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Fox Is Developing a Comedy Based on Weezer Frontman Rivers Cuomo's Life

Weezer's frontman Rivers Cuomo might be getting the Fox sitcom treatment. THR reports that the network has given a put-pilot commitment to DeTour, a single-cam comedy from Psych creator Steve Franks that will focus on "a 30-something rock star who, unable to rationalize his success and worried that he may not have the tools to repeat it, walks away from the spotlight at the height of his fame in an effort to rediscover the parts of his life he missed while he was busy becoming a massive success." The series will be loosely based on Cuomo's life but star a fictional character "and the small band of misfit [...]

The 'Brooklyn Nine-Nine' Cast Gives a Season 2 Preview

The second season of Brooklyn Nine-Nine doesn't premiere on Fox until September 28th, but in the meantime the network released this first-look preview featuring the main cast giving some hints of what to expect when the Golden Globe-winning show makes its glorious return, including some new hairstyles and office romance developments.

Here's What the "Simpsons World" FXX App Will Look Like

Back in April it was announced that a comprehensive digital Simpsons app called "Simpsons World" was in the works at FXX to coincide with the network's 12-day marathon next month, and at TCA today the network revealed more details. Here are just some of the features that Simpsons World will offer, via HitFix:

- Every episode ever, in an order that's easy to browse, but also easy to search.

- A search function that allows you to quickly find — and share across social media — your favorite Simpsons joke or scene.

- Ability to curate your own playlists of episodes and/or scenes, and a learning [...]

A Live 'Simpsons' Show Is Coming This September with Hank Azaria, Nancy Cartwright, Jon Lovitz, and More

The Simpsons will be celebrating the premiere of its 26th season this September, and to coincide with the event there will be a live Simpsons show at Hollywood Bowl on September 12th, 13th, and 14th, Rolling Stone reports. The event will be hosted by Simpsons voice regular Hank Azaria and feature Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith, Jon Lovitz, Beverly D'Angelo, Weird Al Yankovic, series creator Matt Groening, and many more yet-to-be-announced special guests, and Hollywood Bowl will be transformed into an immersive real-life Springfield for the occasion. The show is set to include live performances, selected scenes from all 25 seasons, and never-before-seen clips all set to the classy [...]

Mitch Hurwitz on Fox's Request to Dumb Down 'Arrested Development'

"I'm somebody who probably cares a little too much about other people's experience and I really wanted Fox to be happy. But I just had to say I can't do it and they did say you can make it, but we'll basically just make your life miserable."

- Arrested Development creator Mitch Hurwitz explains at the Banff World Media Festival why he turned down Fox's request to dumb down the show after its second season on the network.

Check Out a Preview for 'Mulaney' with Nasim Pedrad, Natasha Leggero, and More

A week ago Fox posted the above sneak peek of the upcoming debut season of Mulaney, and while it's tough to judge a new show based on a 30-second preview, one thing is for certain: "It's Andre!" is going to be the hottest TV catchphrase come October 5th.

Watch a Five-Minute Preview of the 'Simpsons'/'Family Guy' Crossover Episode

Fox revealed the above five-minute preview of its upcoming Simpsons/Family Guy crossover episode at Comic-Con yesterday, which is set to premiere as Family Guy's season premiere on September 28th. The preview is at first a pretty average meeting of the minds between the Griffins and Simpsons, only to devolve into a fist fight between Peter and Homer that leads to a possible nuclear meltdown.

John Mulaney and Nasim Pedrad Talk Leaving 'SNL' for Fox's 'Mulaney'

At TCA over the weekend, former SNLers John Mulaney and Nasim Pedrad got the opportunity to talk about leaving the long-running NBC sketch show to work on the upcoming Fox sitcom Mulaney, which is set to premiere on Sunday, October 5th. Aside from making a joke about how he directly copied Seinfeld, Mulaney went on to describe his intentions behind choosing the more traditional multi-cam format for his show: "I just remember thinking to myself, the type of show I want to do is the type of show that I grew up on. [I thought] it would be really cool to try to do one with my [...]

Yahoo in Early Talks to Revive Canceled Fox Comedy 'Enlisted'

Last month, Yahoo announced that they're bringing Community back from the dead, renewing the show for a sixth season, and they may be doing the same with another recently-canceled critically-acclaimed network sitcom. Deadline reports that Yahoo is in talks to resurrect the Fox sitcom Enlisted for another season on their streaming service.

The sitcom, which was created by Kevin Biegel (Cougar Town) and follows a trio of brothers serving at a Florida military base, debuted on Fox in January, airing 13 episodes and drawing high marks from critics before Fox pulled the plug on itEnlisted suffered ratings problems, but those are probably mostly due to Fox scheduling it [...]

Nasim Pedrad Confirms She's Unlikely to Return to 'SNL' Next Season

Many SNL fans have assumed that this past season would be Nasim Pedrad's last due to her new television role on Mulaney, and over the weekend, the SNL player was asked at the Austin Television Festival whether that's true and all but confirmed her departure in her response: "I haven't heard any official word so far, but…as far as I know, I'm in LA now."

Pedrad, who was hired on SNL in 2009, made a name for herself with recurring characters like Shallon and Bedelia and impersonations including Kim Kardashian, Barbara Walters, and Arianna Huffington. She's been attached to SNL writer John Mulaney's pilot [...]

Fox Passes on Tina Fey's Pilot 'Cabot College'

Tina Fey and Robert Carlock's women's college-themed Fox pilot Cabot College has been stuck in a state of limbo for a while now, but today Variety reports that the network has officially passed on the comedy starring Fortune Feimster, Margaret Cho, Broadway performer Jack Cutmore-Scott, and Guiding Light regular Bonnie Dennison as the announced cast. Here's what Fortune Feimster had to say about the pilot taping in our interview with her from June:

The experience was amazing. It was the first pilot I had been a part of as far as a scripted sitcom, and for me it was a magical experience because I was playing a [...]

Hank Azaria to Voice Lead Role in Seth MacFarlane's New Fox Show 'Bordertown'

Last year it was announced that Seth MacFarlane was creating yet another animated Fox series called Bordertown, and it's now signed on a Simpsons favorite to lead the voice cast. Deadline reports that Hank Azaria — the voice behind Simpsons characters like Moe Szyslak, Apu, and Chief Wiggum — has signed on to voice the lead role in the series as Bud Buckwald, "a married father of three and a Border Patrol agent who is just a tad behind the times and feels slightly threatened by the cultural changes transforming his neighborhood." Nicholas Gonzalez, Alex Borstein, Missi Pyle, Efron Ramirez, and 30 Rock's Judah Friedlander are also [...]

'The Simpsons' Are Crossing Over with Basically Every Other Fox Cartoon This Season

Over the course of last year, several big events slated for the 26th season of The Simpsons were revealed including a Futurama crossover episode, a Family Guy crossover episode, and the death of a character who has appeared on the show at least twice. At TCA over the weekend, a few more details were revealed about all three events, including that the Family Guy/Simpsons crossover episode — which will air as Family Guy's season premiere on September 28th — will also cross over into Bob's Burgers territory. From EW:

In addition to featuring Homer, his family, and various Springfield residents, Family Guy will include a [...]

Will Forte to Voice the Owner of King Toot’s Music Store on 'The Simpsons'

Will Forte is set to make his Simpsons debut this fall. TV Line reports that the SNL alum has been cast to voice the never-before-seen owner of King Toot's Music Store and neighbor to Moe's Tavern. Simpsons executive producer Matt Selman revealed the news at last night's Critics Choice Television Awards and mentioned that Moe and the man behind King Toot's have a tense relationship: "Do they get along? I don't think so." Forte's episode will air sometime in November, and his new show The Last Man on Earth is also slated to premiere on Fox midseason.