| Jul 5, 2013
| 12:00 PM
"Futurama," the other cartoon series created by Matt Groening, is nearing the end. Now in its final 13-episode half-season, it was born on Fox in 1999, canceled in 2003 and revived from its state of suspended animation by Comedy Central in 2008.
| Jun 13, 2013
| 4:16 PM
"Futurama" (Comedy Central, Wednesdays). Science fiction and comedy are "like that." (Writer crosses fingers to indicate closeness.) Each takes emerging facts to their extreme, often absurd conclusions; both are fundamentally philosophical —...
| Aug 15, 2013
| 6:00 AM
"The Simpsons," "Portlandia" and the Grammy Awards were among the programs honored in the first batch of winners of the 65th Primetime Emmy Awards.
Most winners won't be announced for another month, but on Wednesday the Academy of Television Arts &...
| Aug 1, 2013
| 5:32 PM
From Seth MacFarlane and some other producers behind the hit "Family Guy," "Dads" is a new Fox comedy about the often-shaky dynamic between aging fathers and their adult sons who are horrified by their behavior and views.
But the series was anything but...
| Jul 23, 2013
| 2:39 PM
Dennis Farina, who died Monday at age 69, will get one more noteworthy role on the small screen when his guest shot on "Family Guy" airs in the new season.
Farina is just one of several guest voices who will be appearing on the Fox animated comedy's...
| Jul 23, 2013
| 5:15 AM
Veteran character actor Jack McGee, known for his stints on "NYPD Blue" and "Rescue Me," is in a shoe-box-sized room gobbling like a turkey — to the immense pleasure of four grown men.
"Sound a little more defeated," the writers and producers...
| Jun 20, 2013
| 3:33 PM
Harry Shearer's long-running radio show "Le Show" is no longer being broadcast on KCRW, and his similarly long-running job voicing multiple characters on "The Simpsons" doesn't take up all that much time, so the actor, writer and sometime "Spinal Tap"...
| Jul 8, 2013
| 12:09 PM
Rupert Murdoch's 21st Century Fox has realigned a big chunk of its television empire, bringing its syndication and distribution business under the control of two respected Fox executives, Dana Walden and Gary Newman.
Walden and Newman have jointly run...
| Jul 9, 2013
| 7:00 AM
"Drunk History," which has lived on the website Funny or Die in fits and starts since 2007, graduates to television Tuesday, courtesy of Comedy Central. It is a strange business: a show in which people who have had too much to drink, for real, travel to...
| Jun 26, 2013
| 5:14 PM
Fox has announced the fall premiere dates for its new and returning series.
"The X Factor" will kick off the season Sept. 11 and Sept. 12 with a two-night premiere event. Judges for the talent competition show this season will be Simon Cowell, Kelly...
| Jun 14, 2013
| 6:00 AM
Converse and "The Simpsons" have collaborated on a collection of Chuck Taylor All Stars that hit retail on June 15.
It seems completely appropriate that the longest-running scripted prime-time series in the history of American television would team up...