LeVar Burton's Reading Rainbow Kickstarter Campaign has already been an enormous success. The Star Trek star and former Reading Rainbow host reached out to fans to help him bring an updated Reading Rainbow program back to the public and the fans responded and then some, helping the campaign reach its goal within the first day of the campaign.
In Fox's recent onslaught of upcoming promos, the network hasn’t forgotten that a lot of its longest-lasting bread and butter has been with the most colorful type of series, and they're now starting to promote the culturally satirical series Bordertown, which will jump the fence into primetime next year.
20 years after Captain Jean-Luc Picard was beamed off the air, Stewart is returning to American television and teaming up with Seth MacFarlane and Bored to Death creator/author Jonathan Ames for the comedy series Blunt Talk, which has already been secured by Starz in a straight-to-series order.
American Dad’s move to TBS and The Cleveland Show’s cancellation last spring isn’t an indication that Fox is tiring of Seth MacFarlane’s animated comedies. In fact, it seems they may have found the new comedy to fill the vacancy in their Sunday night line-up next season. The network announced today that they’ve ordered an animated comedy series called Bordertown from Family Guy’s Mark Hentemann and Seth MacFarlane.
A black screen bleeds into images of the planets and of nature on Earth before cutting into images of shielded spaceships and levitating children. A few bits of animation are interposed between shots of Earth in places most of us have only seen through television outlets. Nary a word is spoken during the trailer, but its enough to get us excited about Fox’s Cosmos reboot
No matter which character he will play, MacFarlane should be a good fit for Futurama’s Season 7, which will be chock full of other guest stars, as well. Notably MacFarlane’s ex-girlfriend and Game of Thrones star Emilia Clarke is set to how up in the show’s penultimate episode as a flower stand owner who may have an unlikely romance with Zoidberg. Other guest stars include Larry Bird, George Takei, Adam West and more.
Downton Abbey may be between seasons right now, but out of sight definitely doesn't mean out of mind. Earlier today we shared Sean Combs' Funny or Die video, and this Sunday night, the series will be acknowledged in the double-episode season finale of The Simpsons. First, we have this video, which Fox shared today and gives us a look at Downton Abbey's opening credits, Simpsons-style. Simpton Abbey! Looks like Homer had some trouble with that old-fashioned razor.
Here's one for the Seth MacFarlane fans. Or Seth Green fans. (Or both). Fox may not offer much in the way of multi-camera comedies these days, but the network has no shortage of MacFarlane. So it should be interesting to see how Dads does on Tuesday nights, paired with fellow newcomer Brooklyn Nine-Nine. As the trailer reveals, this new comedy, which comes from Ted team focuses on the relationship two guys have with their fathers.
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.
When we learned that Seth MacFarlane was going to be lending his vocal talents to The Simpsons with a guest spot on the show, word was that his voice appearance wouldn't take place until the Season 25 premiere next fall, however it's looking like we'll be hearing the Family Guy creator and voice actor's voice on The Simpsons much sooner than that. Fox announced today that MacFarlane will guest-voice in the two-part season finale.
In what may have been an attempt to be funny or clever, or perhaps just another internet hoax, a YouTube user spliced together pieces of an episode of Family Guy to make it look like the New England-set animated comedy series predicted the Boston Marathon bombing. Series creator Seth MacFarlane addressed the video, calling it abhorrent and sending his thoughts to the victims of the recent bombing, which he calls a "crime and a tragedy."
If you were thinking that Fox could really use a bit more Seth MacFarlane, we have good news for you. (And if you were thinking Fox has too much MacFarlane, you might want to stop reading now.) The Family Guy creator and his Ted co-writers are bringing a bit of live-action funny to the network, as Fox has reportedly given their new comedy Dads a series order.
Earlier this month, we learned that Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane crashed a class at UCLA to talk about his work for an episode of mtvU's Stand In. The episode is set to air next week, and we now have a preview for MacFarlane's appearance, which has him doing the voice of one of his most popular characters
Seth MacFarlane knows a little something about voice-acting, and come to think of it, he knows a lot of something about Fox animated comedies, and his voice-acting talent isn't exclusive to his own shows. The Family Guy creator/voice actor is set to lend his voice to one of the few Fox Sunday night animated comedies that isn't his - The Simpsons.
Between Family Guy, The Cleveland Show and American Dad, Seth MacFarlane has a pretty sizable corner in Fox's primetime line-up. MacFarlane, who recently hosted the Saturday Night Live season premiere, is working with Alec Sulkin and Wellesley Wild on a new comedy, which would be a live-action comedy for Fox.