| Sep 25, 2014
| 8:34 AM
Conservatives branded it an assault on family values. The nation's drug czar warned recovering addicts not to watch it. Schools barred clothing featuring its images.
But when "The Simpsons" premieres its 26th season Sunday, TV's longest-running prime-...
| Sep 18, 2014
| 3:23 PM
Al Jean, executive producer and show runner for Fox's long, long, long-running "The Simpsons," says the death that is coming to Springfield in the upcoming 26th season premiere will be permanent.
"When we kill [a character], they stay dead," Jean said....
| Sep 26, 2014
| 10:30 AM
The flesh-eating creatures from AMC's gory "The Walking Dead" have started to eat into football's pricing power, according to Variety's annual analysis of primetime TV advertising costs.
Advertisers are willing to pay more for a package of spots across...
| Sep 29, 2014
| 10:04 AM
Not-really-that-great Spoiler Alert: "The Simpsons" has been promising a major character's death for more than a year now, and the Sunday night premiere was the supposed delivery of that promise.
So who did they off? Apu? Montgomery Burns? Sideshow Bob?...
| Sep 29, 2014
| 10:33 AM
"Sunday Night Football" helped elevate NBC to No. 1 network of the night, but Fox didn't fall far behind with season premieres of "The Simpsons" and "Family Guy."
The New Orleans Saints-Dallas Cowboys telecast on NBC at 8:30 p.m. earned a rating of 7....
| Sep 19, 2014
French intellectuals love trying to figure out America.
Essential to our victory in the Revolutionary War, our first international ally, and beloved by Founding Fathers Thomas Jefferson and Benjamin Franklin, France occupies an odd space in the...
| Jul 31, 2014
| 6:30 AM
Filmmaker Werner Herzog — German-born, having made films in the Amazon, the Sahara, Wisconsin, Antarctica, all points between and most recently a resident of Los Angeles — belongs to the world, and should be cherished accordingly. An...
| Sep 15, 2014
| 6:21 AM
"The Simpsons" set up shop at the Hollywood Bowl over the weekend -- and tens of thousands of loyal followers made the pilgrimage to witness the epochal event.
Part ultimate fan concert, part musical gift to faithful viewers, "The Simpsons Take the...
| Aug 22, 2014
| 6:03 PM
Homer Simpson may not be much of an athlete, but he and his family are running one heck of an ultramarathon for FXX.
In Day 1 of the longest programming marathon in TV history, 34 reruns of old episodes of "The Simpsons" shattered ratings records...
| Aug 1, 2014
The Left-Bank Gang by Jason, comiXology, 1-hour read, $9.99
Plenty of writers have fixated on the 1920s Paris literary scene, but no one approaches it quite like Norwegian cartoonist Jason. In his graphic novel "The Left-Bank Gang," he reimagines famous...
| Jul 13, 2014
| 12:38 PM
Fox Broadcasting is getting new leadership.
The network, which is coming off a disappointing season, will be overseen by Gary Newman and Dana Walden, the co-chairmen of 20th Century Fox Television, the television production unit of 21st Century Fox,...