Well, that didn't take long. Just days after 'Family Guy' aired its apparent shocker episode "Life of Brian," which saw a seemingly permanent end to its titular character, protests sprang up around the web for FOX's Seth MacFarlane series to revive the character. Now, a mysterious announcement website has emerged, along with a new episode description that may suggest Brian's return coming sooner than we think.
While 'The Simpsons' made waves earlier this year in promising to kill off one of its ancillary characters, 'Family Guy' had promised even more this past summer in threatening to kill off one of its leads. The reaper finally came to pass in last night's time-traveling "Life of Brian," but who from the Griffin family ultimately got the axe?
Though we still have a month or so of programming left, FOX has already begun making some major changes in its midseason lineup that may bode ill for previously safe offerings. 'Glee' in particular will move out of its Thursday slot back to Tuesdays, while oft-maligned Seth MacFarlane comedy 'Dads' will undergo a hiatus in 2014, alongside new episodes of 'The Mindy Project.'
We weren't altogether surprised to learn FOX would adapt UK breakout drama 'Broadchurch,' even poaching series lead David Tennant to recreate his character from the original version, though now the remake has a few shockers to its name. Not only will FOX's version go by the name 'Gracepoint,' but 'Breaking Bad' star Anna Gunn will take the lead role opposite Tennant, joined by Oscar-nominee Jacki Weaver.
FX's spinoff network FXX has proven something of a challenge for the company in its initial months, recently forcing 'Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell' into an early grave, but it seems the cable network offshoot will finally start turning some major heads. 'The Simpsons' has licensed their first 24 seasons to FXX in a major syndication deal that will also see America's favorite animated family available on demand for the very first time.
Fans of FOX's 'New Girl' were particularly excited to learn that season 3 would return original pilot star Damon Wayans Jr. to the fold as "Coach" for a four-episode arc that began with this past Tuesday's aptly-titled "Coach." Well, good news! The former 'Happy Endings' star has booked himself a longer stay in the loft, but how long will the 'New Girl' gang be heavy an extra member?
Fans of both 'The Simpsons' and the late Marcia Wallace had known that FOX would pay tribute to the fallen actress this past Sunday, both in re-airing classic Emmy-winning episode "Bart the Lover" and the placement of a credits card in new episode "Four Regrettings and a Funeral." But those aren't the only ways 'The Simpsons' mourned their fallen friend this past Sunday.
'Fringe' star John Noble won't make his official 'Sleepy Hollow' debut as "The Sin-Eater" until tomorrow's all-new episode of the same name, but already fans of the bonkers modern-day Headless Horseman drama can count on his return. Not only will Noble's character Henry Parrish recur in several episodes over the coming weeks, but Noble will also return for 'Sleepy Hollow' season 2 in 2014.
A few days ago, the folks at 'Almost Human' caused a bit of confusion around the internet in placing an eight-minute sneak peek of the November 17 premiere online, which many erroneously reported as the "first" eight minutes of the pilot. Now, the J.J. Abrams-produced futuristic cop drama has released the actual action-packed first minutes, which you can watch right here!
The news of 'Simpsons' voice actor Marcia Wallace's recent passing was made all the more sad by needed clarifications that Wallace's Edna Krabappel would not, in fact, be the peripheral character scheduled to be killed off next year. And while Wallace had recorded an additional year's worth of material for her character, FOX has plotted a special tribute to the actress for this upcoming Sunday.