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First Look: Family Guy and The Simpsons Crossover Episode

Family Guy and The Simpsons Crossover Episode

D'oh...nuts! Homer Simpson and his clan make a guest appearance on the Sept. 28 season premiere of Family Guy (9/8c, Fox) when the Griffins visit Springfield.

Brats Bart and Stewie team up for trouble, Lisa teaches Meg how to play the sax, and Homer and Peter shoot the bull over brewskis. "We let [the Family Guy team] do their thing with the script," says The Simpsons executive producer Al Jean. "Both shows are all about satire. We weren't about to say, 'You can't make fun of us!'"

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Thursday TV: Rectify Finale, Simpsons Marathon

Rectify

The upcoming fall season will be lucky to generate even a fraction as many hits as this unusually busy TV summer produced, a list of keepers that includes Outlander, The Strain, The Knick, The Last Ship, Undateable, to name just a few. (Even something as underwhelming as AMC's Halt and Catch Fire, which didn't, has been renewed by its increasingly desperate network, and I'm hoping for good news about the future of WGN America's Manhattan and WE's The Divide.)

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Revenge Casts The Simpsons Star as a Mental Patient

Yeardley Smith

It looks like the Hamptons are getting a bit more crowded!

Yeardley Smith, best known for voicing Lisa on The Simpsons, will guest-star on Revenge this season, TVLine.com reports.

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FXX to Air 12-Day Simpsons Marathon of Every Episode

The Simpsons

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.
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Fox Schedules Simpsons-Futurama Crossover, Hank Azaria Joins Bordertown

Homer Simpson, Peter Griffin

Futurama lives!

Fox has finally scheduled the crossover between the late Comedy Central animated comedy, which wrapped its seven-season run in Sept. 2013, and The Simpsons. The special episode will air this November. The crossover between ... read more

The Simpsons to Present Live Show with Orchestra

The Simpsons

The Simpsons is bringing Springfield to the Hollywood Bowl. On Sept. 12th, 13th and 14th the cast will perform special live shows accompanied by an orchestra, Rolling Stone reports.

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

Ben McKenzie and Donal Logue

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 more

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

Kiefer Sutherland

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

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

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

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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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