'Simpsons' Executive Producer Al Jean Teases Season 26 and the Show's Future
by Megh Wright With the hit FXX Simpsons marathon and live Hollywood Bowl event now complete, the next source of Simpsons anticipation will be which character is killed off during the season 26 premiere as well as how long we can expect the show to keep churning out new episodes on Fox. In a recent ... [Read More]
Conan O’Brien, Weird Al Yankovic, Jon Lovitz joined the cast of The Simpsons, live at Hollywood Bowl
For three days and nights over the weekend, the Hollywood Bowl hosted a nostalgic throwback of epic proportions as the cast, past writers and friends of The Simpsons performed in tribute to the 25th anniversary of the animated TV series on FOX. Hank Azaria hosted, and his fellow voice castmates Nanc... [Read More]
Watch Conan O'Brien Sing "The Monorail Song" with the Los Angeles Gay Mens' Choir
by Megh Wright The live Simpsons event took place at the Hollywood Bowl in LA over the weekend, and thankfully there are plenty of clips online for those of us not lucky enough to attend. Above, check out Conan O'Brien's performance of "The Monorail Song" with the Los Angeles Gay Mens' Choir —... [Read More]
'The Simpsons' Are Crossing Over with 'The Simpsons'
by Megh Wright In addition to the upcoming Family Guy and Futurama crossover episodes of The Simpsons, Entertainment Weekly reports that there's also another crossover in the works — a Simpsons/Simpsons one. Set to air on October 19th as this year's Treehouse of Horror episode, the crossover w... [Read More]
“The Simpsons” 12-day marathon breaks ratings records for FXX, channel basically becomes all-Simpsons network
Remember when FXX decided to run a 12-day marathon of every episode of The Simpsons ever? Well, the good news is that we didn’t die from binge watching. The gooder news is that the ratings the marathon pulled in shattered all expectations FXX had for the airing. And here, I still can’t g... [Read More]
The 'Simpsons' Marathon Increased FXX's Average Audience by 500%
by Megh Wright FXX's wildly successful Simpsons marathon ended on Monday night, and now that the ratings for all 12 days have come in, the once-fledgling network can officially call itself 500% more popular. Bill Carter at The New York Times broke down the complete marathon ratings, which averaged 1... [Read More]
A Lot More 'Simpsons' Is Coming to FXX After the Marathon
by Megh Wright FXX's 12-day Simpsons marathon has been a huge success for the network, having tripled the channel's typical viewing audience on its premiere night last week and making FXX one of the top five basic cable networks each night since. Vulture reports that FXX has taken a hint from the wi... [Read More]
Homer Simpson takes the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge
There’s no shortage of celebrities taking the ALS ice bucket challenge, but finally the big man has stepped up to the plate. Homer Simpson takes the challenge… uh, with a little (too much) help from Bart. This week has been all Simpsons with FXX’s “Every Simpsons Ever”... [Read More]
'Grantland' Profiles 'SNL' Legend Phil "The Glue" Hartman
by Megh Wright "Here's why it’s difficult to properly appreciate Phil Hartman. Because his characters were 20 percent droid. Because he reminded you more of your dad than your best pal. Because Hartman’s biggest gift was a kind of comedic graciousness, which he used to hide the show's se... [Read More]
Homer Simpson takes the Ice Bucket Challenge (Video)
Though the Ice Bucket Challenge began nearly one month ago the viral charity campaign is still going strong, having raised $94.3 million to date. Compare that to the $2.7 million The ALS Association raised last year during the same period. Impressive! The latest comedy star to take part in the Ice B... [Read More]