The perfect mash-up special needs a lot of things going in the right direction, and while the Family Guy/Simpsons crossover isnít a flawless hour of television by any means, it met or surpassed the expectations I had going into it. Itís fun, itís surprisingly grounded, and it lets us watch the rarity of the Simpson family earning true moral superiority.
We are getting close to crunch time for The Simpsons/Family Guy one-hour crossover episode, which is rolling with the title The Simpsons Guy (the animators have even created a new logo for the episode, above). The crossover will premiere on Fox on Sunday, September 28 and to celebrate the big premiere, this week Fox released a slew of photos related to the event episode.
Later this month, Family Guy starts its 13th Season later this month with a Simpsons crossover episode. And now we all finally answer that age-old question, ďWhat would it look like if Matt Groening and Seth MacFarlane drew each other?Ē
Fox has announced their Fall 2014 premiere schedule. Along with bringing back a number of returning shows, the network will debut the highly anticipated Batman prequel series Gotham, murder mystery Gracepoint, John Mulaney's new comedy Mulaney, the hospital-set drama Red Band Society and new reality series Utopia.
Though we donít often break down the shows on a weekly basis, we thought itíd be good to pay our respects, since Animation Domination will be no more by next fall. (For the most part, anyway.)
Fox announced their 2014-2015 schedule this morning, and in addition to adding some of their anticipated new series -- Gotham included -- the network has made a few notable changes to their primetime line-up, including moving one of their popular live-action comedies to Sunday night and putting a new hour-long series on Tuesday, ahead of their New Girl/Mindy Project comedy block.
Those who would prefer to be kept unspoiled as to the fate of the dearly departed Griffin family dog, Brian, should read no further! Vague and unconfirmed spoilers ahead!
Since the demise of a certain Family Guy character this weekend ó and thatís as vague as we can be at this point, so if youíre trying to not be spoiled somehow, stop reading! ó fans have speculated over whether Brian would return at some point. Yesterday was the day to grieve.
Major spoiler from last nightís Family Guy (ďLife of BrianĒ) ahead! We shouldíve been prepared for this. The dog always dies eventually in these types of stories, right? And yet, I donít think anything could have prepared us for Brianís brutal death, which was so ordinary, itís almost disturbing. One minute heís preparing for a fun game of street hockey with Stewie and the next, heís being run over by a car and serving as the set-up for the second part of the episode.
If youíre a Sunday night drama on ABC or CBS, youíre 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 ó looks like Sunday just ainít your day. The last night of the weekend has become a hotbed for dramatic activities and with the revelations from this weekendís ratings itís safe to assume that comedy should just look to broadcast itself elsewhere.
Family Guy fans should be well aware of Peter Griffin's intense rivalry with Ernie the Chicken. In fact, the animated Quahogian has thrown down with Ernie on numerous occasions. What would a live-action reenactment of one of their epic battles look like? Two fantastic stuntwomen show us in the above video, which turns Peter Griffin and Ernie's "Epic Chicken Fight" into an Epic Chick Fight.
Continuing with the Fox animated comedy block, Family Guy is also back at Comic-Con for a sneak peek at Season 12 as well as what is sure to be a funny (and probably obscene) panel that features cast members Seth Green and Alex Borstein as well as executive producer Rich Appel. Oh, and apparently there will be a few surprise guests. The Simpsons?
Emmy nomination ballots went out this week, which means in the coming weeks, those voting members of the Television Academy will decide which series should be in contention for an Emmy Award this fall. TV shows tend to promote themselves with the "for your consideration" ads and mailers to encourage voters to give their show a look. Last year, Family Guy made a splash with a controversial mailer that said...
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.
Conan O'Brien seems all about the cameos lately. The Conan host recently appeared on the new season of Arrested Development, and come next season, we'll see him in animated form when he makes an appearance on Family Guy. From what's being reported, it sounds like he'll be playing himself once again, as two characters from Seth MacFarlane's Fox animated comedy series get famous enough to visit the TBS talk show.