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'The Simpsons' Pays Tribute To Sam Simon In Latest Episode

Tags: The Simpsons - Matt Groening - James L Brooks - Al Jean

The Simpsons’ has remembered its executive producer Sam Simon with a touching tribute on its most recent episode.

Simon, who passed away on March 8th following a battle with cancer, was credited variously as a co-developer and executive producer during his long association with the beloved animated series. The Sunday March 15th episode featured a black and yellow message at the end, saying “One of the greatest comic minds ever” followed by “Thank you, Sam”.

Sam Simon
'The Simpsons' paid tribute to one of its first developers Sam Simon

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"The Simpsons" Kill [Spoiler Alert], Get Viewers "Clown In The Dumps"

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Before we get into this, here’s your spoiler warning: if you haven’t watched Sunday night’s episode of The Simpsons, don’t even read ahead. Spoilers. Huge Spoilers. Elephant-sized spoilers. You’ve been warned.

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Picture - Al Jean - Celebrities outside... London United Kingdom, Monday 29th September 2014

Al Jean - Celebrities outside the BBC studios at BBC Portland Place - London, United Kingdom - Monday 29th September 2014

Fox Consolidates 20th TV And Broadcasting Into Television Super Unit

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It’s no secret that finances have been an issue with Fox for some time now. The recent restructuring of the entire movie and television production branch, however, is a more drastic move than anyone could have predicted. The management switch, announced by the company this week, puts longtime television head honchos Gary Newman and Dana Walden in charge of all of Fox’s television operations, effectively consolidating 20th Century Fox TV and Fox Broadcasting into one massive unit under the lordship of Newman, Walden and 21st Century Fox. The point, beyond streamlining all operations, is to benefit from from licensing around the world and the increasing demand of digital buyers, according to Variety’s analysis.

Dana Walden
Dana Walden will preside over the new super-unit with Gary Newman.

The end game would be to merge all entertainment operations on the Fox lot, including the film and newly created television branch. The Frankenstein monster of an entertainment unit would fall under the supervision of Fox Networks Group CEO Peter Rice.

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The Simpsons: So, Who's Going To Die in Upcoming 'Yellow Wedding'?

Tags: The Simpsons - Al Jean - HBO

The Simpsons are reverting to a trick increasingly adopted by TV shows nowadays: killing major characters off. Game of Thrones have a roundabout cull every so often to keep the masses enthralled (don’t kill me because I don’t like Game of Thrones – I think it’s silly and prefer The Wire) and Family Guy took down Bryan recently, only to resurrect him and gain a ratings boost in the process.

The Simpsons

The Simpsons’ "Yellow Wedding" not only confirms Game of Thrones’ entrance into the official zeitgeist (a thing isn’t a thing until Homer’s involved) but it also means the show will incur a death; a major death. It will be "an even bigger deal" than the Red or Purple Weddings that have appeared in HBO’s fantasy melodrama. Seriously, I’m allowed not to like it. 

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'The Simpsons' 26th Season Confirmed, Time For A 'Futurama' Crossover?

Tags: The Simpsons - Al Jean - Hank Azaria - Dan Castellaneta - Matt Groening

A 26th season of the ever-popular cartoon series, The Simpsons, has been confirmed by Fox, as reported by Sky News. What has become America's longest running television show ever will now continue "with no end in sight," according to producer Al Jean.

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The Simpsons Showing No Signs Of Running Out Of Gags.

The 25th season premiered in the US on Sunday with a well-timed Homeland spoof, entitled 'Homerland' and attracted 6.4 million viewers and will draw in a worldwide audience with later DVD releases and TV airings.

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Picture - Al Jean - 2013 Fox... Santa Monica California United States, Tuesday 10th September 2013

Al Jean - 2013 Fox Fall Eco-Casino Party Held at The Bungalow - Santa Monica, California, United States - Tuesday 10th September 2013

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