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The Simpsons on Fox: Cancelled or Renewed for Season 30?

Vulture Watch Will Homer, Marge, and the kids go on forever, or is their story near its end? Has the The Simpsons TV show been cancelled or renewed for a 30th season on Fox? The television vulture is watching all the latest cancellation and renewal news, so this page is the place to track the status of The Simpsons season 30. Bookmark it or subscribe for the latest updates. Remember, the television vulture is watching your shows. Are you?  What's This TV Show About? An animated sitcom airing on the Fox television network, The Simpsons features the vocal talents of Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith, Harry Shearer, and Hank Azaria. The comedy centers on the dysfunctional Simpson family, as well as their neighbors, friends, and life in the fictional town of Springfield. A safety inspector at the Springfield
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2017 SAG Awards Holiday Auction Benefitting the SAG-aftra Foundation

The Screen Actors Guild Awards Holiday Auction benefiting the SAG-aftra Foundation’s Children’s Literacy and Actors’ Assistance programs is live now at sagawards.org/auction.

The annual Holiday Auction features the ultimate SAG Awards VIP Package, with two tickets to the 24th Annual SAG Awards Ceremony and Gala on Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018, a backstage tour, two United Airline tickets and a three-night stay at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills. Other highlights include autographed film and television collectibles from Trevor Noah, Mary J. Blige, William Shatner, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Margaret Atwood, and the casts of “This Is Us,” “The Handmaid’s Tale,” “Glow” and more. Also up for bid are unique gifts, such as tickets to a taping of “Will & Grace” plus a set tour and meet-and-greet with the cast, VIP tickets to a live taping of “Full Frontal with Samantha Bee,” and several SAG Awards Red Carpet Bleacher Seats packages.
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‘The Simpsons’ Writer Reveals Cut Scenes From ‘Who Shot Mr. Burns?’ 22 Years Later

‘The Simpsons’ Writer Reveals Cut Scenes From ‘Who Shot Mr. Burns?’ 22 Years Later
We’ve known for many years now who shot Mr. Burns, but way back when it was the biggest mystery to ever hit Springfield. 22 years after answering that question, “The Simpsons” writer Josh Weinstein has revealed cut lines from one of the show’s most famous episodes.

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Grampa Simpson, Homer’s Brain, and Milhouse all appear in the excised scenes, which revolve around, you guessed it, figuring out who shot Mr. Burns. (Spoiler alert: It was Maggie!) “That’s right,” Grampa Simpsons says at the beginning. “We all gotta stick together if we’re going to have any hope of bringing that awful Homer to justice.” Homer finds himself in the woods hours later and complains, “When I agreed to this plan, I didn’t know there’d be so much running.”

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‘The Simpsons’ Writer Reveals Cut Scenes From ‘Who Shot Mr. Burns?’ 22 Years Later

‘The Simpsons’ Writer Reveals Cut Scenes From ‘Who Shot Mr. Burns?’ 22 Years Later
We’ve known for many years now who shot Mr. Burns, but way back when it was the biggest mystery to ever hit Springfield. 22 years after answering that question, “The Simpsons” writer Josh Weinstein has revealed cut lines from one of the show’s most famous episodes.

Read More:‘The Simpsons’ Team Considering How to Handle Apu Backlash, Hank Azaria Says

Grampa Simpson, Homer’s Brain, and Milhouse all appear in the excised scenes, which revolve around, you guessed it, figuring out who shot Mr. Burns. (Spoiler alert: It was Maggie!) “That’s right,” Grampa Simpsons says at the beginning. “We all gotta stick together if we’re going to have any hope of bringing that awful Homer to justice.” Homer finds himself in the woods hours later and complains, “When I agreed to this plan, I didn’t know there’d be so much running.”

Read More:‘The Problem
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Critics' Choice Awards 2018: Netflix, FX's Feud Lead TV Nominations

Critics' Choice Awards 2018: Netflix, FX's Feud Lead TV Nominations
Nominees for the 23rd annual Critics’ Choice Awards were announced Wednesday, setting the stage for a clash of the small-screen titans next month.

Though Netflix is leading the pack with 20 total nominations, it’s FX’s Feud: Bette and Joan that emerged as the most-nominated show, with five of its performers also scoring individual nods. FX’s Fargo and HBO’s Big Little Lies also fared well, earning five nominations a piece.

The winners — including those in the film categories, which you can read here — will be announced during a live ceremony airing Thursday, Jan. 11 at 8/7c on The CW.
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'The Simpsons' Need to Give Apu Some Power Says Comedian Hari Kondabolu

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[[tmz:video id="0_zvvqomh0"]] Hank Azaria's stereotypical Indian voice as 'Simpsons' character Apu isn't the show's biggest problem -- it's getting Apu some power ... according to the comedian who's challenging producers to make changes.  Hari Kondabolu's documentary, "The Problem with Apu" prompted Hank to tell us he's sorry if he offended anyone with his portrayal of Apu. He also hinted there's a chance Apu doesn't come back -- but Hari says there's a better solution. 'Simpsons' producers,
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The Simpsons: Hank Azaria addresses The Problem With Apu

Tony Sokol Dec 5, 2017

Comedian Hari Kondabolu’s documentary The Problem With Apu has spurred a dialog on soft racism at The Simpsons...

Apu Nahasapeemapetilon, the ever-pleasant Kwik-e-Mart merchant on The Simpsons, is ascending to healer status.

Apu graduated first in his class of seven million at Calcutta Technical Institute (Caltech), before earning his Ph.D. in computer science at Springfield Heights Institute of Technology (Shit). He has currently been giving lessons in 'soft racism,' and Hank Azaria, the actor who voices Apu, is paying close attention in class. The dialog began with the TruTV documentary The Problem With Apu, from comic and filmmaker Hari Kondabolu, which pointed out how the character exploits stereotypes of Indian immigrants.

“I think the documentary made some really interesting points and gave us a lot to think about and we really are thinking about it,” Azaria told TMZ during an impromptu interview at Lax.
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The Simpsons: Season 29 Viewer Votes

How dysfunctional is the Simpson family the 29th season of The Simpsons TV show on Fox? As we all know, the Nielsen ratings typically play a big role in determining whether the TV show The Simpsons is cancelled or renewed for season 30. Unfortunately, most of us do not live in Nielsen households. Because many viewers feel frustration when their viewing habits and opinions aren't considered, we'd like to offer you the chance to rate all of The Simpsons season 29 episodes below. An animated Fox sitcom, The Simpsons features the vocal talents of Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith, Harry Shearer, and Hank Azaria. The comedy centers on the dysfunctional Simpson family, as well as their neighbors, friends, and life in the fictional town of Springfield. A safety inspector at the
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Political Correctness Snares Simpsons; Kwik-e-Mart’s Apu May Be Out (video)

Political correctness may have finally caught up with “The Simpsons,” the iconoclastic cartoon show that has never seen a social convention it couldn’t deconstruct. But the show may finaly be crossing a line with it’s Kwik-e-Mart character Apu. Hank Azaria, the actor who voices the character, has confirmed that Apu may be history because some may deem the character “offensive.” ...Read More
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‘The Simpsons’ Team Considering How to Handle Apu Backlash, Hank Azaria Says

‘The Simpsons’ Team Considering How to Handle Apu Backlash, Hank Azaria Says
The Simpsons” team is looking at how to handle longtime Springfield resident Apu Nahasapeemapetilon after a recent wave of criticism of the controversial Indian character. Notably, Hari Kondabolu’s documentary “The Problem With Apu” (which is streaming on truTV.com) examined how the character reinforced hurtful cultural stereotypes. But Hank Azaria, who has voiced the character since 1990, has remained quiet publicly about the matter. TMZ recently spoke with Azaria, who said that the documentary was definitely food for thought and could inspire change on the show.

“I think the documentary did make some really interesting points, and gave us a lot at ‘The Simpsons’ to think about and we really are thinking about it,” he said. “Definitely anybody that was hurt or offended by any character or vocal performance is really upsetting that was offensive or hurtful to anybody. I think it’s an important conversation and one definitely worth having.
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‘The Simpsons’ Team Considering How to Handle Apu Backlash, Hank Azaria Says

‘The Simpsons’ Team Considering How to Handle Apu Backlash, Hank Azaria Says
The Simpsons” team is looking at how to handle longtime Springfield resident Apu Nahasapeemapetilon after a recent wave of criticism of the controversial Indian character. Notably, Hari Kondabolu’s documentary “The Problem With Apu” examined how the character reinforced hurtful cultural stereotypes. But Hank Azaria, who has voiced the character since 1990, has remained quiet publicly about the matter. TMZ recently spoke with Azaria, who said that the documentary was definitely food for thought and could inspire change on the show.

“I think the documentary did make some really interesting points, and gave us a lot at ‘The Simpsons’ to think about and we really are thinking about it,” he said. “Definitely anybody that was hurt or offended by any character or vocal performance is really upsetting that was offensive or hurtful to anybody. I think it’s an important conversation and one definitely worth having. We’re just really thinking
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Hank Azaria Says 'Simpsons' Discussing Apu Changes After Racism Allegation

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[[tmz:video id="0_4um2bdp7"]] Hank Azaria is breaking huge 'Simpsons' news -- Apu, one of the characters he voices, could be going away on the heels of a documentary accusing the hit show of racism. We got Azaria at Lax and asked him about "The Problem with Apu." Up until now Hank hasn't reacted, but he told us he and producers are taking the criticism seriously. If you haven't seen it, comedian Hari Kondabolu takes a hard look at
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‘The Problem With Apu’ Review

The Simpsons has been hailed as one of the greatest animated TV shows in Us television history; and it’s safe to say, that as a white male, I’ve never really thought of the show as anything more than a once-funny sitcom that has long-since outstayed its welcome (29 seasons? Really?). However that’s not the case for everyone.

The Problem With Apu sees comedian Hari Kondabolu speak with other prominent South Asian performers about the damaging legacy of Apu Nahasapeemapetilon – the Kwik-e-Mart owning animated character on The Simpsons voiced by Hank Azaria, a white actor, with a heavily exaggerated stereotypical Indian accent – and the characters effect on a generation of performers who are now seeing the kinds of mainstream media success that offers a true representation of South Asians beyond the stereotypical cab driver, shop keeper or doctor…

In this highly-personal, insightful and timely exploration of minority media representation,
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20 Little-Known Facts About Anastasia on the Movie's 20th Anniversary

Image Source: Everett Collection If you grew up in the '90s, there's a good chance Anastasia is one of your favorite animated movies. It might not be a product of the Mouse House, but Grand Duchess Anastasia Nikolaevna of Russia might as well be up there with iconic Disney princesses like Cinderella, Belle, and Ariel. In honor of the feel-good movie's 20th anniversary - it first hit theaters on Nov. 21, 1997 - let's take a look at a few little-known facts that might surprise even the most diehard Dimitri fans. RelatedPrepare to Sing Along Embarrassingly Loud to the Anastasia Musical's "Journey to the Past" So, like we said, it isn't a Disney movie. Although the animation is reminiscent of Disney favorites like The Little Mermaid and Aladdin, Anastasia actually hails from 20th Century Fox. With Disney in the running to buy part of Fox, however, she might end up a
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Once Upon a November: Behind the Scenes of Anastasia 20 Years Later

Once Upon a November: Behind the Scenes of Anastasia 20 Years Later
"There was a time not very long ago..." With those eight words, Anastasia opened to audiences around the country. It was November 21, 1997 and Fox Animation Studios had just nationally debuted its first film, headed by director/producer duo Don Bluth and Gary Goldman and featuring a star-studded cast of voices, including Meg RyanJohn CusackKelsey GrammerChristopher LloydHank Azaria and Angela Lansbury with vocals by Liz CallawayJonathan Dokuchitz and more.  As fans well know, that film became the beloved animated, musical story of amnesiac orphan Anya, unaware of her royal roots and searching for somewhere...
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‘The Problem with Apu’: Hari Kondabolu Doesn’t Want to Punish ‘The Simpsons,’ but He’s Looking for a Shift in the System

‘The Problem with Apu’: Hari Kondabolu Doesn’t Want to Punish ‘The Simpsons,’ but He’s Looking for a Shift in the System
For a movie meant to start conversations, “The Problem with Apu” follows its own advice and includes plenty of its own. In his search for answers about the origins, impact, and continued inclusion of “The Simpsons” character Apu Nahasapeemapetilon, Hari Kondabolu gives over much of the runtime of his new truTV documentary to his talks with South Asian performers and professionals about how Apu has affected not just their careers, but their lives.

Kondabolu’s film argues that as a character, Apu isn’t just a vehicle for promoting misguided and harmful stereotypes about South Asian people. For him, it’s a symptom of a system that never had anyone at the table to explain why the Kwik-e-Mart owner might be a caricature that would fundamentally shape understanding of the South Asian-American experience for everyone from playground bullies to well-intentioned businessmen.

This need for an honest evaluation of what Apu might represent,
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‘The Problem with Apu’: Hari Kondabolu Doesn’t Want to Punish ‘The Simpsons,’ but He’s Looking for a Shift in the System

‘The Problem with Apu’: Hari Kondabolu Doesn’t Want to Punish ‘The Simpsons,’ but He’s Looking for a Shift in the System
For a movie meant to start conversations, “The Problem with Apu” follows its own advice and includes plenty of its own. In his search for answers about the origins, impact, and continued inclusion of “The Simpsons” character Apu Nahasapeemapetilon, Hari Kondabolu gives over much of the runtime of his new truTV documentary to his talks with South Asian performers and professionals about how Apu has affected not just their careers, but their lives.

Kondabolu’s film argues that as a character, Apu isn’t just a vehicle for promoting misguided and harmful stereotypes about South Asian people. For him, it’s a symptom of a system that never had anyone at the table to explain why the Kwik-e-Mart owner might be a caricature that would fundamentally shape understanding of the South Asian-American experience for everyone from playground bullies to well-intentioned businessmen.

This need for an honest evaluation of what Apu might represent,
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'The Problem With Apu': TV Review

For 624 episodes and counting, I've been a devoted viewer of The Simpsons. I've seen every episode, most multiple times, and I bristle whenever somebody negates the quality of the recent seasons just because the quality of the first 10 or 15 seasons was so high. And if you asked me if the character of Kwik-e-Mart owner Apu Nahasapeemapetilon, voiced by Hank Azaria, was a caricature with severely retrograde elements, my answer would probably have been something along the lines of "Yes, but…," bringing up certain elements of layering and evolution that the character has experienced over the years.

If...
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‘The Problem with Apu’ Has A Few Problems Itself

Comedian Hari Kondabolu has had a problem with The Simpsons character Apu. So much so that he decided to make a documentary about it. The documentary is called The Problem with Apu and airs nationwide on truTV Sunday, November 19 at 10Pm Et/Pt and will be available on all VOD but there are somethings that you might want to know before going into it.

There’s a lot of opinion and some facts.

So obviously going into this, Kondabolu makes it clear that he has problems with Apu. I mean it’s pretty much the title. So you should be aware that there will be both opinions and facts in this doc. The facts are based off of what Kondabolu had to go through in his life as well as what some other actors, actresses, doctors etc. had to face when dealing with racism that they believe have to do
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