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Fox will spend two more years with The Simpson, Family Guy and Bob’s Burgers
January 26th, 2023 under Fox, Seth MacFarlane, The Simpsons. [ Comments: none ]

Fox announced today that it picked up The Simpsons, Family Guy, and Bob’s Burgers for two more seasons. That will bring their totals to 36, 23, and 15 seasons, respectively.

“With this trio of renewals, we celebrate excellence in animation on FOX, our wonderful, long-time partnership with 20th Television and the brilliant creators and incredible voices behind these forever favorites,” said Michael Thorn, President, Scripted Programming for FOX Entertainment. “Three-plus decades of The Simpsons, more than two decades of Family Guy and over a decade of Bob’s Burgers proves the enduring power of the animation genre on our network and the infinite fan affinity for these outrageously funny comedy classics.”

The Simpsons’ renewal means it broke its own record of the longest-running scripted show. At this rate, the show will outlive its voice actors.

The three animated series join The Great North and Krapopolis in the 2023-2024 lineup.


Yeardley Smith married her security guard
June 14th, 2022 under The Simpsons. [ Comments: 2 ]

Yeardley Smith did something fun this weekend. The voiceover actress married Detective Dan, a man she met who provided security for her at a Simpsons event.

The two fell in love, and now her husband is going to protect his wife every day for the rest of their lives.

Along with being married, the couple also hosts a podcast together called Small Town Dicks. I hope for Smith’s sake that title is referring to his job!

This is the 57-year-old’s third marriage. Hopefully, it will be a charm!


Nancy Cartwright talks about how primitive things were when The Simpsons started
January 25th, 2022 under The Simpsons. [ Comments: none ]

The Simpsons are going to turn 35 this year. The cast are all bazillionaires who are treated like royalty when they record their episodes today. However, it was not always that way.

Nancy Cartwright, who has been voicing Bart Simpson since 1987, talked about how primitive things were when they were part of The Tracy Ullman Show and the early years of The Simpsons.

The voice actress said, “We were finding our own. We were learning how to record in a booth that wasn’t meant for recording in. I was way pregnant. We were sharing one microphone. It was taking two hours to record 30 seconds. I’m like, ‘Do these people have any idea what they are doing?'”

Did the cast mind? Nope because they were having fun. And, for Cartwright, who was the only professional voiceover artist in the cast, she was looking forward to seeing how animation would play during primetime. While the genre was popular in the ’60s, only three new nighttime cartoons launched between 1970 and The Simpsons.

Did she, in her wildest dreams, think it would still be going strong over 30 years later? All she has to say to that is, “Thank you! Thank you, the fans. We wouldn’t be here if it weren’t for you.” Nice to see someone acknowledge us!

I love hearing stories like this. I am so happy she shared it with us, the loyal fans of more years than we want to admit, because that would make us old. Something her characters like Bart Simpson, Maggie, and Nelson Muntz never get.


Smithers find love on The Simpsons tonight!
November 21st, 2021 under The Simpsons. [ Comments: none ]

Tonight at 8p on Fox, something huge is going to happen on The Simpsons. After a third of a century, Smithers finally finds love! And the shocking part is that it is Homer Simpson who brings them together.

It is a magical time for Smithers and fashion designer Michael DeGraff (Victor Garber). The billionaire flies him to only the most romantic places, and they are having the time of their lives. Michael even moves to Springfield to be with his new love. So, are their wedding bells in their future?

You just have to tune in for a really sweet episode of television’s longest-running scripted show to find out. We totally needed this episode after the last two that were a little darker than usual. Not that I am complaining about them, but we just needed a little lightheartedness, and we get with Portrait of a Lackey On Fire.

Oh, and did I mention that Michael gives Lisa a makeover? Wait until you see what he does!


Will Ned Flanders survives tonight’s The Simpsons
November 14th, 2021 under The Simpsons. [ Comments: none ]

Last week on The Simpsons, Ned Flanders found a lot of money and donated it to an orphanage. However, there is a man, who is known as The Collector, and it is his money. Therefore, he wants it back and will do anything to get it. He will kill for it, and he has. And now he has kidnapped Homer Simpson to get Flanders to give him back his money. So it is up to Flanders to save his neighbor.

Tonight at 8p on Fox, Flanders will do the unthinkable to get Homer back. But will it be enough? What happens when he finally comes face to face with The Collector? Find out in an episode you don’t want to miss.

Part of the reason that The Simpsons is still on the air after 33 years is that the writers always find a way to keep it fresh. Tonight’s episode is a perfect example of that.

I can’t wait to see what else do over the next 33 seasons.


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