When Homer Simpson suddenly stops eating pork and drinking booze it can only mean one thing — he's gone Muslim! Homeland gets spoofed when The Simpsons returns for its 25th season Sunday, Sept. 29 (8/7c, Fox) to find the D'oh Man greatly changed after his trip to a nuclear-power convention.
The Big Bang Theory has done what few shows on television have done before: It has actually grown in viewership since its first season by more than 10 million viewers — and it keeps getting bigger.
The CBS comedy closed out last season with 18.6 million viewers and a 6.2 rating in the adults 18-to-49 demographic, making it the No. 1 comedy in both measures, a feat unheard of for a show heading into its seventh season these days. The ratings are only topped by the show's eight Emmy nominations, including Comedy Series, Lead Actor in a Comedy Series for Jim Parsons and Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series for Mayim Bialik.
Disney Channel's Phineas and Ferb help Spider-Man, the Hulk, Thor and Iron Man save the world in the crossover TV special Phineas and Ferb: Mission Marvel, set to debut Friday, Aug. 16 at 8/7c.
Disney Channel SVOD and WATCH Disney Channel users will be given a first look at the special beginning Monday, Aug. 12. Starting Saturday, Aug. 17, the special will be available for download on iTunes, Amazon Instant Video Store and Microsoft Xbox.
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The Emmy-nominated live weekly web series will air daily on YouTube, starting Monday at noon PT/3 ET. "When we aired once a week, we had to choose the biggest stuff that was out there and sacrifice the smaller things that we still loved," CEO Damon Berger told TVGuide.com. "So now, every day you're going to get literally the best of what YouTube has to offer from video in a kind of condensed way."
Timing is everything. Which may help explain why, after a nearly three-year delay, BBC America is finally importing the third season (from 2009) of the blistering political satire The Thick of It to its "Ministry of Laughs" weekend franchise (Saturday, midnight/11c) — on the heels of HBO's launch of Veep, which springs from the same demented imagination of dark farceur Armando Iannucci.
Thick set the tone of deeply cynical, bitterly vicious, and scaldingly profane high-office shenanigans that Veep is adapting with some success.