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…

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…