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While it’s only been in the latter part of its evolution that television has fully embraced sexuality as a driving force of live-action entertainment, TV animation has almost always had a little more breathing room in using attractive scantily-clad characters to tell tales. There is probably a far-reaching wave of influence over children that is worth studying here, but that definitely is not what this is story is about.
When it was announced last year that American Dad was going to be finishing out its run on Fox and moving over to TBS, it felt like the show might be taking its last breath before fading off into the bipartisan ethers. But that's not the case at all.
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.)
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.
And brining up the rear for Fox's animation domination is the American Dad panel. The comedy is back at SDCC this year with an exclusive look at the new season and a dais that includes voice talent Wendy Schaal, Rachael MacFarlane, Scott Grimes and Dee Bradley Baker as well as creator/executive producer Mike Barker, creator/executive producer Matt Weitzman and executive producer Steve Callaghan. There will also be the world premiere of a song from the upcoming Christmas episode marking the return of Krampus!
The upcoming season of American Dad! is due to air on Fox this September, but it looks like the following season, the show will move on from Fox's "Sunday Animation Domination" block. Don't worry, fans of American Dad!, your favorite animated comedy isn't canceled, only making a move to another network.
Comic Con is a little over a month away, which means we're at the point where we should start hearing confirmation on what TV shows will be showcased at the convention. The list for 20th Century Fox TV's series has arrived online and indicates that a number of new series will be featured with panels, as well as How I Met Your Mother, which will make its Comic Con debut in San Diego to promote its final season.
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.
The Office is very close to ending its lengthy run, and many of the actors and actresses involved with NBC’s comedy have already tied their sails to new projects. Brenda Kemper has signed on for the lead in NBC’s Brenda Forever pilot, but apparently, she still has the time to do voicework for Fox’s comedy, American Dad.
Fox's planned holiday-themed block of animated comedy last Sunday was partially postponed. In the wake of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting, the network decided not to air the previously scheduled episodes of American Dad and Family Guy due to sensitive content. Fox has since rescheduled Family Guy's Christmas episode, and has a new episode of American Dad to air, but it's not the holiday episode.
Tonight's Animation Domination line-up at Fox has changed in the wake of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in Newtown Connecticut. As of Friday morning, Fox had a Christmas episode planned for American Dad and Family Guy, in addition to Cleveland Show and Bob's Burgers. But in the wake of the tragedy, they've pulled the Family Guy and American Dad episodes.
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.
First. If you haven't voted yet, you should probably get out and do it. And you know it's important if even the minds behind the Animation Domination block on FOX has mobilized the cartoon troops to remind their viewers to weigh in on one side or the other when it comes to Election Day 2012. Today! Seth MacFarlane's American Dad is the most recent to run a political ad and Roger really wants to be your next president.
"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.
The American Dad panel at SDCC wrapped up not to long ago and to accompany the many inappropriate jokes as well as jabs at the fans asking questions, the executive producers also announced a whole slew of guest stars that will be providing their voices for the upcoming season.