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Simpsons writer reveals answers to shows biggest mysteries

In the late 1980s, cartoonist Matt Groening was called into the Fox Networks Tracey Ullman Show for a meeting. The sketch comedy show was using one-minute animated clips between sketches and was unhappy with its current lot. Groening had been drawing a cartoon called Life in Hell since 1977 that was a popular draw in...  ...Read More... https://nypost.com/2018/06/13/simpsons-writer-reveals-answers-to-shows-biggest-mysteries/

The Simpsons Executive Producer Mike Scully Signs New Overall Deal With Fox

Mike Scully just announced he will be dying on the Fox lot. The Simpsons executive producer and former showrunner just signed a new multi-year overall deal with 20th Century Fox Television. We are happy to announce that we have signed the hilarious Mike Scully to a new overall deal, the studio said in a statement Friday. Mike is currently serving as showrunner of Rel and is also developing an animated comedy series with Amy Poehler and his wife Julie Scully entitled Duncanville for Fox.   ...Read More... https://www.thewrap.com/mike-scully-20th-century-fox-tv-deal-rel-the-simpsons-duncanville/

Quantico Star Priyanka Chopra: I Was Teased Because of The Simpsons' Apu

Quantico star Priyanka Chopra has added her voice to the chorus of criticism surrounding The Simpsons Apu, saying she was teased growing up because of the characters stereotypical portrayal. The Indian actress addressed the controversy in an interview on The View on Thursday, confessing that Apu was the bane of my life growing up. (Click [] http://tvline.com/2018/05/04/priyanka-chopra-apu-the-simpsons-racist-the-view-video-watch/

Matt Groening Responds to Apu Controversy: "People Love to Pretend They're Offended"

'The Simpsons' creator spoke out about on the outcries against the character.   ...Read More... http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/thr/television/~3/5FOSjidTQYY/matt-groening-responds-apu-controversy-people-love-pretend-theyre-offended-1107746

The Simpsons Creator Brushes Off Apu Criticism: People Love to Pretend Theyre Offended

The Simpsons creator Matt Groening doesnt have much to say in response to criticism of the shows Indian character, Apu Nahasapeemapetilon. Im proud of what we do on the show, Groening said in an interview with USA Today . And I think its a time in our culture where people love to pretend theyre offended. The character has been criticized as a stereotypical portrayal of Indian immigrants, and because it is voiced by a white actor. The debate was reignited earlier this month when the show seemed to disregard the matter in a recent episode.  ...Read More... https://www.thewrap.com/the-simpsons-creator-brushes-off-apu-criticism-people-love-to-pretend-theyre-offended/

The Simpsons Taunts Gunsmoke Ahead Of Record-Breaking 635th Episode

Second Amendment or not someone needs to keep handguns away from Maggie Simpson. The eternal baby who once shot down Springfields richest man is trigger-happy again in a new custom animation for The Simpsons that marks the Fox stalwarts 636th episode this Sunday. Its the one that will break the tie with CBS Gunsmoke for the longest-running primetime scripted series in U.S. history. Check out the whip-crackin clip below. The Simpsons noted the looming historic   ...Read More... http://deadline.com/2018/04/the-simpsons-gunsmoke-record-longest-running-primetime-scripted-series-promo-1202378280/

The Simpsons shatters another TV milestone

The Simpsons is about to break yet another record surpassing Gunsmoke for the most episodes of a prime-time scripted series in TV history. In Sundays 636th episode (8 p.m. on Fox), Homer enters his car in a demolition derby. But Grampa gets deathly ill and, believing hes about to die, reveals a shocking... ...Read More... https://nypost.com/2018/04/25/the-simpsons-shatters-another-tv-milestone/

'The Simpsons' Showrunner Vows to Find "Right" Answer to Apu Controversy

"I truly appreciate all responses pro and con," Al Jean says of the hot-button issue.   ...Read More... http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/thr/television/~3/lci_O181pQc/simpsons-showrunner-addresses-apu-controversy-vows-find-right-answer-1102561

The Problem With Apu: TruTV to Re-Air Documentary Following The Simpsons' 'Response' to Controversy

TruTV is coming for The Simpsons. The network on Sunday (7/6c) will re-air The Problem With Apu, a 2017 documentary about how the character of Apu Nahasapeemapetilon an Indian immigrant voiced by white actor Hank Azaria has negatively impacted viewers perceptions about Indian people, among other issues. This re-airing comes exactly one week [] http://tvline.com/2018/04/11/the-simpsons-apu-controversy-documentary-airing-trutv/

The Simpsons Responds to Apu Criticism: "Don't Have a Cow"

The Simpsons has finally addressed the controversy surrounding one of its most iconic characters. Hari Kondabolu 's 2017 documentary The Problem With Apu criticized the show for perpetuating negative stereotypes of South Asians through Apu Nahasapeemapetilon, owner of the Kwik-E-Mart convenience   ...Read More... http://www.tvguide.com/news/the-simpsons-the-trouble-with-apu-react/?rss=breakingnews