“We do know what the Family Guy movie will be. The Simpsons movie, I thought, was hilarious, but the one criticism I would have is that it’s a story they probably could've done on TV. There could've been an episode that had that plotline. That’s the challenge with animation. You pretty much can do any story you want, so what is the reason for the movie? We finally hit on the answer to that question, and it will be something that would be impossible to do on TV… I can’t tell you what that is."
- Seth MacFarlane talking to a bunch of college kids about his plan for a Family Guy movie (via EW).
Zooey Deschanel, Jon Hamm, Johnny Depp, Steve Carell, Nick Offerman, and Fred Armisen are just some of the many who are set to lend their voices to a FOX animated series next fall. Here are all that have been announced:
The Simpsons Zooey Deschanel will play Bart's "long-lost love." Steve Carell will play Homer's bowling buddy. Patton Oswalt will play a hip new neighborhood kid. Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein's roles haven't been announced yet.
Bob's Burgers Nick Offerman and Megan Mullally will play a hippie married couple. Jon Hamm's role hasn't been announced yet. Kevin Kline, Sarah and Laura Silverman, Aziz Ansari and Jeffrey Tambor will be back.
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As the first place network, FOX is different place than NBC and their predictable schedule suggests as much. Tuesday becomes their night of sitcoms, with the only somewhat comedic Glee moving to Thursdays. Raising Hope moves to 8:00, which is perfect for its family focus, and the hotly anticipated The Mindy Project goes right where it should be at 9:30, post New Girl. There isn't much to discuss, as it’s a pretty safe schedule. Check it out below. What do you think? Are these your go-to Tuesday plans?
Another day, another Christmas special Hulu Plus has locked in its pay wall prison.
Released towards the end of the show’s original three-season run, A Very Special Family Guy Freakin’ Christmas is both a good Christmas special and a great example of the show at its early peak.
The two main storylines intentionally follow Christmas special tropes: Peter is trying to buy gifts on Christmas Eve and Stewie is trying to tell Santa about his ideal gift (in this case, plutonium).
While some programs are still selecting the episodes for their comedy Emmy submissions, Deadline has 10 episodes that have already been selected. How exactly does a show chose the handful of episodes to be judged? As Community's Dan Harmon put it, "I want to see character, I want to see story, I want to see television taken seriously. It’s grounded in character. Nobody is wearing a weird costume; no one is acting like they’re in The Matrix.” Or he just hasn't seen the best Matrix-based situation comedy script. Yet. Each series is allowed to submit 6 episodes for the category of Outstanding Comedy series, so let's start casting [...]