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The Simpsons to Air First-Ever Hour-long Episode

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This September 25th, something we have never seen before is going to happen. “The Simpsons” is premiering its first hour long episode. For the premiere episode of the show’s 28th season, fans are getting the first ever hour long episode.

The hour long episode was first announced during Fox’s TCA Summer Press Tour when CEO of Fox Dana Walden announced that the show would run the episode (including commercial time) in January of 2017. The episode is a “hip-hop homage to The Great Gatsby,” according to Entertainment Weekly. The episode, titled “The Great Phatsby,” is about Mr. Burns’ friendship with hip-hop mogul Jay G.

According to the press releases, Homer Simpson will narrate the episode, like Nick Carraway did in The Great Gatsby. Taraji P. Henson (Empire) and Keegan-Michael Key (Key & Peele) will also guest star for the episode. Jim Beanz will create new songs for the episode, including a betrayal and a revenge rap track.

In the episode, Mr. Burns is betrayed by Jay G and enlists Bart and Homer to seek revenge. Lisa also gets a wealthy boyfriend and Marge opens a boutique store.

“This was just going to be a regular episode, but the table read went so well, in a fit of passion and excitement and ambition and excess, we decided to supersize it,” said Simpsons executive producer Matt Selman to EW. “And we haven’t done a huge amount of stories in the world of hip-hop and rap culture, so we just went for it.”

Fox Definitely Wants More Episodes of The X-Files

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After the massively popular “The X-Files” revived series on Fox, many fans hoped the series would come back once more especially after the frustratingly awesome cliffhanger.

Thankfully, according to Fox TV chair Dana Walden, the network is planning on bringing back the series again! Walden said that there have been “conversations” with both series creator Chris Carter and stars Gillian Anderson and David Duchovny as they work to bring “The X-Files” back for more episodes.

“Everyone is onboard to do another installment of the show” Walden said. However, Walden adds that it could take a while to get the next set of episodes together as all the players are working on various other projects. Fellow chair Gary Newman later suggested a new season likely wouldn’t be able to come together any earlier than late 2017 or early 2018.

Fox made it clear they wanted the show to be back. “The network and studio want more,” Newman said.

The List of What Shows Were Cancelled Yesterday

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Yesterday, the 12th of May was a sad sad day. We lost some good shows guys. While there may be hope for some of them to move on to streaming networks like Hulu or Netflix, some are likely gone for good (and others it’s about damn time.)

We lost “Agent Carter” which fans were expecting for a while. It has had low rating for both seasons despite being a fan favorite among, well almost everyone but particulary women and young girls. It was also rumored the show was not meant to go on longer than a few seasons because of where it fit into the Marvel Cinematic Universe. (though I am calling bullshit on that because I feel like it could have stretched out a little bit longer than two seasons.)

ABC decided not to move forward with another Marvel spin-off series titled “Marvel’s Most Wanted,” which was to have starred S.H.I.E.L.D.‘s Adrianne Palicki and Nick Blood and their characters Bobbi and Lance. The two characters left SHIELD in the last season so there are hopes among fans that the duo will return to the series that has been renewed for a fourth season.

“Castle” was also cancelled following the end of the 8th season. This isn’t totally surprising considering recent news that one of the lead stars, Stana Katic was departing from the show. Apparently the network felt without her and Nathan Fillion together, a ninth season wasn’t feasible.

“Nashville” has been cancelled after 4 seasons. Which as a Nashvillian, I am pretty happy about this.

ABC continued their slaughtering of the line up so that they can eventually rename their network the Shondaland Channel by cancelling “The Family,” “Galavant,” and “The Muppets.”

CBS cut the cord on the “CSI” franchise with the cancellation of “CSI: Cyber.”

Then we have FOX which cancelled one of the better new shows of this year. The network has cancelled “The Grinder” starring Rob Lowe, Fred Savage, and Mary Elizabeth Ellis. Bad move FOX. They also cancelled “Bordertown,” “Cooper Barrett’s Guide to Surviving Life,” and “Grandfathered.”

The CW picked up a “Supergirl” (where it should have been all along) but on the other hand they have decided that “Containment” won’t be back next season.

FOX Orders The Exorcist and Lethal Weapon TV Series

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Fox has officially announced their orders of SIX brand new television series including two highly anticipated shows: “The Exorcist” and “Lethal Weapon.”

“The Exorcist” will reportedly be a modern reboot of the horror movie series inspired bu the 1971 book by William Blatty. Geena Davis, Ben Daniels, Kurt Egyiawan, Alfonso Herrera, Brianne Howey and Hannah Kasula are attached to star.

“Lethal Weapon” is based on the film franchise. The TV series has cast Clayne Crawford in the leading role of Martin Riggs and Damon Wayans Sr. as LAPD Detective Roger Murtaugh. Jordana Brewster, meanwhile, will play Dr. Maureen “Mo” Cahill.

Fox also ordered dramas “A.P.B.” and “Pitch” along with the comedies “Making History” and “The Mick.” Look for all six shows to debut in the 2016-17 season.

 

A Lethal Weapon TV Show is Coming to Fox

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Fox has ordered a pilot for a television series based on the Lethal Weapon film franchise. Because for some reason there are no good ideas left over at Fox.

According to reports, Damon Wayans Sr. will star as Roger Murtaugh (played by Danny Glover in the movies) but we do not know who will play the Mel Gibson role of Martin Riggs (though how awesome would it be if Glenn Howerton played the role.)

Fox recently rebooted “The X-Files” and have releases several “LIVE!” performances of popular movies and musicals like “Peter Pan” and “Grease.”

No premiere date has been announced for “Lethal Weapon” and we don’t know what kind of plot we will be looking at. Whether it will be a complete remake, modern retelling, or new storyline. We just don’t know at the moment.

FOX Announces Two Renewals

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FOX has officially announced that two of its biggest shows will definitely be returning for new seasons. “Empire” will return for a third season while “Scream Queens” hits back for a second season.

“Empire” follows a mogul family in the music industry centered on the character Lucious Lyon played by Terrence Howard. The series was one of the most-watched show on broadcast television last year and still holds that title midway through its second season, which is currently on midseason break and resumes on March 30. The series also has the critically acclaimed performance of Taraji P. Henson who won winning the Golden Globe for Best Actress in a TV Series – Drama for her portrayal of Cookie Lyon. “Empire” itself took home a Golden Globe nomination for Best TV Series – Drama.

“Scream Queens” was an interesting hit and continued to attract a large audience throughout its first season. However, with all but a few of the girls (and guys) dead by the end of the season, where will it go for a second season. And how? Reportedly, the answer appears to be a hospital, “where some of the most fascinating and bizarre medical cases are under observation,” according to the FOX presser.

There are no official return dates for the next seasons but good to know these two popular shows are at least safe going forward.

Laverne Cox to Star as Frank-N-Furter in Rocky Horror Reboot

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In one of the best news pieces of the week, Laverne Cox has been cast in the upcoming Fox reboot of The Rocky Horror Picture Show, according to a report from Entertainment Weekly.

Cox is most known for her role in the Netflix series “Orange is the New Black” and now the Emmy-nominated actress will play the Transylvanian transexual Dr. Frank-N-Furter.

The iconic role was originally played by Tim Curry in the 1975 cult classic, which has just celebrated 40 years of continuous theatrical distribution, the longest of any film in history.

The Fox reboot of the film will be a  two-hour television event that will be choreographed, directed and executive produced by Kenny Ortega. Lou Adler and Gail Berman will executive produce alongside Ortega.

Cox is amazing for more than her acting skills. She is also the first openly transgender woman of color to have a leading role in a mainstream scripted TV series. Her Emmy-nomination last year made her the first transgender woman to receive a nomination in an acting category.

Cox is currently working on the pilot for a legal drama called Doubt which is being redeveloped at CBS.

The Rocky Horror Picture Show will premiere in the fall of 2016 on Fox.

Key and Peele Team Up With Vine Star for New TV Series

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Rejoice! “Key & Peele” may be over but Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele have another TV project in the works.

The comedy duo who may be geniuses along with K&P writer-producer Alex Rubens, will helm a single-cam, undercover cop show over at Fox. The show will star Vine personality Andrew Bachelor, aka King Bach , who will play a more fleshed-out version of an original character he created on the video app.

In the upcoming show, Bachelor will play an undercover cop who grew up on the streets and goes back to his old neighborhood to take down the bad guys who bullied him when they were kids,” according to Deadline.

Bachelor has already previously appeared on several other shows including The Mindy ProjectHouse Of LiesBlack Jesus and Key & Peele.

There is no news on a title for the show or an anticipated release date for the project.

Bob’s Burgers Renewed for Seventh and Eighth Seasons

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Rejoice! “Bob’s Burgers” has been renewed for not one but two more seasons! The Fox Emmy award-winning animated series will return for a seventh and eighth season.

Along with earning an Emmy for outstanding animated comedy in 2014 and receiving two Emmy nominations this year, the Sunday comedy will also be celebrating its 100th episode in spring 2016.

“In a way your 100th episode should be almost like your pilot all over again,” Creator Loren Bouchard told The Hollywood Reporter in September. “I think a good 100th episode shouldn’t be big and crazy. It should be the quintessential Bob’s Burgers episode.”

Fox Broadcasting Co. Entertainment president, David Madden, announced the series renewal on Wednesday and touted the mass appeal of the cartoon.

“Six seasons in, the Belchers have become one of America’s most beloved TV families, and we are so happy to keep them in the fold for another two seasons,” said Madden. “Bob’s Burgers is hilarious, warm, smart, inventive – critics love it, and so do fans. Loren, [EP] Jim [Dauterive] and the brilliant voice cast continue to surprise us in the best ways, and we look forward to seeing what Bob and the family will cook up in seasons seven and eight.”

Cancellations and Renewals in the TV Verse – Master Guide 2015

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In case you wanted to know if your favorite shows were renewed or cancelled but were sick of wading through the millions of news releases this past week. Here is a compilation of most each networks and the shows they have announced regarding their renewal and cancelations status!

ABC

ABC has renewed “Agent Carter” and “Marvel’a Agents of SHIELD” for new seasons. Whoo!

The network has also renewed “Once Upon a Time,” “Secrets and Lies,” “Black-ish,” “Fresh Off the Boat,” “The Goldbergs,” “The Middle,” “Modern Family,” “Galavant” “Castle, “Grey’s Anatomy,” “How to Get Away with Murder,” “Scandal,” “Nashville,” “American Crime,” “The Bachelor,” “Dancing with the Stars,” “Shark Tank,” “20/20,” “American’s Funniest Home Videos,” and “Beyond the Tank.”

They have officially cancelled freshman shows “Forever,” “Cristela” and “Resurrection.” The reality-competition cooking show “The Taste” has also been cancelled.

ABC have also ordered several new television series including an “Uncle Buck” remake television adaptation. Other shows include a revival of “The Muppets,” comedy “The Real O’Neals,” “Dr. Ken,” starring Community’s Ken Jeong, drama “Quantico,” anthology series “Wicked City,” the biblical drama series “Of Kings and Prophets,” another forensic thriller “The Catch,” a political and supernatural drama “The Family,” and an untitled drama series centering on the oil discovery in American history that triggers a geopolitical shift and an economic boom in North Dakota on a scale not seen since the American 1849 Gold Rush

CBS

CBS has greenlit FOUR new dramas as well as TWO new comedies for the fall television season. Three of the dramas are television adaptations of movies: “Rush Hour,” “Limitless,” and “Code Black.” The third drama is a “Criminal Minds” spin-off called “Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders.” (Don’t get your hopes up with the “Rush Hour” series, it does not include Chris Tucker OR Jackie Chan. Insert Sad Face.)

The two new comedies from the network will be “Angel From Hell” and “Life in Pieces.”

CBS also ordered “Supergirl” officially to series earlier this week!

The network cancelled “Battled Creek.”

FOX

FOX officially greenlit new shows “The Frankenstein Code” starring Robert Kazinsky (Pacific Rim, True Blood). The story follows Jimmy Pritchard (Kazinsky), “a morally corrupt retired cop given a second chance at life when he is brought back from the dead. Now younger and stronger, Pritchard will have to choose between his old temptations and his new sense of purpose.”

The network has cancelled “The Following” after it’s third season while they have also announced that “Backstrom”would not be returning for a second season. “The Mindy Project” was also cancelled but may find life at Hulu for another season.

“Bones” will be returning for an astounding 11th season however with new showrunners. Several other of the network’s most popular shows are also returning for new seasons including “Sleepy Hollow,” The Simpsons,” New Girl,” “Family Guy,” “Bob’s Burgers,” and “Brooklyn Nine-Nine.”

Freshman shows returning for a second season include “Empire,” “Gotham,” and “Last Man on Earth.”

NBC

NBC has cancelled fan favorite show “One Big Happy,” the Ellen DeGeneres produced comedy series. The network also pulled the plug on “Constantine,” “State of Affairs,” “Marry Me,” and “About a Boy.”

NBC has ordered to series the Mark Paul Gosselaar show “People are Talking.” It has also ordered a  new comedy/variety show from DeGeneres, tentatively titled Little Big Shots, with Harvey attached to host. The network picked up two drama series, “The Player” and “Game of Silence.”

“Mysteries of Laura” has been renewed for a second season. “Undateable” and “Night Shift” will return for third seasons.

 

Will update as more cancellations or renewals come in!