Despite failing to outlive its progenitor, Futurama joined the ranks of Matt Groening’s iconic animated works to follow The Simpsons, and Netflix may have given both another sibling. Reports confirm Groening is readying a new animated series for Netflix, though the concept remains under lock and key.
Broadcast TV has seen some muted ups and downs in the 2015-2016 season, though no official cancellations have taken place. Still, change is all around for FOX in 2016, banishing Sleepy Hollow to Fridays, while slotting in premieres for DC’s Lucifer, New Girl, and American Idol’s final bow.
However many years The Simpsons endures into our future, its Season 27 Treehouse of Horror will try something the series has never (okay, rarely) attempted: the actual murder of Bart Simpson. See Sideshow Bob finally murder his arch-nemesis (repeatedly) in a new clip from Sunday’s latest!
Having survived its latest challenge to eternal status quo by way of Sunday’s Girls-y premiere, The Simpsons seem poised for fewer head-turning changes this fall. That is, until Waylon Smithers finally, and officially comes out of the closet to all, while an even bigger surprise may lie ahead beyond Season 30.
Assuming by now Simpsons fans have successfully abated fears of Homer and Marge splitting up, Sunday’s Season 27 premiere will still see Girls star Lena Dunham guesting as Homer’s new ladyfriend. Not only that, but our first clip of “Every Man’s Dream” brings Brooklyn to Springfield by way of the full Girls cast.
More and more each year, TV executives quake in their stylish, yet affordable boots over the exponential increase in peak TV, even as us ravenous viewers eagerly take it all in. Fall 2015 is no exception, cramming your DVR with everything from superheroes new and old, to Scream-ing gore-fests, animated staples and so much more. You’d need some sort of … television … guidance … periodical to navigate it all, but because we love you, we’ve compiled over 30 of Fall 2015's biggest must-see premieres. Remember to sleep, and take in the onslaught of fall 2015's TV madness by our full preview!
Themed entertainment is a like a shark or a relationship – it has to keep moving forward or it has to die. Today, September 8, 2015, marks the day that Universal officially leaves its past behind. Disaster!: A Major Motion Picture Ride Starring You, is closing to make way for a Fast and Furious themed ride. It’s closure marks the definitive end of the park’s original intentions, for better and for worse.
The Simpsons spent enough time dealing with Harry Shearer’s potential exit that we lost sight of other Hollywood talent to partake of future episodes, but already Season 27 has more major names lined up. Not only will Modern Family favorite Sofia Vergara tempt Bart as a new teacher, we’ll also see Girls star Andrew Rannells in a surprising role.
Years from now, we’ll all look back fondly on those crazy couple of weeks when Harry Shearer had apparently left The Simpsons and his 20+ voices behind over ambiguous contract issues. That said, don’t let Harry Shearer know you suspect it all smoke and mirrors. It “wasn’t a stunt,” he’s super-serious!
Most excellent news, Simpsons fans. Fan-diddily-an favorite Harry Shearer will not be leaving the series behind after all, and has officially signed a contract to keep his iconic voices in place when Season 27 airs this fall.