• Can Nick Cannon late night show launch New Fox?

    Nick Cannon is getting a late night TV show on Fox (well, New Fox). The Wild ’N Out creator/host signed a deal with the broadcast network for a weekly topical late-night series that includes a development deal for Fox’s digital team. The yet-to-be-titled project will feature high-profile celebrity interviews, music performances, and stand-up comics with host Cannon covering the latest in pop culture. He will also executive produce. Fox, the

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    Harry Shearer leaves Simpsons over contract dispute

    Shortly after Fox renewed The Simpsons for another two seasons, Harry Shearer has decided not to return to the longest-running sitcom on television. Shearer voices a slew of Simpsons characters including Mr. Burns, Principal Skinner, Ned Flanders, Reverend Lovejoy, Dr. Hibbert, bus driver Otto and many many more. The former Saturday Night Live player is walking away from a reported $14 million in guaranteed money. Showrunner Al Jean does not

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    ‘The Simpsons’ future is decided

    The Simpsons are staying on Fox for at least another two seasons as the network announced the renewal on Monday, not like anyone was truly worried about the show’s future. Seasons 27 and 28 will push the longest-running sitcom to 625 episodes. “I’ve outlasted Letterman, Jon Stewart and ‘McDreamy,’ because I have something they don’t: a costly 200-donut-a-day addiction,” Homer Simpson commented. At this point, The Simpsons are simply an

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    FXX snags Axe Cop, Lucas Bros Moving Co., more for Animation Domination High-Def

    The Lucas Brothers are returning to television, along with several other animated comedy series. Animation Domination High-Def late-night programming block from Fox will relaunch on FXX in the new year. New episodes of Lucas Bros. Moving Co. will be joined by new Stone Quackers and reruns of High School USA!, Axe Cop and other ADHD animated shorts. Episodes of The Simpsons will be used as the block’s lead-in, as FXX

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    Win The Simpsons complete 17th season + watch an exclusive preview clip!

    In honor of the release of The Simpsons complete 17th season on Blu-ray and DVD, we’re please to gift Laughspin readers with a pair of goodies. First, an exclusive clip from season 17 below, wherein Marge and Homer explore the intricacies of marriage counseling. And second, we’re giving away The Simpsons complete 17th season to one lucky Laughspin reader! That’s right, you can win the three-disc set which includes 686

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    The Lonely Island’s ‘Party Over Here’ big deal for comedy, Neal Brennan, Danny Pudi join forces

    The Lonely Island are making music and making movies and now they’re making TV shows. Andy Samberg, Akiva Schaffer and Jorma Taccone of The Lonely Island signed a multi-year development deal at Fox back in January to create comedies and the hilarious trio have now announced their first slate of projects. They’ve also revealed the name of their development company: Party Over Here. The Lonely Island was tapped to develop

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    Will Smith turning ‘Hitch’ into Fox comedy series

    Will Smith is bringing Hitch to the small screen (or computer screen, or phone screen…wherever you watch things now). Smith is developing his 2005 hit movie into a half-hour comedy series for Fox. Smith starred in Hitch as a dating consultant for good guys who lacked the confidence and knowledge to date the women they pined for. Kevin James co-starred as fumbling finance guy Albert Brennaman who wanted to date

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    Bob’s Burgers cast responds to porn parody Bob’s Boners (Video)

    You may have heard that a porn parody of Fox’s animated hit series Bob’s Burgers has become a reality. You may have even spent time reading Jezebel’s review of said porn parody. But what does the cast think of the Bob’s Burgers porn parody. Well, we finally get some insight into that thanks to the intrepid team at NowThisNews, who caught up with castmembers H. Jon Benjamin, Kristen Schaal, John

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    Simpsons Family Guy crossover episode draws fire from parents council for ‘rape’ mention

    On the heels of celebrating its 25th anniversary with a string of live shows at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles, the start of The Simpsons’ 26th season happens in just four days! That means the long-awaited Simpsons and Family Guy crossover is also nearly upon us. But not everyone is celebrating the union of the Simpson and Griffin families. The Parents Television Council, lead by president Tim Winter, is

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    The Simpsons Family Guy cross-over trailer with Homer Simpson, Peter Griffin: Watch 5 minutes now!

    Peter Griffin meets Homer Simpson and the rest of the yellow-skinned family in an epic cross-over episode of The Simpsons this Fall. Fox released a five-minute trailer for the episode at the San Diego Comic-Con over the weekend. The Family Guy folks find themselves lost in Springfield and becoming friendly with the Simpsons while indulging in a series of meta jokes. Typical Simpsons humor ensues, as Bart teaches Stewie how

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    Brooklyn Nine-Nine cast gets personal at Just For Laughs

    MONTREAL – As one of the most exciting new sitcoms to hit the major networks in a years, Brooklyn Nine-Nine has quickly garnered a well-deserved reputation for being smart, hip, and extremely hilarious. Therefore, it’s perhaps not too surprising to see that the remarkable cast chemistry translates to something equally as electric offscreen as well as on. Sitting down for a panel discussion of the show with New York Times

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    Conan O’Brien will develop buddy comedy for Fox

    After his Rebel Wilson project, Super Fun Night, recently premiered on ABC, Conan O’Brien is developing another buddy comedy for Fox. I Knew You When is about the bumpy road to success, told from the dual perspectives of two old men who have already fulfilled their long lives with fame and fortune, Variety reported. O’Brien will executive produce with Jeff Ross. Be sure to subscribe to the weekly Laughspin Podcast

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    Fox orders John Mulaney series after NBC passed

    In a long-awaited move, Fox has saved from the scrap bin the excting John Mulaney project that NBC passed on earlier this year. Mulaney, with executive producer Lorne Michaels, was the hot pilot that everyone was talking about. When NBC decided it wanted to go in a family-friendly sitcom direction with shows like Sean Saves the World and The Michael J. Fox Show, the Peacock Network tossed the comedian’s pilot

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    Tina Fey inks deal with Fox to produce a show about a women’s college

    It’s been a busy post-pilot season for Tina Fey. She’s already inked a deal with her longtime home network NBC to develop a new series, and now we’ve learned that she’s hopped over to Fox as well. And while she’ll have to jump through a few hoops at NBC, it seems Fox has already committed to Queen Tina. Along with former 30 Rock co-executive producers Matt Hubbard and Robert Carlock,

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    Fox reveals Axe Cop cast: Nick Offerman, Patton Oswalt, Ken Marino and more (Video)

    The folks at Animation Domination High Def this week officially confirmed the absolute worst kept secret in the history of comedy— the mighty Nick Offerman of Parks and Recreation fame, is voicing the titular character of its series Axe Cop, bowing July 27 at 11 pm ET on Fox. Despite releasing occasional previews since last fall, the folks at ADHD were legally forbidden to utter Offerman’s name in connection with

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