices in the film. Owen Wilson also gives his reaction to seeing the lightsaber video where his voice
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Netflix Bags Another TV Trophy, and Outplays Rivals, by Luring Ryan Murphy Away From Broadcast and Cable

Netflix nabbed another one. The digital service’s five-year, $300 million deal with uber producer Ryan Murphy once again sends a shock wave straight to the traditional TV ecosystem. Murphy leaves his longtime home at 20th Century Fox TV, where his contract was set to expire in July.

It’s a reminder to broadcast and cable networks alike that even if they cultivate A-plus talent, those superstar producers will eventually head to greener streamer pastures.

At the same time, it’s no longer a surprise. Murphy, after all, follows Shonda Rhimes, the “Grey’s Anatomy” executive producer whose Shondaland brand was too valuable to remain inside a traditional company. Rhimes signed a rich deal last fall to join Netflix after 15 years at Disney/ABC.

And it’s also another aggressive play by Netflix to secure, in Rhimes and Murphy, two producers whom might have otherwise been producing new hit shows for
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Appeals Court Won't Let 'Goodfellas' Actor Have Another Shot at 'Simpsons' Mob Character

Being somebody in a neighborhood full of nobodies is valuable, but not so extraordinary that Goodfellas and Godfather Part II actor Frank Sivero gets to renew his legal fight claiming he's owed something for a familiar mob character on The Simpsons. On Tuesday, a California appeals court affirmed dismissal of Sivero's lawsuit against Fox Television.

Sivero sued in 2014 and claimed that the Simpsons character of Louie misappropriated his likeness. Sivero alleged in his complaint that just as The Simpsons was getting off the ground in the late 1980s, he was living in an apartment complex in Sherman Oaks,...
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The Simpsons on Fox: Cancelled or Renewed for Season 30?

Vulture Watch Will Homer, Marge, and the kids go on forever, or is their story near its end? Has the The Simpsons TV show been cancelled or renewed for a 30th season on Fox? The television vulture is watching all the latest cancellation and renewal news, so this page is the place to track the status of The Simpsons season 30. Bookmark it or subscribe for the latest updates. Remember, the television vulture is watching your shows. Are you?  What's This TV Show About? An animated sitcom airing on the Fox television network, The Simpsons features the vocal talents of Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith, Harry Shearer, and Hank Azaria. The comedy centers on the dysfunctional Simpson family, as well as their neighbors, friends, and life in the fictional town of Springfield. A safety inspector at the Springfield
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Metallica's James Hetfield Joins Zac Efron's Ted Bundy Biopic

Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile is bringing in a legend. For the first time ever, Metallica frontman James Hetfield is going to act in a live-action movie. He is playing a cop in old friend Joe Berlinger's Ted Bundy biopic, which is headlined by Zac Efron in the lead role. The official Metallica Instagram page announced the news. They offered this about James' role in the movie.

"No rest for the wicked here as James spent a few of his days between tour dates in front of the camera once again for Academy-award nominated director @joeberlingerfilms as he filmed scenes for Joe's upcoming film Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil, and Vile. The movie follows the relationship between notorious serial killer Ted Bundy, played by Zac Efron, and his longtime girlfriend, played by Lily Collins, who at the time, had no knowledge of the crimes."

The post went onto reveal
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Metallica’s James Hetfield Starring in Ted Bundy Film ‘Extremely Wicked’!

Metallica’s James Hetfield Starring in Ted Bundy Film ‘Extremely Wicked’!
Aside from voicing characters on shows like “The Simpsons,” “Metalocalypse” and “American Dad,” Metallica lead singer James Hetfield hasn’t done much acting over the years, so you might be surprised to hear that he’s going to be in the upcoming Zac Efron-starring Ted Bundy film, Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil, and Vile. Via Deadline, Hetfield will play Officer […]
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Win! A Signed ‘Father Figures’ Poster

The hilarious comedy Father Figures is out in cinemas February 16 and to celebrate, Warner Bros. Pictures is giving you the chance to win a poster signed by Ed Helms and Owen Wilson!

In the Alcon Entertainment comedy “Father Figures,” Owen Wilson (“The Grand Budapest Hotel,” “Wedding Crashers”) and Ed Helms (“The Hangover” films, “We’re the Millers”) star as fraternal twins Kyle and Peter who accidentally discover they’ve been living with a lie all their lives. The kindly man in the photo on their mantle isn’t their father after all, but an invention their mother (Glenn Close) concocted to conceal the truth: that she actually doesn’t know who their real father is. See, it was the seventies, and things were crazy, and…well, you know. Armed with only a handful of clues, the brothers resolve to find the mystery man in what results in a wild road
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Film Review: ‘Seeing Allred’

Film Review: ‘Seeing Allred’
Most lawyers are content to fight their battles far from the public eye. Gloria Allred isn’t like most lawyers.

As the country’s highest profile women’s rights attorney, Allred understands that the court of public opinion can sometimes find justice that even the nation’s top courts cannot, and so, she has learned to generate media attention, organize press conferences, and even stage demonstrations for the benefit of cameras. That tactic has earned her many enemies over the years (one clip in Roberta Grossman and Sophie Sartain’s “Seeing Allred” shows Jimmy Kimmel saying she “seems to be in league with the devil,” without explaining why), but it also makes her uniquely suited to a documentary — one that can bring a megaphone to her causes, while offering a more intimate, personal side of her story.

Available exclusively on Netflix three weeks after its splashy Sundance debut, “Seeing Allred” differs profoundly from nearly every other time Americans
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Kevin Hart Has a New Animated Comedy Series Coming to Fox Called Lil Kev

If you're a fan of Kevin Hart and his comedy style, you'll be happy to learn that he's got a new animated series coming to Fox called Lil Kev. The show is based on Hart's comedy and this is the synopsis that was released for the series:

Lil Kev is the story of a 12-year-old, pint-sized, optimistic, highly imaginative kid who navigates growing up in the crime filled inner-city of North Philly with the help and sometimes hindrance of his strong, quick-tempered mother, drug addicted father, pessimistic older brother, ex-con uncle and wise-ass talking dog.

Hart will be providing the voice of the main character and he will be joined by Wanda Sykes, Keith Robertson, Gerald “Slink” Johnson and Deon Cole.

The project is one of many animated projects being developed at Fox. It's being written by Michael Price (The Simpsons) and Matt Claybrooks (Everybody Hates Chris), so we know
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Disney Boss “Enthusiastic” About Fox Merger Despite Interest From Comcast

Tuesday’s investor call was a busy one for Disney, as the company took the opportunity to lock down plans for multiple Star Wars TV projects along with a new film series from David Benioff and D.B. Weiss, the creative masterminds behind HBO’s über-popular Game of Thrones.

Amid talk of Lucasfilm’s far-away galaxy, though, CEO Bob Iger addressed the company’s proposed merger with 20th Century Fox, and why he still feels “enthusiastic” about the landmark deal, one which will eventually see the X-Men join forces with Marvel’s cinematic heroes, despite interest from Comcast.

Before we discuss the quarter and other developments across the company, a quick update about our recently announced acquisition. The regulatory process has begun in numerous jurisdictions across the world. And I spent the last several weeks meeting with a number of business leaders at Fox, gaining insight that will be invaluable when
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Kim Possible Live-Action Movie in Development at Disney Channel

Disney Channel is resurrecting one of its most iconic female characters — just as soon as she checks her beeper and returns the call.

A live-action movie based on the animated series Kim Possible is in the works, TVLine has learned. Casting for all roles — including the title character, a high school student who juggles cheerleading and crimefighting — is currently underway.

Original series creators Mark McCorkle and Robert Schooley are penning the script, along with Josh Cagan (The Duff). McCorkle, Schooley and Zanne Devine (I, Tonya) will executive-produce.

Kim Possible ran on Disney Channel for 87 episodes from 2002 to 2007, additionally spawning two
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Squinters review – Tim Minchin and Jacki Weaver take the low road in glib commuter comedy

ABC TV delivers a healthy dose of laughs alongside frivolous word salads in this patchy and meandering gabfest

Remember that old episode of The Simpsons in which Homer enters a magical portal and is transported into the real world? The more I watch the comedian Sam Simmons, the more I come to think perhaps this episode was inspired by actual events – that the 40-year-old performer was a former Springfield resident who snuck through the portal undetected.

No comic in Australian history has looked so much like a cartoon character. Despite no shortage of dick jokes in his standup routines, Simmons is a “waist-up comedian”: his face is so animated he doesn’t need the rest of his body. He is, then, a perfect choice for ABC TV’s six-part comedy series, Squinters, in which he plays a flustered George Costanza-like everyman caught behind the wheel during the daily rush-hour commute.
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Kevin Hart to Star in Fox Animated Comedy Lil Kev, Based on His Childhood

Kevin Hart to Star in Fox Animated Comedy Lil Kev, Based on His Childhood
Kevin Hart is getting animated. (Well, even more so than usual.)

The actor/comedian will star in and executive-produce an animated Fox sitcom based on his childhood, according to our sister site Deadline. Fox has ordered a pilot presentation for Lil Kev, which follows a highly imaginative 12-year-old boy as he navigates the streets of North Philadelphia with the help of “his strong, quick-tempered mother, drug-addicted father, pessimistic older brother, ex-con uncle and wise-ass talking dog.”

Along with Hart, Lil Kev will feature the voices of Wanda Sykes (Curb Your Enthusiasm), Deon Cole (black-ish), Gerald “Slink” Johnson (Black Jesus) and stand-up comic Keith Robinson.
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Fox Orders Kevin Hart Presentation ‘Lil Kev’ As Part Of Big Animated Series Push

Exclusive: Fox has picked up Lil Kev, an animated pilot presentation based on the comedy of Kevin Hart, which he will be voicing alongside Wanda Sykes, Keith Robertson, Gerald “Slink” Johnson and Deon Cole. The 20th Century Fox TV/Lionsgate TV project, written by Michael Price (The Simpsons) and Matt Claybrooks (Everybody Hates Chris), is one of several animated series in the works at Fox, including another pilot presentation for a half-hour comedy from Amy Poehler, The Si…
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Gal Gadot to Voice Herself in Upcoming ‘The Simpsons’ Episode

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Gal Gadot to Voice Herself in Upcoming ‘The Simpsons’ Episode
Gal Gadot will voice herself in an upcoming episode of “The Simpsons,” the actress announced on Twitter Monday. “I grew up watching @TheSimpsons and now I get to voice myself in an episode!” Gadot tweeted, accompanying a video of herself signing Marge Simpson’s hair. Gadot will star in an episode titled “Bart’s Not Dead” airing in during season 30, which will debut next fall. Also Read: Gal Gadot 'Moved and Touched' by Fan Outcry After 'Wonder Woman' Received No Oscar Nominations Representatives for Gadot have not yet responded to TheWrap’s request for comment. Gadot most recently starred in “Wonder Woman” and “Justice League,” in...
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‘Life Of The Party’ Trailer: Melissa McCarthy Goes Back To College

One of the all-time best episodes of “The Simpsons” is season five’s “Homer Goes To College.” Of course, the entry sees Homer going to back to school to finally get his degree and pass nuclear physics, and winding up battling the crusty old dean, and getting involved with his sworn enemies — nerds. Now, what if that concept was applied to a live-action movie?

I’m not saying “Life Of The Party” might want to send some royalty cheques to “The Simpsons,” but the concept is identical, with Melissa McCarthy playing a grown woman who heads back to school.
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Gal Gadot to Voice Herself in Upcoming Episode of The Simpsons

Gal Gadot is going yellow as the Wonder Woman 2 actress is set to voice herself in an upcoming episode of The Simpsons and she can’t wait. Gadot has become a household name after appearing in two major 2017 Warner Bros. releases, as Diana Prince in Justice League and Wonder Woman – following her introducing to the superhero universe via Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice in 2016.
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