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'The Simpsons': Andy Garcia to guest star, nod to his 'Ocean's Eleven' character

Fans of   The Simpsons , our advice to you is to run and hide: Andy Garcia is lending his voice to an episode of the animated comedy that winks at the  Ocean’s Eleven  franchise, EW has learned exclusively. In a playful nod to his   Ocean’s   character, menacing casino magnate Terry Benedict, the film actor guest stars as an evil children’s fantasy book publisher, says   Simpsons executive producer Matt Selman, who reveals only this about the plot: "Homer and some people in Springfield have to perpetrate an   Ocean’s Eleven –style heist in the non- Ocean’s Eleven   world of children’s fantasy book publishing." Garcia recorded his lines earlier this week, and although the character hasn’t been designed yet, Selman hopes to include a reference to Benedict’s love of fine art. "No matter where he is, he’ll always have a famous painting behind him." Fantasy author Neil Gaiman also pops up (as himself) in this episode, which is titled "The Book Job" and is scheduled to air on Fox early next season. http://insidetv.ew.com/2011/01/28/simpsons-andy-garcia-to-guest/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed:+ew/hollywoodinsider+(Entertainment+Weekly/EW.com's:+Hollywood+Insider)&utm_content=Google+Reader

THE SIMPSONS “Homer the Father” Season 22 Episode 12 Photos With David Mamet & James Lipton

Check out photos from THE SIMPSONS Season 22 Episode 12 titled "Homer the Father" which airs Sunday January 23 at 8pm on FOX.  Episode Synopsis: THE SIMPSONS "Homer the Father" Season 22 Episode 12 – Homer becomes obsessed with "Thicker than Waters," a 1980s family sitcom written by David Mamet (guest voicing as himself), and models his parenting skills after the show’s sensible father much to the chagrin on Bart, who desperately sets his sights on a brand new dirt bike. But when Homer insists that Bart must earn the dirt bike, Bart takes matters into his own hands and schemes with Russian and Chinese spies to provide top-secret information in exchange for the new bike, which winds up putting Bart in a precarious situation. Later, James Lipton (guest-voicing as himself) conducts an interview with a television cast on "Inside the Actor’s Studio".  Read More... http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/daemonstv/~3/vdQbzOVXPcU/

Bart Has an Interesting Take on "Sharks Vs. Jets" on This Week's Simpsons [Video]

Simpsons " href="http://tv.gawker.com/5729186/bart-has-an-interesting-take-on-sharks-vs-jets-on-this-weeks-simpsons" class="pp_image"> Though it outs me as a fan of musicals and Bart's idea could never equal the Best Picture-winning Westside Story, I still admire this version of Sharks fighting Jets. Enjoy. http://tv.gawker.com/5729186/bart-has-an-interesting-take-on-sharks-vs-jets-on-this-weeks-simpsons

Homer Simpson Prefers a Friendship with Ned Flanders? (VIDEO)

On 'The Simpsons' (Sun., 8PM ET on FOX), Marge has "broken up" with her old friends. But she hasn't told Homer, as she thinks he and the other wives' spouses all get along so well. Hardly. They only share the sentiment: "Let's just shut up and get through this, alright?"  As they sit quietly around the backyard picnic table, Ned Flanders pops his head over the fence and gives a trademark Flanders greeting. Homer bolts from the table, runs over and gives him a hug, exclaiming, "Oh, you beautiful man!" He replies, "That feeling is mutual of Omaha." Homer smiles and says, "God, you're hilarious!" http://www.tvsquad.com/2011/01/10/homer-simpson-prefers-a-friendship-with-ned-flanders-video/

'The Simpsons' renewed for 34th season

Fox-WB has picked up   The Simpsons   for a record-breaking 34th season, it has been confirmed. The network said that although ratings had dropped since the show moved to a new Friday night slot last season, the production team "still have plenty more stories to tell". The show has had a tumultuous time in the media since the introduction of a new "harder-hitting" storytelling method in the 2015-16 season. Controversial plotlines have included Lisa's pregnancy, and subsequent miscarriage; Marge's battle with drugs and prostitution; and Homer's shock massacre of his sisters-in-law in season 32. To Read More  Click Here.

THE SIMPSONS “Flaming Moe” Season 22 Episode 10 Photos With Alyson Hannigan

Check out photos from THE SIMPSONS Season 22 Episode 10 titled "Flaming Moe" guest starring Alyson Hannigan which airs Sunday January 16 at 8pm on FOX. Episode Synopsis: When Principal Skinner becomes smitten with music teacher Ms. Juniper (guest voice Kristen Wiig), he uses Bart to get close to her and her daughter, Melody (guest voice Alyson Hannigan) in the all-new "Flaming Moe" episode of THE SIMPSONS airing Sunday, Jan. 16 (8:00-8:30 PM ET/PT) on FOX. Source & More Photos

'The Simpsons' Take Another Dig at Fox News, After Saying They Were Done

Two weeks after "Simpsons" executive producer said the show would lay off Fox News for a while, the Fox News helicopter made another appearance on the show -- this time with the words, "Merry Christmas from Fox News... but no other holidays." http://www.thewrap.com/television/column-post/simpsons-takes-another-dig-fox-news-after-saying-they-were-done-23197

Jane Lynch Lends Voice to THE SIMPSONS

It was probably only a matter of time given how in demand she is, but it’s fun news nonetheless: Jane Lynch will get animated for THE SIMPSONS. Entertainment Weekly reports the Emmy winning and Golden Globe nominated Glee actress will play Roz, Homer’s new assistant at the power plant in the "Replaceable You" episode. The Simpsons executive producer Al Jean told EW, "This woman seems terrifically nice, but then it turns out she’s just completely undermining him every step of the way and gets his job." How very Sue Sylvester. Apparently Homer will team up with Ned Flanders to find a way to take Roz down. Lynch recorded her lines last week and her episode is slated to air early next season. What do you think about Lynch visiting The Simpsons? The Simpsons airs on FOX Sundays at 8pm eastern/7pm central. Source Here

'Simpsons' exclusive: David Mamet to guest

We swear this is true: David Mamet will pop up on The Simpsons. Simpsons executive producer Al Jean tells EW exclusively that the award-winning playwright/screenwriter (Glengarry Glen Ross) will lend his voice to an episode in which he plays a version of himself — one that was a writer on Thicker Than Waters, a hokey ‘80s family sitcom that Homer becomes obsessed with. In a scene that winks at Mamet’s penchant for using profanity, Homer winds up watching a documentary about the fictional comedy, which features old footage of Mamet getting an earful from one of the Thicker actors. "He just keeps swearing at him, saying, ‘Why don’t you f—ing learn how to f—ing write an f—ing script?’" explains Jean. "And David says, ‘Hmmm, f—. I can use that… ‘" (Obviously, the f-words will be bleeped out.) Jean adds that he was thrilled to include a Mamet cameo on The Simpsons. "Obviously, it’s an honor for us," he says. "In fact, we clearly ripped off the Jack Lemmon character from Glengarry Glen Ross and used him as our underachieving salesman Gil." The episode, titled "Homer the Father," airs Jan. 23 on Fox. Source Here

Producer Al Jean Says 'The Simpsons' Will Stop Making Fun of Fox News

Writers and producers at 'The Simpsons' love nothing more than to take comedic pot-shots at the Fox network and its parent company News Corp.  However, some controversy is brewing after the show made fun of Fox News twice, but 'Simpsons' producer Al Jean says they're ready to stop. (For now.) After a recent episode featured a Fox news chopper with the slogan "Not Racist, But #1 With Racists" on the side, Fox News anchor Bill O'Reilly called Matt Groening and his crew "pinheads." So this past Sunday the Fox news chopper was back, only this time the slogan read: "Unsuitable for Viewers Under 75."  Speaking to The Hollywood Reporter, Jean said the "Unsuitable" joke was added at the last-minute because of O'Reilly's dig. "If you're calling cartoon characters 'pinheads,' what does that make you? Matt Groening wanted to do a response to O'Reilly so we slipped this in." To Read More  Click Here.
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