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FOX mulls King of the Hill revival, doesn’t see The Simpsons ending soon

At the Television Critics Association press tour, Dana Walden, Chairman and CEO of Fox Television Group, says the company the company is looking into possibly reviving Mike Judge’s King of the Hill. The show about a Texas propane salesman and his slightly off friends and family debuted in 1997 and ran for 259 episodes over 13 season before concluding in 2010. “I would like to explore ...

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The Simpsons returns to DVD

During The Simpsons panel at San Diego Comic-Con, executive producer Al Jean announced that the world of Springfield is returning to physical home video after a 2 year hiatus. The show’s eighteenth season will drop on DVD on December 5th with mobster Fat Tony gracing the cover. Like most of the other Simpsons DVD collections, this one will feature a commentary track from the crew, deleted ...

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Top 5 Controversies Involving Cartoon Shows

While there are cartoon shows that are clearly targeted towards a more mature audience, as a medium they have generally been considered as predominantly targeted towards children, or at least meant to be safe and uncontroversial. This is why it is always interesting to read about cartoons that have been embroiled in a controversy, for transgressing either viewers or regulatory bodies’ ...

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The Simpsons Pay Tribute to Disney Animation

It doesn’t matter whether you love or hate it, there is no denying that Disney Animation has become such a huge, influential part of the industry that they have become synonymous with animation itself, at least in certain circles. The Simpsons, while an extremely established and massively popular cartoon, recognizes Disney’s significance and in their most recent couch gag have decided to pay ...

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5 Little Known Facts About the Simpsons

As one of the longest running American sitcom and animated series and recipient of countless awards (including a 31 Primetime Emmys, 30 Annies, and a Peabody), there’s no denying that Simpsons is easily one of the most popular animated franchises all over the world. As a result, many of the interesting facts about the show are already common knowledge among fans. Still, there are bits of ...

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Sofia Vergara Guest Stars on The Simpsons

A recent Entertainment Weekly report reveals that Bart Simpsons could start paying more attention at school in the coming days, as Fox has just signed Modern Family star Sofia Vergara in order to provide the voice for Ms. Barrera, Bart’s new school teacher. According to the report, Vergara’s character will be introduced in a mid-season episode titled “Teenage Mutant Milk-Caused Hurdles,” ...

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Rick and Morty Crash Into the Simpsons

Adult Swim and FOX have jointly announced that key characters from Dan Harmon and Justin Roiland’s Rick and Morty animated series will be making an unexpected appearance in the next Couch Gag from The Simpsons’ season finale, scheduled to air tomorrow, May 17 at 8-8:30 pm ET/PT. “This couch gag plays like a full-fledged mini-episode,” said The Simpsons creator and executive producer Matt ...

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Simpsons Co-Creator Sam Simon Loses his Battle with Cancer.

Sam Simon, the nine-time Emmy Award-winning comedy writer and producer who helped develop The Simpsons, made millions after leaving the show in 1993 and then donated his riches to charity, has died, his foundation announced on Monday. He was 59. “He was a genius and a great humanitarian in ways public and private. I personally owe him more than can be repaid, but I will do my best to help ...

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Homer Simpsons Sings Taylor Swift’s Shake it Off

There’s a nifty new web app called Crumbles, which basically allows people to create instant video mashups just by typing any phrase or sentence onto a form. As a way of promoting the app, the creators were probably torn between catering to fans of the Simpson or fans of Taylor Swift, so they just did the next best thing and created a mashup video of Homer singing along to Taylor Swift’s ...

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The Simpsons Finally Makes Its Way to China

It’s well known that Western film and TV properties usually have a hard time gaining a foothold in China, and that producers and studios usually have to make concessions and edit/add scenes just to get their movies shown. Fox Television and Matt Groening’s iconic animated TV series The Simpsons will be joining the list of popular American properties that will be shown in China. The landmark ...

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Roger Helps Promote FXX’s Every. Simpsons. Ever.

FXX has recently commissioned mixed-media production outfit Roger to create a promo package for the launch of The Simpsons in cable syndication, which started last August 21st with the 12-day marathon titled “Every. Simpsons. Ever.” which also serves as the longest marathon ever in TV history. The Every. Simpsons. Ever. Event featured various animated network IDs and teasers, and Roger’s ...

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