X-Files season 11

In this edition of TV Bits:

  • Divorce season 2 has a trailer.
  • Difficult People has been cancelled.
  • The X-Files season 11 has a premiere date, and so does 9-1-1.
  • Garret Dillahunt and Jenna Elfman join Fear the Walking Dead.
  • You’re the Worst renewed for a final season.
  • StartUp renewed by Crackle.
  • Shoot the Messenger has a premiere date and trailer.
  • Say goodbye to Chiller Network.
  • An artist laid-of from Louis C.K.‘s animated series The Cops penned an open letter.

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Final Carrie Fisher Family Guy Episodes

Family Guy is still going strong with their 16th season currently airing on FOX. However, the show lost one of their regular guest stars late last year when screen icon Carrie Fisher passed away. The actress had already recorded dialogue for episodes that had yet to air, and one of those episodes is airing tonight on FOX. This one is particularly special since in addition to featuring some of Fisher’s final work, it also serves as a tribute to directors Wes Anderson, Quentin Tarantino and Michael Bay.

The Family Guy episode in question, titled “Three Directors,” finds Peter Griffin fired from his job at the Pawtucket Patriot Brewery. Since Carrie Fisher voiced Peter’s boss Angela, we’ll get to see this scenario played out in three different ways, all in the style of the three aforementioned directors. Watch a couple clips from one of the final Carrie Fisher Family Guy episodes below. Read More »

The Orville season 2

Set your phasers to stunned: Seth MacFarlane‘s live-action sci-fi series The Orville has been renewed for a second season.
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24 revival

The clock keeps on ticking for 24, Fox’s real-time thriller series that refuses to die. After eight seasons, a revival season, and a reboot series, the show is coming back once more in a completely different form: a legal thriller about a female lawyer racing against the clock to unravel a conspiracy.

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A Christmas Story Live teaser

A Christmas Story LIVE!, the latest title to join the live TV musical craze, will sing and dance its way onto TV screens in December. With the cast now firmly in place, FOX just released a brief teaser to get you into the holiday spirit. There’s no actual footage of the musical here (since it’s supposed to be live and all), but if you want to get an idea of what to expect from the broadcast, this teaser will give you a hint.

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The X-Files season 11 teaser

Last year, The X-Files returned for a highly buzzed-about, but not altogether successful revival with season 10. Agents Mulder (David Duchovny) and Scully (Gillian Anderson) were once again thrown head-first into a series of strange paranormal cases and wild conspiracies. At one point, Mulder took magic mushrooms and later, Scully’s head morphed into an alien. It was…not great.

Nonetheless, FOX went ahead and gave The X-Files yet another season, and a new teaser reveals that Mulder and Scully are still dealing with trust issues.

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The Simpsons Treehouse of Horror

Tonight brings the latest installment of “Treehouse of Horror,” the ongoing Halloween-themed episodes of The Simpsons that air around the spooky holiday every single season. FOX has released a new preview of their Sunday night programming block, including our first glimpse at “Treehouse of Horror XXVIII.”

As we heard previously, the episode will have a Coraline-inspired segment, which will include a role for author Neil Gaiman, and the preview shows off part of the stop-motion animated segment debuting tonight. Plus, Maggie gets possessed by an ancient demon and Homer cannibalizes himself. Check out the preview below for a sneak peek and also get the schedule for FXX’s extensive “Treehouse of Horror” marathon happening this month. Read More »

morgan spurlock simpsons

The Golden Age of the The Simpsons may be long gone, but far be it from the long-running Fox animated series to remind us of the glory days.

The latest reminder comes in the form of a mockumentary directed from Super Size Me director Morgan Spurlock in honor of one of The Simpsons greats: “Homer at the Bat.” Believe it or not, it’s been 25 years since that episode first aired, and The Simpsons is going above and beyond to celebrate its anniversary.

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a christmas story live musical cast

It’s nearly the holidays, so you know what that means: the live TV musical craze will be back in full swing.

And the next movie to get the musical telecast treatment is none other than A Christmas Story, which will air on Fox following the network’s success with Grease: LiveThe Rocky Horror Picture Show, and The PassionA Christmas Story: Live! had already cast Matthew Broderick as adult Ralphie/the narrator, Andy Walken as young Ralphie, and Maya Rudolph as Mother Parker, but the live telecast has just added two more comedy stalwarts to the program: Jane Krakowski and Chris Diamantopoulos.

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Groundhog day rip offs

This weekend, Happy Death Day will give audiences that old familiar feeling that they’ve seen something like this before. Because they have: it’s a slasher movie take on Groundhog Day. But Groundhog Day isn’t the only film to use the time loop scenario.
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