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‘Simpsons’ Voice Actor Hank Azaria Wins Lawsuit Over Character

Hank Azaria can raise up his voice in victory — most likely in a wacky fashion. Azaria, who provides a number of voices on the animated comedy institution “The Simpsons,” has prevailed in a lawsuit brought against “Leap Year” actor Craig Bierko over one of Azaria’s characters, sportscaster Jim Brockmire.   Read More... http://www.thewrap.com/simpsons-voice-actor-hank-azaria-wins-lawsuit-character/

'The Simpsons' LEGO episode to air in May

"The Simpsons" LEGO episode has an air date. The 550th episode, "Brick Like Me," is scheduled to air Sunday, May 4 on FOX.Scheduled to land on the second Sunday of the May sweeps period, "Brick Like Me" finds Homer Simpson in a world where everyone in Springfield has turned into LEGO creations. Homer then has to "put together" the pieces of the story in order to turn to his real, animated home.This isn't it for LEGOs and "The Simpsons" -- the toy brick company has announced a "Simpsons"-themed set. Thus, fans can recreate "Brick Like Me" as often as they want.Currently on hiatus, "The Simpsons" Season 25 returns Sunday, March 9 on FOX.... http://blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2014/02/the-simpsons-lego-episode-to-air-in-may.html

'The Simpsons' getting a full-length LEGO episode in May

"The Simpsons" is celebrating 25 years in style. Along with the release of their own set of LEGO blocks, the show will be getting an entire episode animated using LEGOs this season.The episode follows a very successful release for "The LEGO Movie," showing just how relevant LEGOs still are in the world. No details have been released about the episode, but THR reports it will air in May. Whether it'll be stop-motion animation or CGI LEGOs, as in the movie, remains to be seen.LEGOs are just one new product to help celebrate "The Simpsons'" 25th anniversary. There are also custom Hot Wheels cars and even a Homer Simpson version of Mr. Potato Head in stores.... http://blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2014/02/the-simpsons-getting-a-full-length-lego-episode-in-may.html

TV ratings: Olympics hold steady for NBC Sunday, Beatles special solid for CBS

Fast National ratings for Sunday, Feb. 9, 2014NBC scored another big ratings win with Sunday's Winter Olympics coverage. The network's coverage, including medal events in team figure skating, downhill skiing and snowboarding, is essentially even with the same night of competition in 2010 among adults 18-49 and off just a little bit in viewers.Also Sunday, CBS' special "The Beatles: The Night That Changed America" scored decent ratings, running ahead of the network's usual numbers for the night in viewers and adults 18-49. ABC and FOX stacked their nights with reruns.NBC delivered 25.4 million viewers and a 14.0 rating/21 share in households in primetime, more than doubling the 11.6 million viewers and 7.0/11 for CBS. ABC (3.7 million, 2.1/3) came in a distant third, and FOX (2.2 million, 1.4/2) trailed.In the 18-49 demographic, NBC's 6.9 rating beat the combined total of the other three networks with lots of room to spare. CBS finished second at 1.7,... http://blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2014/02/tv-ratings-olympics-hold-steady-for-nbc-sunday-beatles-special-solid-for-cbs.html

The Simpsons' Hank Azaria Lands Major Arc on Ray Donovan

  Hank Azaria has landed a major multi-episode arc on Showtime's drama Ray Donovan , TVGuide.com has learned. The actor — who most notably lends his voice to several characters on The Simpsons — will play...   http://www.tvguide.com/News/Ray-Donovan-Hank-Azaria-1077325.aspx?rss=breakingnews

TV ratings: Grammy Awards on par with 2013, Pro Bowl holds steady

Fast National ratings for Sunday, Jan. 26, 2014The 56th Grammy Awards drew about as big an audience as the 55th Grammys, with early ratings showing the prime-time portion of the show (which ran to 11:45 p.m. ET) in line with last year's numbers.Also Sunday, NBC's Pro Bowl telecast was pretty much even with last year's despite the extra competition from the Grammys. "The Bachelor: Sean and Catherine's Wedding" didn't draw much of an audience for ABC, but it did improve significantly on a "Bachelorette" wedding special from December 2012.CBS drew 25.9 million viewers and a 14.6 rating/22 share in households in primetime, beating the combined total of the other three networks. NBC (9.3 million, 5.4/8) came in second, although its numbers may rise with its live football broadcast. ABC (5.6 million, 3.7/6) took third, and FOX trailed with 3 million viewers and a 1.8/3.CBS also dominated the 18-49 demographic with an 8.1 rating. NBC scored... http://blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2014/01/tv-ratings-grammy-awards-on-par-with-2013-pro-bowl-holds-steady.html

The Simpsons Season 25 Episode 11 “Specs and the City”

The Simpsons  Season 25 Episode 11 “Specs and the City” airs Sunday January 26, 2014 (9:00-9:30 PM ET/PT) on FOX. Episode Synopsis:  The Simpsons Season 25 Episode 11 “Specs and the City” – Mr. Burns gives high-tech eyeglasses to all of his employees in order to spy on them. Homer loves the enhanced reality of his new gadget – that is, until Marge tries them on and he finds out she’s seeing a marriage counselor. Meanwhile, Bart takes a stand against buying Nelson a Valentine’s Day card, despite buying one for every other kid in class, and Nelson delivers him an ultimatum: find him the best Valentine’s Day gift ever or be fed to the classroom electric pencil sharpener in the all-new “Specs and the City” episode of THE SIMPSONS airing Sunday, Jan. 26 (8:00-8:30 PM ET/PT) on FOX. Read More... http://www.tvequals.com/2014/01/26/the-simpsons-season-25-episode-11-specs-and-the-city/

The Simpsons' Shocking Season 26 Death: Hank Azaria Reveals It Won't Be One of His Characters

Fans of The Simpsons have been anxiously speculating which animated character won't survive next season, ever since it was revealed that season 26 would reveal the death of a major character. Luckily, voice actor Hank Azaria has revealed a helpful hint to help us narrow down the list. Hank Azaria drops a hint about The Simpsons' upcoming character death. Fans have been left guessing since October, when executive producer Al Jean dropped the news of a major character's pending death, and while we still don't know who it will be for sure, Hank Azaria revealed a major clue to Entertainment Weekly. "I honestly didn't know who it was going to be, and now I do know...I can say that it's not one of mine," he said. Of course that rules out dozens of characters, including Apu, Carl, Comic Book guy and tons more. Do you have an idea of which character won't be returning to Springfield? Let us know your predictions in the comments and stick with us for more TV scoop from Celebified.

TV ratings: Golden Globes steady, NFL playoffs carry CBS Sunday

Fast National ratings for Sunday, Jan. 12, 2014The 2014 Golden Globe Awards scored strong ratings for NBC Sunday, delivering an adults 18-49 rating on par with its performance in last year's fast nationals (pending updates for its live telecast). The Globes did not, however, give NBC a win for the night.That honor belongs to CBS, which rode big numbers for an NFL playoff game in the first hour of primetime to the top spot. FOX's animated shows and ABC's "Revenge" held up reasonably well opposite the Globes.CBS delivered 18.1 million viewers and a 10.8 rating/16 share in households for the night, pending updates for its live NFL broadcast NBC (15.5 million, 9.4/14) currently stands in second. ABC (4.2 million, 2.7/4) finished a distant third, and FOX (3.8 million, 2.2/3) trailed.In the adults 18-49 demographic, CBS scored a 4.8 rating to edge NBC's 4.7. FOX posted a 1.8 and ABC a 1.1.Sunday hour by hour:7 p.m.CBS:... http://blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2014/01/tv-ratings-golden-globes-steady-nfl-playoffs-carry-cbs-sunday.html

The Simpsons Season 25 Episode 10 “Married to the Blob”

The Simpsons  Season 25 Episode 10 “Married to the Blob” airs Sunday January 12, 2014 (9:00-9:30 PM ET/PT) on FOX. Episode Synopsis:  The Simpsons Season 25 Episode 10 “Married to the Blob” – Comic Book Guy realizes his comics are nothing if he can’t share them with anyone. Then he meets Kumiko, a Japanese woman writing an autobiographical manga, and he seeks out Homer’s advice on how to date her, ending happily for everyone in the all-new “Married to the Blob” episode of THE SIMPSONS airing Sunday, Jan. 12 (8:00-8:30 PM ET/PT) on FOX. Read More... http://www.tvequals.com/2014/01/12/the-simpsons-season-25-episode-9-steal-this-episode-2/