The Simpsons


Michael Jackson episode pulled from ‘The Simpsons’

The Simpsons producers have pulled an episode featuring the voice of Michael Jackson days after HBO and Channel 4 aired two-part doc Leaving Neverland, which details sex abuse allegations against the singer. The episode in question is “Stark Raving Dad”, which features Jackson’s voice. It is one of the long-running show’s more popular episodes, and will now […]

Fox officially ends Network Ten output deal

Following CBS’s acquisition of Australia’s Network Ten, Fox has officially ended its output deal with the broadcaster, it has been reported. The Australian reported today that Fox has issued a letter of termination for the long-term agreement which included library content and was set to expire in June 2019. This follows reports that 21st Century […]

Snapchat set for scripted content in 2017

Snap Inc’s VP of content Nick Bell has said the platform is set to release scripted content before the end of the year during a keynote speech at the Edinburgh International Television Festival. While discussing the platform’s commissioning and financial model, Bell said: “Candidly, we haven’t gotten into scripted yet because scripted is expensive, and we want […]

In demand chart: Netflix’s Gilmore Girls leads Amazon’s Grand Tour

Netflix’s reboot of US comedy series the Gilmore Girls is leading the pack in Germany, some distance ahead of Amazon’s biggest ever commissioned series, The Grand Tour, our latest In Demand charts reveal. The latest exclusive data set from influential analytics firm Parrot,covering November 27 – December 3, reveals the Gilmore Girls: A Year in the […]

The Simpsons breaks record for most episodes

The Simpsons has been renewed for 29th and 30th seasons – overtaking Gunsmoke as the long-running scripted series in the US by number of episodes. Gunsmoke ran for 635 eps between 1955 and 1975, but the two new seasons of animated Fox comedy The Simpsons will bring its total to 669. In an announcement made […]

In-demand Top Tens: Euro toons (Sept 4-10, 2016)

Our latest in-demand data in association with Parrot Analytics comes ahead of Cartoon Forum in Toulouse this week. Our data, covering the major European animation-producing territories of the UK, France and Ireland, reveals it is family entertainment that is whetting viewers’ appetites. The chart covers the top American- and European-produced cartoons over the September 4-10 period. […]

In-demand charts: Czech Republic (12-18 June 2016)

Ahead of the Brexit vote in the UK, which could lead to the biggest change in the European Union in many years, our chart from another part of Europe reveals some familiar television viewing patterns. As with Poland (May 29-June 4), House of Cards and Game of Thrones are the most in-demand series in our […]

Game of Thrones tops Facebook buzz chart

Game of Thrones was the most talked about TV show on Facebook this year, while a Lip Sync Battle segment was among the most-watched videos on YouTube. Facebook and YouTube have both revealed year in review usage and viewing information, which casts new light on what is talked about on social media and what short-form […]

Comedy Central greenlights toon

US cable channel Comedy Central has okayed an urbam coming-of-age animated comedy series, Legends of Chamberlain Heights. The show comes from Bob’s Burgers producer Bento Box Entertainment, and will run to ten episodes on Viacom-owned Comedy Central next year. The show will focus on three high school freshman friends as they tackle life. Comedy Central […]

Simpsons co-creator Simon dies at 59

Sam Simon, co-creator of Fox’s hit The Simpsons, has passed away aged 59. The award-winning producer had been battling colon cancer, and died on Sunday, his agent said. Simon created animated series The Simpsons (pictured), which follows a dysfunctional mid-American family, with Matt Groening and James L. Brooks. The show has been on air since […]

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