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"Simpsons" to Pioneer New "Blink" Radio Ads

New, 2-second advertisements are set to debut on radio networks owned by Clear Channel Communications starting September 10 (registration required). The first advertisements are to be for that evening’s season premiere of The Simpsons.

"Return to the Planet of the Apes" Coming to DVD

Tvshowsondvd.com reports that 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment is bringing the animated series Return to the Planet of the Apes to DVD. The 2-disc set containing 13 episodes was at one time a part of the Ultimate DVD Collection along with both the classic movies and the short lived TV series. This time it will […]

Matt Groening Interviewed by Onion AV Club

Simpsons and Futurama creator Matt Groening has been interviewed by the Onion A.V. Club. Among other topics, the interview covers Groening’s history with Fox on his two shows, the movie-length Simpsons and Futurama projects, Groening’s collection of bootleg Simpsons merchandise, what makes him laugh, and the odd greetings he gets from rabid Simpsons fans.

"Simpsons" Movie Trailer Debuts

Ice Age: The Meltdown moviegoers were treated to a surprise screening of a trailer for The Simpsons movie, currently scheduled for release in July 2007. The trailer also aired during Sunday’s episode of The Simpsons. Some small details about the movie appeared when writer/producer Al Jean and creator Matt Groening were interviewed by USA Today, […]

Live "Simpsons" Intro Debuts on March 26 Episode

The viral marketing live-action intro sequence to The Simpsons will be used to kick off the show on Fox this Sunday, March 26. The intro sequence was originally created by a British marketing firm and posted on YouTube.com, where it quickly propagated throughout the Internet. The episode, titled “Homer Simpson, This is Your Wife,” was […]

"Simpsons" and "King of the Hill" Renewed by Fox

Fox has announced the renewal of The Simpsons and King of the Hill. The Simpsons has been renewed for two seasons, bringing it to Season 19. King of the Hill has been renewed for its 11th season, which will begin next January. (via TZ poster Jeff Harris)

Live-Action "Simpsons" Demonstrates Viral Marketing in Action

A post at the Los Angeles Times‘ “Channel Island” weblog notes that a live-action version of the Simpsons opening sequence posted on YouTube.com has been a rampaging success. Originally commissioned by director Chris Palmer and UK ad agency Devilfish, the ad has spread throughout the Internet with incredible speed, achieving the “viral marketing” goals of […]

Fox Acquires Distribution Rights to HIT's Library

Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment and HIT Entertainment have entered into a multimillion dollar, multi-year agreement for the exclusive marketing, sales and distribution rights to HIT’s portfolio of children’s programming in the U.S. and Canada. Fox will begin distributing HIT’s full slate of home entertainment releases in fall 2006, performing all of the business functions […]

Brady Stars on "Family Guy"

New England quarterback Tom Brady will make a guest voice appearance on a football-themed episode of Fox’s Family Guy on January 29, at 9:00pm. AWN reports.

"Futurama" Possibly Returning With New Episodes

20th Century Fox TV is in “early discussions” to create a “limited number” of new episodes of Futurama, Digital Spy reports, citing Variety. The animated series ended after four seasons amid lackluster ratings and broken scheduling on FOX.

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