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Every Episode of 'The Simpsons' Will Be Available Via Streaming This August

Back in August, it was announced that FX sister network FXX purchased syndication rights to all 530 episodes from seasons 1-24 of The Simpsons. While the deal included streaming and VOD rights, the specifics of FX's in-the-works online video service were not yet clear until this week's announcement that all 530 Simpsons episodes will be available on the FXNOW streaming service this August:

Beginning this August, fans will have access to 24 complete seasons of The Simpsons – 530 episodes and counting – via FX Networks’ new advertiser-supported “TV Everywhere” app FXNOW.

Encompassing programs from the FX, FXX and FXM suite of channels, the app’s initial rollout [...]

Judd Apatow, Seth Rogen, Paul Rudd, and Leslie Mann Are Guesting on the Same 'Simpsons' Episode

Pretty much the entire Apatow gang is heading to Springfield. Writer/director Judd Apatow and his frequent actors Seth Rogen, Paul Rudd, and Leslie Mann all lent their voices to an upcoming episode of The Simpsons, EW reports. The episode, called "Steal This Episode," airs in January and follows Homer getting into movie piracy. Judas Priest frontman Rob Halford, Channing Tatum, and Will Arnett (as an FBI guy) also guest in the episode. This marks a second Simpsons appearance for Rudd and Rogen and a first for everyone else.

The plot concerns Homer getting into trouble after he starts screening pirated movies for everyone in Springfield in his backyard. [...]

TV Animation Producers Protest 'Community'

Simpsons showrunner Al Jean is leading a protest against Community being eligible for animation Emmy awards. Where animated shows like The Simpsons or Family Guy are only able to submit for comedy series categories or animation series categories, Community has been allowed for the second year in a row to submit for both. Al Jean's letter is co-signed by over 50 heavy hitters like: Seth MacFarlane, Matt Groening, James L. Brooks, and David X. Cohen. As is common around this time of year, a line is being drawn in the sand. Are you #TeamCommunity or #TeamSimpsonsFuturamaFamilyGuy? Read Jean's letter in its entirety and the Academy of Television Arts and [...]

Here Are a Bunch of FCC Complaints About 'The Simpsons'

The website Government Attic obtained a list of indecency complaints the FCC has received from viewers about The Simpsons from 2010 to 2013, after requesting it via the Freedom of Information Act. There's also a report (pdf) on South Park complaints too. (via Gawker)

My favorite Simpsons complaint is one that simply reads, "I Don't Think So, Mr. Simpson, Because I Would Make 20th Century Fox Film Corporation Take This Evil show Off The Air Only To Get Small Wonder Back Onto The Channel Every Sunday Night." The lengthy document contains tons more weird complaints from weird people, and we've collected the best ones (mostly [...]

The Jeff Rubin Jeff Rubin Show: 'Simpsons' Trivia

This week on the Jeff Rubin Jeff Rubin show it's all about Classic Simpsons trivia. The two hosts of Simpsons Trivia Night at Berry Park In Brooklyn, Dan Ozzi and Dan Mulhall, put together a quiz for the podcast, and three contestants try to see who can answer the most questions.

“I'm so used to watching Simpsons episodes by myself in my pajama pants, but to watch with litterally 100-200 people where everyone knows every beat. People are laughing before the jokes come up, and yelling, but it's not done in a unfun way.”

“Whenever there is a musical number in an episode everyone sings along, and it [...]

The Lost 'Simpsons' Spin-offs

When The Simpsons debuted 25 years ago as a series of shorts on The Tracey Ullman Show, it was hard to expect that it would become one of the most successful and longest-running franchises in movie and TV history. While The Simpsons spun off from (and quickly eclipsed) The Tracey Ullman Show, it seems a little odd that, given the show’s rampant popularity, we have yet to see a spin-off from The Simpsons, itself. The show has occasionally mocked the concept of TV spin-offs – most notably in the Troy McClure-hosted “Simpsons Spin-Off Showcase” – but that doesn’t mean Fox and the Simpsons creative team haven’t attempted to use [...]

The 'Simpsons' Episode That Kills Off a Character Won't Air Until Fall 2014

Last week, we reported that the writers of The Simpsons are planning to kill off another character on the show, but some more details have come in. It looks like the episode won't be airing until fall of 2014, when it it is tentatively slated to serve as the show's Season 26 premiere. Longtime Simpsons showrunner Al Jean also tells EW that the character in question has appeared on the show more than twice and that the voice actor behind the character doesn't even know yet. Describing the episode, Jean said, "It’s an emotional story. It’s funny.” He adds, "We’ll be putting out a lot of false [...]

R.I.P. Ernest Borgnine

Ernest Borgnine died yesterday in Los Angeles at age 95. Borgnine had a very long and storied career, most notably winning an Oscar for his role in 1955's Marty. He also played the titular McHale in the popular sitcom McHale's Navy. (You can watch the whole series currently on Hulu). Later in life, he seemed to gleefully make appearances in comedic fare, like in the above. Below watch a few more clips of the delightful man.

The Simpsons' Springfield is Every Springfield but Your Springfield, Nerd

After Matt Groening unleashed a firestorm last week by acknowledging that the hometown of the Simpsons was based on Springfield, Oregon – if in name only – he and the writers shot back last night with, what has long been the most powerful weapon in their arsenal, Bart’s chalkboard scrawl: "The true location of Springfield is in any state but yours." The kings have spoken so back to the stables for the rest of us or at least until Groening accidently reveals Mr. Burns's definite age.