‘Futurama’ cast to guest on ‘The Simpsons’ season premiere

07.20.14 3 years ago

“Futurama” cast to guest on “The Simpsons” season premiere
Jane Fonda and Willem Dafoe are also lending their voices to the Season 26 premiere. PLUS: New Zealand man sets a “Simpsons” tattoo world record.

Remembering James Garner: TV”s Bret Maverick and Jim Rockford won you over with their mind
Garner”s roles on “The Rockford Files” and “Maverick” “got through trouble with cleverness, charm and subtle wit,” says James Poniewozik. “James Garner wasn”t the kind of star who won love because he seemed so elevated above you: he made you love him by showing you that he was on your level–had in fact spent some time down in the dirt, brushed off the dust, and moved on with a rascally smile.” PLUS: “Rockford Files” was the perfect marriage of storytellers, star and genre, Kaley Cuoco remembers her “8 Simple Rules” grandpa, and read the NY Times obituary on Garner.

Fox exec blames the contestants for “Idol”s” woes
Fox Networks” Peter Rice told critics “American Idol” is “aging gracefully,” but “We haven't found in the last two years a group of kids who've captured the imagination of the public.”

Hank Azaria to star in “Bordertown,” Seth MacFarlane”s latest Fox animated comedy
He”ll voice the lead on MacFarlane”s border comedy.

It took Matthew McConaughey a few seconds to realize only the winners attended the TV Critics” Association Awards
McConaughey, winner for individual achievement in drama for “True Detective,” had trouble spotting his fellow nominees in the TCA Awards audience. In fact, fellow nominee Bryan Cranston was in attendance for “Breaking Bad.”

Kevin Sorbo is upset he isn”t in the new “Hercules” movie
The ’90s “Hercules” stars said he asked for a cameo in the Dwayne Johnson film. “I think it's kind of stupid really,” he told Dish. “To not put me in a cameo is taking the business out of show business.”

Fox hopes this isn”t “Bones”” final season, will begin talks on “24”s” future
Fox”s Peter Rice says of “24,” “they did a great job this year.” And of “Bones,” he said: “I hope it”s not the last year” and “I hope that will come back.”

Skye McCole Bartusiak, the little girl from “24” Season 2, is dead at 21
Bartusiak appeared in eight episodes of “24”s” 2nd day, with Elisha Cuthbert's Kim Bauer as her au pair. Bartusiak died in her sleep, but the cause of death is unknown.

The Coen Brothers had the right to remove their names from FX”s “Fargo”
Read the story of how the FX miniseries came together.

“Teen Wolf”s” Tyler Posey will host the Teen Choice Awards
This year”s TCAs is scheduled for Aug. 10.

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