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"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 Hulu.com 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 […]

Fox Abandons Saturday Morning Cartoons in January 2009

by Ed Liuon November 24, 2008
The Fox network will not be replacing its lineup of Saturday morning cartoons after 4Kids ceases programming on the network in December. Starting in January 2009, Fox will replace its lineup of cartoons with 2 hours of infomercials and 2 hours of local affiliate content. Several of 4Kids’ more popular shows will move to the […]

Newsarama Hosts "Futurama: Bender’s Game" Video Clip

by Ed Liuon November 3, 2008
Newsarama has posted an exclusive video clip from Futurama: Bender’s Game, the latest direct-to-video Futurama movie. The movie will be available on DVD and Blu-ray disc tomorrow, November 4, 2008.

AP Talks with Seth MacFarlane About "Family Guy," "American Dad," and $100M

by Ed Liuon November 3, 2008
The Associated Press has spoken with Seth MacFarlane, creator of Family GuyAmerican Dad and , about the current state of those two shows, the upcoming spinoff The Cleveland Show, and how his life has changed after he became the highest paid writer-producer on television with his 0 million contract with Fox.