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From ‘Full House’ to ‘The Simpsons’: Best and Worst TV Dads

Whether giving life lessons or having public displays of drunkeness, a look at the TV dads offering heart and humor and those showcasing what not to do.

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 […]

‘The Simpsons’ Takes on ‘Succession’ With Some Help From Cousin Greg (Exclusive)

Uh, Dad. So, like, can we talk? The Simpsons is taking a bite out of Succession with a spoof in an all-new episode Sunday — and they even have a little help from Cousin Greg. Actor Nicholas Braun is lending his voice talent as his bumbling but delightful character, who has become a fan favorite […]

‘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, […]

‘Simpsons’ Showrunner Calls Russia-Ukraine Conflict Prediction “Very Sad” and Not Coincidental

Just prior to Russia launching a full-scale invasion of Ukraine on Thursday, a series of social media users noted that The Simpsons appeared to once again predict the future back in 1998. Those social media posts did not go unnoticed by Simpsons showrunner Al Jean, who tells The Hollywood Reporter that the 24-year-old gag — […]

‘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 […]

“The Itchy & Scratchy & Poochie Show” Turns 25: When ‘The Simpsons’ Mocked Studio Meddling and Addressed the Dawn of Toxic Fandom While Making Animated History

Worst. Oral History. Ever. On Feb. 9, 1997, an episode of The Simpsons premiered that would mock industry executives’ meddling in the creative process and call out obnoxious fan fickleness, all the while making history as it ushered the show past The Flintstones for the most episodes of a primetime animated series, at 167. It would […]

Longtime ‘Simpsons’ Composer Settles Termination Dispute With Fox

The legal battle between Fox and longtime Simpsons composer Alf Clausen over his 2017 termination is officially over after the parties reached a resolution and secured dismissal in two courts, but that doesn’t mean Clausen is walking away singing a happy tune. Clausen sued Fox in 2019 alleging that he had been fired because of […]

NBC Leads Premiere Week Ratings Thanks to NFL, Dick Wolf

A big audience for Sunday Night Football and solid returns from its Dick Wolf-produced Chicago and Law & Order franchises helped NBC lead the first week of the 2021-22 season by a sizable margin over its broadcast rivals. The same-day ratings for the week, however, also show how much appointment viewing has shifted away from […]

This Week in TV: ‘The Simpsons,’ ‘Midnight Mass,’ ‘Great British Baking Show’

The rollout of the 2021-22 TV season continues in the coming week, with the two longest-running shows on network TV — The Simpsons and Law & Order: SVU — both opening new seasons. The creator of Netflix’s Haunting series has a new show on the streamer, and on the opposite end of the creepy/comfy spectrum, a […]

Fox Chief Michael Thorn on “Curated” Development, Animation Legacy and Measuring Success

Since being spun away from 20th Century Fox TV in 2018, Fox has been the only broadcast network without a major studio as part of its corporate structure. Fox Entertainment president Michael Thorn sees it as a plus, however. “It creates an open playing field for all of our partners,” Thorn told The Hollywood Reporter […]

Fox Reveals Fall TV Premiere Dates: ‘Masked Singer,’ ‘911,’ ‘Bob’s Burgers’

Fox has revealed its fall premiere dates including the return of medical drama 911, hit competition series The Masked Singer and the 33rd season of The Simpsons. Other shows include aspirational new dramedy The Big Leap, the provocative soap Our Kind of People and new reality series Alter Ego. Here are Fox’s fall 2021 premiere […]