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…

Comcast doesn't want Wolverine and Captain America to fight, apparently, outbids Disney for 21st Century Fox

A few days ago, Disney’s proposed purchase of vast swathes of 21st Century Fox—including its film and TV studios and the X-Men properties, plus FX, National Geographic, and more—seemed like a done deal, just waiting for the cash (a reported $52.4 billion) to be delivered, and the Wolverine-shaped keychain to be handed…

Here's our 1st look at Gina Rodriguez playing Rosa's love interest on Brooklyn Nine-Nine

Brooklyn Nine-Nine fans have accomplished a whole heck of a lot in the last month or so. Not only did our outcry over Fox’s cancellation of the beloved sitcom result in the series returning to its corporate birthplace, NBCUniversal, for a sixth season, but the couple we only recently started ’shipping might become a…

Here are all the new shows you’ll see this fall, and when you’ll see them

After last week’s cancellations, pickups, and 11th-hour rescues, the broadcast networks are convening in New York this week for the annual TV ritual known as upfront presentations, in which America’s broadcasters announce their fall lineups to potential advertisers. This post will continue to update as those schedules…

Stock up on bird shirts with this auction of items from the New Girl set 

Here’s some good news for anyone still working on a shrine dedicated to sitcom hero Winston “Winnie The Bish” Bishop: A bunch of items from the New Girl set are currently being auctioned off, so you can now own one of Winston’s actual bird shirts, a different one of Winston’s actual bird shirts, a third bird shirt, a …

Fox released teasers for 5 new shows, so let's just have another Trailer Happy Hour

There’s an old saying we like to toss around here at The A.V. Club, and it feels particularly appropriate today: “It’s always Trailer Happy Hour somewhere.” Yes, we already posted a Trailer Happy Hour today, with clips from Nightflyers and Deadly Class, but it’s Monday and some of us work the late shift on Monday, so…

A celebratory scheme goes too far on a Mother's Day Bob's Burgers

Despite some appearances, the Belcher family is a matriarchy. Yes, Bob runs the restaurant and is part of making the decisions, but at the end of the day, what Linda says usually goes. So when she decides in “Mo Mommy Mo Problems” that her Mother’s Day gift will be a day of everyone saying “yes” to what she wants to…

Bob's Burgers pits Louise against a new enemy while she faces a new fear

At this point it’s fairly well-known that no one should get on Louise’s bad side. So when “As I Walk Through the Alley of the Shadow Ramps” starts out with a new neighbor pushing her buttons and threatening her reputation by calling her “tricycle girl,” it’s a given that things are about to get ugly. What’s surprising…

Fox renews Family Guy and Bob's Burgers, saving us from sending a petition to NBC

At this point, it’ll probably just be easier to go through every network and make a list of the shows that haven’t been canceled yet, and it looks like we can add two to Fox’s list. As reported by Variety, Fox has actually renewed both Bob’s Burgers and Family Guy, so we know it will have at least three shows now…

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Fox cancels The Mick, Last Man On Earth, and, holy shit, Brooklyn Nine-Nine

The “pre-upfronts cancellation spree” has become a staple of the TV industry in recent years, as networks clean weaker performers off their slates in advance of selling the hot new season to advertisers and journalists alike. Still, there’s bloodbaths, and then there’s bloodbaths, and Fox indulged in one of the…