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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…)

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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

Word is out that the Academy Of Motion Pictures Arts And Sciences is going to announce their pick for host of the 2013 Academy Awards and it’s none other than Seth MacFarlane. Deadline’s Nikki Finke has word from reliable sources that the announcement will take place later today.

“I’ve just learned that the Academy Of Motion Picture Arts And Sciences will announce today that TV’s Seth MacFarlane who masterminded 2012′s huge comedy movie hit Ted will host the Academy Awards. It now looks  like MacFarlane’s hosting stint on Saturday Night Live‘s premiere for this fall season was a tryout. He did well, especially during his standup where he sang and did voices and looked great and was thoroughly entertaining. Of course during the Emmys he didn’t find his mark and stood on the stage awkwardly when he was a presenter. But, that said, it’s an inspired choice by the Academy to choose this actor, voice actor, animator, screenwriter, comedian, producer, director, and singer. He is best known as the creator of Family Guy (1999–present) and as co-creator of American Dad! (2005–present) and The Cleveland Show (2009–present).”

What do you think about that, Saturday Night Live was a tryout? There’s a video below of Seth’s SNL monologue, sorry about the quality, but it’s the only one that doesn’t have some guy making comments through the whole video and I’m too cheap to buy the $1.99 copy from SNL’s YouTube page.

He does some jokes, lots of voices, and sings a little song about the voices in his head. Will his lower brand of humor translate to the Oscars? Picking Seth is a bold move on the part of the Oscars producers. Their obviously trying to tap into a younger market to attract veiwers to what many would call “Your Grandmother’s” type of show.

Let your fellow NerdBastards know what you think in the comments section below.

As I was writing this article the Academy posted the press release below confirming thier selection:

BEVERLY HILLS, CA – Seth MacFarlane will host the 85th Academy Awards®, telecast producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron announced today. This will be MacFarlane’s first appearance on Oscar’s stage. The 85th Academy Awards will be broadcast live on Oscar® Sunday, February 24, on the ABC Television Network.

“We are thrilled to have Seth MacFarlane host the Oscars. His performing skills blend perfectly with our ideas for making the show entertaining and fresh,” said Zadan and Meron. “He will be the consummate host, and we are so happy to be working with him.”

“It’s truly an overwhelming privilege to be asked to host the Oscars,” said MacFarlane. “My thoughts upon hearing the news were, one, I will do my utmost to live up to the high standards set forth by my predecessors; and two, I hope they don’t find out I hosted the Charlie Sheen Roast.”

“Seth is unbelievably talented,” said Academy President Hawk Koch. “We couldn’t be happier with the creative team we’ve assembled. With Craig, Neil, and now Seth, we’re off to a great start.”

MacFarlane made his feature directorial debut this summer with the box office success “Ted. “He also co-wrote and produced the film, and voiced the title character. “Ted” has brought in over $420 million worldwide, making it one of the highest-grossing films of the year.

MacFarlane is the creative force behind the television series “Family Guy” and co-creator of “American Dad!” and “The Cleveland Show. “In September he hosted “Saturday Night Live” for the first time, for the show’s 38th season premiere. An accomplished live performer, MacFarlane has played to sold-out audiences at London’s Royal Albert Hall and New York’s Carnegie Hall. In 2011 he released his debut album, “Music Is Better Than Words,” which earned two Grammy® nominations. He also has earned 13 Emmy® nominations and won two for his work on “Family Guy.”

Academy Awards for outstanding film achievements of 2012 will be presented on Sunday, February 24, 2013, at the Dolby Theatre™ at Hollywood & Highland Center®. Don Mischer will direct the telecast for the third consecutive time. The Oscar presentation also will be televised live in more than 225 countries worldwide.