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The Brooklyn Nine-Nine And New Girl Crossover Episodes Created Some Problems, Folks

Big TV crossover events aren’t nearly as ubiquitous as they used to be. Forget about huge interconnected universes like the Arrowverse and don’t even get me started on the many Marvel heroes beginning to cross paths on Disney+. I’m talking about the magic of “Scoobynatural,” or that time the Simpsons met the Griffins when “Family […]

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‘Better Call Saul’ Review: ‘Nippy’ Says a Bitter Hello to the Future and the Past at the Same Time

[Editor’s Note: The following review contains spoilers for “Better Call Saul” Season 6, Episode 10, “Nippy.”]At this juncture of “Better Call Saul,” the biggest unanswered question might well be “What does this guy have left to live for?” And that’s not just true of Gene Takovic (Bob Odenkirk), firmly entrenched in his third distinct identity […]

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Why A Rutherford Falls Halloween Episode Is So Special To Ed Helms

Halloween episodes are something special for TV audiences. Some series, like “The Simpsons,” take the opportunity to don darker clothing in their October “Treehouse of Horror” episodes, ramping up the mischief-making. Others, like Netflix’s nostalgia goldmine “Stranger Things,” bring a lighthearted blend of hilarity, horror, and maybe a little bit of nostalgia-mining. Among them all, […]

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The Simpsons’ Production Crew Has Officially Unionized

20th Television Animation, the studio behind Fox’s “The Simpsons,” “Family Guy,” and “American Dad,” has agreed to acknowledge the production workers from the three shows forming a union within The Animation Guild. This voluntary recognition is a legal term that signifies an employer’s official recognition of an organization as the bargaining agent for a group of […]

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Breaking Its Own Sci-Fi Rules Paid Off Big For Futurama

After a ridiculously successful decade of writing and creating “The Simpsons,” creator Matt Groening and “The Simpsons” writer David X. Cohen approached Fox with a new adult animated series, the sci-fi comedy “Futurama.” It was apparent pretty early on that Fox wasn’t completely invested in the series, but despite decisions like dumping the show on Sunday […]

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Production Workers For The Simpsons, Family Guy, And American Dad Are Looking To Unionize

Today is a great day for the Animation Guild, IATSE Local 839, as the production workers at “The Simpsons,” “Family Guy,” and “American Dad!” have filed to join and begin collective bargaining for their very first union contract. All three series have a history on the Fox “Animation Domination” block and represent some of the […]

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TV, Interrupted: Clerks The Animated Series Deserved At Least 37 More Episodes (In A Row)

(Welcome to TV, Interrupted, a series where the /Film team remembers, eulogizes, and makes a case for the revival of TV shows we loved that were canceled far too soon.)In the modern era of television, animated sitcoms are nothing new. “The Simpsons” is one of the longest-running shows in television history and it inspired a […]

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