The Simpsons is serving up a side of Hamm: Mad Men star Jon Hamm will voice a character on an upcoming episode of the animated Fox comedy, exec producer Al Jean tells EW.com. In the episode - titled Donnie FatsoÂ and slated to air in December - Hamm plays an FBI supervisor whom Homer reports to when he becomes an undercover informant in prison and infiltrates Fat Tony's inner circle (which means, yes, Joe Mantegna returns to reprise his mobster role). But don't expect to see Don in this don-themed episode. There's no Mad Men reference,Â says Jean. Jon's a gruff FBI man. Homer asks if he can pick his undercover name and finally Jon just says, Your name will be Nicky Blue Pants Altosaxophony. Homer says, Do I get to keep the name when I'm done with it? and Jon says, No, it's the property of the government. He has no patience for Homer.Â And how did the recording session go with Hamm, who has also guested on 30 Rock and SNL? You gave him one note and he immediately did 12 great things with it,Â reports Jean. 'He was really funny. And handsome. He had it all.Â Source Here
Homer is where our heart is: Yes, Mr. Simpson has topped our list of the 100 Greatest Characters of the Last 20 Years. Of course, the endearing, goofy, impetuous quarter-wit at the center of The Simpsons didn't win over America all by himself. EW.com caught up with Matt Groening, creator of The Simpsons, and Dan Castellaneta, who voices Homer, to talk about our No. 1 D'oh! boy. To Read More Click Here .
Below is a complete list of Comic-Con confirmations I have thus far. Those in bold are new additions since I first posted the Monday Comic-Con list. "American Dad" (Fox) "Archer" (FX, July 23) Possible panel: "Being Human" (BBC America) "The Big Bang Theory" (CBS) "Bob's Burgers" (new Fox show) "Bones" (Fox) "Burn Notice" (USA) "Castle" (ABC) "Chuck" (NBC) "The Cleveland Show" (Fox) "Dexter" (Showtime) "Eureka" (Syfy) "Family Guy" (Fox) "Futurama" (Comedy Central) [News note: This show returns to Comedy Central with new episodes June 24.] "Glee" (Fox) [News note: John Stamos is joining the cast of this show? Say what? Sorry, it's late -- I have no brain cells left to process this information.] "Fringe" (Fox)* Possible panel: "Look Around You" (BBC America) "Hawaii Five-O" (new CBS show) "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia" (FX, July 25) "Mythbusters" (Discovery, July 24)* "No Ordinary Family (new ABC show) "Psych" (USA)* "The Simpsons" (Fox) "Sons of Anarchy" (FX, July 25) "Spartacus" (Starz, July 23) "Supernatural" (CW)* "Terra Nova" (new Fox show from Steven Spielberg that may star Jason O'Mara) "True Blood" (HBO) "Walking Dead" (AMC, July 23) "White Collar" (USA) Excerpted from ChicagoTribune
Fast National ratings for Sunday, May 16, 2010 The other networks didn't stand a chance against CBS' three-hour "Survivor: Heroes vs. Villains" finale and results show, and this time the Eye Network got both the household ratings and adult demo bragging rights for the night. NBC's airing of the "Miss USA" pageant didn't fare so well, not even coming in second for its various time periods, but ABC's season finales gave the network a boost. CBS averaged 12.2 million viewers and a 6.9 rating/12 share for the night, followed by ABC with 9.9 million and a 6.2/11, NBC (5.7 million, 3.7/6) and FOX (5.2 million, 3.0/5). The coveted adult demo title went to CBS as a well with a 3.4 rating. ABC once again came in second with a 2.9, while FOX had a 2.4 and NBC, a 1.9. To Read More Click Here .
Don't miss the big 3-hour Survivor: Heroes vs. Villains finale tonight plus the finales of Desperate Housewives , Brothers & Sisters and more! Check out all that's on tonight: 7/6c 'Til Death on Fox Star Wars: The Clone Wars on Cartoon Network 8/7c Survivor: Heroes vs. Villains on CBS - Season Finale! Extreme Makeover: Home Edition on ABC - Season FInale! The Simpsons on Fox 8:30/7:30c The Cleveland Show on Fox 9/8c Desperate Housewives on ABC - Season Finale! Family Guy on Fox The Celebrity Apprentice on NBC The Pacific on HBO The Tudors on Showtime 9:30/8:30c American Dad! on Fox 10/9c Survivor: Heroes vs. Villains on CBS - Live Reunion Show! Brothers & Sisters on ABC - Season Finale! Breaking Bad on AMC Army Wives on Lifetime Television Kendra on E! Treme on HBO What will you be watching?
"The Simpsons" literally puts Ke$ha's words into action. The opening sequence of the show was changed to a skit involving a lot of the cartoon's characters lip-synching to the singer's charting hit "TiK ToK". Lisa Simpson opened the scene, waking up from bed and singing "Wake up in the morning feeling like P. Diddy." Groundskeeper Willie then brushes his teeth with "a bottle of Jack" before being kidnapped by Miss Edna Krabappel. The three scoundrels then blow up the school's public phone and Otto gets "a little bit tipsy". A fight breaks out at Moe's Tavern and Marge drags Homer home because the clock is going "TiK Tok". To Read more Click Here .
As previously announced, FOX will have special music-themed episodes of their TV shows starting Thursday, April 29 and airing through Wednesday, May 5. Here is the official press release on the event and the photos of the shows that will participate in it. Don't miss a note of "FOX Rocks," a week of music-themed episodes kicking off Thursday, April 29 and airing through Wednesday, May 5. Throughout the rockin' week, FOX's primetime series - including BONES, FRINGE, HOUSE, GLEE, THE SIMPSONS, THE CLEVELAND SHOW, FAMILY GUY, THE WANDA SYKES SHOW and AMERICAN IDOL - will feature a variety of musical elements. The week will be highlighted by music-themed night opens including a special music video open to the NASCAR '10: RICHMOND 500 on Saturday, May 1 (7:00-11:00 PM ET live/4:00-8:00 PM PT live), guest appearances by Kanye West and Olivia Newton-John, as well as all-new musical performances by your favorite FOX characters. Also, FAMILY GUY will celebrate its milestone 150th episode on Sunday, May 2 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) with a special extended episode featuring fan-favorite numbers and never-before-seen musical performances. To Read More Click Here .
The current line-up of "American Idol" judges turn yellow for a guest appearance on "The Simpsons". Randy Jackson, Kara DioGuardi, Ellen DeGeneres and Simon Cowell are all animated for the May 23 finale of the FOX series. In the episode aptly titled "Judge Me Tender", Springfield's beloved bartender Moe Syzslak will get a chance to offer some criticisms alongside the judges. "Idol" host Ryan Seacrest is also appearing in the episode in his clean white suit. "The Simpsons" has surpassed "Gunsmoke" to be the longest-running TV show in America. FOX is expected to announce whether the animation will get another season in the May presentation. Meanwhile, the upcoming episode called "American History X-cellent" will see a rowdy crowd at Mr. Burns' estate. With Mr. Burns gone, Smithers takes charge of the power plant. But when employees take advantage of his good nature, he exacts revenge by forcing the employees to work night and day. These unfair working conditions prompt Homer and his crew to devise a plan to bust out Mr. Burns. Source Here
Glee and American Idol soon won't be the only Fox network shows with musical performances. From Thursday, April 29 to Wednesday, May 5, episodes of Bones , Family Guy , Fringe , House , The Simpsons and others will feature a variety of musical elements. Family Guy will celebrate its 150th episode (Sunday, May 2 at 9/8c) with fan-favorite and new musical numbers. The only one not joining in on the fun: Jack Bauer (Kiefer Sutherland) on 24 , because, well, terrorists aren't going to break out into song. Source here
Check out a first look of the new episode of THE SIMPSONS "Stealing First Base" Season 21 Episode 15 airing Sunday March 21 (8:00-8:30 PM ET/PT) on FOX. Episode Synopsis: Principal Skinner announces that Mrs. Krabappel was called out of town and budget cuts dictate that, until she returns, the school's two fourth grade classes will merge. Bart reluctantly shares a desk with Nikki (guest voice Silverman) and develops a flirtatious rapport. Bart talks to Grampa about his new crush, and at Grampa's suggestion, gives Nikki a kiss. But when Nikki starts sending Bart mixed signals, he swears off women forever. Meanwhile, Lisa's classmates ostracize her for being an overachiever, and First Lady Michelle Obama (guest voice Bassett), a self-professed nerd, comes to Lisa's defense in the all-new "Stealing First Base" episode ofTHE SIMPSONS airing Sunday, March 21 (8:00-8:30 PM ET/PT) on FOX. Source Here