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.
He might not be able to find the live microphone when presenting at the Emmys, but Fox executives still have enough confidence in Seth MacFarlane (Family Guy, The Cleveland Show) to place a pilot order (with series penalty commitment) for a LIVE-ACTION comedy.
MacFarlane, along with the writers of Ted (Alec Sulkin and Wellesley Wild) will be the creative forces behind the untitled sitcom as well as executive producing. The core idea behind the show is:
“Two successful guys in their 30s and the insanity that ensues after their crazy fathers unexpectedly move in with them.”
Wait, didn’t Adam Sandler just do a movie along those same lines or is this just a flip around of Sh@t My Dad Says? Considering MacFarlane’s well known twisted sense of humor and the raunchiness of the comedy in the movie Ted, one can easily see this series pushing the censor’s limits to the breaking point.
This would be the first live action show for MacFarlane since The Winner in 2007. Yeah, I didn’t know what the hell that show was either so I looked it up.
“A successful guy looks back to the time he spent living with his parents when he was in his thirties.”
Sounds kinda familiar doesn’t it? I can almost imagine the brainstorming meeting that took place . . .
We gotta come up with a sitcom for Fox . . .
Well, you did that “Winner” show a couple of years ago . . .
Yeah, but maybe this time we turn the whole thing around . . .
Have the parents come stay with the kid ? ? ?
That’s comedic genius ! ! !
Meeting adjourned, bring in the hookers and blow!
Welcome once again to DVD Tuesday, where we break down the best buys at your local video store this week, for the nerdy appetite. This week, along with being a very vintage themed must-have list, there is also some very definite “pass-worthy” movies. Oh, and Transformers: Dark of the Moon comes out later this week *yawn*, Sep. 30th.
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What’s up bastards! Once again it’s a Tuesday and NerdBastards got y’all covered with the weekly DVD Tuesday feature. As always, we tell you what movie was released and recommend if it’s either a BUY, RENT, or a PASS.In this week’s release, we got a couple of superhero flicks and a comedy. We got the usual Old is New and TV Show DVD section, both having a few to select from and we also have an Anime Pick of the Week as well. So what are you waiting for? Click after the jump to see what came and see if there is anything you want! (more…)