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.
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 [...]
According to Slash Film, The Simpsons recently debuted a brand new character not on television but through the video game The Simpsons Tapped Out. Named Chester Dupree, the character is the "unemployed slacker brother-in-law to everyone's favorite laughing doctor Julius Hibbert" and was briefly mentioned in the 2012 Simpsons episode "Gone Abie Gone," though he never appeared onscreen. It's not clear whether Chester will show up on the TV version of The Simpsons, though several months back Tapped Out debuted another new character named Kumiko who appeared on the show the same week. Click through to see a picture of Chester in all his slacker glory.
The Paley Center for Media, which has locations in both New York and LA, dedicates itself to the preservation of television and radio history. Inside their vast archives of more than 150,000 television shows, commercials, and radio programs, there are thousands of important and funny programs waiting to be rediscovered by comedy nerds like you and me. Each week, this column will highlight a new gem waiting for you at the Paley Library to quietly laugh at. (Seriously, it’s a library, so keep it down.)
The Simpsons has been on TV forever. Over its long run, The Paley Center has done a number of Simpsons-centered events over the years [...]
FX's sister site FXX has already announced that they've acquired rights to seasons 1-24 of The Simpsons to air this August, and according to Variety, today the network announced that they'll be kicking off the show's cable debut with a 12-day Simpsons marathon in what FX's chief executive Jon Landgraf is calling "the longest continuous marathon in the history of television." FX is also expected to debut an accompanying Simpsons app in the coming weeks that will be distinct from their FXNow mobile streaming app already in place. Execs reportedly suggested the name "Simpsons World" for the app, though the official name has not yet been confirmed [...]