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FOX Drops Tuesday Utopia, Moves Up Masterchef Junior Premiere!

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Beginning Tuesday, November 4th, Masterchef Junior will take the place of Utopia, the network’s reality series/social experiment – which will yield the timeslot to reruns of The Simpsons and Bob’s Burgers, following the rerun of the Family Guy/Simpsons crossover on October 7th.

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A-Listers Guest on Fox Animated Series; Simpsons Star Hank Azaria Nabs Lead of Bordertown!

Fox’s animated series will feature guest appearances from some A-list talent, this season. Jane Fonda, Willem Dafoe, Nick Offerman, Julie Bowen, Liam Neeson, Allison Janney, Kevin Kline, Zach Galifianakis, Kim Kardashian, Megan Mullally, Bill Hader, Aziz Ansari, Jordan Peele and Keegan Michael Key will all guest star on Fox’s Sunday night animated comedy series.

Meanwhile, Hank Azaria, whose flexible vocal skills have given life to several characters on The Simpsons, has been cast as the lead on Bordertown. He’ll voice Bud Buckwald, married father of three and a Border Patrol agent who’s a step behind the times and feels threatened by the changes in his neighborhood. The series is ‘a satirical look at the cultural shifts occurring in America, centered on two very different families living in a fictional Southwest desert town on the U.S.-Mexico border.’

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EMMY AWARD WINNER HANK AZARIA PUTS DOWN ROOTS IN “BORDERTOWN” ON FOX

Azaria to Voice Lead Character, Joining Additional Featured Voices Alex Borstein, Missi Pyle, Judah Friedlander, Nicholas Gonzalez and Efren Ramirez

Multiple Emmy Award winner Hank Azaria (THE SIMPSONS) has been cast as BUD BUCKWALD, the lead voice role on BORDERTOWN, the new animated comedy from FAMILY GUY’s Mark Hentemann and Seth MacFarlane. Azaria joins the previously announced voice cast of Alex Borstein (FAMILY GUY, “Getting On”), Missi Pyle (“Jennifer Falls,” “Gone Girl”), Judah Friedlander (“30 Rock”), Nicholas Gonzalez (SLEEPY HOLLOW) and guest voice Efren Ramirez (“Napoleon Dynamite”).

BORDERTOWN takes a satirical look at the cultural shifts occurring in America. Exploring family, politics and everything in between with a cross-cultural wink, the series centers on two very different families living in a fictional Southwest desert town on the U.S. – Mexico border. Azaria’s BUD BUCKWALD is a married father of three and a Border Patrol agent who is just a tad behind the times and feels slightly threatened by the cultural changes transforming his neighborhood. He lives next door to ERNESTO GONZALEZ (Gonzalez), an ambitious immigrant and family man, who has been in the country less than 10 years, but is already doing better than Bud – which, it turns out, is a bit of an issue for the less-industrious native.

Bud is married to JANICE BUCKWALD (Borstein), both the wisest and most oblivious member of the family. The Buckwald kids include BECKY (Borstein), a socially awkward, big-boned geek; SANFORD (Friedlander), a loser who thinks he’s a player; and GERT (Pyle), a beauty pageant-obsessed five-year-old with a pet pig. Meanwhile, living the American Dream next door are the Gonzalezes, including MARIA, Ernesto’s wife; their son, RUIZ (Ramirez); and their 21-year-old nephew, J.C. (Gonzalez), a recent college graduate.

Azaria provides multiple voices on THE SIMPSONS, including “Moe,” “Apu” and “Chief Wiggum.” He will next be seen on the critically acclaimed drama “Ray Donovan.” His film credits include “Night at the Museum 2: Battle of the Smithsonian,” “Run, Fatboy, Run,” “The Simpsons Movie,” “America’s Sweethearts,” Tim Robbins’ “Cradle Will Rock,” David E. Kelley’s “Mystery, Alaska,” “Mystery Men,” “Godzilla,” “Homegrown,” “Great Expectations,” Woody Allen’s “Celebrity” and “The Smurfs.” He also starred in the cable series “Huff” and the World War II miniseries “Uprising.” He appeared as “Professor Groteschele” in the live television broadcast “Fail Safe.” Azaria won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or Movie for his work in the 1999 telefilm “Tuesdays with Morrie.” He won three other Emmy Awards for his work on THE SIMPSONS. He was nominated for a Screen Actors Guild Award for his memorable role as “Agador Spartacus” in Mike Nichols’ “The Birdcage,” and garnered critical praise for his portrayal of television producer Al Freedman in the Academy Award-nominated “Quiz Show.” Other feature credits include “Heat,” “Grosse Point Blank,” “Now and Then” and “Pretty Woman.”

BORDERTOWN is produced by 20th Century Fox Television. The series is created and written by Mark Hentemann. Hentemann and Seth MacFarlane (FAMILY GUY) are executive producers. Alex Carter (FAMILY GUY) and Dan Vebber (AMERICAN DAD, “Futurama”) are co-executive producers. Lalo Alcaraz (“La Cucaracha”) and Gustavo Arellano (“¡Ask a Mexican!”) are consulting producers. Valentina L. Garza (THE SIMPSONS) is a supervising producer.

SUNDAY NIGHT ANIMATED COMEDIES DRAW A-LIST STARS THIS FALL ON FOX

Jane Fonda, Willem Dafoe, Nick Offerman, Julie Bowen, Liam Neeson, Allison Janney, Kevin Kline, Zach Galifianakis, Kim Kardashian, Megan Mullally, Bill Hader, Aziz Ansari, Jordan Peele and Keegan Michael Key Among Guest Voices Featured

AMERICAN DAD Premieres with Two Back-to-Back Episodes on Sunday, September 14, and Has its FOX Finale Sunday, September 21 THE SIMPSONS and FAMILY GUY Premiere Sunday, September 28 BOB’S BURGERS Premieres Sunday, October 5

This fall, FOX attracts an all-star lineup of guest voices on returning animated series AMERICAN DAD, beginning Sunday, Sept. 14 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT), with two back-to back episodes; THE SIMPSONS (8:00-8:30 PM ET/PT) and a special one-hour broadcast of FAMILY GUY (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT), premiering Sunday, Sept. 28; and BOB’S BURGERS, debuting Sunday, Oct. 5 (7:30-8:00 PM ET/PT).

BOB’S BURGERS (Sundays, 7:30-8:00 PM ET/PT)

Recently nominated for its third Emmy Award in the category of Outstanding Animated Program, the cult-favorite animated series returns for a fifth season Sunday, Oct. 5 (7:30-8:00 PM ET/PT), serving up some delightfully charming Belcher shenanigans with a side of Grade-A prime beef guest voices. In the upcoming season, Bob enters a ”Best Burger” contest competing against the legendary Skip Marooch (guest voice Kumail Nanjiani, “Silicon Valley”); Tina romances a ghost, but finds a rival in Tammy (returning guest voice Jenny Slate, “House of Lies”); Louise infiltrates the Thundergirls youth club and encounters a rival troop leader (guest voice Rachel Dratch, “Saturday Night Live”); and the family battles a hoard of ferocious poultry unleashed upon the town by Mr. Fischoeder (guest voice Kevin Kline, “Dave”) and his irresponsible brother, Felix (Zach Galifianakis “The Hangover”). Other featured guest voices include Bill Hader (“Saturday Night Live”), Aziz Ansari (“Parks and Recreation”), Carl Reiner (“Ocean’s 12”), Molly Shannon (“Saturday Night Live”), Megan Mullally (“Will & Grace”), Nick Offerman (“Parks and Recreation”), Joe Lo Truglio (BROOKLYN NINE-NINE), Jordan Peele (“Key and Peele”) and Keegan Michael Key (“Key and Peele”).

THE SIMPSONS (Sundays, 8:00-8:30 PM ET/PT)

THE SIMPSONS adventures continue this fall, beginning Sunday, Sept. 28, with a stellar array of guest voices, including Jane Fonda (“The Newsroom”), who is featured as Mr. Burns’ girlfriend, Democratic Assemblywoman Maxine Lombard; Willem Dafoe (“The Grand Budapest Hotel”) as Bart’s new bully-of-a-teacher, Mr. Lassen; and “Futurama’s” Billy West, John DiMaggio, Katey Sagal, Maurice LaMarche, Phil LaMarr, Lauren Tom and Tress MacNeille in a crossover episode between the two animated series. Additional 26th season guest voices include Nick Offerman (“Parks and Recreation”), Sarah Silverman (“A Million Ways to Die in the West”), David Hyde Pierce (“Frazier”), comedian Jeffrey Ross and musician Matthew Sweet. Plus, Judd Apatow (“Girls,” “Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues”) pens a special episode scheduled to air later in the season.

FAMILY GUY (Sundays, 9:00-9:30 PM ET/PT)

In this season’s special one-hour premiere of FAMILY GUY, “The Simpsons Guy,” airing Sunday, Sept. 28 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT), two of the most iconic and revered families on television will come together when the Griffins meet The Simpsons, with guest voices by Dan Castellaneta as Homer Simpson, Nancy Cartwright as Bart Simpson, Hank Azaria as Moe, Yeardley Smith as Lisa and Maggie and Julie Kavner as Marge. The rest of the star-studded season will include guest voices by Liam Neeson (“Taken 2”), Julie Bowen (“Modern Family”) and Allison Janney (“Mom”). 

AMERICAN DAD (Sundays, 9:30-10:00 PM ET/PT)

AMERICAN DAD wraps up its run on FOX with three all-new episodes this fall. First, in the special one-hour season premiere (Sunday, Sept. 14, 9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT), Roger is forced to sell his beloved attic bar to a restaurant chain after suffering a heart attack, and a sexy new next-door neighbor (guest voice Jane Krakowski, “30 Rock”) promises to take Steve and his friends’ virginity in return for housework. John Lutz (“30 Rock”) and Eddie Kaye Thomas (“American Pie”) also guest-voice. In the final FOX episode (Sunday, Sept. 21, 9:30-10:00 PM ET/PT), Roger and Francine discover an alien in the woods (guest voice Kim Kardashian), and Roger has a fling with her. Swoosie Kurtz (“Sisters”), Corey Stoll (“The Strain”) and Steven Yeun (“The Walking Dead”) also guest-voice.

World Premiere Screening of Gotham and Wayward Pines Highlight Fox Fanfare 2014 in San Diego!

Fox is holding the world premiere screenings of Gotham and Wayward Pines at Comic-Con 2014! Series stars and executive producers will be taking part in the panels at these events.

Another certain highlight will be the Sleepy Hollow Haunted Bridge and Oculus Rift Virtual Reality Experience – and Headless Horsemen will be roaming downtown. Other Fox returnees for Comic-Con 2014 include Bones, Bob’s Burgers, Family Guy, The Following and The Simpsons.

Comic-Con Exclusives include: 2014 Poster Tubes, Collectible Mini-Posters, Gotham Lenticular Collectibles and autographed copies of Pines, the Blake Crouch novel on which Wandering Pines is based, and more. For further details, follow the jump.

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The Simpsons’ Al Jean and Matt Selman Talk Series Longevity, Brick Like Me!

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This week’s episode of The Simpsons (Fox, Sundays, 8/7C), Brick Like Me, is the show’s 550th – a number very few shows have reached (Gunsmoke, Lassie, the original Doctor Who being three). The show’s Executive Producers, Al Jean and Matt Selman, took a bit of time from the demands of the show to speak with a group of journalists/bloggers about the show’s remarkable longevity, this week’s Lego-inspired episode and the show’s upcoming twenty-fifth season – including Treehouse of Horror and Simpsorama.

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The Simpsons Have a Starry 2014 Premiere!

THE SIMPSONS: Homer gets ejected from the movie theater in the all-new "Steal This Episode" episode of THE SIMPSONS airing Sunday, Jan. 5 (8:00-8:30 PM ET/PT) on FOX. THE SIMPSONS ™ and © 2014 TCFFC ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

When The Simpsons return after the New Year (Fox, Sunday, Jan.5, 8/7C), the show will feature a host of guest stars including: Paul Rudd, Seth Rogen, Judd Apatow, Leslie Mann, Channing Tatum, Will Arnett and Rob Halford. The episode, Steal This Episode, finds Bart teaching Homer ho9w to download movies illegally after he’s banned from Springifeld’s movie theaters.

Check out the press release, after the jump, for more details

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Lemme Hear Ya Say D’OH! Family Guy Crosses Over With The Simpsons!

FAMILY GUY:  The Griffins move to the country to live on a farm where Peter starts an illicit drug business, a la "Breaking Bad" in an all-new "Farmer Guy" episode of FAMILY GUY airing Sunday, May 12 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX.  FAMILY GUY ™ and © 2013 TCFFC ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. 

The Griffins meets the Simpsons! Yes, Seth McFarlane’s ultimate dysfunctional, politically correct family will be meeting Matt Groening’s ultimate dysfunctional family! It happens on an episode of The Family Guy – but not until Fall 2014. Hey, it takes time to weld so much political incorrectness into a single episode of television!

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Fox Television Announces 13 Season Finale Dates – Series Finale Date For House!

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Fans of Fox series – like Bones, Fringe and New Girl – might want to mark their calendars. Fox announced the season finales for thirteen of their sixteen series – and the series finale for House, today.

Check out the full press release following the jump.

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The Simpsons Hits 500 Eps! Executive Producer Al Jean On Making Television History!

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The Simpsons [Fox, Sundays, 8/7C] airs its 500th episode Sunday. That’s a lot of detentions and lines for The Bartman. The show has spawned comics, a movie and even a dance [do The Bartman]. It also has another distinction – its showrunner, Al Jean, has been with the show – albeit not always as showrunner – for its entire run!

Earlier this week, Jean talked with a group of bloggers/journalists about The Simpsons’ longevity.

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The Simpsons 20th Season Blu-ray is one of the Worst Blu-rays Evah! Michelle’s Review

The Simpsons Season 20 is now on Blu-ray, this special; landmark season gets the Blu-ray release it deserves. It’s packed to the gills with extras including a nice coffee table book that commemorates this milestone, has a 1-hour retrospective, a look at creator Matt Groening, a special look at the China Sweatshop where the animation is actually created and more. Why the 10 hours of extras is worth the price of admission alone! We love you Fox Home Video for giving the fans what they want! If I lived in a dream world, this opening paragraph would have been true. Unfortunately reality sucks and so does The Simpson’s Season 20 featureless Blu-ray set. Not only does it not include any worthwhile features; unless you count a 3 minute Sneak Peak at Morgan Spurlock‘s 20th Anniversary Special, but they didn’t even standardize the picture. Half the episodes are Full Screen 1.33:1 and the other half are in Widscreen 1.76:1.

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Hardcore Queen Checks out E For All!

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Hey, Hardcore Queen here at E For All in LA, the newest Gaming event in LA. The producers of the event envision this show to be as large as E3 only focused on the consumers instead of industry folks. When I first walked into the hall, I felt like I was transported back into time. Like it was E3 all over again, even though I railed against the show every year, I find that I really miss it. There was a nice little welcome, as you walk into the doors there was a band performing music. Entering the hall you immediately realize it isn’t E3, there isn’t the E3 crowds there are no packed hallways, no circus atmosphere, outside the South Hall there was almost no indication that anything was happening within the convention center, just a couple of small tents from Novint Tech who were showcasing their amazing new Falcon PC Controller. Continue reading Hardcore Queen Checks out E For All!