Cowabunga! Get ready to Simpsons-ize your life.
At the Television Critics Association fall previews on Monday, FXX announced that it would air all 552 episodes of The Simpsons and the movie in a record-breaking 12-day marathon beginning Thursday, Aug. 21. That's 278 straight, chronological hours of The Simpsons to celebrate the network's exclusive cable acquisition and non-linear VOD rights to the hit animated show.
Jada Pinkett Smith, Robin Lord Taylor
Gotham City to the rescue? Fox certainly hopes Gotham, its dark and stylish noir set in the corrupt, broken pre-Batman metropolis, will revive the fortunes of a network undergoing one of its most significant leadership transitions. (The architect of this fall's schedule, Kevin Reilly, stepped down in late May, and Dana Walden and Gary Newman, the Fox Studio heads who will take over network oversight in a more streamlined operation, won't start their new positions until the end of the month.)
The Gotham panel was the first and most impressive new-series presentation on Fox's day at the TCA press tour. (For more Fox news, go here.) With its revisionist twist on Batman mythology as it spills out origin stories featuring various supervillains-to-be, Gotham is the buzziest show on Fox's fall slate — airing on Mondays alongside breakout hit Sleepy Hollow won't hurt — but it's not without risk.
David Tennant and Anna Gunn
On Fox's upcoming drama Gracepoint, David Tennant will look familiar to his fans, but he'll sound decidedly different.
The former Doctor Who star plays the lead detective on the murder mystery, an American adaptation of the British series Broadchurch — which also starred Tennant, and in the same role. "We did not have to loop a single word of his American accent," executive producer Carolyn Bernstein told reporters at the Television Critics Association fall previews on Sunday. "His American accent is impeccable."
Zooey Deschanel and Jake Johnson
When New Girl returns this fall for Season 4, Jess Day (Zooey Deschanel) will be single and ready to mingle.
"She dates some real...
War is going to disrupt Sleepy Hollow in more ways than one.
"War can tear a town apart but also a family," series co-creator Roberto Orci said at the Television Critics Association fall previews on Sunday. "Can [Ichabod and Katrina] redeem their son or not?"
Red Band Society
Red Band Society focuses on a group of sick kids at a children's hospital, but viewers won't have to face the grim prospect of watching them die.
"Eighty-five percent of all kids who go to the hospital recover," writer-executive producer Margaret Nagle said at the Television Critics Association fall previews on Sunday...
Archie Kao and Jason Beghe
He may be gone, but Jin definitely won't be forgotten when Chicago P.D. returns for Season 2 this fall.
"It shakes everybody up," showrunner Matt Olmstead tells TVGuide.com, "definitely for the next three or four episodes until people can re-galvanize as a family, but people have some hard feelings about how it all goes down...
Emily Deschanel and David Boreanaz
Will Bones finally bite the dust?
"I hope this year is not its last year," Peter Rice, Chairman & CEO of Fox Television Group said at the Television Critics Association fall previews on Sunday. "It's Emily and David's last year contractually," he notes. "I hope it will come back."