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'The Simpsons' Will Kill Off Another Character This Season; Who Will it Be?

The Simpsons premiered its 25th season on Sunday night, but the show hasn't completely settled in its ways. In a recent phone conference, executive producer Al Jean told reporters that another regular character will be killed off this year:

"I'll give you a clue that the actor playing the character won an Emmy for playing that character, but I won't say who it is," Jean said cagily.

The show hasn't been shy about killing off characters in the past; most notably, Maude Flanders met her demise in 2000's "Alone Again, Natura-Diddily."

But Jean's clue doesn't give much away about the identity of the soon-to-be-deceased Springfield resident, as the show has [...]

Stephen Colbert Celebrated His Emmy Win By Rubbing It In Jon Stewart's Face

The Colbert Report returned last night, and Stephen had to celebrate his double Emmy win, which broke The Daily Show's 10-year streak. Of course, he couldn't help but rub it in Jon Stewart's losing face. Below, watch Jon's genuinely sweet comment on Colbert's win from his own show:

All the Interesting Comedy Stuff that Happened at the Emmys

The zillionth annual Emmy Awards were held in Los Angeles last night, and we weeded through the three-hour ceremony to pull anything interesting related to comedy that happened. Below, please find a full list of comedy winners and nominees from the ceremony (which is available in its entirety on CBS's website) and the clips of the best comedy moments from the event, including Julia Louis-Dreyfus's acceptance speech with help from her bodyman Tony Hale and Will Ferrell's closing bit.

As far as the awards winners go, there were very few surprises, which is pretty typical of the Emmys. Modern Family won for best comedy series for the fourth year [...]

Jimmy Kimmel On Making His Show Consistently Good

"The most satisfaction I get is when I do a show that is solid from beginning to end. Getting the consistency to a point where you don’t feel like dry heaving after the show every night is a major milestone."

- Jimmy Kimmel talked to The New York Times about his show getting better, The Emmys, and comparing himself to Letterman

Bill Hader Will Never Write an Emmy Speech

"I did not write a speech last year. I won’t write a speech [this year]. If I ever did win something, it would be one of those mumbly rambly things that I’ll have to cut myself off. I’ll bring my own music up to cut myself off. I’ll have a little beat box and I’ll play it and then I’ll cut myself off and then leave."

-Bill Hader, who was nominated for a Best Supporting Actor Emmy this morning, talking to Vulture about how he doesn't want to write acceptance speeches for awards he's nominated for.

This Week in Comedy: Fall TV Season Continues

-It was the second week of fall TV season, with the premieres of South Park, Parks and Recreation, The Michael J. Fox Show, The Crazy Ones, and more.

-SNL's new season premieres tomorrow. We looked at the biggest transitional seasons in the show's history and made a list of things looking forward to this season. Nick Rutherford, the lone member of sketch group Good Neighbor who wasn't hired this year, talked about that experience for the first time.

-Just prior to Breaking Bad's finale, we looked at creator Vince Gilligan's past as a comedy writer.

-Justin Bieber joined Zach [...]

Watch Joel McHale and Dan Harmon's Creative Arts Emmy Awards Monologue

Joel McHale and Community creator Dan Harmon performed the opening monologue for The Creative Arts Emmy Awards, which aired on FXX Saturday and took place a week earlier. Here's their Ricky Gervais-style monologue, which is worthy of an Emmy itself.

Executive Producers For All The Emmy-Nomitated Sitcoms Chatted Today

“Half the time the scripts [Louis] gives me, this is not funny at all. But now I know the comedy is going to come."

- Louie executive producer Blair Breard talking at the Variety Emmy Elite Showrunners Breakfast with fellow EPs Judd Apatow of Girls, Steve Molaro of The Big Bang Theory, Armando Iannucci of Veep, Jack Burditt of 30 Rock, and Danny Zuker of Modern Family

Louis C.K., Melissa Leo, 'Childrens Hospital' Won at the Creative Arts Emmys

The Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards, where awards are given to technical positions as well as categories that don't quite fit into the main Emmys night, were held last night, and as is the way with award shows these days, Louis C.K. did pretty well for himself. He won for Outstanding Writing For A Variety Special for his HBO special, Oh My God, and Melissa Leo won Outstanding Guest Actress In A Comedy Series for her fantastic appearance on Louie. 

Other big comedy winners included Bob Newhart for Outstanding Guest Actor In A Comedy Series for his turn on The Big Bang TheoryChildrens Hospital for Short-Format Live-Action Entertainment Program, and Outstanding Interactive [...]

Emmy Nominations 2013: '30 Rock's Last Year and 'Arrested Development' Only Gets One Major Nomination

The 2013 Emmy nominations were announced this morning, and it was a fairly surprising batch of nominees in the comedy world. This was the first year streaming series were eligible for Emmys and Arrested Development only scored one big nomination* (Jason Bateman for Best Actor in a Comedy) with the rest of the cast and crew getting snubbed. The show, which was showered with awards and nominations during its original Fox run, wasn't nominated for Outstanding Comedy Series, making this the only season the show didn't get a nod for that category. It's almost as if Emmy voters just picked Bateman to let people looking at the list know whether Arrested [...]

Amy Poehler and Jon Hamm Hosted an Emmy Losers Party

Proving themselves to be the best losers in Hollywood, Amy Poehler and Jon Hamm hosted an Emmy Losers Party on Sunday night. The pair, who between them have lost dozens of Emmys, insisted that Emmy winners like Tina Fey and Ty Burrell donate money to the party's charity, the Worldwide Orphans fund, in order to get in the door. It was their first Emmy Losers party, but maybe not their last; they raised over $20,00 for WWO. The Hollywood Reporter even has a copy of their adorably self-effacing invite.

A Look Through the Best Emmys Openings and Monologues

When several of the best recent hosts joined Neil Patrick Harris during his monologue last night at the Emmys, it was as a reminder that, despite the usual award show grumblings and random musical performances, the producers of the Primetime Emmys have a pretty good track record. They try new things and let the hosts have fun, and for the most part, their network-influence emcees are appropriate and talented (and when they get it very wrong, they course correct). Here's a look back at some of the best openings and monologues from the ceremony's impressive history:

Splitsider's Fantasy Emmy Picks 2013

The 2013 Primetime Emmys are set to take place this Sunday under the reign of host Neil Patrick Harris, with shows, performers, and behind-the-scenes types competing for the TV industry's most sought-after awards. Real Emmy nominees were announced in July, but because some of us don't live in reality, here are Splitsider's fantasy Emmy nominations and winners:

Watch Ken Marino Twirl a Sign Around Shirtless for 'Burning Love's Emmy Campaign

Here's a clip from TMZ (I know, gross) of a shirtless Ken Marino in a fireman's outfit, twirling a sign around in the middle of an LA street to get people to vote for his Yahoo! web series Burning Love at the Emmys. It's not usually how people campaign for Emmys votes.