Posts Tagged ‘Fox’

"Simpsons" Enters Record Books with Two-Season Renewal

by Ed Liuon February 28, 2009
Fox has renewed The Simpsons for another 2 seasons, meaning it will surpass Gunsmoke as the longest-running TV series. The Simpsons tied the record this year as it began its 20th season, and will actually break the record next season. During its long run on the air, the series has won a Peabody award and […]

"American Dad" Vol. 4 Coming in April

by Classic Speedyon February 11, 2009
2/11 Update: American Dad‘s fourth DVD set is scheduled to hit stores on 4/28/09 and will be three discs. The price is $39.98 again. Extras will include commentary on all 14 episodes and deleted scenes. The included episodes are: – Tearjerker – Oedipal Panties – Widowmaker – Red October Sky – Office Spaceman – Stanny […]

"Futurama: Into the Wild Green Yonder" Premieres at NY Comic Con on Feb 6

by Ed Liuon January 27, 2009
The fourth Futurama direct-to-video movie, Into the Wild Green Yonder, will be debuting at this year’s New York Comic Con on February 6, 2009, at 5:30 PM in the IGN Theater at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center. The plot synopsis posted on the NY Comic Con “Medium at Large” weblog states: “All the other […]

"Sit Down, Shut Up" to Premiere on April 19, 2009

by Ed Liuon January 15, 2009
Fox will premiere its new animated comedy series Sit Down, Shut Up on April 19, 2009, at 8:30 PM (7:30 PM Central time). The comedy series is based on a live-action Australian sitcom about a dysfunctional school, and was adapted by Arrested Development‘s Mitch Hurwitz. Cast members include Will Arnett, Jason Bateman, Kristin Chenoweth, Will […]

Seth Rogen Set to Write and Star in Episode of "The Simpsons"

by Ed Liuon January 7, 2009
Seth Rogen (Knocked Up, Superbad, Kung Fu Panda) is set to write and guest star an upcoming episode of The Simpsons. The episode will center on a superhero created by Comic Book Guy that gets turned into a feature film, with Homer playing the lead and Rogen playing his personal trainer. The same article also […]

"Simpsons," "King of the Hill" Claim WGA Award Nominations

by Ed Liuon December 9, 2008
The Writers Guild of America has announced the nominees for the 2009 Writers Guild Awards for Television, Radio, News, Promotional Writing, and Graphic Animation. The Simpsons landed a nomination in the Comedy Series category alongside 30 Rock, Entourage, The Office, and Weeds. The “Animation – any length – one time” category was split between 4 […]

Seth MacFarlane Tops Entertainment Weekly’s "25 Smartest People on TV" List

by Ed Liuon December 5, 2008
Entertainment Weekly magazine has put Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane at the #1 spot on its “25 Smartest People on TV” list this year, ahead of Tina Fey (#2), Tyler Perry (#4), Oprah Winfrey (#6), and CEO Jason Kilar (#10). Saying that his “
frat-boy persona is only a cover,” EW states that “Family Guy […]

"Simpsons" Gets Commended by Islamic Group for Challenging Anti-Muslim Prejudice

by Ed Liuon December 5, 2008
The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) has thanked the Fox network and Matt Groening specifically for last Sunday’s episode of The Simpsons, “Mypods and Broomsticks.” In the episode, Bart befriends a Muslim boy named Bashir and defends him from accusations (including some from Homer) that he and his family are involved in terrorism. The Greater […]

NY Times Looks at "The Cleveland Show"

by Ed Liuon December 1, 2008
The New York Times has taken a look at The Cleveland Show (free registration required), the upcoming animated spinoff from Family Guy which will premiere next fall, and was previewed for the audience of the “Family Guy Sings!” show last Monday night. The article examines the history of the show and creator Seth McFarlane’s career […]

"Futurama: Into the Wild Green Yonder" Coming to DVD & Blu-Ray

by Dan Collinson November 26, 2008
The Sci Fi Wire reports that the fourth and final Futurama film will be on DVD & Blu-Ray in Futurama: Into the Wild Green Yonder. The film features guest voices Seth MacFarlane (Family Guy), hip-hop artist Snoop Dogg, and magician Penn Jillette of Penn & Teller fame. Fans will also find out more about the […]