TV Talk: ‘The Simpsons’ Renewed for Two More Seasons; Elektra Joins ‘The Defenders’

     November 8, 2016

On this episode of Collider TV Talk (November 7th, 2016) Josh Macuga, David Griffin, Sinéad de Vries and Emma Fyffe discuss:

  • Highs and Lows
  • Twitter questions

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Fox has announced that they’re renewing The Simpsons for Seasons 29 and 30, making it the longest running scripted series in American Television history. The series, which started in 1989 will have 669 episodes after its 30th season, over 30 more than the second longest running series Gunsmoke, which had 635.

It’s been a big week for the Marvel Netflix Universe. The Defenders announced some great casting news with the return of Scott Glenn as Stick and Rosario Dawson’s show connection to the Netflix MCU as well. We now know that Elodie Yung as Elektra will also be returning. We also got a promo video from a lot of the cast teasing their place on the team in The Defenders “Only the Strong” video campaign.

The collective TV watching audience is on high alert when anything involving Stranger Things happens so… this week production posted a picture of the whole cast back at a table read including Millie Bobby Brown. Then more casting news dropped when we learned Paul Reiser and Sean Astin will be added to the cast as well along with newcomer Linnea Berthelsen.

Superhero Rundown

This season of Arrow could be heading back to Nanda Parbat, which might worry some fans. The CW show is also adding Lexa Doig as Talia al Ghul, the oldest daughter of Ra’s al Ghul as a recurring character.

Image via ABC

Image via ABC

Highs and Lows

  • Dave Chappelle Hosting SNL
  • star-wars-rebels-season-3-posterUK Comedy Pulling getting NBC Remake
  • Sofia Vergara producing multi-cultural football series for ABC
  • CBS buys LeBron James sports agency comedy
  • Steven Universe back at it after hiatus

Twitter Questions