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10 Hilarious Cartoons Not Just for Kids

June 8th, 2014 10:00am EDT
10 Hilarious Cartoons Not Just for Kids
With Fox's The Simpsons now well into its third decade on the air, it's been established for a while that animated television shows can appeal to the masses or even be aimed squarely at adult viewers.

From the antics of Peter Griffin to the adventures of Kyle, Stan, Cartman and Kenny, there are plenty of great shows that lull you in with the cartoon animation you watched as a kid, only to wallop you over the head with their over-the-top adult humor.

Here are 10 of our favorite cartoons aimed at adult audiences.

The Critic

We'll start our list with one of our personal favorites that ...
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2013 Fall TV Preview: The Returning Shows On FOX

September 7th, 2013 12:30pm EDT
New Girl
We've reached the end of the 2013 Fall TV Preview.

BONES returns Monday, September 16 at 8PM

Booth and Bones find a friend in the priesthood. The priest will help counsel the couple. Oh, he's an ex-priest now working as a bartender. A wedding's in the works for Bones and Booth. Apparently, the wedding will happen. I've found absolutely nothing about Bones solving murders. The early going of the season seems focused on romance.

NEW GIRL returns Tuesday, September 17 at 9PM

I've heard a few interviews with New Girl creator, Liz Meriweather. I really dig listening to her talking about wri...
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Movie Premieres Cancelled, TV Shows Pulled Due To Connecticut School Massacre

December 17th, 2012 10:04am EST
Parental Guidance
Hours before the red carpet event on Saturday, Fox movie executives decided to cancel the Los Angeles premiere of Billy Crystal and Bette Midler's new comedy "Parental Guidance" out of respect for the victims of the Newtown, CT, elementary school shooting that resulted in 26 deaths on Friday morning.

Fox issued the following statement: "In light of the horrific tragedy in Newtown, Connecticut we are canceling the red carpet press event and the after party for the Parental Guidance premiere, scheduled today in downtown Los Angeles. The hearts of all involved with this film go out to the vic...
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2012 Television Premiere Dates

September 8th, 2012 9:45am EDT
The Voice
It's that time of year again. Television fans have appointments with their couches as the fall season kicks off this month with tons of returning favorites and new shows. DVRs will be working overtime as viewers record their must-see-TV programs and talk about them later at the watercooler.

Check out the premiere dates of the new season (brand new shows are indicated with italics and by *). All times are eastern unless otherwise indicated.

Monday, September 10
The Voice 8 p.m. NBC

Tuesday, September 11
Go On 9 p.m. NBC *
The New Normal 9:30 p.m. NBC *
Parenthood 10 p.m. NBC

Wednesday, ...
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Fox Adds Three New Comedies & Drama Starring Kevin Bacon To 2012-13 Lineup

May 14th, 2012 10:25am EDT
Kevin Bacon
FOX has released its primetime schedule for the 2012-2013 television season, adding three new comedies and two dramas to its slate. "Glee" will move this fall to Thursdays, following all-new installments of "The X Factor," which will feature two new judges (Britney Spears and Demi Lovato).

This fall, two new half-hour comedies – "The Mindy Project" and "Ben And Kate" – will join "Raising Hope" and "New Girl" on an all-new Tuesday night comedy block.

"The Mindy Project" features Mindy Kaling as a skilled OB/GYN navigating the tricky waters of both her personal and professional life, as sh...
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Music Talk: My 5 Most Significant Songs

October 7th, 2011 11:00am EDT
Brian Culbertson
Tonight VH1 concludes their countdown of The 100 Greatest Songs of the 00's. In honor of the occasion, I've compiled a much smaller list: the 5 songs that most impacted my life.

There are plenty of songs I've enjoyed, and even loved. But few are the ones that I can say have made a lasting impression. The tunes without which I wouldn't be the same person I am today. These five selections span from my youth to adulthood, from moments of joy to the brink of death and everything in between. I'm glad that I heard them, and I hope that you give them a listen.

5. "The Rise and Fall (of Loving Yo...
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Seth Macfarlane Used Frank Sinatra's Microphone To Record Standards Album

October 2nd, 2011 3:00pm EDT
Seth MacFarlane
Celebrated animator-turned-crooner Seth MacFarlane attempted to conjure up a little Sinatra magic as he recorded his new standards album by using the singer's very own microphone.

The Family Guy and American Dad creator also recorded his vocals for "Music Is Better Than Words" in the Capitol Records studio in Los Angeles Sinatra used for many of his classics.

MacFarlane tells Spinner.com, "That mic is over 60 years old and you can see it. But it has a really nice, dark sound to it. It really plays a significant part on how this stuff sounds. You don't want it to sound too crisp."
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Brittany's 'The Voice' Blog: Catching Up With...Tim Mahoney

September 27th, 2011 10:00am EDT
Tim Mahoney
Here's the latest on and around NBC's The Voice: I shine the spotlight on Minnesota native Tim Mahoney, the soulful singer whose talent got a huge boost when Adam Levine thought he was a girl.

Crowned the "King of Almost" on the series for his persistent attempts to make it big in the music business, Tim left his mark on The Voice instantly and by complete accident. His rendition of "Bring It On Home To Me" won over the front man of Maroon 5 in blind auditions, but Adam bashfully admitted that he turned around thinking that Tim was of the female persuasion. One of The Voice's most...
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Brittany's 'The Voice' Blog: Catching Up With...Vicci Martinez

September 20th, 2011 10:00am EDT
Vicci Martinez
Here's the latest on and around NBC's The Voice: I shine the spotlight on rocker Vicci Martinez, the semifinalist from Team Cee Lo and favorite of Javier Colon's kids.

Vicci's personality struck a chord with her coach and the fans, and season one champ Javier told Jay Leno that his two daughters loved her. It was easy to see why, as she brought a fire to every song that she performed through the season. Giving a roaring rendition of Adele's "Rolling In The Deep" in blind auditions, she edged out Niki Dawson in a battle round duet of Pink's "F--king Perfect," then steamrolled her way thro...
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Fall 2011 TV Premiere Dates

September 6th, 2011 1:00pm EDT
Two and a Half Men
Labor Day is over, signaling the unofficial end of summer and the start of the new TV season. While television is somewhat entertaining during June, July, and August, it's the fall debuts that many TV addicts anticipate.

Next week the networks start rolling out new and returning series, kicking off with "90210" and "Ringer" on the CW on Tuesday, Sept. 13.

Check out the list below to see when your favorites air:

Tuesday, September 13
8 pm 90210 CW
9 pm Ringer (NEW!) CW
10 pm Parenthood NBC

Wednesday, September 14
8 pm H8R CW
8 pm Survivor: South Pacific CBS
9 pm America’s Next Top Mode...
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Seth MacFarlane Helps Animal Shelter

July 17th, 2011 12:30pm EDT
Seth MacFarlane
Family Guy, American Dad and The Cleveland Show creator Seth MacFarlane has partnered with Heaven on Earth Society for Animals to establish a sanctuary in memory of his late mother, the Los Angeles-based nonprofit announced Saturday.

Here's the official statement:

Seth MacFarlane, creator of the hit animation series Family Guy, American Dad and the Cleveland Show, is paying tribute to his mother by teaming up with Heaven on Earth Society for Animals, a Los Angeles-based nonprofit. Ann Perry MacFarlane, mother of Seth and Rachael MacFarlane, died one year ago today.

Perry, as she...
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FOX Announces New And Returning Shows, 2011-12

May 16th, 2011 3:32pm EDT
Terra Nova
FOX just released its 2011-12 primetime schedule, showcasing "a really fresh, creative new lineup for next season, From razor-sharp comedies to epic dramas to a massive talent competition series, I think we have the goods to continue to be pop culture’s most vibrant platform, as well as the top network.” said Kevin Reilly, President, Entertainment, Fox Broadcasting Company.

Check out the list of returning and new shows below:

MONDAY

8 p.m. Terra Nova (new)

9 p.m. House

TUESDAY

8 p.m. Glee

9 p.m. New Girl (new)

9:30 p.m. Raising Hope

WEDNESDAY

8 p.m. The X-Factor (new)

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Hurricane-Themed Episodes Of 'Family Guy,' 'American Dad' & 'The Cleveland Show' Pulled

May 1st, 2011 2:00pm EDT
Family Guy
Three hurricane-themed episodes of Seth MacFarlane's hit comedy shows Family Guy, American Dad and The Cleveland Show have been dropped from TV in the aftermath of this week's tornado disaster.

Severe storms swept across six southern states over a 24-hour period, beginning on Wednesday, devastating entire neighborhoods and claiming nearly 300 lives.

Executives at America's Fox network had planned to air three crossover episodes of MacFarlane's popular shows on Sunday, but the TV special has been postponed because of its storm storyline.

A statement from Fox reads, "In light of the recent...
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Fox Renews American Dad

February 23rd, 2011 12:46pm EST
American Dad | Photo Credits: Fox
Good morning, U.S.A.: It's going to be a wonderful day for the team behind Fox's American Dad. The network has given an early seventh season renewal to the animated Seth MacFarlane series, which will now air at least ...

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'American Dad' To Be Fined Over Ejaculating Horse Episode

June 4th, 2010 9:03am EDT
American Dad
Executives at Fox network have been threatened with a $25,000 fine for failing to respond to a TV regulator's enquiry into 100,000 complaints over an episode of American Dad.

America's media watchdog, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), was flooded with grievances from angry viewers who were offended by an episode of Seth MacFarlane's animated comedy in January, which depicted a horse ejaculating. FCC chiefs claim Fox bosses have repeatedly failed to respond to an enquiry into the program, and have threatened the station with a huge penalty.

However, a spokesperson for the netw...
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2010-11 TV Lineup

May 20th, 2010 9:05am EDT
2010 Fall TV Lineup
The big networks (ABC, CBS, NBC, Fox & CW) unveiled their schedules for the 2010-11 season this week at their various upfront presentations. Several shows were canceled (such as "Heroes," "Ghost Whisperer" & "Law & Order"), while many new series were added to the lineup ("Hawaii Five-O" & "The Event.")

Check out the schedule to see if your favorite shows made the cut and to find out which new series are coming your way:

FOX

MONDAY
8 p.m. House
9 p.m. Lonestar (new)

TUESDAY
8 p.m. Glee
9 p.m. Raising Hope (new)
9:30 p.m. Running Wilde (new)

WEDNESDAY
8 p.m. Lie to Me
9 p.m. Hell's Kitch...
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Pre-Season 2009 TV Report Card: The Good, The Bad & The Ugly

September 21st, 2009 12:30pm EDT
Desperate Housewives
Since CNN has such a blast creating a report card to track the Presidency, we decided to have some fun with television. Which networks come out strong and which ones need to do better homework?

MAJOR NETWORKS

ABC: B

The Good: The dramas are what keep us coming back to ABC. Grey's Anatomy, Brothers & Sisters, FlashForward, and V are worth looking forward to. The one comedy that stands out and may hold itself against NBC's stellar comedies, Modern Family, is worth a few episodes past the pilot.

The Bad: Dancing With The Stars is extremely popular, however sometimes too much of a ...
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Fall 2009 TV Premiere Dates

July 1st, 2009 10:21am EDT
Two And A Half Men
Even though summer has just begun, many TV addicts are itching to know when their favorite shows will be returning and new ones will be premiering. ABC, CBS, NBC, The CW & Fox recently released their schedules, and we have compiled them in one convenient list.

As often is the case, networks revise or tweak their schedules over the summer. So check back often for updates!

New series are in bold. Click on the show's name for photos, cast lists and more!

Tuesday, September 8

8 pm 90210 (The CW)

9 pm Melrose Place (NEW! The CW)

10 pm Sons of Anarchy (FX)

Wednesday, September 9

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Fox Announces New 2009-10 Shows; Renews 'Dollhouse,' 'Fringe' & More

May 18th, 2009 1:06pm EDT
Mark Valley stars in Human Target
After a special preview event airing Tuesday, May 19 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT), "Glee," the distinctive new comedy starring Jane Lynch will enter its freshman year this fall. Combining biting humor with a soundtrack of hit music from past to present, the inventive series follows an optimistic high school teacher who against all odds attempts to restore McKinley High's fading Glee Club to its former glory, while helping a group of underdogs realize their true star potential.

Two additional new comedies will premiere this fall. From the producers of Family Guy, comes The Cleveland Show. The ...
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New TV On DVD, April 28

April 28th, 2009 8:00am EDT
American Dad
American Dad revolves around Stan Smith (Seth MacFarlane), a hyperactive C.I.A. agent and his family. Volume 4 is now on DVD. Also in stores: The Waltons season 9.
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'American Dad' Vol 4 Comes To DVD April 28; Win It!

April 9th, 2009 5:30pm EDT
American Dad
Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment raises the comedy alert to red as American Dad Volume Four arrives on DVD April 28. From the hilarious minds of Family Guy producers Seth MacFarlane, Mike Barker and Matt Weitzman, "American Dad" follows the outrageous animated adventures of ultra-conservative CIA agent Stan Smith, a man who will stop at nothing to protect his family and country from the dangers of international terrorism and left-wing America. Whether it be joining the party during Spring Break or developing an addiction to the electronic game "Simon," Stan always makes it through w...
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A Profile/Interview with Actor/Producer/Talk Show Host Ryan O'Connor

December 7th, 2008 12:13pm EST
Ryan O
Ryan O'Connor is a tough man to pin down. When I first approached O'Connor to do an exclusive one-on-one interview, it was for my "Break-Out Internet Star" piece, but his busy shooting schedule, coupled with awareness events around the election did not allow it. Still, I pursued onward because I knew I had to lock him down now, so I could say I "knew him when." And O'Connor was eager to chat and excited about his "first real piece of press," but as we got into the meat of what makes him and his show tick, I began to realize just how media savvy he must be because in rescheduling, he did no...
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FOX Gives 'American Dad' Another Season

November 3rd, 2008 2:51pm EST
American Dad
With Election Day just around the corner, FOX has cast its vote for another season of the subversive animated series American Dad, which features die-hard Republican and card-carrying NRA member Stan Smith (voiced by Seth MacFarlane). American Dad airs Sundays (9:30-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX.

This November, catch all-new episodes of American Dad beginning Nov. 2 with "Choosy Wives Choose Smith," where Stan becomes jealous after finding out Francine (voiced by Wendy Schaal) was once engaged to a pilot who was assumed dead after his plane crashed. Unbeknownst to her, Stan and Roger (voiced ...
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2008-09 TV Premiere Dates

August 20th, 2008 8:54am EDT
Heroes
Admit it. You can't wait to see if Meredith and Derek will finally make it work on "Grey's Anatomy." You're dying to know who the new baddie will be on "Heroes." And you wonder if Laurence Fishburne will be able to fill William Petersen's shoes on "CSI." Whatever your TV poison, you won't be waiting much longer. The new television season kicks off in September, and Starpulse is here to provide you with the premiere dates of new and returning shows so you won't miss a thing:

Monday, Sept. 1

Prison Break (8-10 p.m) FOX

Gossip Girl (8-9 p.m.) CW

One Tree Hill (9-10 p.m.) CW

T...
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An Inside Look At 'Family Guy' & 'American Dad'

July 31st, 2008 3:03pm EDT
Family Guy
For fans of Seth MacFarlane and his irreverent, hilarious cartoon shows, the San Diego Comic Con was an exciting place to be on Friday, July 25. "American Dad" and "Family Guy" gave previews of their exciting new seasons back to back, with most of the cast and writers in attendance.

MacFarlane was notably the center of most of the questions and attention, but he did remind the audience at one point that he is not the only writer on the shows. This sort of humility was surprising in the otherwise cheeky and pompous comedian, but nevertheless he was very sincere. He has recently used hi...
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Fox 2008-09 Schedule Is Solid, Surprisingly Straightforward

May 16th, 2008 12:03pm EDT
Eliza Dushku stars in Dollhouse
Usually this is the time of year when people are left scratching their heads, futilely trying to comprehend the four or five schedules that Fox has just unveiled for the upcoming season. This year, however, the folks at Fox have left the confusion of a year-round schedule to NBC, instead choosing to go with a much more conventional (and less headache inducing) Fall/Spring plan.

Fox has been doing fairly well recently, and it is safe to say that "American Idol" is no longer the only show keeping the network afloat (although it doesn't hurt, declining ratings and all). Therefore, it is...
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Fox Announces Primetime Slate For 2008-09 Season

May 15th, 2008 12:52pm EDT
Joshua Jackson
Fox Broadcasting Company today unveiled the FOX primetime schedule for the 2008-2009 television season. The new event drama premiering this fall is "Fringe," a fantastical thriller from acclaimed writer/producer J.J. Abrams, Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman. Joshua Jackson, John Noble and newcomer Anna Torv star as an unlikely trio who uncover a deadly mystery involving a series of unbelievable events and realize they may be a part of a larger, more disturbing pattern that blurs the line between science fiction and technology.

The new comedy slated for fall is "Do Not Disturb" (working t...
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Back from the Dead: TV Shows That Survived Cancellation

May 8th, 2008 8:22am EDT
Jericho
Shows are canceled all the time. This time the victim was "Men In Trees," a show that jumped timeslots, disappeared for months at a time, and was finally put out of its misery by ABC. It wasn't exactly a surprise the network canceled it. Who knew it was still on? (Fans can catch the final few episodes when it airs again beginning May 28.)

But what doesn't happen all the time is second chances. Once a television show is canceled (a.k.a. axed, yanked, cut, punted, escorted off the premises, etc.) by its network, it ceases to exist. Normally, that is the case...but not always. After al...
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Fox Summer Schedule Heats Up With Reality Programming

April 8th, 2008 11:15am EDT
So You Think You Can Dance
All-new episodes of "The Moment Of Truth," "Are You Smarter Than A 5th Grader?" Hell's Kitchen, So You Think You Can Dance, Cops and America's Most Wanted will air throughout the summer on FOX.

Tuesdays on FOX are all-new, all summer. "The Moment Of Truth," the hit show that puts participants through a lie-detector test, will return with all-new episodes Tuesday, May 27 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT). Immediately following, culinary competition "Hell's Kitchen" continues to heat up as chef Gordon Ramsay narrows down the competition on all-new episodes airing Tuesdays (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT).

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Journeyman Film Is The Perfect Pit Stop For Talented Traveling Actors

March 27th, 2008 10:47am EDT
Who
This weekend, there will be a movie released in the shadow of 21 and Run Fat Boy Run. It's been making its way across movie festivals for almost a year, picking up a couple of wins for "Best Here" and "Viewers Choice" there, and drawing some attention along the way. It's this way that filmmakers get their start, that actors get noticed, and that writers earn their stripes. It is a true independent film, normally for film school geeks with something to prove or French people. But now it's gained some theatrical distribution, and it may be outstretching its bounds.

Low budget, gritty and...
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