Though we don’t often break down the shows on a weekly basis, we thought it’d be good to pay our respects, since Animation Domination will be no more by next fall. (For the most part, anyway.)
2013 has been a great year for television, so narrowing down our list of favorites was no easy task. As TV Blend has numerous writers with varying tastes in TV shows, we decided to go solo this year in sharing our Top 5 lists of the best series of 2013. This is Jesse's list, which begins with...
If you’re a Sunday night drama on ABC or CBS, you’re probably having the best day ever. Because the numbers are in and dramas are all on the upswing, gobbling viewers away (even when the footballers are at play). Sorry, comedy — looks like Sunday just ain’t your day. The last night of the weekend has become a hotbed for dramatic activities and with the revelations from this weekend’s ratings it’s safe to assume that comedy should just look to broadcast itself elsewhere.
It's at this point in the summer that you're either too busy with summer fun to have time for television, or you're sunburnt and sick of barbecue and looking for some alone time, just you and your Netflix. The thing is, Netflix is like a virtual buffet. The thought of feasting on all of the goodies is exciting, but a little bit overwhelming.
Fox announced their 2013-2014 lineup this morning, along with the planned schedule, which sets up new comedies on Tuesday nights and adds a number of other new series to the schedule, along with the returning shows. Among the new series is J.J. Abrams' sci-fi cop series Almost Human, Seth MacFarlane's new live-action comedy Dads and new animated comedy Murder Police.
Fox's Animation Domination Sunday night line-up will be getting into the holiday spirit this weekend. Fox released a teaser for the animated comedy block and it appears that all of The Simpsons will be airing holiday installments on Sunday night.
Those of us who have been looking forward to Zach Galifianakis' guest-voice appearance on Bob's Burgers will get the ultimate TV holiday gift next month as the Hangover star lends his voice to the role of Chet in Bob's Burgers' "God Rest Ye Merry Gentle-Mannequins." Fox shared some photos from the episode, which reveal Chet and his bizarre holiday ideas, which involve the Belcher kids.
There's something especially funny to me about seeing actors do the voices of their animated characters. For example, I will never get tired of seeing Seth MacFarlane break out the Stewie impression. There's something similarly surreal about watching a conversation between the cast of an animated family, which is what Fox has given us with this video, which features the cast of Bob's Burgers sitting around asking questions.
Things just keep getting better and better for Bob's Burger. The animated comedy was moved to the fall line-up for its third season, and now it looks like Fox is already set to move forward on the series' fourth season. With a 22-episode order, the writers will need to get to work coming up with some punny new burger-of-the-day recipes for Bob's board!
What's Bob's big announcement, you ask? You'll see in the teaser for this Sunday's Bob's Burgers, which has the Belcher patriarch breaking some news to his kids. We also have the promo for Sunday night's Animation Domination block, which includes Marge admitting something to Homer that leaves hims shocked.
"This year, Halloween falls on the scariest night ever," Fox's Animation Domination promo announces. "Sunday, October 7th!" Yes, it appears Fox has rescheduled Halloween, at least for the purposes of their scary-funny line-up of animated shows lined up for this Sunday night. That includes the annual Simpsons "Treehouse of Horror" installment.
One of the funniest voice-actors working today is H. Jon Benjamin. By no means a diverse talent, for example, he doesn't have the range of a Billy West or Hank Azaria, Benjamin's work over the years has all sounded, well, like Benjamin but he's still managed to create a some memorable animated characters. The comedian has several voice gigs going on at the moment with the biggest two, FX's Archer and Fox Bob's Burgers, going to crossover.
Fox 2012-2013 Primetime Schedule Moves Glee To Thursdays, Introduces The Mindy Project, Mob Doctor And Others
Fox's 2012-2013 primetime schedule is up, and in addition to returning series The X Factor, Touch and New Girl, among others, the line-up also includes a handful of new series. This includes Mindy Kaling's comedy, which has found a fitting spot behind New Girl on Tuesday nights, and The Mob Doctor, which may fill the medical drama void left by House
Bob’s Burgers is back tonight! I say this with enthusiasm as the Fox animated comedy grabbed my attention and affection with all its weirdness, burger puns and food humor in its first season. But if you weren’t drawn in by the aroma of Bob’s Burgers last year, perhaps you’ll consider tuning in tonight as Bob and his family find themselves on an adventure that’s somewhat reminiscent of a beloved ’80’s movie. (Spoilers ahead!)
Extras will include uncensored audio outtakes from the cast, a story extension called “Louise and the Burger Menu,” and audio commentaries. The original studio pitch piece, or the demo, will also be included with the set, with an introduction from creator Loren Bouchard. Finally, a music video for “Lifting Up the Skirt at Night” will round out the special features.