For the first time ever, South Park has missed its deadline, which means there will be no new episode of the long-running Comedy Central animated series tonight. The cable network issued an update today that, due to a power outage, tonight's planned episode, titled "goth Kids 3: Dawn of the Posers" was left unfinished and not ready for air tonight. A rerun will air in its place.
South Park returns for its 17th season this Wednesday night, and we now have a look at what the kids are getting up to as the Comedy Central animated series resumes. Based on the new clip from Wednesday night's "Let Go, Let Gov," seems Cartman's having a rather strong reaction to learning that the NSA is snooping into people's personal business, but he's found a way around that.
Last night was (once again) the final episode of Matt Groening and David X Cohen's Futurama and it couldn't have gone out with a better installment than "Meanwhile." Well, except maybe "The Devil's Hands are Idle Playthings," the original finale when Fox dropped the multi-Emmy award winning animated series after four hilarious and impeccably crafted seasons. But this was pretty good too. And sad. No, that's not a tear.
Each year, Comedy Central takes one celebrated celebrity, puts them in a chair and lets their friends take verbal shots at them. For James Franco, the star of this year's Comedy Central Roast, the friends included Seth Rogen, Jonah Hill, Bill Hader and Sarah Silverman, and the jokes targeted his demonstrated interest in various art forms, his sexuality, which seems to be in question for some people, his squinty eyes and for his awkward attempt at hosting the Oscars with Anne Hathaway a few years back.
First of all, the final few episodes of Futurama clearly aren't being broadcast in the production order since the title-card for "Stench and Stenchibility" was probably supposed to recall the installment that immediately preceded it not the one that aired two weeks ago. It also makes sense that the creatives would want it to follow "Game of Tones" since the latter's title is a play on last night's guest star Emilia Clarke's regular series. Game of Thrones. You might have heard of it.
Not to sound like a broken record, however, it's important to stress that there a very few new episodes of Futurama remaining. And that's not just this season, it's (maybe) forever. To be honest, Season 7B has been a bit of a struggle and even had dedicated fans questioning whether it was time for the Emmy winning animated series to stop but with it still delivering clever parodies like "Murder on the Planet Express," perhaps we questioned too soon? Not that it matters, Futurama's still doomed. Dooooomed!
Not counting next year's cross-over with The Simpsons, there are only three episodes of Futurama left after last night’s nostalgic ”Game of Tones.” And with the animated series coming to an end (again), it shouldn’t come as much of a surprise that the writers wanted to bring back Seymour, Fry’s too-loyal dog and one of the most memorable guest stars from one of the show's most celebrated installments.
Since we learned that James Franco would be the guest of honor at this summer's Comedy Central Roast, we've been left to wonder which celebrities would grace the dais for the event. With just weeks to go until the Roast is taped, Comedy Central has announced the all-star roster of Roasters who will join Roast Master Seth Rogen in a bit of friendly ribbing at the expense of (Academy Award nominated) actor James Franco.
Franco is one of the last people you might guess would be game for a Comedy Central roast, but since his friends include a slew of funny people from his Freaks and Geeks days and beyond, he’ll take front and center for this labor day’s roast, and it’s nice to see the man goofing off in the new promo for The Comedy Central Roast of James Franco.
It’s probably prudent to address the falsity floating around the internet about last night’s Futurama being a crossover episode with Pendleton Ward’s Adventure Time. It’s not. Sorry. An image from ”Leela and the Genestalk” surfaced showing Bender stumble across Jake and Finn making everyone jump to the conclusion that the Emmy award winning series were coming together when it was really nothing more than a glorified cartoon cameo.
Early last month we learned that James Franco was next on deck to be roasted for this summer's Comedy Central Roast. Following in the footsteps of Roseanne Barr, Charlie Sheen, Donald Trump and others, Franco will be the target of whatever humorous pokes the unspecified dais of comedians and celebrities have in store.
Last week’s "Calculon 2.0" was a welcome return to form for Futurama but it still doesn’t make up for just how spotty the second half of the seventh season has been so far. And now that “Assie Come Home" has aired, you can count the number of remaining episodes of the animated comedy on one hand. Because there’s five. Let’s hope they saved the five best for last.
Futurama made what could be its final trip to Comic-Con last week and, while that in itself made the panel a twice in a lifetime event, Matt Groening also announced that the Planet Express crew would be making a special delivery to Springfield. That’s right, a Futurama-The Simpsons crossover! And considering the quality of "Saturday Morning Fun Pit," the episode that aired during the event, it sadly might be the right time for the former to call it quits. Or did "Calculon 2.0" manage to reboot our faith in the show?
Bad news everybody, Futurama is making what is probably its last appearance at Comic-Con with the seventh and final season of the animated comedy is coming to an end very soon. It's doooooomed! But before the show goes out in a blaze of glory, they also want to ensure an epic final panel. On the dais for the special occasion is most of Futurama's voice cast, including Billy West, John DiMaggio, Katey Sagal, Maurice LaMarche, Tress MacNeille, David Herman, Phil LaMarr, and Lauren Tom.
In the few years I've covered Comic Con, I don't think I've ever seen a panel as raucous and funny as the Workaholics panel. This year marks the second appearance for the Comedy Central hit series at SDCC and, after easily filling a smaller room last year, Adam Devine, Blake Anderson, Anders Holm and and Kyle Newacheck were bumped to the Indigo Ballroom. And they had no trouble packing the house or bringing it down.