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Topic: The Simpsons

4 TV Shows That Have Awesomely Come to Life at SXSW

Networks highlight their programs in experiential ways

It's not just interactive technologies, film and music at the South by Southwest festival on March 13 through March 21. Several TV brands came to Austin and devised experiential activations…

Take a Tour of Lego's Simpsons Kwik-E-Mart Set Before It's Unveiled at SXSW

From Squishees to dark orange bricks

One of the coolest branded buildings at SXSW this year will be particularly difficult to get into. That's because it's only 5 inches high, 14 inches wide and 10 inches…

Cable Viewers Aren't Watching the Shows You Think They Are

MoffettNathanson analysts find ratings in odd places

Analysts at MoffettNathanson are bearish on cable TV in a variety of categories (though they contend Disney, Fox and Viacom are still strong). Overall, as the upfront market kicks into…

The Simpsons App Is Finally Using the Best Aspect Ratio Ever

Don't pretend you don't care

Good news, nerds—and we mean really serious, committed, supreme-o nerds: The Simpsons is now available in its original 4:3 aspect ratio on FXX's Simpsons World streaming app. Revered Simpsons showrunner…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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