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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
Katey Sagal is already missing her previous successful show and no, it is not Sons of Anarchy. Instead it is Futurama, a cartoon she gave her voice in that ended last year. Fans of the cult favorite have been itching for it to make a comeback with new episodes. However, we once again face another end of the year with no hope for it. Unlike most fans, Katey refuses to leave behind the hopes for a return. Here is what she had to say about her hopes to Zap2It.
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, you know? It’s a show that always kind of shows up again.
Perhaps she knows something that we do not. But we love the fact that she is able to keep the hope alive. »
- Sarah Peel
It’s the highest-grossing movie of the year, so it must be good, right? Well, that seems to be the view of Paramount Pictures, who are campaigning for a Best Picture nomination for Michael Bay’s critically-derided Transformers sequel Transformers: Age of Extinction with a ‘For Your Consideration’ ad for the upcoming Academy Awards. And it seems the studio has ambitions of racking up a Titanic-like haul of nominations…
So, it’s already made the shortlist for Best Visual Effects… how many nominations do you think Paramount will manage to secure for Transformers: Age of Extinction?
Transformers: Age of Extinction sees Michael Bay directing a cast that includes Mark Wahlberg (Pain & Gain), Jack Reynor (What Richard Did), Nicola Peltz (Bates Motel), Stanley Tucci (Captain America: The First Avenger), Li Bingbing (Resident Evil: Retribution), Sophia Myles (Underworld), Victoria Summer (Saving Mr. Banks), Titus Welliver (Lost) and T.J. Miller (She’s Out »
- Gary Collinson
Stephen Hawking makes a pretty good living for himself as an author and lecturer who explains some of the most complicated scientific principles known to man, but he’s also a bit of a performer too. The theoretical physicist, who suffers from Als, has made regular appearances on shows like The Simpsons and Futurama, as well as being the focus of this year’s Oscar contender The Theory of Everything. As it turns out, Hawking has some even bigger aspirations as an actor. The scientist recently spoke with Wired magazine, where he revealed his dream role: “My ideal role would be a baddie in a James Bond film. I think the wheelchair and the computer voice would fit the part." He’s spot-on in his assessment – Hawking would make a great Bond...
- Mike Bracken
Stephen Hawking makes a pretty good living for himself as an author and lecturer who explains some of the most complicated scientific principles known to man, but he’s also a bit of a performer too. The theoretical physicist, who suffers from Als, has made regular appearances on shows like The Simpsons and Futurama, as well as being the focus of this year’s Oscar contender The Theory of Everything. As it turns out, Hawking has some even bigger aspirations as an actor. The...
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Actor Stephen Hawking, best known for his work on Futurama, The Simpsons, and Star Trek: The Next Generation, is publicly lobbying for a role in the Bond franchise. Hawking has spent the bulk of his career playing small character parts, but as he tells Wired, "My ideal role would be a baddie in a James Bond film. I think the wheelchair and the computer voice would fit the part." When he's not shamelessly seeking meatier acting parts, Hawking is a regular on the talk-show circuit and also dabbles in physics. »
- Nate Jones
Maria Bamford appeared last week at Nerdmelt in Los Angeles as part of a special Picture This! comedy event which features comics performing while illustrators and artists animate to their routines on a screen live. Picture This! was created Brandie Posey and Sam Varelaby. This edition spotlighted the Comedy Central show Brickleberry and had comedy voice talents John Dimaggio (Futurama, Adventure Time) who plays Duke and Jerry Minor (SNL, Anchorman) who plays Denzel, put their skills on display along with animators from the show. Bamford is a renowned stand-up comedian and has appeared on Comedy Central specials and shows like Arrested Development as well as being featured as a voice [ Read More ]
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- Laura Gaddy
Bill Cosby’s website yanks meme generator after it backfired with rape allegations Cosby’s Twitter account also erased all mentions of the ill-advised meme generator, which backfired immediately. Is TV exploiting Veterans Day? From A&E’s “Dogs of War” to HBO’s “The Concert For Valor,” there’s an onslaught of Veterans Day programming that are so empty that they threaten to turn "the day chosen to recognize their sacrifices like another Hallmark holiday,” says Bryan Lowry. Is “A to Z” canceled? Ben Feldman says the situation is like his 1st high school girlfriend Feldman promoted his “canceled” sitcom on Seth Meyers’ show last night, where he said that his show ran into trouble thanks in part to a “popular girl” named Shonda. Click Read Full Post For More “Homeland” director on this week’s episode: “We didn’t want it to get into the sci-fi/horror arena” “At the same time, »
- Norman Weiss
(Spoiler alert: Please do not read on if you have not yet watched Sunday's episode of “The Simpsons” entitled “Simpsorama.”) For the second time in this young season, “The Simpsons” starred in a crossover with another popular Fox animated series. “Family Guy” kicked things off by having the Griffins crash Springfield for its season opener. This time, “The Simpsons” invited guests from the far-flung future. Also read: 11 Surprising 'Simpsons' Deaths That Rocked Springfield The twice-cancelled “Futurama” made yet another triumphant return to the airwaves in “Simpsorama,” which was essentially a “Futurama” episode run through the classic filter of Matt Groening‘s most. »
- Jason Hughes
How I love Futurama! Matt Groening's other show never had the audience or the acclaim of The Simpsons. It aired sporadically for four seasons, frequently shifting timeslots in an era when "timeslots" were things that people cared about. But eventually people found Futurama: In reruns on adult swim, on DVD when DVDs were things that people cared about. And what they found was a show that was somehow both darker and sillier than its more famous older sibling. The Simpsons is a family show about characters who fundamentally love each other, living in a vividly drawn cartoon city »
- Darren Franich
Having crossed over with Seth MacFarlane’s Family Guy back in September, The Simpsons will be linking up with another Matt Groening creation with tonight’s episode as the stars of Futurama head to Springfield for ‘Simpsorama’, and you can check out a selection of clips right here…
Will you be tuning in to ‘Simpsorama’ tonight?
Will you be picking up the Lego Big Bang Theory set?
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- Gary Collinson
“A show out of ideas teams up with a show out of episodes,” is the opening tagline description for The Simpsons-Futurama crossover, Simpsorama. That’s right folks, the gang from the twice-canceled space comedy are staging a brief comeback to the small screen. In this Sunday’s weekly instalment of The Simpsons, Homer and co. will be uniting for a crossover with Matt Groening’s other animated serial.
Bringing together the Planet Express delivery crew with Springfield’s infamous family, the special episode will kick off in a traditional way: via the couch gag. The Simpsons‘ opening credits have been a long-running source of some of the series’ finest quips. Beginning with Bart’s chalky scrawls on his schoolroom board, they culminate with a different couch joke every week. So, to accurately commence this spinoff episode, the powers that be have created an amalgam of the two shows via the Simpsons’ sofa. »
- Gem Seddon
Back in September, it was reported that "The Simpsons" will air an episode that will crossover with "Futurama," another show created by Matt Groening. The episode is called "Simpsorama" and we now have the couch gag from it, featuring Homer meeting Hedonismbot. Check it out below. The story centers on Bart sneezing on a sandwich that he places in a time capsule, which mixes with Millhouse's rabbit's foot and radioactive ooze to create a catastrophe in the future. Bender is sent back in time to kill Bart and prevent the crisis from ever happening. "Simpsorama" is set to air on November 9th at 8pm Est on Fox. Video: »
Futurama lives! For one night at least. The long-running sci-fi cartoon spoof, which signed off last year, is making a time-traveling comeback on The Simpsons (Sunday, Nov. 9 at 8/7c on Fox). Despite the fact the shows are set 1,000 years apart, the crossover makes sense, given that both series were created by Matt Groening and share a similar animation style. "At the table read, I said, "Let's celebrate this joyous reunion between Matt Groening's left and right brains,'" says Simpsons executive producer Al Jean. "And I really think that's what it is."
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- Rich Sands
This weekend, two of the most beloved animated TV shows will meet up episodically for the first time, as Futurama’s Planet Express crew from the 31st century heads to Springfield for a crossover episode called “Simpsoroma.” The main voice cast from Futurama—John Dimaggio, Billy West, Katey Sagal, Phil Lamarr, Lauren Tom, Maurice Lamarche, and Tress MacNeille (who is part of the Simpsons voice cast as well)—reprised their roles for this creation, in which rage-robot Bender travels back in time to eliminate Bartbefore. “They were going off the air, so I thought people would really love it if we had one more chance to see those characters,” Simpsons exec producer Al Jean told EW this summer. “We’re always looking for things that are compatible with us, and I thought, ‘Well, what’s more compatible?’ We do a joke, actually, about how similar Bender and Homer look. Like, »
- Kyle Reese
Fox has released the opening couch gag and clip for this weekend's Simpsons and Futurama crossover episode called "Simpsorama," which will send the Simpsons to the 31st century. The episode follows a "Terminator-esque story that involves Bart blowing his nose on a sandwich that he places in a time capsule. When that mixes with Milhouse’s rabbit’s foot and some radioactive ooze, it creates a global catastrophe in the future, prompting Bender to travel back in time to kill Bart and prevent this mega-mess." The episode also has a great tagline that reads, "A show out of ideas teams up with a show out of episodes."
This is going to be quite the epic event for fans of both series. It will definitely be good to see the return of the characters from Futurama. The episode will also reunite the Futurama voice cast of Billy West, John Dimaggio, Katey Sagal, »
- Joey Paur
The future is looking good for Homer Simpson. Fox's “The Simpsons” finally meets with Matt Groening‘s other animated brainchild,”Futurama,” in a special crossover episode on Sunday, and a first look at the episode's couch gag reveals that 742 Evergreen Terrace's resident layabout will find plenty to enjoy about the conveniences of the post-modern age. See photos: 11 Surprising ‘Simpsons’ Deaths That Rocked Springfield (Photos) Such as a couch that not only allows him to plop his ample behind down, but gives him a massage to boot. Also read: See photos: 11 Surprising 'Simpsons' Deaths That Rocked Springfield The crossover episode, airing 8 p. »
- Tim Kenneally
Back in September, we reported that The Simpsons will be crossing over with Futurama, both of which were created by Matt Groening, in a special crossover episode entitled "Simpsorama", airing Sunday, November 9 at 8 Pm Et on Fox. Today, the network has released the couch gag fans will see this weekend, which features Springfield's favorite family meeting Futurama's Hedonismbot (voiced by Maurice Lamarche).
The story centers on Bart (Nancy Cartwright) sneezing on a sandwich that he places in a time capsule, which mixes with Millhouse's (Pamela Hayden) rabbit's foot and radioactive ooze to create a catastrophe in the future. Bender (John Di Maggio) is sent back in time to kill Bart and prevent the crisis from ever happening.
In addition to the couch gag, we have two new clips, one of which features Homer (Dan Castellaneta) and Bender taking their turns beating on Bart, while the second shows Professor Farnsworth »
NBC orders 5 more “Marry Me” episodes That brings the total Season 1 order to 18 episodes. Broadcast TV is getting raunchier Competition with cable has led shows like “New Girl” to talk about fisting, “The Mindy Project” to tackle anal sex, and “How to Get Away with Murder” to discuss penis pictures. Carol Burnett is writing a book about her variety show In a conversation with Rosie O’Donnell, Burnett says the book will include liner notes of some of her and the cast’s favorite sketches. Click Read Full Post For More Emily Watson joins Lifetime’s “Marilyn” miniseries The Oscar nominee will play Marilyn Monroe’s guardian. Did “Sons of Anarchy” just jump the shark? The FX series might've shown its dumbest scene yet on this week's episode. How “Garfield” the cat saved primetime cartoons The "lasagna-loving, Monday-hating orange feline” paved the way for shows like “The Simpsons.” HBO expects »
- Norman Weiss
Like Sweet Zombie Jesus, Fry & Co. will rise from the dead for one more animated adventure on The Simpsons. The Planet Express crew from the 31st century is scheduled to touch down in present-day Springfield in the Fox comedy's Nov. 9 episode, titled "Simpsorama." The main voice cast from beloved-and-cancelled-once-again Futurama—John Dimaggio, Billy West, Katey Sagal, Phil Lamarr, Lauren Tom, Maurice Lamarche, and Tress MacNeille (who is part of the Simpsons voice cast as well)—reprised their roles for this crossover creation, in which rage-robot Bender travels back in time to eliminate Bart before he does something snotty that leads to a mass catastrophe. »
- Dan Snierson
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