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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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The Simpsons Creator Gets a New Netflix Series, Disenchantment

According to recent reports, streaming service Netflix has just ordered twenty episodes of a new adult animated comedy fantasy from Matt Groening, who is known for being the creator of The Simpsons. Titled “Disenchantment,” the new Netflix series focuses on the crumbling medieval kingdom of Dreamland, and will follow the hilarious, bumbling misadventures of the young and alcoholic princess ...

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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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ToonBarn at SDCC: Day 3 Recap

Day 3 at San Diego Comic-Con was filled with 4 panels, 1 interview session, and some time on the exhibit hall floor checking out what the vendors had to offer. We started off in Ballroom 20 with a perennial favorite at SDCC. To see the rest of our Daily Recaps for SDCC, catch these ...

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Fox Reveals Fall Lineup

Fox Television has recently announced their Fall lineup for 2015, and it features several shows that cartoon fans would love, along with the usual live action fare such as the supernatural Sleepy Hollow and their new offerings Minority Report (based on Tom Cruise’s sci-fi action thriller) and Scream Queens. The animated shows that will be premiering this fall are Loren Bouchard’s ...

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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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