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Fox Announces Premiere Dates for Gotham, Brooklyn Nine-Nine and More

Fox is getting a head start!

The network announced premiere dates Thursday for their upcoming fall programming slate, which spans two months and ends in early November withMasterChef Junior.

Kicking off the network's fall programming slate on Sunday, Sept. 7 is Utopia, a new reality series that combines elements of Survivor with Big Brotheras contestants create a new society in the wilderness.

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New seasons of comedies New Girl and The Mindy Project will officially kick off Fox's scripted slate on Tuesday, Sept. 16.  Read Full Article

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Free | Xfinity Aired: 10/28/1993

Season 5, Episode 5
The Simpsons must kill Mr. Burns, the head vampire.

Free | Xfinity Aired: 9/26/1991

Season 3, Episode 2
Lisa loses an essay competition but is congratulated by the winner for writing a bold essay.

Free | Xfinity Aired: 10/18/1990

Season 2, Episode 2
Homer is given the key to the executive washroom.

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Bart can't get a girlfriend.

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Fox Announces Premiere Dates for Gotham, Brooklyn Nine-Nine and More

Fox is getting a head start!

The network announced premiere dates Thursday for their upcoming fall programming slate, which spans two months and ends in early November withMasterChef Junior.

Kicking off the network's fall programming slate on Sunday, Sept. 7 is Utopia, a new reality series that combines elements of Survivor with Big Brotheras contestants create a new society in the wilderness.

Add Gracepoint to your Watchlist

New seasons of comedies New Girl and The Mindy Project will officially kick off Fox's scripted slate on Tuesday, Sept. 16. read more

Kiefer Sutherland, American Horror Story and More Heading to Comic-Con

Jack is back! Kiefer Sutherland is returning to Comic-Con, Twentieth Century Fox Television announced on Monday.

Sutherland will take the stage to talk Bauer's return in 24: Live Another Day alongside executive producer Jon Cassar on Thursday, July 24. The same day, TNT will preview their upcoming series Legends followed by a panel for Lifetime's Witches of East End.

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Emmy Watch: Streaming for a Win

Orange Is the New Black could lead to Emmy gold. The Netflix series is poised to become the first Outstanding Comedy nominee from a streaming service, just as House of Cards broke the drama barrier in 2013. (The Academy of Television Arts and Sciences has allowed programs from digital services to compete against broadcast and cable series since 2008.)

Chances of earning some nods — nominations will be announced on July 10 — might increase, thanks to the buzz and marketing surrounding the launch of Orange's second season, which was released in its entirety on June 6. Netflix has focused much of its "For Your Consideration" Emmy campaign on the prison comedy, which didn't receive a series Golden Globe nomination for its first season but was nominated for Program of the Year and Outstanding New Program by the Television Critics Association as well as Best Comedy Series by the Critics' Choice Television Awards. House of Cards is expected to secure its second nod for Outstanding Drama Series.

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The Biz: American Masters Explores the Life of George Plimpton

Author George Plimpton was making reality television long before anyone used the term.

Plimpton's exercises in participatory journalism led to the groundbreaking 1968 best seller Paper Lion: Confessions of a Last String Quarterback, which tells how he suited up with the Detroit Lions. It was a concept easily adapted to television. He did network TV specials in the late 1960s and 70s where he played triangle with the New York Philharmonic, performed as... read more

Fox's Fall 2014 Schedule: Bones On the Move, Animation Domination Less Animated

Fox has unveiled its new fall schedule, which finds Bones on the move (again!), Glee missing in action and Animation Domination being a little less animated with the introduction of live comedies on Sunday night.  

After testing out the waters on pretty much every night of Fox's schedule... read more

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Premiered: December 17, 1989, on FOX
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Premise: Matt Groening's subversive, animated satire about Springfield's hapless first family became a cult favorite when it premiered on Fox in 1989 after first being seen in 1987 as a short on 'The Tracey Ullman Show.' That was then; now it's TV longest running comedy. Not since 'The Flintstones' in the '60s has a cartoon series drawn such a large adult audience, and, ay caramba, given us pop-culture expressions for the ages. And in 1999, Time magazine called it the best TV show of the 20th century.

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