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Fox 2017-18 Season Ratings (updated 4/25/18)

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, MasterChef Junior, The Mick, New Girl, The Orville, The Resident, Showtime at the Apollo, The Simpsons and The X-Files.Read More…
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Hank Azaria said that he'd be willing stop voicing Apu on The Simpsons

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Apu Nahasapeemapetilon has been a part of The Simpsons since the very first season, which, considering that the series is nearing the end of its twenty-ninth season, is a very long time. In recent years however, the character has received renewed criticism due to Hari Kondabolu's documentary, The Problem With Apu, which explains how the character has been used to bully South Asian Americans over the years.... Read More...
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Hank Azaria, Apu’s Voice Actor On ‘The Simpsons,’ Happy To “Step Aside” From Role

Hank Azaria is a long-running voice actor on The Simpsons, portraying various characters including Moe Szyslak, Chief Wiggum and Apu Nahasapeemapetilon. Azaria appeared as a guest on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert on Tuesday, admitting that he would happily “step aside” from the latter role. Hank Azaria Happy To “Step Aside” From Voicing Apu Apu, […]

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Hank Azaria Addresses ‘The Simpsons’ Apu Controversy: “I’m Perfectly Willing to Step Aside”

The problem with Apu has reached a fever pitch ever since The Simpsons decided to clumsily brush off criticisms of the character’s Indian stereotypes. But the voice actor behind Apu, Hank Azaria, has a much more dignified response to the controversy. Azaria stopped by The Late Show with Stephen Colbert on Tuesday night to promote the new season […]

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Hank Azaria Says He’d Be Willing to Step Aside on Voicing Apu on ‘The Simpsons’

A few weeks ago, The Simpsons accidentally became relevant again, but not in the way the show intended. An episode titled “No Good Read Goes Unpunished” responded to the recent documentary The Problem with Apu, which points out that Apu, while not a malevolent figure, is an Indian stereotype that has been used to mock people of Indian and East Asian descent, so perhaps the show should rethink the character. The show responded with a shrug and a “It used to be accepted, so what are you gonna do?” It was a lazy, cold-hearted comment that showed a writer’…
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Hank Azaria Says He’s Ok Scrapping ‘The Simpsons’ Apu; Critics Tweet Thanks

Hank Azaria says he’s “willing and happy” to step aside as the voice of Apu on The Simpsons, or to help transition the character into “something new,” calling it “the right thing to do, to me.” Appearing on Stephen Colbert’s Late Show, Azaria threw out the possibility of killing off Apu Nahasapeemapetilon, one of 20-30 regular characters he says he’s voiced on the long-running animated Fox series. He’d like to see an Indian-American writer added to the show, “genuinely…
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Hank Azaria on The Simpsons' Apu controversy: 'I'm willing to step aside'

The actor, who voices the role, says he could be replaced by an Indian or south Asian actor and called for more diverse voices in the show’s writing room

The Simpsons actor Hank Azaria, who provides the voice for Apu Nahasapeemapetilon, has said he would be willing to give up the role and be replaced by an Indian or south Asian actor after calling for more “inclusion” and diversity in the show’s writing room.

He made the comments on Stephen Colbert’s The Late Show, where he called for the creators of The Simpsons to listen to the criticism over Apu, who has been called “a noxious pastiche of south Asian stereotypes”.

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‘Archer: Danger Island’ Review: A Reminder of Better Days

Earlier this month, the current writers behind The Simpsons made a bad situation worse. Following a series of genuine, affecting criticisms of the show by comedian and former Totally Biased writer Hari Kondabolu, the creative forces behind the show responded to Kondabolu on an episode named “No Good Read Goes Unpunished.” Without subtlety, insight, empathy, or anything resembling humility, the writers called upon the show’s most progressive central character, Lisa, to deliver a bizarre message of unstirred indifference toward verbal and visual representation of races and …
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Hank Azaria Says He’s “Willing And Happy” To Step Aside As Voice Of Apu On ‘The Simpsons’

Hank Azaria Says He’s “Willing And Happy” To Step Aside As Voice Of Apu On ‘The Simpsons’
Over the past few weeks, there has been a lot of debate over the character of Apu on “The Simpsons.” After the character’s problematic nature was brought to light recently, with the help of the documentary “The Problem with Apu,” many fans have been waiting to see how the animated sitcom dealt with the issue. And when the sitcom kinda, sorta made light of the issue in a recent episode, people were less-than-pleased.
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Watch Hank Azaria Address 'Simpsons' Apu Controversy on 'Colbert'

Watch Hank Azaria Address 'Simpsons' Apu Controversy on 'Colbert'
Hank Azaria addressed the controversy surrounding The Simpsons' character Apu when the actor, who voices the Kwik-e-Mart owner, visited the Late Show.

"It's come to my attention more and more, especially over the last couple of years, that people in the south Asian community in this country have been fairly upset by the voice and characterization," Azaria told Stephen Colbert.

"It's sparked a lot of conversation about what should be done with the character going forward, which is not so easy to answer."

Now in its 29th season, The Simpsons
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Simpsons' Hank Azaria Disses Handling of Apu Controversy, Willing to Exit Role

Simpsons' Hank Azaria Disses Handling of Apu Controversy, Willing to Exit Role
Hank Azaria could soon be removing “Apu Nahasapeemapetilon” from his long list of The Simpsons voice credits — and he’d be fine with that.

The actor, who has voiced the Fox cartoon’s Kwik-e-Mart owner since 1990, appeared on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert Tuesday night, where he addressed the recent controversy over his Indian-American character.

In case you need a refresher, The Simpsons — which has long received criticism for its stereotypical portrayal of Apu, most prominently from comedian Hari Kondabolu and his documentary The Problem With Apu — alluded to the controversy in its April 8 episode. After Marge discovered that
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Hank Azaria's "Eyes Have Been Opened" Amid The Simpsons' Apu Controversy

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Hank Azaria said Tuesday he is "willing to step aside" from voicing The Simpsons' Apu Nahasapeemapetilon. The animated character, a Kwik-e-Mart owner introduced in the 1990s, was recently the subject of Hari Kondabolu's TruTV documentary, The Problem With Apu, which argued Apu perpetuates a harmful stereotype of South Asian people. Azaria spoke to Stephen Colbert about his own concerns about it when he appeared on CBS' The Late Show. "It has come to my attention more and more—especially the last couple of years, as you say—that people in the South Asian community in this country have been fairly upset by the voice and characterization of Apu," Azaria said, adding, "It's sparked...
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The Simpsons: Hank Azaria Willing To Not Play Apu Anymore

After facing negative criticism for his role as Abu Nahasapeemapetilon on The Simpsons, Hank Azaria has announced that he’s willing to not play the character anymore. Years of of vocal disapproval on social media and even a documentary titled The Problem with Apu has led to Azaria finally addressing issues stemming from the racially stereotypical character.

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Hank Azaria Is Willing to Stop Voicing Apu and Hopes ‘The Simpsons’ Hires South Asian Writers

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Hank Azaria Is Willing to Stop Voicing Apu and Hopes ‘The Simpsons’ Hires South Asian Writers
Who needs the Kwik-e-Mart? Hank Azaria is ready to say goodbye to Apu Nahasapeemapetilon. The actor told “The Late Show” host Stephen Colbert on Tuesday that he was “perfectly willing and happy to step aside, or help transition it into something new. I really hope that’s what ‘The Simpsons’ does. It not only makes sense, but it just feels like the right thing to do, to me.”

Azaria has voiced Apu since “The Simpsons” launched nearly three decades ago. But concerns over the stereotypical nature of the character have gained more attention after being the subject of the TruTV documentary “The Problem with Apu.” In that film, comedian Hari Kondabolu interviewed celebrities of South Asian descent about the negative impact that the character has had on them. Azaria has previously expressed concern that Apu might be deemed offensive or hurtful, and has said that the show will address the issue.
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Hank Azaria Says He’s ‘Happy and Willing to Step Aside’ as Voice of Apu on ‘The Simpsons’ (Video)

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Hank Azaria Says He’s ‘Happy and Willing to Step Aside’ as Voice of Apu on ‘The Simpsons’ (Video)
Three weeks after an episode of “The Simpsons” tried — and failed — to quell criticism of the character Apu Nahasapeemapetilon, Hank Azaria, who voices Apu on the animated series, says he is willing to step down from the role to make things right.

Appearing on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” to promote his IFC series “Brockmire,” Azaria said he’s “given this a lot of thought, and as I say my eyes have been opened. I think the most important thing is we have to listen to South Asian people, Indian people in this country when they talk about what they feel, how they think about this character, and what their American experience of it [is].”

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Azaria added that “listening to voices means inclusion in the writer’s room. I really want to see Indians, South Asian writers in the room. Not in a token way, but genuinely informing whatever new direction this character may take. Including how it is voiced, or not voiced.”

“I’m perfectly happy and willing to step aside,” Azaria continued. “or help transition it into something new. I really hope that’s what ‘The Simpsons’ does, it not only makes sense, it just feels like the right thing to do to me.”

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Criticism of the character intensified in 2017 with the release of “The Problem With Apu” a documentary by filmmaker Hari Kondabolu that studied the effects of negative stereotypes perpetuated by the character.

On Twitter, Kondabolu thanked Azaria for his remarks.

Thank you, @HankAzaria. I appreciate what you said & how you said it. https://t.co/Otmxygf3DP

— Hari Kondabolu (@harikondabolu) April 25, 2018

Also Read: 'Simpsons' Showrunner Promises to Seek 'Popular' and 'Right' Solution to Apu Problem

This isn’t Azaria’ first time addressing the criticism. Earlier this year at TCA’s winter conference, Azaria talked about having seen the documentary and said at the time “The idea that anybody, young or old, past or present, was bullied or teased or worse based on the character of Apu … it’s distressing.”

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Hank Azaria Says He’s Willing to ‘Step Aside’ From Controversial Apu Role

Hank Azaria Says He’s Willing to ‘Step Aside’ From Controversial Apu Role
On Tuesday’s episode of “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert,” Hank Azaria addressed the controversy over one of the “Simpsons” characters he voices, Apu Nahasapeemapetilon.

Apu’s portrayal came under scrutiny after the documentary “The Problem with Apu” brought attention to the stereotypical depiction of Indian immigrants that the character presents.

“I think the most important thing is to listen to Indian people and their experience with it,” Azaria said. “I really want to see Indian, South Asian writers in the writers room…including how [Apu] is voiced or not voiced. I’m perfectly willing to step aside. It just
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Hank Azaria Says He'd Be Willing to "Step Aside" From 'Simpsons' Apu Role Following Controversy

Hank Azaria dropped by the Late Show on Tuesday night to promote the new season of his IFC comedy, Brockmire, and also to address the recent controversy surrounding one of the characters he voices on The Simpsons, Apu Nahasapeemapetilon. 

The character, an Indian immigrant who runs Springfield's local convenient store, was the subject of the recent documentary, The Problem With Apu, which criticized Azaria's voice portrayal as portraying a stereotype.

When asked about the controversy surrounding his character, Azaria said, "Of course I understand. It's come to my attention more and more over the past couple years.

"The idea that anyone young or...
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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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Veteran TV Writer Nell Scovell on Her New Book and Hollywood’s Progress — and Lack Thereof

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Nell Scovell is no stranger to Hollywood. A 30-year veteran, she has worked on some of the most memorable shows in TV history, including “Murphy Brown,” “The Simpsons,” “Late Night with David Letterman,” and “The Muppets.” She was also the creator and showrunner of “Sabrina the Teenage Witch.” She collaborated with Sheryl Sandberg on her book “Lean In”, which resulted in a massive global movement. Scovell has also worked for Vanity Fair and Spy magazine and penned speeches for former President Barack Obama.

Scovell has taken moments — mostly funny ones — and put them in a new book, “Just the Funny Parts: … And a Few Hard Truths About Sneaking Into the Hollywood Boy’s Club.” It’s a raw and honest look at the gender dynamics she has experienced both in and out of the writers’ room throughout her career.

We sat down with Scovell to discuss her
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5 Things You Didn’t Know about The Simpsons Season 1

The Simpsons, believe it or not, premiered on Fox on December 17, 1989. That’s right, you didn’t read that wrong; that’s nearly thirty years ago! The Simpsons, along with their fellow Springfield inhabitants, are still at it and nonetheless, going strong. This means there are people who don’t know a world without the Simpsons in it and some are even too young to have even seen the first season. Either way, let’s take a look back at the very first season to reveal 5 things you didn’t know about the Simpsons Season 1. 1. The Pilot Wasn’t The Introduction First

5 Things You Didn’t Know about The Simpsons Season 1
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