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‘The Simpsons,’ ‘Family Guy’ and ‘Bob’s Burgers’ Nab Two Season Renewals at Fox

Fox is solidifying the future of its core animated comedies. The broadcast network has handed out two season renewals for The Simpsons, Family Guy and Bob’s Burgers. All three of Fox’s long-running Sunday staples are now owned by Disney following the Mouse House’s $72.3 billion deal a few years ago that included assets including studio […]

The ‘Family Guy’ Cast on Their Favorite Episodes and What It Was Like to Audition for Seth MacFarlane

Alex Borstein (Lois) How did you get cast as Lois? I was working on MADtv, which was developed by Leslie Kolins Small, who at the same time was shepherding Seth with Family Guy. Originally, they thought Family Guy was going to be interstitials during MADtv. I did the pilot presentation. I met Seth and went […]

How Seth MacFarlane and His ‘Family Guy’ Showrunners Learned to Push the Envelope Successfully

Seth MacFarlane was a 24-year-old Hanna-Barbera animator when Fox bet big on his pitch for Family Guy. Nearly a quarter-century — and one reversed cancellation (thanks to brisk DVD sales) — later, the uproarious and utterly inappropriate Griffins reach 400 episodes in 21 seasons with the Nov. 20 installment, “Get Stewie.” MacFarlane and co-showrunners Rich […]

Seth MacFarlane on ‘Orville’s’ Trans Allegory and ‘Family Guy’ Reflections

[This story includes spoilers from the third season of Hulu’s The Orville: New Horizons.] The Orville revisited the alien culture of the Moclans in season three, and it was done in quite emotional fashion. Episode five of The Orville’s current season centers on Bortus (Peter Macon) and Klyden’s (Chad L. Coleman) child, Topa (Imani Pullum), […]

‘The Simpsons,’ ‘Family Guy,’ ‘American Dad!’ Production and IT Workers Win Voluntary Union Recognition

Production and IT workers at The Simpsons, Family Guy and American Dad! who have been attempting to unionize have won voluntary recognition from management, according to The Animation Guild. TAG business representative Steve Kaplan signed three voluntary recognition agreements on Friday, and a card check performed by an independent arbitrator will be happening soon, according […]

Animation Guild Seeks to Unionize IT Workers in ‘Simpsons,’ ‘Family Guy,’ ‘American Dad!’ Push

The Animation Guild is making an unprecedented effort to unionize IT workers in a new organizing bid at The Simpsons, Family Guy and American Dad! The Guild (TAG) revealed on Thursday that it is looking to unionize around 100 production workers and IT workers at all three 20th Television Animation shows. While TAG has made […]

Kenny Loggins Talks “Danger Zone” Return for ‘Top Gun: Maverick’ and Upcoming Memoir

For Kenny Loggins, the highway to the “Danger Zone” has been one hell of a ride. As he explains in his upcoming Still Alright: A Memoir, due out June 14, the iconic Grammy-winning and Oscar-nominated musician wasn’t even among the top choices to record the high-octane number written by Giorgio Moroder and Tom Whitlock for […]

‘The Godfather’ Turns 50: Film and TV Homages Likely Seen Before the Francis Ford Coppola Masterpiece

The Godfather is arguably the greatest film ever made. But at 50 years old, it’s a good bet today a decent portion of viewers saw an homage to the Francis Ford Coppola masterpiece before watching the actual masterpiece. And that makes perfect sense. The film, based on the best-selling novel by the late Mario Puzo, […]

‘Futurama’ Revived at Hulu

Good news, everyone! Nearly 10 years after it signed off, Futurama has been revived for a 20-episode run on Hulu, the third platform for the animated comedy from creators Matt Groening and David X. Cohen. The series that aired its first five seasons on Fox before being revived for three more at Comedy Central will […]

Tom Brady Officially Announces Retirement

Tom Brady is hanging up his cleats and shoulder pads for good — officially, this time. On Tuesday, the iconic NFL quarterback, who won seven Super Bowls over his 22 seasons in the league, said it was time for him to focus on life outside the game that made him a global household name. “This […]

Sam Elliott on How ‘1883’ Marks Most Enormous Undertaking of His Career

Sam Elliott is in the midst of working on the largest, possibly most difficult project of his decades-long career with 1883, the prequel to the immensely popular series Yellowstone, out Dec. 19 on Paramount+. And the Hollywood icon, 77, is having the time of his life. The star — who appeared in such classics as […]

‘SNL’s’ Anna Drezen, Mike Judge, Greg Daniels Set Star-Studded Animated Comedy at Freeform

Freeform is diving headfirst into the animated space. The Disney-owned basic cable network has handed out a series order to Praise Petey, from Saturday Night Live co-head writer Anna Drezen, Greg Daniels (The Office) and Mike Judge (Beavis and Butt-head). Annie Murphy (Schitt’s Creek), John Cho (Cowboy Bebop), Christine Baranski (The Good Fight), Kiersey Clemons […]