Almost Family Canceled

After one season on FOX, the drama series Almost Family has been canceled. News of the show’s cancellation follows the shocking revelation of rape allegations against one of the show’s stars, Oscar winner Timothy Hutton (Ordinary People, Iceman). Though the reason for cancellation has not been confirmed to have ties to these accusations, the timing would seem to indicate that one brought about the other in quick fashion. Read More »

The Simpsons Avengers Parody

Kevin Feige is already the master of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but soon he’ll be the star of a major comic book movie franchise within the animated world of The Simpsons.

An upcoming episode of the 31st season of FOX’s animated family sitcom will lean into superhero movies in a big way when Bart Simpson ends up seeing an early screening of the latest sequel in the Vindicator comic book movie franchise. Instead of playing the shepherd behind the scenes of this superhero franchise, Kevin Feige will be playing the Vindicator’s villain Chinnos, a riff on the Avengers villain Thanos and his massive, bulbous chin. Before the episode premieres this weekend, you can get a tease of Kevin Feige voicing Chinnos in The Simpsons Avengers parody clip below. Read More »

the simpsons apu

A month after Hank Azaria announced that he was stepping down from voicing Apu Nahasapeemapetilon in The Simpsons, the actor is opening on his reasons for leaving. Azaria had voiced the character of the Springfield convenience store owner (in addition to numerous other characters) for 30 years, even winning three Emmy Awards for his voice acting performance.

But the character has come under fire in recent years for being a broad, outdated South Asian stereotype, with Hari Kondabolu’s documentary The Problem with Apu in particular bringing attention to the character. It was the outcry, and The Simpsons‘ botched attempt to address the issue in the episode “No Good Read Goes Unpunished” that led to Azaria quitting the gig, the actor revealed.

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Thanksgiving of Horror

Even after three decades, The Simpsons is still finding ways to keep things fresh. The latest example takes the long-running “Treehouse of Horror” and repeats it just a month after this year’s proper “Treehouse” episode, but with a Thanksgiving setting.

The episode begins with Marge introducing three spooky tales of horror and warning the audiences not to let their kids watch – just like in the good old days. The thing is, as gimmicky as the episode seems to be, it is also one of the best horror episodes the show has done in years. “Thanksgiving of Horror” is also full of references to movies and TV shows, so we asked to the episode’s writer, Dan Vebber, to guide us through all the easter eggs and reference in this scary holiday episode.

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the simpsons guest stars

The Simpsons is getting its first taste of corporate synergy this season. Several newly announced guest stars for an upcoming episode of its currently-airing 31st season are the first big sign of the long-running animated Fox comedy series’ new ownership. Springfield is about to meet some of Earth’s mightiest Marvel names, with Kevin Feige and the Russo Brothers set to make an appearance in the animated suburb.

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X-Men cartoon theme song

It’s been 22 years since X-Men (aka X-Men: The Animated Series) went off the air, but arguably the most famous aspect of that show – its stellar opening theme song – is now at the center of a lawsuit that was filed against companies like Marvel, Apple, Amazon, The Walt Disney Company, and more. The suit claims that the iconic instrumental opening rips off the theme song from a 1980s Hungarian TV show called Linda, and you can listen to both songs below to see if you think he has a point. Read More »

The Simpsons Showrunner Interview season 31

The Simpsons just began its landmark 31st season on Fox, who has renewed the show through at least season 32. The Simpsons is now working under the Disney banner thanks to the merger with 20th Century Fox, and the back catalog of episodes will appear on the Disney+ streaming service.

The Simpsons family is still mourning the loss of Russi Taylor, who provided the voice of Martin Prince. When /Film ran into showrunner Al Jean at the Summer Television Critics Association party, he said the show intends to continue with Martin Prince as a character. When other voice actors, like Phil Hartman and Marcia Wallace passed away, they retired their characters.

Season 31 of The Simpsons airs Sunday nights on Fox.

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The Orville Season 3 update

Seth MacFarlane announced at Comic-Con that the third season of his Fox sci-fi series The Orville would premiere on Hulu. The first season premiered on Fox in the 2017 season. The second season premiered December 30, quite late in the fall schedule. MacFarlane realized he could not deliver a third season until 2020, making it difficult to air linearly on broadcast. 

The Orville stars MacFarlane and includes many visual and makeup effects with its aliens and other planets. Fox Entertainment CEO Charlie Collier confirmed it was simply not feasible to continue on a broadcast schedule.

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24 spin-off

Fox has had success reviving some of its classic shows like The X-Files, 24 and Prison Break. 24: Live Another Day returned with Kiefer Sutherland and then 24: Legacy introduced a new cast. The original Prison Break cast returned for a revival as well. Ever since, Fox Television Critics Association executive sessions were filled with promises of new development on 24 and Prison Break. But that was before Disney bought Fox.

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Fox 2019 New

Along with blockbuster summer, it’s also upfronts season in the television world, and that means we’re starting to glimpse of the new shows that will be coming to the small screen for the 2019-2020 season. Today, the FOX network has unveiled their primetime slate of new shows, and we have a first look at each of them with a round-up of trailers below.

FOX’s new shows this fall include the crime series Prodigal Son from Riverdale executive producers Greg Berlanti and Sarah Schechter, the family drama Not Just Me starring Pitch Perfect’s Brittany Snow, and the animated Bless the Harts from Last Man on Earth writer Emily Spivey. Plus, we get a glimpse of midseason shows like the crime drama Deputy with Stephen Dorff, the tech thriller neXt starring John Slattery, and more. Watch all the 2019 FOX TV series trailers below. Read More »