It may have only taken ten years, but it looks like the playful rivalry between 'The Simpsons' and its sort of spiritual successor 'Family Guy' may finally be put to rest. While both FOX series have taken playful shots at one another over the years, the bridge has finally been built as 'Family Guy' creator and voice-artist Seth MacFarlane will lend his voice to an upcoming 'Simpsons' episode! Who might the golden-voiced 'Guy' play, and what does it have to do with 'Downton Abbey?'
Exactly 22 years ago, director Judd Apatow ('This is 40,' 'Knocked Up') wrote a script for 'The Simpsons' that was never used (which is not surprising since, at the time, Apatow had no credits and was still a struggling comedian). But now that Judd Apatow is Judd Apatow, 'The Simpsons' are producing the long lost script, which will air next year.
Sure, to the youngin's, Halloween might be all about costumes and candy; and to the adults, costumes, alcohol and an entirely different type of candy. But to TV fans it always means at least one thing: 'The Simpsons' are coming at us with another "Treehouse of Horror"! This year, Homer, Marge, Bart, Lisa and Maggie will take aim with their yearly special at the 'Paranormal Activity' series, as well as the recent scientific advancements with black holes, and even 'Back to the Future'! So before Halloween, why not take a gander at their new poster?
Never fear, '30 Rock' fans, for Tina Fey certainly won't be out of work for long when the show begins its final season this fall on NBC. Instead, Fey will take her signature sensibilities to 'The Simpsons,' guesting in the already-crowed 24th season of the long-running series. But will 'SNL's former funny-lady play herself a la Justin Bieber, or an original character? And blerg, when will we see her appearance?
People have been saying since the very beginning of 'Family Guy' all the way back in 1999 that it took pages from the original iconic cartoon family 'The Simpsons,' and the latest coincidence is only going to give them more ammunition. 'The Simpsons' season 24 premiere will boast some impressive star-power by returning 5 of Bart's former flames with celebrity voices, and now 'Family Guy' is set to do the same for Brian. When will the episode air, and who will be the ghosts of girlfriends past?
Say what you you will about 'The Simpsons' and its ever-increasing roster of celebrity guest stars to keep viewers interested in the aging series, but at the very least most of those guest stars were born by the time the series first started airing! A phenomenon that no pop culture powerhouse could ignore, we've learned that 'The Simpsons' season 24 has added pop sensation Justin Bieber to the ranks, but is the role as pint-sized as the singer himself?
The poster geniuses at Mondo have had considerable commercial and creative success with their licenses to release brand new posters for classics like 'Star Wars,' 'Back to the Future' and 'Game of Thrones.' So what if we told you they had big plans for a series of posters for 'The Simpsons?'
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Boy, that Edward Norton sure likes playing priests. From playing a minister in 2000's 'Keeping the Faith' to one of his more famous roles as an altar boy in 'Primal Fear,' the 'Avengers' dropout and 'Bourne Legacy' star will once again be taking holy orders, portraying a priest for 'The Simpsons'' upcoming 24th season. But when Edward Norton hits the scene, what will become of Reverend Lovejoy?
You'd think it would be difficult to continue writing love interests for a perpetual 10-year-old, but eat our shorts if 'The Simpsons' doesn't find ways to make it adorkable. We already knew that 'New Girl' star and all around manic pixie dream girl poster-child Zooey Deschanel would reprise her role as Mary Spuckler for 'The Simpsons' season 24 premiere (along with a host of other past girlfriends), but what's this about another return appearance? And what other famous voices are joining the fray?
Earlier this week, were were surprised and elated to learn that 'Sherlock' and 'Star Trek 2' star Benedict Cumberbatch had reached status iconic enough to lend a voice to 'The Simpsons' in the near future, but at the time nothing specific was said about the role. Now, in advance of Comic-Con 2012, we've learned that Cumberbatch will take not just one, but two roles! What's 'Sherlock,' playing, and what episode can we see him in?