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Tina Fey To Guest Star On ‘The Simpsons’

EW  has dropped the news that Tina Fey  will guest star  on  The Simpsons  in the animated show’s upcoming season. The zany ‘30 Rock’ actress and ‘Saturday Night Live’ star will voice the role of Ms.Cantwell , a substitute teacher  of Lisa’s who surprisingly doesn’t like the brainy Simpson all that much. Sharing a few details about Fey’s guest spot on the long running series, producer Al Jean said, "She gives Lisa a ‘B’ and Ralph an ‘A’ even though Ralph signed his paper ‘Ralpa,’" Jean stated. "And Lisa has a reading kangaroo with a bunch of little joeys in it for the books that she reads, and [Ms. Cantwell] takes the joeys out and puts them in other kangaroos. Hardcore stuff." Read More... //www.tvequals.com/2012/09/07/tina-fey-to-guest-star-on-the-simpsons/  

TV ratings: Peyton Manning and 'Sunday Night Football' dominate for NBC

Fast National ratings for Sunday, Sept. 9, 2012Peyton Manning's return to the NFL brought big ratings for NBC's first "Sunday Night Football" telecast of the season. FOX also got a big boost from a late-afternoon game that bled into primetime.NBC's numbers will likely go up in the final nationals, but currently the network stands at 20.1 million viewers and a 12.1 rating/19 share in households for the night (the game's metered-market rating of 18.0/29 also was the highest ever for a regular-season "SNF" game). FOX took second with 9.6 million viewers and a 5.8/9, beating out CBS (7.2 million, 4.7/7). ABC was a distant fourth with 2.8 million viewers and a 1.9/3.NBC dominated the adults 18-49 demographic as well with a 7.8 rating. FOX scored an NFL-boosted 4.1 in the demo. CBS drew a 1.5 and ABC a 0.7.... //blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2012/09/tv-ratings-peyton-manning-and-sunday-night-football-dominate-for-nbc.html

Justin Bieber Gets Animated for Simpsons Cameo

Justin Bieber is heading to Springfield! The singer recently finished recording a cameo for  The Simpsons . Entertainment Weekly reports the singer broke the news in a now-deleted tweet, stating: "just did a voice over for the SIMPSONS!!! #swaggy." //www.tvguide.com/News/Justin-Bieber-The-Simpsons-1052183.aspx?rss=breakingnews

Edward Norton Will Play Minister On ‘The Simpsons’

Actor Edward Norton will appear  in an upcoming episode of  The Simpsons  according to reports from EW . Norton’s alter ego has been described as the "most loveable minister in the world," which will conflict with Reverend Lovejoy, executive producer  Al Jean of ‘The Simpsons’ revealed. Adding, "He is much more popular than Reverend Lovejoy, if you can believe it, and Lovejoy is really upset and becomes a hot tub  salesman. It comes down to a battle between the two of them… and there’s a surprise at the end." Read More... //www.tvequals.com/2012/08/13/edward-norton-will-play-minister-on-the-simpsons/  

'The Simpsons' Nab Steve Carell, Zooey Deschanel, Others For Voice Roles

The Simpsons are no stranger to having guest stars on their series - you could argue they are the Saturday Night Live of animation. For the unprecedented 24th season, Springfield will once again ha... //www.starpulse.com/news/Casey_Johnson/2012/07/23/the_simpsons_nab_steve_carell_zooey_de

'Sherlock' star Benedict Cumberbatch to voice 'The Simpons' character

You know you've made it when you get to voice a character on "The Simpsons"! Okay, so Benedict Cumberbatch probably knew he made it when he was chosen to star in J.J. Abrams' "Star Trek" sequel and when "Sherlock" was nominated for every award ever, but "The Simpsons" is a pretty cool perk, too.Cumberbatch was in Los Angeles when he pretty much stumbled into a part on the iconic animated series. "I was at a meeting in the same place 'The Simpsons' is recorded and heard there was a part going in an episode," he tells InStyle. "I said, 'I hate to muscle in here guys but could I record it?' Next thing, I'm standing in a room with all those famous voices; Bart, Marge, Homer, Lisa."No word yet on when his episode will air, but we'll keep you posted. Any guess how long it'll take for his "Simpsons" character to inspire elaborate fan fiction?... //blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2012/07/sherlock-star-benedict-cumberbatch-to-voice-the-simpons-character.html

TV ratings: 'Celebrity Apprentice' finale down from last year, Billboard Awards also fall

Fast National ratings for Sunday, May 20, 2012The final Sunday of May sweeps was not a banner one for the broadcast networks. The finale of "The Celebrity Apprentice" was down from last year's season ender (but up from recent weeks, at least), and the Billboard Music Awards on ABC also took a tumble from last year's broadcast. The season finales of "The Simpsons" and "Family Guy" on FOX were also off compared to a year ago.CBS led the night in total viewers, drawing 11.3 million people and a 7.3 rating/12 share in households. ABC (7 million, 4.2/7) came in second for the night, beating out NBC (5.55 million, 3.5/6). FOX trailed with 4.1 million viewers and a 2.3/4.ABC was the only network to top the 2.0 mark among adults 18-49, finishing the night with a 2.4 in the demographic. FOX took second with a 1.9, followed by NBC, 1.6, and CBS, 1.3.... //blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2012/05/tv-ratings-celebrity-apprentice-finale-down-from-last-year-billboard-awards-also-fall.html

Lisa Makes Lady Gaga Cry On 'The Simpsons'

Lady Gaga wants nothing more than for all her little monsters to be happy all the time, and she apparently has a psychic sense when someone is happy. It was that sense that convinced her to pull her Gaga Train into Springfield to try and cheer up one unhappy citizen on " The Simpsons " (Sun., 8 p.m. ET on Fox) season finale. After winning an award as the least popular kid at school, Lisa Simpsons faked a message board posting about herself to try and convince the other kids she wasn't as bad as they all thought. But when she got caught, her situation only went from bad to worse, and she was inconsolable. Finally, in a fit of rage over Gaga's relentless pursuit of happiness and joy -- so much so that she followed Lisa home in an attempt to cheer her up -- Lisa lashed out at the pop star with scathing remarks that reduced Gaga to tears. She even stopped wearing the myriad outlandish costumes that carried her through the episode. Gaga nearly left defeated, but apparently misdirected anger was just what Lisa needed to find clarity. So she found her happiness and sense of worth enough to join Gaga in a musical number about it. "The Simpsons" returns for Season 24 in Fall 2012 on Fox. TV Replay scours the vast television landscape to find the most interesting, amusing, and, on a good day, amazing moments, and delivers them right to your browser. //feeds.huffingtonpost.com/~r/HP/Entertainment/~3/QaDr6pVlrFs/the-simpsons-finale-lady-gaga-lisa-makes-cry-video_n_1532002.html

'The Simpsons' Dan Castellaneta: Homer has come a long way from Walter Matthau

Zap2it: When "The Simpsons" started, Homer sounded like Walter Matthau. Was there any of that in him?Dan Castellaneta: The only reason I just thought of Walter Matthau is because he had a kind of a big mouth, and Homer had a big mouth, and the characters were a little more droopy, and he seemed a little more deadpan like Walter Matthau. As it progressed Homer got a little rounder. His emotions were going all over the place. I sort of just found it by accident. I just found its place.Zap2it: When you are out, say ordering dinner, how often do people recognize your voice?Dan Castellaneta: No, people don't recognize. They may have seen me on TV in an interview situation and put two and two together.Zap2it: On a lot of animation shows, the voices are done separately. How do you get the feel of a regular performance?Dan Castellaneta: By and large everybody is in the... //blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2012/05/the-simpsons-dan-castellaneta-homer-has-come-a-long-way-from-walter-matthau.html

'The Simpsons' finale: Lady Gaga performs a Little Monsters song with a jet-pack bra

For "The Simpsons" Season 23 finale, pop/dance sensation Lady Gaga lends her voice when she guest stars as herself. When Lisa's get-popular scheme backfires and her popularity plummets to an all-new low, Lady Gaga receives a psychic force telling her Lisa needs help. Gaga bursts into town to help Lisa and all the Springfieldians realize that being yourself is better than being anyone else, in an episode titled "Lisa Goes Gaga," airing Sunday, May 20 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on FOX.Check out these preview clips. In the above clip, Gaga (in a hummingbird-turned-Grammys dress) performs a "Little Monsters" song dressed a little bit like "Vogue"-era Madonna. In the below clip, Gaga advises Lisa that she needs a flash mob. Are you excited to see Gaga get "Simpsons"-ized?... //blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2012/05/the-simpsons-finale-lady-gaga-performs-a-little-monsters-song-with-a-jet-pack-bra.html