Check Out Don Hertzfeldt's Trippy 'Simpsons' Couch Gag
by Megh Wright More interesting than the character killed off on last night's Simpsons premiere was the delightfully creepy couch gag by animator Don Hertzfeldt, which reimagines the Simpsons — or the Sampsons — in the very distant future. Be warned that this couch gag may cause nightmar... [Read More]
 
Al Jean Calls the 'Simpsons' Season Premiere Character Death "Over-Hyped"
by Megh Wright The Simpsons aired its 26th season premiere last night, and after nearly a year of anticipation around which character would be killed off, the result was decidedly non-climactic. While many speculated that Krusty would be the one to go during last night's episode "Clown in the Dumps,... [Read More]
 
Maybe See TV? The week in pilots, script commitments and development deals (Sept. 25, 2014)
You'll hear a lot in the trades and the trade winds from now through pilot season, which starts in earnest in January, all the way up to the cable Upfronts in the spring and the broadcast network Upfronts in May -- when TV programmers present their new and returning lineups to impress and attract ad... [Read More]
 
Simpsons Family Guy crossover episode draws fire from parents council for ‘rape’ mention
On the heels of celebrating its 25th anniversary with a string of live shows at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles, the start of The Simpsons’ 26th season happens in just four days! That means the long-awaited Simpsons and Family Guy crossover is also nearly upon us. But not everyone is celebra... [Read More]
 
'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]
 
Maybe See TV? The week in pilots, script commitments and development deals (Sept. 18, 2014)
You'll hear a lot in the trades and the trade winds from now through pilot season, which starts in earnest in January, all the way up to the cable Upfronts in the spring and the broadcast network Upfronts in May -- when TV programmers present their new and returning lineups to impress and attract ad... [Read More]
 
'New Girl' and 'The Mindy Project's Season Premieres Drew Less Viewers Than Last Year
by Megh Wright Returning Fox comedies The Mindy Project and New Girl aired their respective third and fourth season premieres last night, but they lost steam with viewers. According to Entertainment Weekly, both premieres dropped significantly in ratings compared to their last season premieres; New ... [Read More]
 
This Week on TV: Premieres and pickles
This is one of our favorite times of year. Mainly because during the next few weeks all the new TV shows will make their premieres. Returning favs and new ones we get to pick apart (we’ll be launching our Fall TV Comedy Guide shortly). But in the meantime, revel in the fact that lots of [&hell... [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]
 
Maybe See TV? The week in pilots, script commitments and development deals (Sept. 11, 2014)
You'll hear a lot in the trades and the trade winds from now through pilot season, which starts in earnest in January, all the way up to the cable Upfronts in the spring and the broadcast network Upfronts in May -- when TV programmers present their new and returning lineups to impress and attract ad... [Read More]