Screenwriter Don Payne, whose credits include 'Thor: The Dark World' and over 15 episodes of 'The Simpsons,' passed away yesterday after a battle with cancer.
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In recent years we've seen 'The Simpsons'' infamous couch gags tackle everything from Banksy art to the iconic 'Game of Thrones' theme, and the latest from Sunday's upcoming episode might be one for the history books as well. As drawn by Oscar-nominated animator Bill Plympton, this new couch gag from upcoming episode "Black Eyed, Please" features the 'Simpsons' gang drawn and animated in a rich film noir style, so get a first look inside!
Way back in July, we first heard that 'Sherlock,' 'Star Trek Into Darkness' and 'The Hobbit' star Benedict Cumberbatch was to take a dual role in 'The Simpsons' upcoming Valentine's-themed episode "Love is a Many-Splintered Thing." Now, thanks to a new clip from the episode, we've learned that Cumberbatch will take the role of not only England's Prime Minister, but 'Harry Potter' character Severus Snape as well! Make sense of Benedict Cumberbatch's 'Simpsons' appearance with a new clip inside!
Between the 'Studio 60' reunion announced for 'Go On' yesterday and the imminent return of HBO's 'The Newsroom,' it's a good time to be an Aaron Sorkin fan. Good is about to get even better as we've just learned the Oscar- and Emmy-winning writer will lend his voice to an upcoming episode of 'The Simpsons'! Guesting as himself, of course, Sorkin will provide advice to one of Springfield's citizens in a time of need, but whom?
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?