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Topic: The Simpsons

How The Simpsons Saved FXX The year-old network was on the skids until this summer's mega-marathon

When FX Networks CEO John Landgraf sealed the deal last November to secure exclusive cable, VOD and non-linear rights to The Simpsons for his fledgling cable network FXX, he was…

November 17, 2014, 8:00 AM EST

Prime-time Broadcast Ratings Tumble, Even During Premiere Week But one network gets a rare bump in viewers

Broadcast networks should start putting up a sign: "Watch for falling ratings." Fragmentation—the process of viewers diffusing across cable channels that cater to specific interests, as opposed to being forced to…

October 2, 2014, 5:14 PM EDT

The 5 Artiest Simpsons Couch Gags Banksy, Don Hertzfeldt and more

All hail the dark lord of the twin moons! How quickly we forget what an art school nerd Matt Groening is. Every so often, producers of The Simpsons get one of…

September 29, 2014, 6:55 PM EDT

As Scotland Counts Votes, Groundskeeper Willie Offers Himself Up as the Nation's Leader Simpsons character's ambitions grow

Should today's vote lead to an independent Scotland, the country will need a fearless leader to represent it on the world stage. Obviously, Groundskeeper Willie of The Simpsons is that…

September 18, 2014, 8:16 PM EDT

MAC Unveils Line of Simpsons Cosmetics, in Case You Want to Look Like Marge Itchy & Scratchy & Sexy lip gloss, anyone?

MAC Cosmetics is producing a Simpsons-themed cosmetics line—including eyeshadow, lip gloss, blush, mascara and nail stickers—to honor the show's 25th anniversary. One can only imagine the challenges they faced getting this…

September 9, 2014, 8:28 AM EDT

The 10 Strangest TV Promo Items We've Ever Received Press kit swag from masks to flasks

Television series fight an uphill battle to get noticed. There's not just too much content on television for even the best team of TV writers to watch it all, there's…

August 8, 2014, 1:44 PM EDT

Inside Homer Simpson's Gigantic Head at Comic-Con FXX unveils convention's biggest activation

The inside of Homer Simpson’s head is filled with colorful drawings of the characters from the show named after his family, a giant video screen covering the top interior of…

July 27, 2014, 8:23 AM EDT

5 Comic-Con Brand Partnerships That Make Actual Sense Some companies make perfect sidekicks

There are plenty of brand activations at Comic Con, but quite a few of them just seem desperate. "Who can we get to help pay for this?" many clearly ask…

July 26, 2014, 1:57 PM EDT

Put Away the Duff Beer and Pour Yourself a Glass of Simpsons Wine Mmmm, Homer and Marge concept packaging

Looking to stock up on beverages for FXX's 12-day, 25-season Simpsons marathon? Simpsons wine would do the trick—if only it were real. Russian designers Constantin Bolimond and Dmitry Patsukevich did some…

July 23, 2014, 11:23 AM EDT

Ad of the Day: The End Is Nigh in Brilliantly Bleak Ad for FXX's Simpsons Mega-Marathon 'We're all gonna die'

The world is really going to have a cow when FXX enacts its insane plan to air every Simpsons episode ever, back to back, beginning Aug. 21. In fact, there…

July 23, 2014, 10:19 AM EDT

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