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SDCC 2018: TV Trailers Overflow at Comic Con

Comic Con is often remembered for the big panels in Hall H, the massive studio presence by companies like Marvel, and the fans.  When Marvel announced they would not have the usual massive presence many worried that the behemoth that is SDCC might be slowing down in its old age (next year the con turns 50).  Nothing could have been further from the truth.

Along with news of tentpole films like Aquaman, WonderWoman84, and Godzilla King of Monsters there were also a lot of great new trailers for shows like Doctor Who, Star Trek: Discovery, and the Walking Dead franchise.

Sometimes those big reveals overshadow some other shows worthy of attention.

Here are a just a few of the TV trailers that premiered over the weekend.

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Seth MacFarlane The Orville

A lone starship venturing out into the final frontier, her crew bedecked in brightly coloured uniforms. A menagerie of humans and aliens, the best a collective civilized worlds has to offer on a voyage of discovery and adventure.

Now with toilet jokes!

Yes, while Star Trek Discovery is still MIA,  sophomore humor specialist and huge Star Trek nerd, Seth MacFarlane‘s dropped the trailer for The Orville, a one-hour sci-fi comedy about the trials and tribulations of a second rate crew trying to forge their destiny among the star, maybe.  (more…)

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Ted 2 hits theaters June 26th this summer and looks to be as crazy fun as the first. Director Seth MacFarlane and Universal Pictures have just released the Red Band trailer for Ted 2 and it’s exactly as filthy as you’d expect, and want, it to be. Sorry to all of you still at work, but even I wouldn’t risk playing this one while still in a working environment. For the rest of you, enjoy. (more…)

‘Trans4fers’ and Crazy Christians Lead Razzie Noms

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It was a great day for Michael Bay! That is if getting an award nomination regardless of the implications of said award is cause for celebration. Still, seven nominations is nothing to sneeze at, and Transformers: Age of Extinction is the most honored movie of the year for the 35th Annual Golden Raspberry Awards. Compounding the laurels (darts) for Bay is that his Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie, which he co-produced, received five nominations including the coveted Worst Picture trophy. Other top nominees include Saving Christmas and The Legend of Hercules, which received six nominations, but it seems that the Razzies are also losing some of their vitriol in the second half of its fourth decade as, for the first time this year, their giving out an award for coming back after multiple Razzie nominations and/or wins. This year’s Worst of the Worst is compiled below. (more…)

Family Guy Star Wars poster Blue Harvest

It looks like today is the day the Internet overloads on movies and teasers getting spoofed with Honest Trailer and Family Guy treatments. This one was too good not to post. If you haven’t seen Seth MacFarlane‘s Family Guy Blue Harvest Star Wars Trilogy spoof then you need to check it out after watching this new bit of Family Guy Star Wars fun. This time they’ve taken J.J. Abrams’ Star Wars: The Force Awakens teaser and made it into comedy gold. (more…)

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Most shows make you wait decades for a lost episode (suck it, Doctor Who!) The BastardCast plays by their own rules and releases one mere days after it was thought kidnapped by the forces of evil (faulty Toshiba). Really, it’s a long story involving hard drives and ninjas so we won’t bore you with all the exciting details (there was a car chase! Jason got shot in the knee!)

Joining Jeremy and Jason on this unearthed artifact is long time friend of people he’s known for a long time, Chris Cummins for a rousing hour of fart jokes, geekery and, nerd news from 8 days ago… because all of this stuff STILL MATTERS! (more…)

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It’s that time: Fox is doing a crossover episode of The Simpsons and Family Guy.  Whether this is a great idea or it’s simply an attempt to keep both shows alive as long as possible, we’ll just have to wait and see.  The episode of Family Guy is titled “The Simpsons Guy” and will air in the fall of 2014.

There have been mini-crossovers before – Homer had a quick, one-line cameo appearance in an episode of Family Guy in 2012 and Seth MacFarlane had a guest role in an episode of The Simpsons just this year.  But this time, it’s a full out episode with both families meeting and mingling.

From EW:

Simpsons castmembers Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith and Hank Azaria will lend their voices to the installment, in which Peter and the rest of the Griffins embark on a road trip and wind up in Springfield. There, they cross paths with Homer, who graciously greets his new “albino” visitors, and the two families become fast friends. Stewie is impressed with Bart and his assortment of pranks, Lisa tries to figure out exactly what it is that she’s good at, and Marge and Lois do some bonding. Meanwhile, Peter and Homer argue over which beer is better: Pawtucket or Duff.

It would be interesting, to say the least, to see how the families mesh with each other.  Marge and Lois would definitely be able to bond over kids who are constantly up to no good and their dumbass husbands.  Maybe they’ll end up channeling their inner lesbians and ditch the dudes.  Who knows.

What do you guys think of this?

Source: Entertainment Weekly

‘American Dad’ Moving to TBS in 2014

AMERICAN DAD: From "Family Guy" creator Seth MacFarlane comes the animated story of STAN SMITH, who works for the CIA and is constantly on the alert for terrorist activity. Stan will go to extremes to protect his beloved America from harm in the new FOX animated series AMERICAN DAD premiering Sunday, May 1 (9:30-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. L-R: Rodger, Francine, Stan, Klaus, Hayley and Steve. ?©2005 FOX BROADCASTING CR:FOX

TBS is at it again, collecting the sloppy seconds from broadcast networks and building their own prime time line-ups. Deadline is reporting that Seth MacFarlane-produced series American Dad is leaving Fox’s “Animation Domination” block on Sunday nights and taking up residence on basic cable.

American Dad will officially make the move to TBS in 2014 (presumably in the fall of 2014 after the series final season on Fox) with a 15-episode order. American Dad premiered in 2005 shortly after the return of Family Guy to the Fox line-up. It helped cement MacFarlane as one of Fox’s top, in-house producers and helped lead McFarlane to dominating the “Animation Domination” Sunday line-up with the addition of The Cleveland Show. Fox didn’t order any more episodes of  The Cleveland Show last spring, but the series still has episodes in the pipe.

There’s no official statement from Fox or MacFarlane yet, or any word on how this is going to impact the Sunday animation line-up. More news as it develops.

Source: Deadline