'The Simpsons' marathon continues for its sixth straight day on FXX today amidst a growing chorus of complaints about the network’s decision to alter the format of every episode from the show’s first nineteen seasons. As detailed in Max O’Connell’s recent article on Indiewire, FXX has cropped and stretched pre-HD 'Simpsons' installments from their original 4:3 aspect ratio (the height and width of our old standard-definition TVs) to 16:9 (the dimensions of our new HD sets), apparently in order to make sure that no one suffers through old television episodes with black bars on the sides of the image.
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If FXX's ongoing 12-day marathon of all 522 'The Simpsons' episodes reminds us of anything, it's that the series' enduring popularity makes it impossible to say when FOX might finally call it quits on America's favorite family. Whether or not "You'll Never Stop the Simpsons" however, showrunner Al Jean has a very specific (and familiar!) image picked out for the distant future's series finale.
Worlds will collide this fall as ‘The Simpsons’ and ‘Family Guy’ cross paths for the first time, with a little bit of ‘Futurama’ for good measure. We’re on hand in Ballroom 20 for Comic-Con 2014, so find out what happens when Homer Simpson and Peter Griffin meet up, beat up, and exchange families with our full account of the panel from San Diego Comic-Con!
Heading into its record-setting 26th season, 'The Simpsons' show no signs of stopping as 2014 brings with it a bevy of new milestones. For one, that major character death has officially been confirmed for our fall premiere, while 'The Simpsons' bosses have gone on record about the 'Futurama' and 'Family Guy' crossovers, and FX's massive 'Simpsons World' app prepares for launch!
Most of the major networks have already put forward their fall 2014 schedules, but fourth place is hardly bad press for FOX, given all their promising new series on deck. The full fall premiere list has arrived, plotting 'Gotham''s batty debut ahead of the much-hyped 'Family Guy'-'Simpsons' crossover, while 'Glee''s final farewell and more have been pushed to midseason.
A few weeks ago saw Warner Bros. unleashing its full docket of Comic-Con 2014 panels, but 20th Century Fox and the fine folk at FX are certainly no slouches. Find out what brings 'American Horror Story' to San Diego for the very first time, along with 'The Strain,' a crossover event between 'The Simpsons' and 'Family Guy,' the final ride for 'Sons of Anarchy' and many, many more at Comic-Con 2014!
'The Simpsons' has been on for so long that no corner of this fictional city hasn't been explored, and no casual reference hasn't been transformed into a full-fledged character or storyline. Well, at least we thought so! It looks like the 26th season of the long-running program managed to find one sliver of Springfield that's been left unexplored and Fox enlisted Will Forte to help explore it.
Jimmy Fallon's love for turning basic drinking games into outsized (often, quite literally) versions of themselves is well documented, but the 'Tonight Show' host just might have reached the apex of his drinking game adoration when he challenged Pitbull (Mr. Worldwide, please) to a round of Giant Duff Beer Pong. Wait, why Duff? Because Fallon and his show have been camped out at Universal Studios in Orlando all week, and yes, this game is all about Duff Beer, the favorite fictional beer of 'The Simpsons.'
Comic-Con 2014 is dropping into San Diego next month, and Mattel is making it very clear that they want all of your money this year. Toy collecting is a serious business at these conventions, and few things demand a collector's attention quite like...
Earlier today we found out that FOX's 'Gotham' would occupy the Monday slot alongside 'Sleepy Hollow' season 2, but that proved among the least surprising choices for the upcoming season. Find out what's got Emmy-winner 'Brooklyn Nine-Nine' busting up FOX's Animation Domination, and where we can expect the final season of 'Glee' to land with FOX's full fall lineup!