TV’s trip back to the Stone Age is frozen in time. Seth MacFarlane’s planned high-profile TV remake of “The Flintstones” has been put on hold.
The next time Bart Simpson says “Eat my shorts,” he’ll be talking about a considerably fancier set of duds.
What’s the secret to Simon Cowell’s success? Well, besides a strict morning breakfast regimen that includes oatmeal, papaya juice, English tea and three exotic smoothies, it’s a daily diet of “The Flintstones” that helps get Simon focused and ready to face his workday. That was the word from Cowell himself, who revealed his “Flintstones” fascination […]
Animation Domination baron Seth McFarlane is about to add a fourth cartoon to his empire – and it’s a big one. The “Family Guy,” “Cleveland Show,” and “American Dad” creator has acquired the rights to reboot “The Flintstones” for both television and film. The televised adaptation will premiere in 2013 on Fox. At Monday’s Fox Upfront […]
What makes a sitcom lineup great? It’s a question we’ve set out to answer now that NBC has taken the unusual step of cramming six comedies onto the air in a single night on Thursdays – starting with “Community” at 8/7c, followed by the new “Perfect Couples,” “The Office,” “Parks & Recreation,” “30 Rock” (at […]
“Do I see a split?” “Just keep your eyes on the ball, Barney boy.” Those were the opening lines of episode number one of ‘The Flintstones‘, which aired on ABC September 30, 1960. That’s right – TV’s first animated prime time show turns 50today, and if you take a few moments to watch that classic […]
Well, isn’t this precious? Just when you thought ‘Family Guy’ couldn’t get any racier… In its annual Emmy campaign, ‘Family Guy‘ does a send up of the bleak Oscar-nominated film ‘Precious,’ about an abused, overweight African American teen impregnated by her father. ‘Family’ dad Peter Griffin is the poster boy for the controversial show this […]
An animated series has endured for 20 seasons on highly competitive network television, its derivatives dominate the ratings today and animated movies always rule the box office when they’re released. Why do we like cartoons so much? Because they’re the first things our parents let us watch as children, the good ones make us laugh, […]