The kids solve a Halloween mystery in a charming Bob's Burgers

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As far as animated Halloween episodes go, “Nightmare on Ocean Avenue Street” is a fairly unadventurous entry into the category. While other shows ramp up the antics on Halloween night, Bob’s Burgers keeps things simple this year with a Scooby-Doo-esque mystery. Luckily, Bob’s Burgers does well with simple, so there…

HGTV's Property Brothers developing sitcom that will almost certainly suck mountains of ass

As the Property Brothers, Jonathan and Drew Scott anchor HGTV’s lineup of “shows you watch with Mom on Thanksgiving.” They’ve built a veritable empire, with their namesake program having spun off into shows like Brother vs. Brother and Property Brothers: At Home. Now, the boys hope to rehab Fox’s lame-duck comedy…

The Simpsons' 666th episode will be a "Treehouse Of Horrors," appropriately enough

The Simpsons will clamber yet again into its annual “Treehouse Of Horrors” this Sunday for spoofs on Jurassic Park, Invasion Of The Body Snatchers, and, intriguingly, The Three Faces of Eve. But it’s next year’s edition that’s bound to make Homer something something, as showrunner Al Jean reveals it will be the show’s…

Bob's Burgers returns with a perfectly Tina-centric episode

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It’s pretty wild that a show with nine seasons under its belt can continue being not only compelling and hilarious, but genuine. Shows like, let’s say, The Simpsons, continue to be successful and entertaining (depending who you speak to), but it’s hard to put trust in the characters’ emotions. Despite the several…

The Gifted returns, fast-paced strengths and clunky weaknesses fully intact

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Throughout its first season, the strength of The Gifted, Fox’s other, not-so-trippy X-Men TV series, has not really been any particular fidelity to the tone of the X-Men comics (which even at their more emotional and grounded are—on average—a lot more out-there than this scrappy mutants-on-the-run family drama), or…

The Last Man Standing premiere is on Twitter, so maybe Tim Allen can get Trump to watch it

Last Man Standing is coming back from a well-deserved death on ABC for a revival on Fox this week, but if you simply cannot wait to see Tim Allen grunt and roll his eyes at—ugh—women and young people, the Last Man Standing Twitter account has dumped the full premiere online early. Now you can watch a far-too-long meta…

Disney might own The Simpsons soon, but Fox is hanging on for dear life

We’re rapidly approaching a reality in which the company that made The Little Mermaid might also own The Simpsons, a mind-boggling proposition for anyone looking back on the state of animation way back in 1989. But while Disney’s soon-to-be-completed acquisition of 20th Century Fox’s film and TV assets—including the…

Fox says Last Man Standing won't address whether Tim Allen's character is a Trump supporter 

Thanks to some interesting choices this spring, the discussion during today’s Fox executive session at the Television Critics Association summer press tour turned to the network’s Last Man Standing revival. There was a certain business sense to the whole deal, given that the Tim Allen-led “comedy” is produced by Fox’s…

It's 3 p.m., let's watch Fox News blame Mr. Rogers for "ruining an entire generation"

Won’t You Be My Neighbor?, the critically acclaimed new documentary about Fred Rogers, is routinely reducing its audiences to deep, salty pools of tears. It’s both lovely and bewildering in these mean, divided times to see such a pure portrait of human kindness, the story of a man who still believed in the inherent…

Modern Family co-creator takes a stand against Fox News, immediately backtracks

Following the lead of Family Guy’s Seth MacFarlane—who followed up his tweet about being “embarrassed” to work for Fox with a $2.5 million donation to NPR and its L.A. affiliate, KPCC, earlier today—a growing chorus of Fox creatives are criticizing the company for its role in such craven lies as “it’s not an…

Judd Apatow says Fox stars need to start protesting Rupert Murdoch and Fox News

Over the weekend, Family Guy and The Orville creator Seth MacFarlane decided to take a nice big bite out of the hand that feeds him by saying that he’s “embarrassed” to work for Fox. His comment was a response to a quote from Fox News host Tucker Carlson, who recently instructed viewers to ignore everything they hear…

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