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Springfield of Dreams: The Legend of Homer Simpson

Fox Sports announced that, in advance of the network’s 20th year broadcasting the World Series, a comedic “Simpsonized” documentary, Springfield of Dreams: The Legend of Homer Simpson, will air celebrating the twenty-fifth anniversary of the airing of The Simpsons episode “Homer at Bat.” The documentary will air adjacent to regional NFL broadcasts on Sunday, Oct. 22 on FOX. The World Series presented by YouTube TV begins Tuesday, October 24 on FOX.

The one-hour special celebrates the legendary episode “Homer at the Bat,” in addition to Homer Simpson’s “induction” into The National Baseball Hall of Fame earlier this year. A satire of Ken Burns’ epic documentary, “Baseball,” the special features interviews from eight Major League Baseball players appearing in the original episode, along with baseball historians, sportscasters, and iconic personalities, such as FOX Sports’ Joe Buck, sports announcer Bob Costas, author George Will, Dr. Oz, fashion consultant and television personality Tim Gunn and New York City Mayor Bill De Blasio. Current Yankee slugger and Major League Baseball AL MVP candidate Aaron Judge appears in the special.

The feature also contains six minutes of never-before-seen original animation from The Simpsons, including character “interviews” from Homer, Moe, Chief Wiggum and Apu, voiced by Dan Castellaneta and Hank Azaria. Directed by Academy Award nominee Morgan Spurlock, the documentary is produced by FOX Sports Originals.

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Michael Jackson’s Halloween 

Millennials Vincent (Lucas Till) and Victoria (Kiersey Clemons) meet “accidentally” on Halloween night and find themselves, along with Ichabod the dog, at a mysterious hotel located at 777 Jackson Street called This Place Hotel. Once inside, Vincent and Victoria are sent on an unexpected, magical adventure of personal discovery, culminating in a spectacular dance finale featuring an animated Michael Jackson.

The Michael Jackson Halloween Special airs on CBS October 27th.

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Mr. Mercedes Renewed For A Second Season

Leading up to the highly anticipated season finale tomorrow, October 11 at 8pm ET/PT, AUDIENCE Network is pleased to announce that it has picked up this year’s break out show, “Mr. Mercedes,” for a second season. Production for the 10 one-hour episodes is scheduled to begin in February of 2018 in Charleston, South Carolina with the premiere launching later in the year.

Returning for the second season will be television veterans David E. Kelley (Big Little Lies, Ally McBeal) to write the script and Jack Bender (Lost, Under the Dome) as director. King, Kelley and Bender will also continue to serve as executive producers, along with Dennis Lehane, who will also write. The second season will be based on King’s best-selling Bill Hodges Trilogy, which includes, “Mr. Mercedes,” “Finders Keepers” and “End of Watch.”

“I’m excited and thrilled,” said Kelley. “Stephen King, Dennis Lehane, Jack Bender, Brendan Gleeson…this is a special team indeed.”

“Mr. Mercedes is Stephen King writing about the monsters inside his characters rather than outside,” said Bender. “We were extremely fortunate to attract an amazing cast, led by Brendan Gleeson and Harry Treadaway, to bring these flawed, complex colorful characters to life. With Sonar and AT&T, along with great scripts and our talented team in Charleston, I am thrilled to keep telling this story.”

“We’re thrilled that the first installment of ‘Mr. Mercedes’ resonated with such a wide audience,” said Christopher Long, head of AT&T AUDIENCE Network. “David E. Kelley, Jack Bender, Dennis Lehane, and Sonar did a masterful job crafting a series that honored the original work by Stephen King. We’re excited to have the opportunity to create a second season with this incredible team.”

“AT&T AUDIENCE Network has been a great home for the series and we are thrilled to be moving forward with the entire creative team returning,” added Tom Lesinski, CEO, Sonar Entertainment. “We can’t wait to get back into production and deliver another outstanding season.”

Season 1 of “Mr. Mercedes” followed a demented killer Brady Hartsfield (Harry Treadaway) who taunts a retired police detective Bill Hodges (Brendan Gleeson) with a series of lurid letters and emails, forcing the ex-cop to undertake a private, and potentially felonious, crusade to bring the killer to justice before he is able to strike again.

Stephen King describes “Mr. Mercedes” as his first hard-boiled detective tale. The novel was published by Scribner in June 2014 and became an immediate No. 1 New York Times Bestseller upon its release. Shortly after the release of the novel, King announced that “Mr. Mercedes” was the first of a projected trilogy. The second novel, “Finders Keepers,” was published by Scribner in June 2015, and the third novel, “End of Watch,” was published by Scribner in June 2016.

Mr. Mercedes season 1 episodes are available OnDemand on DIRECTV and U-verse platforms to DirecTV and U-verse customers. AT&T AUDIENCE Network is available on DIRECTV Ch. 239 or U-verse TV Ch. 1114 and via live streaming on the DIRECTV and U-verse apps and DIRECTV NOW.

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Watch The New Trailer For Syfy’s HAPPY!

A brand new trailer was released by Syfy for their upcoming series HAPPY!. The show is based on New York Times bestselling author Grant Morrison and Darick Robertson’s graphic novel and stars Christopher Meloni and Patton Oswalt.

HAPPY! follows Nick Sax (Christopher Meloni, Law & Order: SVU) — an intoxicated, corrupt ex-cop turned hit man — who is adrift in a world of casual murder, soulless sex and betrayal. After a hit gone wrong, his inebriated life is forever changed by a tiny, relentlessly positive, imaginary blue winged horse named “Happy” (Patton Oswalt, Ratatouille).

Executive producers Morrison (Batman, The Invisibles) and Brian Taylor (Crank, Gamer) co-wrote the pilot teleplay. Neal Moritz, Pavun Shetty and Toby Jaffe of Original Film (The Fast and the Furious franchise), Meloni and showrunner Patrick Macmanus will also executive produce. Taylor directed the pilot.

Happy! will premiere on Syfy on December 6th at 10/9c.

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Batman: The Animated Series Blu-ray Collection Coming In 2018

Batman: The Animated Series will be released as a remastered Blu-ray collection in 2018 from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, as announced Sunday afternoon at New York Comic Con.

The collection was announced during the “Batman: The Animated Series 25th Anniversary” panel, with long-time animation publicist Gary Miereanu informing the crowd. No details such as release date or price point were confirmed, but Miereanu said it’ll be “later” in 2018.

This news comes after 1993’s Batman: Mask of the Phantasm, the theatrically released animated feature birthed from the success of Batman: The Animated Series, was released as a remastered Blu-ray this past July.

Batman: The Animated Series debuted in 1992, and stands as one of the most acclaimed adaptations of comic books to another medium, including winning four Emmy Awards. The original series ran from 1992 to 1995, with follow-up series The New Batman Adventures airing from 1997 to 1999, for a total of 109 episodes. The panel celebrating the show’s 25th anniversary was attended by Batman voice actor Kevin Conroy, The New Batman Adventures Batgirl voice actor Tara Strong, and Batman: The Animated Series producers Bruce Timm and Alan Burnett.

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Watch The First Castle Rock Teaser

Today, at the New York Comic Con, Hulu debuted the first Castle Rock teaser.

A psychological-horror series set in the Stephen King multiverse, Castle Rock combines the mythological scale and intimate character storytelling of King’s best-loved works, weaving an epic saga of darkness and light, played out on a few square miles of Maine woodland. The series stars André Holland, Melanie Lynskey, Sissy Spacek, Billy Skarsgård, Jane Levy and Scott Glenn.

Sam Shaw & Dustin Thomason developed the project for television and serve as executive producers along with J.J. Abrams, Ben Stephenson and Liz Glotzer. Castle Rock is from Bad Robot Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television.

Castle Rock is coming to Hulu in 2018.

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McDonald’s Is Bringing Szechuan Sauce Back For One Day And Here’s How You Can Get It 

McDonald’s announced that it will make Szechuan Sauce available at certain restaurants on October 7, 2017 following an outpouring of demand from fans and a certain cartoon…In the season three premiere of Rick and Morty, Rick ranted about the condiment.

“That’s my one-armed man. I’m not driven by avenging my dead family Morty, that was FAKE! I’m driven by finding that, McNugget Sauce,” he says in the episode. “I want that Mulan McNugget Sauce, Morty. That’s my series arc Morty! If it takes nine seasons, I want my McNugget dipping Szechuan Sauce, Morty!”

In July, McDonald’s sent the show creator Justin Roiland a 64-ounce jug of the sauce, which debuted in the summer of 1998 as a promotion for “Mulan.”

But how can you get your hands on Szechuan Sauce?  Read below from McDonalds:

“We’re giving away 1,000 limited-edition, hand numbered, screen-printed posters for all 10 sauces in our legendary lineup—including Szechuan Sauce. That’s right, collectible art, worthy of the pop-culture status fans have given their favorite sauces.

In addition, after nearly 20 years (and perhaps a bit of time travel) we’re even doing the impossible…

On Oct 7, together with the collectible sauce-themed posters, we’re also giving away a one-time only, limited-edition, run of Szechuan Sauce in select restaurants. And when we say limited, we mean really, really limited!

Want a chance to get your hands on some of this sweet (and sour, and savory, and tangy, and spicy, and tart, and…) artwork? Find participating McD’s nearest you HERE.

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Tom Hanks To Star In David S. Pumpkins Halloween Special For NBC

Tom Hanks will reprise the role of David S. Pumpkins from “SNL” in a new animated Halloween special, NBC announced Thursday.

“The David S. Pumpkins Halloween Special” is based on the viral “Haunted Elevator” sketch from the Oct. 22, 2016 “SNL” telecast that featured Hanks as mystery man David S. Pumpkins, on an elevator wearing a pumpkin suit and surrounded by two skeleton dancers, played by Mikey Day and Bobby Moynihan.

“Game of Thrones” star Peter Dinklage will also lend his voice to the special. Sketch creators Day, Moynihan and Streeter Seidell will have voiceover roles as well. Set in a small suburban town on All Hallows’ Eve, the special centers on David Pumpkins and his skeleton sidekicks who show a young boy and his sister the true meaning of Halloween, answering none of their questions along the way. The half-hour special will air on Saturday, Oct. 28 at 11:30 p.m. ET/PT.

“It’s scary how quickly the original ‘SNL’ sketch caught on, and we’re thrilled that Tom Hanks is back to keep the fun going,” said George Cheeks, president of business operations and late night programming for NBC Entertainment and Universal Television.

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Watch The New Extended Gotham Season 4 Trailer

A new Gotham Season 4 trailer has been released by FOX, giving us an extended look at the criminal underbelly of the city. We’re also getting more of a look at Bruce Wayne (David Mazouz) and who he’ll be fighting against this time around.

Gotham Season 4 will witness the emergence of the criminal landscape for which Gotham City is best known, with Jim Gordon (Ben McKenzie) and Harvey Bullock (Donal Logue) at the forefront of the fight against the most depraved and unhinged villains. While Gotham City fights for normalcy, a new hero will rise, as Bruce Wayne begins to assume responsibility for the city’s well-being.

Gotham is based upon the characters from DC Comics and is produced by Warner Bros. Television. Executive producer Bruno Heller wrote the pilot, which was directed and executive-produced by Emmy Award nominee Dan

Gotham Season 4 stars Ben McKenzie as Detective James Gordon, Donal Logue as Harvey Bullock, David Mazouz as Bruce Wayne, Morena Baccarin as Leslie Thompkins, Sean Pertwee as Alfred, Robin Lord Taylor as Oswald Cobblepot/The Penguin, Erin Richards as Barbara Kean, Camren Bicondova as Selina Kyle/the future Catwoman, Cory Michael Smith as Edward Nygma/the future Riddler, Jessica Lucas as Tabitha Galavan, Chris Chalk as Lucius Fox, Drew Powell as Butch Gilzean, Maggie Geha as the future Poison Ivy, Benedict Samuel as Mad Hatter, and Michael Chiklis as Detective Nathaniel Barnes.

Gotham Season 4 premieres Thursday, September 21 at 8PM on FOX.

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The 69th Annual Emmy Awards Winners

The Television Academy announced the 69th Annual Emmy Awards winners at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, Sunday, September 17 on CBS. Stephen Colbert served as host.

The big winners of the evening were Hulu’s “The Handmaid’s Tale,” which took home the award for outstanding drama series, and eventually eight total Emmy awards. “Big Little Lies,” the HBO series that earned 16 nods, tied the series with another eight total wins. Donald Glover became the first black director to win the award for outstanding directing for a comedy series for his FX show, “Atlanta.” Sterling K. Brown made history Sunday night, becoming the first black actor to win the outstanding lead actor in a drama series (“This Is Us” ) category in two decades. Julia Louis-Dreyfus made history, becoming the first performer to win six Emmy Awards for the same role. In Louis-Dreyfus’ case, it was her role as Selina Meyer in the HBO series “Veep” that allowed her to break the record.

The winners can be viewed HERE.

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