FXX to Air All 25 Seasons of THE SIMPSONS in Chronological Order for Longest Marathon in TV History

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The Simpsons fans rejoiced when news broke that FX’s new specialty (ie. comedy-centric) channel FXX nabbed the syndication rights to all episodes of the legendary animated series, and now there’s reason to celebrate once again.  FXX announced today that it will kick off its syndication of The Simpsons by showing all 25 seasons (that’s 552 episodes) in chronological order, plus The Simpsons Movie (airing after episode 400), starting on August 21st.  The episodes will run 24 hours a day until the series is up to date on September 1st, making it the longest-running marathon in TV history.  Starting September 2nd, Simpsons episodes will be in heavy, regular rotation on FXX.

Hit the jump for more, including how you can access every full-length The Simpsons episode on demand.

First Images from THE SIMPSONS/FAMILY GUY Crossover Episode “The Simpsons Guy”

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Fox confirmed at today’s Upfronts that the Simpsons/Family Guy crossover episode, “The Simpsons Guy,” will air in September.  The Griffins end up in Springfield and pair off with their Simpsons counterparts.  Stewie becomes obsessed with Bart.  Lisa befriends Meg.  Marge and Lois bond.  Peter and Homer fight over which beer is better: Pawtucket or Duff.

Family Guy enters season 13 and The Simpsons returns for an amazing 26th season in the fall.  Click here for Fox’s full fall schedule, announced today, and hit the jump to check out two images from “The Simpsons Guy.”

Sunday TV Ratings: ROSEMARY’S BABY Falls Short; ONCE UPON A TIME Rises

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TV ratings for Sunday, May 11th are in.  Here’s a brief rundown:

  • The first installment of NBC’s miniseries event Rosemary’s Baby failed to draw in a big audience, garnering a 1.1 rating in the 18-49 demo and scoring just 3.67 million viewers.  Perhaps the dismal reviews had something to do with those numbers.
  • ABC’s Frozen-teasing season finale of Once Upon a Time rose 5% to a 2.2 rating and scored 6.5 million viewers, while Revenge was up 15% for its season finale with a 1.5 rating and 4.9 million viewers.
  • Fox’s Bob’s Burgers dropped 18% to a 0.9 rating and 2.02 million viewers, American Dad was down 15% to a 1.1 rating and 2.38 million viewers, The Simpsons dropped 20% to a 1.6 rating and 3.61 million viewers, Family Guy dipped 5% to a 2.1 rating and 4.12 million viewers, and Cosmos took a dive of 25% to a 1.2 rating and notched 3.47 million viewers.
  • Over on CBS, The Good Wife was up 9% to a 1.2 rating and 8.68 million viewers, while The Mentalist matched last week’s 1.2 rating and garnered 8.63 million viewers.

Sunday TV Ratings: THE SIMPSONS Gets a Boost from LEGO Episode; ONCE UPON A TIME Dips

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TV ratings for Sunday, May 4th are in.  Here’s a brief rundown:

  • A LEGO-fied episode of The Simpsons rose three tenths to a 1.9 rating in the 18-49 demo and scored 4.29 million viewers.  Elsewhere on Fox, American Dad was up a tenth to a 1.3 rating and 2.56 million viewers, Family Guy ticked up a tenth to a 2.2 rating and 4.35 million viewers, and Cosmos rose two tenths to a 1.6 rating and 4.15 million viewers.
  • ABC’s Once Upon a Time dropped two tenths to a 2.0 rating and 6.7 million viewers, Resurrection ticked up a tenth to a 2.0 rating and 7.87 million viewers for its season finale, and Revenge was even with last week’s 1.3 rating and garnered 5.02 million viewers.
  • CBS’ The Good Wife dipped one tenth to a 1.2 rating and 9.09 million viewers, while the likely-to-be-cancelled The Mentalist matched last week’s series low-tying 1.2 rating and notched 8.52 million viewers.
  • Over on NBC, Believe matched last week’s 1.0 rating and scored 4.27 million viewers and Crisis was even with last week’s 1.0 rating and garnered 3.58 million viewers.

THE SIMPSONS: “Brick Like Me” Review

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The Simpsons will always be one of my favorite TV shows.  I grew up with it in its heyday.  The jokes still hold up (if you’re on Twitter, I encourage you to follow @SimpsonsQOTD), and the show has firmly cemented its place in television history not just because of its longevity, but because it had an uncanny knack for timeless satire.  The joke, “To alcohol! The cause of and solution to all of life’s problems,” will always work, and it needs to because unless you’re South Park or resort to shortcuts like Family Guy, animation can’t move fast enough to catch up with the present times.   All of that being said, I haven’t watched a new episode of The Simpsons in a very long time because I feel the show’s quality has dramatically plummeted over the past 15 years.  So what happens when a long-running show meets a long-running toy line like LEGO?  An episode that’s constantly on the defensive and retreading familiar ground.

Trailer for THE SIMPSONS LEGO Episode “Brick Like Me”

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This Sunday, The Simpsons will be going LEGO with the episode “Brick Like Me”.  In the episode, Homer awakens to find himself, his family, and the rest of Springfield made entirely out of LEGO bricks.  When he touches a Perky Patty’s Princess Shop LEGO set, it triggers a vision of his normal reality, so he’s forced to figure out what’s going on.

Hit the jump to check out The Simpsons LEGO trailer.  “Brick Like Me” will air Sunday, May 4th at 8/7c on Fox.

Sunday TV Ratings: BOB’S BURGERS and ONCE UPON A TIME Rise; REVENGE Drops to Series Low

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TV ratings for Sunday, April 27th are in.  Here’s a brief rundown:

  • Fox’s Bob’s Burgers rose 83% to a 1.1 rating in the 18-49 demo last night, also scoring 2.44 million viewers.  Elsewhere on the network, American Dad rose 9% to a 1.2 rating and 2.54 million viewers, The Simpsons dropped 12% to a 1.5 rating and 3.38 million viewers, Family Guy matched last week’s 2.1 rating and garnered 3.97 million viewers, and Cosmos was even with last week’s 1.4 rating and scored 3.64 million viewers.
  • Over on ABC, Once Upon a Time rose 24% to a 2.1 rating and notched 6.91 million viewers, Resurrection dropped 10% to a series low 1.9 rating and 7.46 million viewers, and Revenge dipped 8% to a series low 1.2 rating and 4.94 million viewers.
  • CBS’ The Good Wife was even with last week’s 1.3 rating and notched 9.26 million viewers, and The Mentalist dropped 14% to a series low-tying 1.2 rating and scored 8.68 million viewers.
  • NBC’s Believe rose 9% to a 1.2 rating and 4.93 million viewers, while Crisis rose 11% to a 1.0 rating and garnered 3.97 million viewers.

TV Spot and 10 Images for the Upcoming LEGO SIMPSONS Episode “Brick Like Me”

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Earlier this year, LEGO released a 2,523 piece The Simpsons house, and they’ve now released Simpsons minifigures.  And next month, the long-running animated TV series will be going LEGO on the show’s 550th episode “Brick Like Me”.  In the episode, Homer wakes up in a LEGO Springfield, and he must figure out how he got there and how to get back to the safe confines of his 2D world.  I can’t remember the last time I tuned in to watch The Simpsons, but I’ll definitely be watching this episode.

Hit the jump to check out the LEGO Simpsons images and TV spot.  “Brick Like Me” will air on May 4th.

Sunday TV Ratings: FAMILY GUY Tops the Demo; ONCE UPON A TIME Falls to Series Low

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TV ratings for Sunday, April 13th are in, though CBS’ early numbers aren’t helpful since the programming suffered a delay due to The Masters tournament.  Here’s a brief rundown:

  • Fox’s Family Guy scored the night’s highest ratings in the 18-49 demo with a 2.1 rating and 4.28 million viewers, though it was down 9% from last week’s episode.  Elsewhere on the network, Bob’s Burgers fell 11% to a 0.8 rating and 1.89 million viewers, American Dad dropped 8% to a 1.1 rating and 2.33 million viewers, The Simpsons dipped 16% to a 1.6 rating and 3.59 million viewers, and the excellent Cosmos notched a 1.2 rating and 3.5 million viewers for a drop of 20%.
  • ABC’s Once Upon a Time was down 21% to 1.9 rating and 6.25 million viewers, which ties its series low.  Resurrection dropped 9% to its own series low 2.0 rating and 7.12 million viewers, and Revenge matched last week’s series low with a 1.3 rating and 5.11 million viewers.
  • Over on NBC, Believe was even with last week’s series low 1.0 rating and scored 4.36 million viewers, while Crisis ticked up 10% to a 1.1 rating and 4.02 million viewers.

Sunday TV Ratings: GAME OF THRONES Premiere Scores Highest HBO Ratings Since THE SOPRANOS Finale

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TV ratings for Sunday evening are in, and unsurprisingly HBO has a stellar night.  Here’s a brief look at the highlights:

  • The season four premiere of HBO’s Game of Thrones scored a record 6.6 million viewers, which is up a whopping 2.2 million from last year’s 4.4 million premiere.  Adding in the encore’s 1.6 million viewers, the show totaled 8.2 million viewers on Sunday night.  The opener topped the previous Game of Thrones record of 5.5 million, which it hit in the third episode of season three, and last night’s episode was the most-watched HBO telecast since the series finale of The Sopranos.
  • Additionally, the series premiere of the excellent new comedy series Silicon Valley brought in 2 million viewers, scoring the network’s biggest half-hour launch since 2009’s Hung.  The season three premiere of Veep (also fantastic) averaged 1 million viewers, which is even with its season two finale.

Hit the jump for the rest of the ratings report for Sunday, April 6th, including Once Upon a Time, Believe, Crisis, Family Guy, and more.

Sunday TV Ratings: THE WALKING DEAD Ends Season with Strong 15.7 Million Viewers, But Down from Premiere; BELIEVE and CRISIS Drop

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TV ratings for Sunday evening are in.  Here’s a brief look at the highlights:

  • AMC closed out its fourth season finale of The Walking Dead last night to the tune of 15.7 million viewers, which is a finale record for the show.  This is the first time in the series’ history that its finale numbers were lower than its premiere numbers, as the season four premiere scored 16.2 million viewers.  That said, 15.7 million viewers is nothing to scoff at—especially on cable TV.  Read Dave’s full recap here.
  • NBC’s new drama series, however, did not do so hot.  Believe dropped 8% to a 1.1 rating in the 18-49 demo and scored 4.81 million viewers, and Crisis was down 23% to a 1.0 rating and 4.32 million viewers.

Hit the jump for the rest of the ratings report for Sunday, March 30th, including Resurrection, Family Guy, Bob’s Burgers, Once Upon a Time, and more.

THE SIMPSONS LEGO Minifigures Revealed

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LEGO collectors, rejoice!  LEGO’s line of minifigures has been a source of great joy for fans of a number of properties, and the next beloved IP to get the LEGO minifig treatment is The Simpsons.  The minifigures from the animated Fox series have been unveiled in full, giving us a look at the complete 16-character collection that includes favorites like Ralph Wiggum, Krusty the Clown, Mr. Burns, Ned Flanders, and of course Scratchy.  The series is being released in celebration of the 25th Anniversary of The Simpsons, and the entire line will launch in May for just $3.99 each.

But that’s not the end of the LEGO/The Simpsons partnership, as May 4th will also see the premiere of a special LEGO episode of the animated series on Fox, and a full construction set is also poised to be released.  For now, though, hit the jump to take a look at the minifigure line.

Sunday TV Ratings: FAMILY GUY and RESURRECTION Dip; BOB’S BURGERS Ticks Up

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TV ratings for Sunday, March 23rd are in, though CBS’ programming was delayed due to NCAA basketball so those initial numbers are inaccurate at the moment.  Here’s the brief rundown for the rest of the networks:

  • Fox’s Animation Domination kicked off with a new episode of Bob’s Burgers, which ticked up one tenth to a 1.2 rating in the 18-49 demo and scored 2.54 million viewers.  American Dad was down a tenth to a 1.3 rating and notched 2.71 million viewers, The Simpsons matched last week’s 1.9 rating and raked in 3.93 million viewers, Family Guy was down a tenth to a 2.2 rating and 4.28 million viewers, and Cosmos dropped three tenths to a 1.7 rating and garnered 4.23 million viewers.
  • Over on NBC, new drama series Believe dropped three tenths to a 1.2 rating and 5.06 million viewers, while new drama Crisis was also down three tenths to a 1.3 rating and 5.04 million viewers.
  • ABC’s new drama Resurrection also dropped, waning six tenths to a 2.5 rating and 9.22 million viewers.  Once Upon a Time was down four tenths to a 2.0 rating and 6.61 million viewers, while Revenge dipped one tenth to a 1.6 rating and 5.71 million viewers.

Sunday TV Ratings: ONCE UPON A TIME Returns Up, RESURRECTION Premieres Big, and THE GOOD WIFE Returns Down

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TV ratings for Sunday, March 9th, are in.  Here’s a brief rundown:

  • Fox’s animation domination block kicked off with Bob’s Burgers, which dropped over half a ratings point to a 0.9 rating in the 18-49 demo and scored 2.11 million viewers.  The Simpsons was also down with a 1.2 rating and 2.65 million viewers and a 1.6 rating and 3.73 million viewers for two back-to-back episodes.  Family Guy, meanwhile, ticked up two tenths to a 2.2 rating and 4.49 million viewers, while the premiere of Cosmos (read Allison’s review here) hit a solid 2.1 rating and 5.79 million viewers on Fox, though it aired at the same time on a multitude of networks.
  • Over on ABC, Once Upon a Time returned up four tenths to a 2.3 rating and 7.27 million viewers, new drama series Resurrection premiered to a big 3.6 rating and 13.31 million viewers, and Revenge returned up six tenths to a 1.9 rating and scored 6.5 million viewers.
  • CBS’ The Good Wife was down half a ratings point in its return with a 1.3 rating and 8.91 million viewers, while The Mentalist dropped two tenths to a 1.6 rating and 9.94 million viewers.

Toy Fair: Over 150 Images of LEGO GHOSTBUSTERS, STAR WARS, LEGO MOVIE Sets; Descriptions of GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY and TMNT LEGO Sets

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Early this morning Collider had the pleasure of checking out the Lego display prior to the start of Toy Fair.  The company is rolling out its largest collection yet, 246 new products in total with a number of standouts in the mix.

We’ve got photos of all 17 The LEGO Movie products including the Toy Fair exclusive reveal, Metal Beard’s (voiced by Nick Offerman) pirate ship, the Sea Cow.  The Star Wars line welcomed pieces from the new Rebels television show as well as the Microfighters, a series that offers smaller versions of much larger ships like the Millennium Falcon and the X-Wing Fighter. Also in the spotlight at the event was the LEGO Ghostbusters Ecto-1 set and the house from The Simpsons, a design that folds open, letting you check out the iconic living room, kitchen and more inside. But then of course there were also some hot ticket items that weren’t ready just yet so couldn’t be photographed, but you can catch full descriptions of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Guardians of the Galaxy products after the jump.

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