The Simpsons Pits Futurama Ship Against The Orville in 'Treehouse of Horror XXIX' — Watch Sneak Peek

The residents of Springfield are overtaken by evil alien body snatchers in Sunday’s “Treehouse of Horror XXIX” episode of The Simpsons (Fox, 8/7c), but we’re here to discuss a far more dire confrontation. As you’ll see in TVLine’s exclusive clip from the episode, this particular segment features two very familiar space ships — Futurama‘s Planet […]

‘The Simpsons’ Showrunner Al Jean Addresses Apu Controversy and Series Milestones [Interview]

The Simpsons is about to his another landmark. This season will be the animated show’s 30th. Last season saw The Simpsons pass Gunsmoke’s record for the most number of episodes produced. But much of the focus on The Simpsons recently has been on something else. Last year, a Simpsons controversy heated up. Hari Kondabolu’s documentary […]

The Simpsons Movie SEQUEL ‘is finally in development’ PLUS Family Guy live action ‘hybrid’

Speculation has run wild for the last decade about whether or not the residents of Springfield would return to cinema, and now it’s looking increasingly likely that they will. According to the Wall Street Journal, a new film is “in development”, meaning it’s in the very early stages of production – and it’s not yet […]

The Simpsons Boss Responds to Apu Firestorm, Vows to Find 'Right' Answer

The Simpsons‘ showrunner has weighed in on the controversy swirling around one of the Fox cartoon’s most beloved characters. Following this week’s episode, which addressed those calling the show’s portrayal of Indian Kwik-E-Mart owner Apu racially insensitive, executive producer Al Jean took to Twitter on Friday to thank everyone who reacted to the episode, “pro […]

Why Did Simpsons Even Go 'There'? Is Black Lightning Super in Bed? Where Can We Buy a Beebo? And More TV Qs!

We’ve got questions, and you’ve (maybe) got answers! With another week of TV gone by, we’re lobbing queries left and right about shows including The Simpsons, New Girl, The Flash and Designated Survivor! 1 | Has Once Upon a Time Season 7 said the word “beignets” more than all of TV in the past 90 […]

Daily Podcast: Westworld, Solo, Batgirl, The Simpsons, Game of Thrones, Terminator, Black Panther, and More

On the April 9, 2018 episode of /Film Daily, /Film senior writer Ben Pearson is joined by /Film writers Hoai-Tran Bui and Chris Evangelista to talk about Batgirl, Black Panther, Game of Thrones, Westworld, Platinum Dunes, The Simpsons, Terminator, and I’ll Be Gone in the Dark. In our feature presentation, /Film weekend editor Bradford Oman […]

Simpsons Alludes to Apu Stereotype Controversy, Documentarian Fires Back

The Simpsons this Sunday alluded to The Problem With Apu — and the maker of that November 2017 documentary didn’t care for the Fox comedy’s dilution of his message. RELATEDMay Sweeps Scorecard 2018: Deaths, Breakups, Weddings, Firings, Sex, Resurrections, Lost Homages and More! In the episode “No Good Read Goes Unpunished,” Marge reads to Lisa […]

‘The Simpsons’ Famous ‘Who Shot Mr. Burns’ Episode Almost Had Some Different Culprits

One of the most famous episodes of The Simpsons is the two-part mystery episode “Who Shot Mr. Burns?” that aired in 1995 as part of both the sixth and seventh season of the animated comedy series. Taking cues from the famous Dallas cliffhanger episode about who shot J.R. Ewing, the mystery was created in the […]

A made-up word from a 22-year-old ‘Simpsons’ episode has finally made it into the dictionary

FOX Merriam-Webster added the word “embiggen” to its dictionary. The word first appeared as a joke in a 1996 episode of “The Simpsons,” but has since been used in other contexts. Other words added to the dictionary include “blockchain,” “glamping,” and “mansplain.” Merriam-Webster added the word “embiggen” to its pages on Monday, the dictionary giant […]

Hank Azaria Addressed ‘The Problem With Apu’ on ‘The Simpsons’ [TCA 2018]

Last year, comedian Hari Kondabolu released a documentary called The Problem with Apu, addressing problems the titular character from The Simpsons, a convenience store owner of Indian-American descent. Hank Azaria, who voices Apu, was on a Television Critics Association panel for season two of his IFC series Brockmire when he was asked about the documentary. Azaria […]