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‘Incredibles 2’ Director and Oscar Contender Brad Bird Believes in the Bermuda Triangle

As an animation geek who tracked Pixar ever since “Toy Story” blew my gaskets and I traveled to the Bay Area to grill the likes of John Lasseter and Pete Docter, sitting down with Brad Bird — the legendary director of “Iron Giant” and Oscar-winning auteur behind “Ratatouille” and “The Incredibles” — is my idea of a good time. “The Incredibles” marked the first outside project to come into Pixar, which always gave Bird a wider berth than most.

I followed up with Bird on something I remembered from hanging with him at the Sheridan Bar at the Telluride Film Festival (he brings his family every year). When I made a reaction face of silent disgust, Bird leapt on it. “That’s an expression!” he said. He’s like a collector, capturing them for later use.

“I don’t consciously go into a room, I don’t need to observe,” he said,
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‘Incredibles 2’ Director and Oscar Contender Brad Bird Believes in the Bermuda Triangle

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As an animation geek who tracked Pixar ever since “Toy Story” blew my gaskets and I traveled to the Bay Area to grill the likes of John Lasseter and Pete Docter, sitting down with Brad Bird — the legendary director of “Iron Giant” and Oscar-winning auteur behind “Ratatouille” and “The Incredibles” — is my idea of a good time. “The Incredibles” marked the first outside project to come into Pixar, which always gave Bird a wider berth than most.

I followed up with Bird on something I remembered from hanging with him at the Sheridan Bar at the Telluride Film Festival (he brings his family every year). When I made a reaction face of silent disgust, Bird leapt on it. “That’s an expression!” he said. He’s like a collector, capturing them for later use.

“I don’t consciously go into a room, I don’t need to observe,” he said,
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Fox Comedies, ‘60 Minutes’ Andrew McCabe Sit-Down Top Slow Holiday Sunday Ratings

  • Deadline
Viewers pulled away from broadcast networks Sunday to warm up for Presidents Day revelry or watch the NBA All-Star Game on TNT and TBS.

Fox fared best in the demo, fueled by a Nascar Daytona 500 primetime kickoff in a swath of the country. From 8-9:30 Pm, the network averaged a 0.9 demo rating with The Simpsons, Bob’s Burgers, and Family Guy, after which a repeat Family Guy wrapped the network’s night.

Making its return after CBS’ Super Bowl and Grammy Sundays, newsmag 60 Minutes‘ blockbuster interview with former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe was the night’s most watched program. God Friended Me followed and took its hour in total viewers, beating closest competition by 4.3 million viewers; NCIS: Los Angeles was the most watched program at 9 Pm by 1.3M viewers. At 10 Pm, Madam Secretary hit a series low in the demo.
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Ratings: ‘Elvis All-Star Tribute’ Can’t Keep NBC Out of Big 4 Basement

  • The Wrap
The night before a national holiday is traditionally pretty slow, and Sunday was no exception. The Daytona 500-boosted Fox finished first in demo ratings last night, when CBS took home the most total viewers. NBC aired its Elvis Presley tribute during the primetime before President’s Day, but the Nielsen sheets weren’t “All Shook Up” by the special.

Due to the live Nascar race’s overrun, these fast national numbers for Fox should be considered subject to significant adjustment. Since everyone but us appears to be enjoying the holiday, we’ve only got numbers for the Big 4 broadcast networks today.

For now, Fox was first in ratings with a 1.1 rating in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic and second in total viewers with an average of 4.2 million, according to preliminary numbers. Between reruns, “The Simpsons” at 8 p.m. had a 0.9 and 2.8 million viewers. At 8:30, “Bob’s Burgers” got a 0.9 and 2.2 million viewers.
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Hidden Among All the Familiar WGA TV Winners: Hope For Offbeat Shows

In what’s likely to be a recurring theme throughout the 2019 awards season, the biggest surprises at the Writers Guild of America TV Awards on Sunday all occurred down ballot.

HBO’s killer comedy “Barry” took home awards for both episodic comedy and new series, while Amazon’s “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” won Best Comedy Series, further cementing each show’s frontrunner status with regards to this year’s Emmy race. Meanwhile FX’s “The Americans” scored a Best Drama Series win for its final season.

There were other very, very familiar faces: FX’s “The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story” continued its awards-season dominance with a win for Adapted Long Form; Fox’s “The Simpsons” took home its twelfth WGA award for Animation; and HBO’s “Last Week Tonight with John Oliver” won its fourth Comedy/Variety Talk Series WGA award. Deserving, sure, but this tidy crop
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2019 WGA Awards honour Eighth Grade and Can You Ever Forgive Me?

A week before the 91st annual Academy Awards, it was the turn of the Writers Guild of America to hand out its honours on Sunday evening, with the 2019 WGA Awards taking place at simultaneous ceremonies in Los Angeles and New York.

On the film side of things, Eighth Grade and Can You Ever Forgive Me? were awarded Best Original Screenplay and Best Adapted Screenplay respectively, while TV winners included the likes of Barry, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, The Americans, Castle Rock, The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story, Homeland and The Simpsons.

Check out the full list of winners here…

Film

Original Screenplay

Eighth Grade

Green Book

A Quiet Place

Roma

Vice

Adapted Screenplay

Blackkklansman

Black Panther

“Can You Ever Forgive Me?”

“If Beale Street Could Talk”

A Star Is Born

Documentary Screenplay

Bathtubs Over Broadway

“Fahrenheit 11/9″

“Generation Wealth”

“In Search of Greatness”

Television

Drama Series

The Americans

Better Call Saul
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Why “The Simpsons” Is Going To Outlive All of Us

To be perfectly honest it’s not such a strong boast to say that The Simpsons might outlive us all, and that’s simply because when you think the show is about over it decides to go and get renewed and we’re back in the saddle again for another go. But the show hasn’t been without its issues throughout its long and storied past, since if you’ll remember it wasn’t the most loved show when it came on the Tracey Ullman Show to begin with. The animation back in that day wasn’t even close to what it is now, but the idea

Why “The Simpsons” Is Going To Outlive All of Us
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Watch The Simpsons Online: Season 30 Episode 14

Did Krusty lie about his past?

On The Simpsons Season 30 Episode 14, there were multiple revelations when the clown unveiled details of his past in a new movie.

Watch The Simpsons Season 30 Episode 14 Online

However, Bart wondered whether there was something amiss when his past did not add up. 

Meanwhile, Bart and Lisa got jobs working as personal assistants for a big budget movie. 

The pair quickly realized there were some big issues with the way the flick was being made. 

Elsewhere, more details about the early years of Homer and Marge's relationship came to light. 

What was their big secret?

Use the video above to watch The Simpsons online right here via TV Fanatic.

View Slideshow: 11 of the Best Valentine's Day Gestures on TV

Catch up on all your favorite shows and reviews and join in the conversations with other fanatics who love TV as much as you.
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WGA Awards Bear Little Relevance to Oscars, Which Will Have Fewer Dick Jokes

WGA Awards Bear Little Relevance to Oscars, Which Will Have Fewer Dick Jokes
The Writers Guild Awards, East and West, always deliver strong pro-union and leftist political sentiments, not to mention a raft of colorful F bombs and dick jokes. Give writers a place to sound off, and likely they will, especially if there’s alcohol flowing. This show, as WGA West’s killer host Chelsea Peretti noted, “has all the glitz and glamor of the Oscars without the pressure of public interest.” Tomorrow, she noted, “most of you will be writing about losing awards.”

Indeed. Like other guild shows this year, the Writers Guild winners did not shed much light on the upcoming Oscarcast. The winner of Original Screenplay — beating Oscar nominees “Roma,” “Vice,” and “Green Book” — was a scribe not nominated for an Academy Award. Youthful Bo Burnham (“Eighth Grade”) at the DGA had already beat “A Star Is Born” writer-director Bradley Cooper for First-Time Director. “To the other nominees in
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WGA Awards Bear Little Relevance to Oscars, Which Will Have Fewer Dick Jokes

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WGA Awards Bear Little Relevance to Oscars, Which Will Have Fewer Dick Jokes
The Writers Guild Awards, East and West, always deliver strong pro-union and leftist political sentiments, not to mention a raft of colorful F bombs and dick jokes. Give writers a place to sound off, and likely they will, especially if there’s alcohol flowing. This show, as WGA West’s killer host Chelsea Peretti noted, “has all the glitz and glamor of the Oscars without the pressure of public interest.” Tomorrow, she noted, “most of you will be writing about losing awards.”

Indeed. Like other guild shows this year, the Writers Guild winners did not shed much light on the upcoming Oscarcast. The winner of Original Screenplay — beating Oscar nominees “Roma,” “Vice,” and “Green Book” — was a scribe not nominated for an Academy Award. Youthful Bo Burnham (“Eighth Grade”) at the DGA had already beat “A Star Is Born” writer-director Bradley Cooper for First-Time Director. “To the other nominees in
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Writers Guild Awards: The Americans, Mrs. Maisel and Barry Among Winners

Writers Guild Awards: The Americans, Mrs. Maisel and Barry Among Winners
The 71st Annual Writers Guild Awards were handed out Sunday night in Los Angeles and New York City, and they were very good to the Jennings, Midge and Barry.

The Americans’ final season took home the gold for Drama Series, while The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel claimed the Comedy Series trophy. The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story won for Best Long-Form Adapted Series.

Showtime’s Homeland and HBO’s Barry earned individual episode accolades, with the latter also picking up the New Series award.

TV’s major winners are listed below.

Drama Series

The Americans — Winner

Better Call
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The 12 Best Simpsons Guest Stars, Ranked

As with any show that’s been on the air for a while and accumulated a large, dedicated fan base, The Simpsons has attracted some big-name guest stars over the years. As the longest running series in the history of American television, it’s also the series with the all-time biggest number of guest stars.

Related: The Simpsons Already Made The Perfect Final Episode

Everybody from Mick Jagger to Katy Perry to Danny DeVito to Stephen Hawking has lent their voices to either a one-off character or a yellow, Springfieldian version of themselves. As season 30 brings us even more Simpsons guest stars, here are the 12 best Simpsons guest stars, ranked.
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Writers Guild Awards 2019 Winners: ‘Eighth Grade,’ ‘Can You Ever Forgive Me?,’ ‘Barry,’ and ‘Mrs. Maisel’ Win Big

Writers Guild Awards 2019 Winners: ‘Eighth Grade,’ ‘Can You Ever Forgive Me?,’ ‘Barry,’ and ‘Mrs. Maisel’ Win Big
With just one week to go before the Oscars inundate Hollywood with the final event of this year’s awards season, one last guild had some awards of its own to give out. It’s safe to say that no one does it quite like the Writers Guild, which traditionally holds not one, but two awards ceremonies, with both New York and Los Angeles playing home to evening events that unfold simultaneously. On Sunday evening, the NYC crowd hit the Edison Ballroom for a Roy Wood, Jr.-hosted show, while the Angeleno arm was back at the Beverly Hilton, hosted by Chelsea Peretti.

Despite missing out on an Oscar nod, it was Bo Burnham’s feature directorial debut, “Eighth Grade,” which walked away with the win for Best Original Screenplay, while Best Adapted Screenplay honors went to “Can You Ever Forgive Me?,” written by Nicole Holofcener and Jeff Whitty.

The
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WGA Awards 2019: ‘The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel’ Wins Comedy Series Award

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WGA Awards 2019: ‘The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel’ Wins Comedy Series Award
The 71st annual Writers Guild Awards are underway at dual ceremonies at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif. and at the Edison Ballroom in New York City. “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” won the comedy series award for Kate Fodor, Noah Gardenswartz, Jen Kirkman, Sheila Lawrence, Daniel Palladino and Amy Sherman Palladino. The series won the Emmy for best comedy series last year.

Bill Hader and Alec Berg won the episodic comedy award for the opening segment of HBO’s “Barry,” “Chapter One: Make Your Mark” (“Barry”).

Stephanie Gillis won the animated award for the “Bart’s Not Dead” episode and Alex Gansa took the episodic drama award for the “Paean To The People” segment of “Homeland.”

Chelsea Peretti hosted the West Coast ceremonies while Roy Wood Jr. was the emcee in New York

Original screenplay nominees are Alfonso Cuaron’s “Roma”; Adam McKay’s “Vice”; Bo Burnham’s “Eighth Grade”; Bryan Woods,
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The Simpsons Season 30 Episode 14 Review: The Clown Stays in the Picture

Krusty's science fiction roots show on The Simpsons Season 30, Episode 14, "The Clown Stays in the Picture."

This The Simpsons review contains spoilers.

The Simpsons: Season 30 Episode 14

After 30 seasons, The Simpsons have a lot more to look back on than forward to. Episode 14, "The Clown Stays in the Picture," takes another in a series of peaks into their past for a revelatory look to add to the series canon, whether we remember it or not. Krusty the Clown is a local hero. Well known on every TV set in Springfield except the Flanderses. Up until now, his only nationally recognized appearances was as the Adam West-era Batman villain Clownface. We knew that Bob Newhart was vaguely familiar with the name.

What we didn't know is Krusty the Clown costarred in a hit comedy film called "Good Cop Dog Cop." It spilled so much popcorn a sequel was a natural. All of Hollywood's biggest names,
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20 Great Family Guy Quotes for the Show’s 20th Anniversary

It’s kind of hard to believe that it’s been 20 years since Family Guy first aired. A lot of us were probably still in our teens when this show first came on the air, while a good number of us were old enough to think “Oh good, another one.” Remember when The Simpsons was considered to be something worth banning in some peoples’ opinion? Family Guy raised the bar even higher, or lowered it depending on your outlook, and despite the opposition to it from some the show never really went away since it was deemed as one of the

20 Great Family Guy Quotes for the Show’s 20th Anniversary
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Writers Guild Awards 2019 Winners List – Updating Live

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Writers Guild Awards 2019 Winners List – Updating Live
The 71st annual Writers Guild Awards are being handed out tonight in simultaneous ceremonies in Los Angeles and New York. Deadline will be updating the winners here as they are announced.

Here is the complete list of winners announced so far at the 2019 Writers Guild Awards, followed by the list of nominees:

News Script – Analysis, Feature, Or Commentary

“Wounds of War” (60 Minutes), Written by Scott Pelley, Katie Kerbstat, Nicole Young; CBS News

Documentary Screenplay

Bathtubs Over Broadway

Written by Ozzy Inguanzo & Dava Whisenant; Focus Features

Comedy Series

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Written by Kate Fodor, Noah Gardenswartz, Jen Kirkman, Sheila Lawrence, Daniel Palladino, Amy Sherman Palladino; Prime Video

Children’S Episodic And Specials

“The Ersatz Elevator: Part One” (A Series of Unfortunate Events), Teleplay by Daniel Handler; Netflix

Short Form New Media Original

Class of Lies, Written by Tessa Leigh Williams; Snapchat

Quiz And Audience Participation

Who Wants To Be A Millionaire,
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All 30 Seasons of The Simpsons, Ranked

Now that it’s been on the air for 30 seasons, The Simpsons has officially become the longest running primetime series in the history of American television. With over 650 episodes under its belt, the show once described by The Av Club as “television’s crowning achievement regardless of format” has beaten out Gunsmoke for the title.

Previously: The Simpsons' Apu Controversy Timeline: What Really Happened & What's Next

And it’s not stopping any time soon; Fox has just renewed the show for seasons 31 and 32. With any luck, the surreal, satirical, and ultimately human story of the Simpson family will keep going for years and years. So, here are All 30 Seasons of The Simpsons, Ranked.
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New Funko POPs for ‘The Office’, ‘The Simpsons’, ‘Community’, ‘Jaws’, & More Coming Soon

New Funko POPs for ‘The Office’, ‘The Simpsons’, ‘Community’, ‘Jaws’, & More Coming Soon
The 2019 New York Toy Fair is in full swing, and that means we’ll be hearing a ton of new announcements regarding toys and collectibles inspired by your favorite films and TV shows. It should come as no surprise that the folks at Funko have churned out a bunch of new announcements expanding their endless […]

The post New Funko POPs for ‘The Office’, ‘The Simpsons’, ‘Community’, ‘Jaws’, & More Coming Soon appeared first on /Film.
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Family Guy and Bob's Burgers Renewed at Fox

Fox is not ready to part ways with some of its most popular animated series. 

The network has handed out renewals to Family Guy and Bob's Burgers

Neither show was in any danger, and both were expected to be back for the 2019-20 TV season. 

Still, it's good to know that additional seasons of these two shows are officially in the works. 

The renewal for Family Guy is for the 18th season, while Bob's Burgers has secured its 10th season. 

It's crazy to think that Family Guy was once canceled back in 2003. 

Related: The Simpsons Renewed at Fox

Back then, it seemed like all hope was lost and that fans were going to be left with just three seasons. 

Family Guy Season 17 is averaging 2.7 million viewers and a 1.2 rating in the demo in live + same day figures. 

This puts the series right on par with last season. Steady is the
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