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Brock Baker's 'Simpsons' impressions might actually land him an audition

"Simpsons" showrunner Al Jean announced on May 14 that Harry Shearer's characters will be recast if the voice actor doesn't return for Season 27. Only five days later, an ambitious man named Brock Baker has taken to YouTube to "audition" for Shearer's iconic characters. Baker, who says he has "one kajillion" impressions under his belt, put together a video reel of himself impersonating 14 "Simpsons" characters, all of whom are voiced by Shearer on the show. Although some of his impressions are a little shakier than others, his take on the likes of Otto, Mr. Burns and Scratchy are so on point that they make up for any less-than voice similarities. RELATED: YouTube star Mikey Bolts sings 'Uptown Funk' as 'Family Guy' characters This "audition" might be more of a look-what-I-can-do video than an actual audition for the series. But, hey, who knows? Jean might be scouring YouTube looking for a new voice actor.... http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/Zap2it/~3/O1J_3R76-Nk/simpsons_impressions_harry_shearer_brock_baker-2015-05

'The Simpsons' Plans to Keep Harry Shearer's Characters Despite the Actor's Departure

Confirming Shearer's exit, showrunner Al Jean reveals they won't kill off the characters voiced by Shearer but tap other voice actors for the roles.   Read More... http://www.aceshowbiz.com/news/view/00083502.html

Watch 'Rick and Morty' invade 'The Simpsons' in new couch gag

Yeah, its a bummer theres onlyone more episode of The Simpsons until fall.But if the couch gag sets the mood for the rest of the show, itll be a good one. It all starts normal enough, but then Rick and Morty from the eponymous Adult Swim series...   Read More... http://feeds.ew.com/~r/entertainmentweekly/tv/coverage/~3/WXuOC1FDQFw/watch-simpsons-rick-morty-couch-gag

'Simpsons' showrunner on Harry Shearer's exit: 'We're still hoping he might come back'

Hi-diddly- doh ! As you may have read by now,Harry Shearertweeted last night that heplans to depart The Simpsons after 26 seasons of service. The Emmy-winningShearer is one of six primary actors on the animated comedy, and his voice has echoed far and widethroughout...   Read More... http://feeds.ew.com/~r/entertainmentweekly/tv/coverage/~3/pM1tVWDR_xw/simpsons-harry-shearer-exit-al-jean

The Simpsons Loses Mr. Burns, Ned Flanders, Principal Skinner as Harry Shearer Exits

The voice actor behind The Simpsons charactersMr. Burns, Ned Flanders and Principal Skinner has announced that he is leaving the show. Harry Shearer shared the news that he wont return to the Fox animated classic on Wednesday night via Twitter. From James L. Brooks lawyer: show will go on, Harry will not be part of it, wish him the best, he wrote, referring to The Simpsons producer, Brooks.   Read More...   http://www.thewrap.com/the-simpsons-loses-mr-burns-ned-flanders-principal-skinner-as-harry-shearer-exits/

'The Simpsons' Renewed Through 2017

FOX has picked up two more seasons of the longest-running animated series, bringing the show to its 28th season.   Read More... http://www.aceshowbiz.com/news/view/00082984.html

'The Simpsons' Meets Westeros: 'Game of Thrones' Star Talks Playing Bart's Love Interest

Carice van Houten heads to Springfield to play a "snobby" girl who is "quite attractive to yellow, small boys."  Read More... http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/thr/television/~3/wpFqRF_j1xk/story01.htm

'The Simpsons' Marge goes 'crouching tiger, hidden mom' to spy on Bart - Zap2it first

Check out this Zap2it exclusive sneak peek of Sunday's (April 19) new episode of "The Simpsons," titled "Peeping Mom," which sees Bart lying about being involved in a bulldozer crash, so Marge decides to follow him everywhere until he confesses. RELATED: Homer becomes the new Duffman and it's a nightmareIn the clip, Bart, Marge and even little Maggie get in on the ninja action, as Bart makes off on his skateboard with mom and baby sister in hot pursuit. Meanwhile, when Flanders gets a new dog, Homer starts ignoring Santa's Little Helper. "The Simpsons" airs Sundays at 8 p.m. ET/PT on FOX.PHOTOS: The Simpsons premiere gallery... http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/Zap2it/~3/vvCz91sTzMg/the_simpsons_marge_crouching_tiger_hidden_mom_spy_on_bart_zap2it_first-2015-04

'Simpsons,' 'Brooklyn Nine-Nine,' 'Hannibal' Added to ATX Television Festival Lineup

USA will also unveil the season premiere of 'Suits' and series premiere of 'Complications.'   Read More... http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/thr/television/~3/dkfFKjZg-HE/story01.htm

The Simpsons Pays Tribute to Deceased Co-Creator Sam Simon (Video)

The Simpsons played a simple but heartfelt tribute to series co-creator Sam Simon, who died last week, on Sunday nights episode. The end ofthe episode featured a video of Simon discussing the joy of creating, while unfettered by outside influences. I see it as kind of a triumph of doing your work from that very pure place of just doing stuff that you personally enjoy, Simon noted.   Read More... http://www.thewrap.com/the-simpsons-pays-tribute-to-deceased-co-creator-sam-simon-video/
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