News broke last summer that Fox was working on a Simpsons/Family Guy crossover episode to be aired sometime in fall 2014. At Fox's upfront presentation yesterday, entertainment chairman Kevin Reilly confirmed the news and revealed that the episode — called The Simpsons Guy — will be a full hour and is currently set to air sometime this September. The episode will feature the Griffins going on a road trip to Springfield; here's the full description of the crossover special via EW:
They cross paths with Homer, who graciously greets his new "albino" visitors, and the two families become fast friends. Stewie is impressed with Bart and [...]
Surprise! Family Guy didn't actually kill off one of its main, most popular characters a couple of weeks ago. What many people assumed to be a cynical stunt for ratings turns out to be, well, just that, it seems. It's not clear how Brian will be brought back into the show, but he's set to return as soon as the December 15th episode, which has the synopsis "Stewie devises a master plan to get the one and only thing he wants for Christmas." I wonder what Stewie could want?? And it's clear that he'll be back for good, as an episode slated for next fall with guest [...]
Fox has bought another animated comedy from Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane. TV Guide reports that the network has ordered 13 episodes of show Bordertown produced by MacFarlane and created by Family Guy EP Mark Hentemann. The show will follow Bud Buckwald, a Border Patrol agent in a Texas border town and his next door neighbor, a Mexican immigrant named Ernesto Gonzales. The show will "take a satirical look at America's cultural shifts through the evolving relationships between the two families." The series is expected to debut sometime during the 2014-15 TV season and is the second network comedy ordered for next year already following NBC's Tooken (tentative title), which was co-created by Tina [...]
Bob's Burgers and the rest of Fox's animated lineup return on Sunday, September 29, and Fox recently announced its impressive lineup of guest stars this year. Molly Shannon will appear on Bob's Burgers as a classmate of Louise’s, Will Forte will voice a seaplane captain who teaches Linda to fly, and Jordan Peele will voice a football player appearing in a Bob’s Burgers commercial. Other new voices include Kathryn Hahn, Bobcat Goldthwait, Rachel Dratch, Matt Walsh, and the return of Tim Meadows, Gary Cole, Ken Jeong, Aziz Ansari, Megan Mullally and Jenny Slate.
Meanwhile, The Simpsons guest voices this year include Kristen Wiig, Elisabeth Moss, Zach Galifianakis, Rachel Maddow, Stan Lee, Harlan Ellison, Anderson [...]
After four seasons on the air, Fox has canceled The Cleveland Show, according to animation site Cartoon Brew. Since premiering to strong ratings in the fall of 2009, the Family Guy spin-off has seen its viewership gradually decrease over the last four years (just like TV in general has) and ratings prognosticators have been expecting the cancellation. By the time the current season wraps up, Cleveland Show will have aired 88 episodes, which is an impressive run for a series these days and enough to get it into syndication, with reruns set to debut on TBS and Adult Swim this fall. Co-creator Seth MacFarlane still has [...]