This fall season, The Simpsons will be joined by a star-studded roster of guest voices, including Alec Baldwin, Dennis Rodman, Terry Bradshaw, and more. Kelsey Grammer will return to the show in his recurring role as the menacing Sideshow Bob.
Baldwin, who played himself in a prior episode of the show, will return in the season premiere as manatee-saving marine biologist Caleb Thorn, who attempts to steal Marge's heart after she leaves Homer for the umpteenth time. Her latest reason: Homer allows Fat Tony (Joe Mantegna) to shoot an adult movie in the Simpsons' living room as payment for a gambling debt.
Dennis Rodman and former Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Terry Bradshaw will join forces in the annual "Tree House of Horror" Halloween episode, in which they will play themselves and, according to Fox, "stir up tricks ...Read more
NBC is close to ordering pilots for three comedies based on international shows.
I'm With Stupid is based on the BBC 3 comedy about a down-and-out guy who befriends a wheelchair-bound young man and winds up moving into his group home for the disabled.
Kath & Kim is based on the hit Australian sitcom about a divorced mother and her miserable daughter who live together in the suburbs.
The IT Crowd, is based on the UK Channel 4 series about the geeky and unappreciated information technology workers at a company. All the deals are contingent on casting.
A high school drama from the creators of the UK hit Footballers Wives and fresh takes on Robin Hood and Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde are among the new dramas set to air on BBC America in the next year, the cable channel said Wednesday.
BBC America general manager Kathryn Mitchell said the offshoot of the venerable British broadcaster wants to broaden its appeal to a slightly younger audience, "but we don't want to lose those loyal viewers."
The new series include:
Waterloo Road (eight, hour-long episodes) centers on an inner-city high school where the despondent teachers have given up trying to make a difference as they struggle to cope with their personal problems and nightmare day jobs. The cast includes Jason Merrells, Jamie Glover, and Angela Griffin. It was written by Footballers Wives creators Maureen Chadwick and Ann McManus. It is ...Read more
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Software giant Microsoft Corp. said Tuesday it was investigating how two in-house training videos made by British comedian Ricky Gervais, creator of the television series The Office, appeared on two Web sites.
The videos, which popped up on YouTube and Google Video this month, were commissioned by Microsoft in 2004 as "a lighthearted way of getting our staff to think about the values they attach to working at Microsoft," a spokeswoman said.
The British series ended in 2003 with Gervais and cowriter Stephen Merchant saying there would be no further series.
The Office is a mock documentary set in a company whose politically incorrect manager, David Brent, believes, wrongly, he is amusing and popular.
By Tuesday the videos had been pulled off the online video-sharing site YouTube. It remained on Google Video, and Microsoft declined to say if it had tried to have it pulled from that site.
"These videos ...Read more