Comic-Con is always a great time for “the biz” because so much new stuff is always being announced. This week, in addition to the Holographic Homer Simpson we were also treated to 5 minutes of the crossover Family Guy and The Simpsons episode that was screened at the Family Guy panel at Comic-Con. This episode, “The Simpsons Guy” will air on FOX on September 28th and serve as the season premiere of Family Guy. Basically the Griffin family ends up in Springfield and a fast friendship between the families happens. There’s even cameos from Bob from Bob’s Burgers, Cleveland from The Cleveland Show, and an epic Peter Griffin fight where Homer takes on the role of the giant chicken. Why aren’t you watching it already?
It seems like our newsfeeds were overrun with news coming out of Comic-Con this weekend. All the studios talking about their big plans for world domination. Marvel vs. DC, AMC vs. FX. All the news an intrigue was there. One of the highlights, is the drop in from the one and only Homer Simpson. Homer swung by the festival to talk to his creator Matt Groening and offer up some Con tips. I’m already excited about the Family Guy/Simpsons crossover. Read More
This weekend at Comic-Con, [adult swim] revealed the trailer for its upcoming late night cartoon, Mike Tyson Mysteries, and it’s a nostalgia blast galore! The show takes on a Scooby-Doo vibe in animation style, the presence of a mystery machine-like van, and gang getting into antics. The big difference is, of course, the presence of Mike Tyson and pigeons solving crime. Wait what? Also, you’ll recognize the voices of Jim Rash and Norm MacDonald in this clip.
Tomorrow marks the end of season three of Comedy Central’s The Half Hour. This summer is going out with a bang with thirty-minute specials from Kurt Braunohler and Joe Zimmerman. While you’re sitting there staring at your TV, anxiously awaiting these specials, take a second to learn more about the comics in these behind-the-scenes web exclusives from CC and director Scott Moran. Braunohler talks about his start in Brooklyn doing improv and his stint working as the dumbest computer tech support.
Braunohler’s special airs Friday at midnight, with Zimmerman’s airing right after at 12:30am. Zimmerman talks about his start doing comedy in North Carolina and the worst gig he (or maybe any comedian) has ever done. Read More
About a year ago it was announced that The Simpsons was going to be syndicated to networks outside of FOX affiliates. A few days ago FXX announced that it has acquired all 24 seasons of the show and will run a massive 12-day marathon of every episode ever beginning August 12th to launch the show on its network along with an interactive app. Massive. Today, FXX revved up the promo machine and released this teaser for the marathon, the world as we know it might never recover.
There’s so much to learn from this clip. First off, the awesomely talented Reggie Watts was a guest on Conan last night. Watts was there to promote a new album we know nothing about called Scarves & Cabbages. Third his backup players on this video clip are none other than ZZ Top’s Billy Gibbons and Coheed And Cambria’s Travis Stever. Forth, the song is about a horse.
I am all over the place with this information overload.
Announced at their summer TCA, FX has renewed Louis CK’s Louie for its fifth season. This really comes as no surprise as Louie has been a huge fan favorite and critically acclaimed series since its debut, and has racked up plenty of award nominations including two Emmy wins. It’s fourth season alone racked up five Emmy noms this year.
“Louie’s fourth season was once again groundbreaking. Sometimes hilarious, sometimes heartbreaking — always thought provoking,” said John Landgraf, CEO, FX Networks & FX Productions. “The show went to narrative and cinematic places no comedy has gone before and we look forward to seeing what Louis comes up with next.”
According to Variety, Louie will return with a seven-episode season in spring 2015.
John Oliver’s Last Week Tonight has been a brilliant addition to late night television. On Sunday, Oliver discussed something that is not often talked about: America’s broken prison system. So many Americans are incarcerated every year that Sesame Street feels the need to teach children about it. Speaking of which, Oliver himself needed some help from his puppet friends to explain prisons (and zoos) himself.