This week in comedy: Awards were won, and Mr. Burns is in limbo
Although there were lots of developments in the comedy world this week, Louis C.K. in particular had a pretty stellar seven days. He started by talking about his time as one of Conan O’Brian’s writers; check out this video of his trip to Late Night With Seth Meyers for the full... [Read More]
'Rick and Morty's New 'Simpsons' Couch Gag Is a Perfect Mini-Crossover
by Adam Frucci Here's the couch gag for this Sunday's upcoming Simpsons season finale, in which Adult Swim's Rick and Morty accidentally kill Springfield's favorite family and need to figure out how to right their wrong. It's a perfect cross-over between the two shows, bringing the Simpsons into th... [Read More]
Harry Shearer leaves Simpsons over contract dispute
Shortly after Fox renewed The Simpsons for another two seasons, Harry Shearer has decided not to return to the longest-running sitcom on television. Shearer voices a slew of Simpsons characters including Mr. Burns, Principal Skinner, Ned Flanders, Reverend Lovejoy, Dr. Hibbert, bus driver Otto and m... [Read More]
Harry Shearer is leaving The Simpsons and a 14 million dollar deal
Nothing can stay forever. Harry Shearer, an original voice actor and cast member of The Simpsons is leaving the show after contract negotiations didn’t come together. According to statements from the show’s reps, Shearer was, “offered the same deal the rest of the cast accepted, an... [Read More]
Harry Shearer out after 26 seasons of The Simpsons; FOX staple will recast his voices (Mr. Burns, Ned Flanders, Principal Skinner, Kent Brockman, more?!)
Four years ago, Harry Shearer took a stand on behalf of his voice cast for The Simpsons as the dominating animated sitcom for FOX. This year, Shearer's stance in contract negotiations is leaving the 71-year-old on the outside looking in when The Simpsons continues for seasons 27 and 28 without ... [Read More]
Harry Shearer Is Leaving 'The Simpsons'
by Adam Frucci Harry Shearer, longtime Simpsons voice of such characters as Principal Skinner, Kent Brockman, Mr. Burns, Waylon Smithers, Ned Flanders, Reverend Lovejoy, Dr. Hibbert, Otto Mann, and Rainier Wolfcastle, has tweeted saying that he's leaving the show due to a contract dispute. from Jame... [Read More]
The Simpsons gets a renewal order for two more seasons while Springfield comes to life at Universal Studios Hollywood
The longest-running primetime scripted series, The Simpsons, can tack on two more years sending it through 28 seasons in total to date. This marks the latest multi-season renewal for TV’s longest-running hit. Following prolonged negotiations with its voice cast, the network reached n... [Read More]
‘The Simpsons’ future is decided
The Simpsons are staying on Fox for at least another two seasons as the network announced the renewal on Monday, not like anyone was truly worried about the show’s future. Seasons 27 and 28 will push the longest-running sitcom to 625 episodes. “I’ve outlasted Letterman, Jon Stewart... [Read More]
Fox Renews 'The Simpsons' for Two More Seasons
by Megh Wright The Simpsons isn't going anywhere anytime soon. Entertainment Weekly reports that Fox has officially given the long-running series a double, 22-episode season renewal for a 27th and 28th season, which will bring the total number of Simpsons episodes to 625. The Simpsons debuted on Fox... [Read More]
Late Simpsons co-creator Sam Simon featured in Fusion documentary (Video)
Mega-Simpsons heads like myself were devastated to hear about the death of Sam Simon, who passed away after a long battle with colon cancer on Sunday, March 8. He was just 59 years old – younger than both of my parents currently are, and certainly much younger than Homer and Marge Simpson woul... [Read More]