the simpsons series finale

Let’s face it: The Simpsons will never end. The animated series is about to enter its 30th season (holy shit), and it shows no sign of stopping anytime soon. But should the show ever actually end, showrunner Al Jean has a pretty good idea for a series finale. But it’s probably a moot point because, again, The Simpsons will outlast us all.

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Buffy the Vampire Slayer reboot

Here’s a bit of breaking news, as if everything happening at San Diego Comic-Con weren’t enough: after some theoretical rumblings earlier this year, a Buffy the Vampire Slayer reboot is now officially in development. Monica Owusu-Breen (Midnight, Texas) will serve as a writer, executive producer, and the series’ showrunner, while Joss Whedon – the mastermind behind the Buffy movie and the long-running original TV show – is also on board as an executive producer.

Plus, this time Buffy is going to be a black woman.

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Brooklyn Nine-Nine Comic-Con

Sometimes, you attend a San Diego Comic-Con panel that reminds you that all of the hassle, all of the line-waiting, all of the sunburns from the sneaky southern California sun is worth it. This year, that panel was dedicated to Brooklyn Nine-Nine, the hilarious, sweet, quietly important cop comedy that was briefly cancelled by Fox earlier this year before being rescued by NBC.

The air in the room was electric and every seat was filled. The atmosphere could best be compared to a rock concert and my ears were literally ringing by the time the cast and crew took their seats. To be surrounded by thousands of people who feel the same passion you do (that Brooklyn Nine-Nine is one of the best shows on television and that everyone involved in its creation is a national treasure) is a powerful feeling.

Here’s what you need to know about the panel.

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In this edition of TV Bits:

  • HBO’s Watchmen TV series adds even more cast members
  • American Horror Story season 8 premiere date set
  • Comic book series Gideon Falls is being adapted for TV
  • J.J. Abrams’ sci-fi HBO show Demimonde now has a showrunner
  • What to expect from The Expanse season 4
  • A trailer for Animals season 3
  • Fox is adapting a French satirical puppet show for the U.S.
  • The never-ending show Supernatural now has its own holiday in Austin, Texas
  • Mike Myers talks about his strange Gong Show character
  • Jimmy Fallon plans to host The Tonight Show as long as human possible
  • Salman Rushdie‘s Midnight’s Children is being adapted for Netflix
  • Fox cancels Ghosted
  • A teaser trailer for Sons of Anarchy spin-off Mayans M.C.

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Lucifer Netflix

Last month, Fox cancelled the supernatural drama Lucifer after three seasons. But a vocal fan campaign using the hashtag #SaveLucifer seems to have worked, because Netflix has officially snatched the DC Entertainment series from the jaws of oblivion and will produce a fourth season. Read more about the Lucifer Netflix deal below.
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Firefly 15th anniversary

It’s easy to forget that when Joss Whedon was hired to direct The Avengers, the decision raised some eyebrows from Hollywood’s elite. Whedon only had one movie to his name at that point, and was far better known for his work in television. But those of us who had seen Firefly, Whedon’s pulpy, ensemble-driven sci-fi western, and Serenity, the film continuation of the story, knew he had the chops to bring Earth’s Mightiest Heroes together.

This year marks the 15th anniversary of the early cancellation of Firefly, and Zoic Studios, the Emmy-winning company that created the show’s visual effects, has created a video tribute to some of the best moments in the franchise. Take a quick flight back to the early 2000s and see the Serenity take flight once more in a brand new shot created specifically for this video. Read More »

fox fall 2018 tv trailers

Fox may have gotten a lot of flak for cancelling beloved series like The Last Man on Earth and Brooklyn Nine-Nine (which thankfully got saved a day later by NBC), but the network will be making up for it with a slew of new — and one old — shows in its upcoming fall 2018 season.

Following its Upfronts presentation, the network has released a new batch of Fox Fall 2018 TV trailers, including promos for comedies like The Cool Kids, Rel, and the resurrected Tim Allen sitcom Last Man Standing. Meanwhile, we also get a peek at midseason dramas like the promising The Passage and Proven Innocent, alongside a new installment of Cosmos.

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Renewed and Canceled 2018 canceled TV shows TV Shows 2018

Spring may usually signal the coming of new life, but in TV land, it means a lot of shows will meet their deaths. This past week alone has seen the cancellation of a whopping 25 shows across the five major networks. And as network TV mulls over the fate of a few TV series ahead of TV upfronts season — the annual event where major networks ABC, NBC, CBS, Fox, and The CW present their new and improved shows to advertisers — there will still be a few more 2018 TV shows canceled and renewed.

We’ll be keeping tabs on all the shows that will get the axe, and a few more that are miraculously saved. Below, see our running list of the 2018 canceled TV shows and which shows are coming back.

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x-files season 12

If you were hoping for The X-Files season 12, we have some bad news: the show isn’t returning. At least, not for now. But FOX’s reliable shows Prison Break and 24 will both be coming back…again.

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The Lethal Weapon TV series ran into trouble recently when lead actor Clayne Crawford was fired for poor on-set behavior. Now, Crawford has been replaced by actor Seann William Scott. Plus, the Batman prequel series Gotham is coming back for a fifth and final season.

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