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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.

How Homer Simpson Became Omar Shamshoon

An article in the Los Angeles Times examines the Arabic version of Fox’s The Simpsons, broadcast in the Middle East via Arabic satellite network MBC. Issues of translating humor and excising portions of the show that would be objectionable to a Middle Eastern Muslim audience are addressed, as are the varied reactions to the show […]

20th Century Fox Names Licensing VP

Twentieth Century Fox Licensing and Merchandising has named Michael Peikoff as VP of licensing, World Screen reports. In his new position, Peikoff will oversee the company’s U.S. licensing business with specific oversight of the category management team, its list of domestic licensees, and retail initiatives.

"The Simpsons: The Complete Seventh Season" Officially Announced

Fox has officially announced the seventh season of The Simpsons on DVD, confirming rumors that it would get a release before the 2005 holiday season. Though a list of commentaries and box art are not yet available, they will likely be revealed soon. TVShowsOnDVD has more.

Owen Dunne Webcomic Optioned by Fox for TV Series

Owen Dunne’s You Damn Kid! webcomic has been optioned by Fox TV to become an animated television show. Based on the content of the comic, the show is expected to follow in the tradition of irreverent animated family cartoons on Fox from The Simpsons to Family Guy. (via Heidi MacDonald’s The Beat weblog)

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