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The Simpsons First Look: The Russo Brothers Declare War Against Bart

Bart Simpson, your endgame is nigh.

As first teased in Ask Ausiello, an upcoming episode of The Simpsons will find the spiky-haired rabble-rouser targeted by two spoiler-averse movie executives, voiced by Marvel auteurs Joseph and Anthony Russo (Avengers: Infinity War, Avengers: Endgame).

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TV News Roundup: Disney Plus Teams With The Jim Henson Company on Muppet-Hosted Talk Show

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In today’s TV news roundup, Disney Plus announced a new unscripted series with the Jim Henson Company and Fox released a trailer for “The Moodys.”

Dates

MTV’s “Ex on the Beach: Peak of Love” will premiere on Dec. 5 with Romeo Miller set to host. Ten international celeb-reality singles will gather in the mountains of Queenstown, New Zealand, hoping to find true love only to be interrupted by their past relationships. Contestants include Adore Delano (“RuPaul’s Drag Race”), Daniel Maguire (“The Bachelorette”) and Ryan Gallagher (“American Idol”). Following the U.S. premiere, the series will roll out across MTV’s international channels in January 2020.

First Looks

Fox released the trailer for the three-part holiday series “The Moodys,” which premieres Dec. 4. Starring Denis Leary and Elizabeth Perkins, the limited series will explore a dysfunctional family trying to have the perfect holiday while experiencing break-ups, awkward bathroom arrangements and arrests.
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The Moodys: Denis Leary Demands Christmas Cheer in First Fox Promo

It’s almost that time of year again: time to pretend like you enjoy spending the holidays with your family… or else.

Fox’s three-night event series The Moodys stars Denis Leary (Rescue Me) as the patriarch of a fractured family that gathers together in Chicago to celebrate the Christmas season. In the first promo — which you can watch above — Leary and Elizabeth Perkins (Weeds) welcome home their three adult kids, played by Francois Arnaud (Midnight, Texas), Jay Baruchel (Man Seeking Woman) and Chelsea Frei (Sideswiped)… but they’re not exactly eager to hang around and trim the tree singing carols.
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TV News Roundup: Jacob Tobia Joins ‘She-Ra and the Princess of Power’

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TV News Roundup: Jacob Tobia Joins ‘She-Ra and the Princess of Power’
In today’s TV news roundup, “She-Ra and the Princess of Power” Season 4 adds Jacob Tobia, and The Weather Channel announces the premiere date for its climate change special with the 2020 Democratic presidential candidates.

Casting

Jacob Tobia has joined Netflix‘s “She-Ra and the Princess of Power.” Voicing Double Trouble, Tobia joins Aimee Carrero, Karen Fukuhara, Aj Michalka, Marcus Scribner and Lauren Ash in the ensemble cast. Tobia is repped by Paradigm and Peikoff Mahan. The Emmy-nominated series, produced by DreamWorks Animation, returns Nov. 5.

Netflix has announced Harrison Osterfield (“Catch-22”) has been cast in its upcoming series “The Irregulars.” Written by Tom Bidwell (“My Mad Fat Diary”), the series follows a group of troubled teens defending London from emerging supernatural forces.

Dates

The Weather Channel will air the one-hour special “2020: Race To Save The Planet” on Nov. 7. Viewers will hear from 2020 Democratic presidential candidates Cory Booker, Kamala Harris, Bernie Sanders,
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‘The Moodys’: Fox Sets Premiere Date For Holiday Comedy Event Series

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Fox has set Wednesday, December 4 for the premiere of holiday comedy event series The Moodys. The adaptation of the Australian series, starring Denis Leary and Elizabeth Perkins, will air over three nights, with back-to-back episodes beginning Wednesday, December 4 at 9 and 9:30 Pm on Fox. The series continues the following week with back-to-back episodes on Monday, December 9 and Tuesday, December 10, also at 9 and 9:30 Pm.

Written by comedy veterans Bob Fisher, Rob Greenberg and Tad Quill, The Moodys follows a tight-knit, but slightly dysfunctional family of five, all of whom gather in their hometown of Chicago for the “perfect” holiday. From break-ups to arrests to sharing one bathroom, each family member is packing his/her own eccentricities and hiding secrets from the others.

The family includes Sean Sr. (Leary), his wife, Ann (Perkins), and their three grown children – Dan (Francois Arnaud), the youngest of the siblings and the “creative one”; Bridge
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The Moodys: Fox's Christmas Miniseries Reveals First Photo, Sets Premiere Date

Fox invites you to spend Christmas with The Moodys in early December.

A remake of the Aussie miniseries A Moody Christmas, Fox’s six-episode “holiday event” comedy series follows a tight-knit but slightly dysfunctional family of five, all of whom gather in their hometown of Chicago for the “perfect” holiday. From break-ups to arrests to sharing one bathroom, each family member is packing his/her own eccentricities… and hiding secrets from the others.

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‘Arrow’s Josh Segarra To Recur In Fox’s Holiday Event Comedy Series ‘The Moodys’

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‘Arrow’s Josh Segarra To Recur In Fox’s Holiday Event Comedy Series ‘The Moodys’
Exclusive: Arrow‘s Josh Segarra is set for a recurring role opposite Denis Leary and Elizabeth Perkins in The Moodys (fka A Moody Christmas), Fox’s half-hour holiday event series adaptation of the Australian series. Slated to air in December, the single-camera comedy series hails from CBS TV Studios, which will co-produce with Fox Entertainment.

Written by Bob Fisher, Rob Greenberg and Tad Quill, the six-episode series revolves around the Moodys, including Sean Sr. (Leary), his wife Ann (Perkins), their three grown children and an assorted mix of extended family members who gather for the holidays, with each packing his/her own eccentricities and complications.

Segarra will play Marco, “a commodities broker with exquisite phone skills” who is the son of Uncle Eugenio and Aunt Kathy. Handsome and charming, he thinks he might have found “the one” in Cora, though he’s not the most attentive boyfriend and is completely
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‘The Moodys’: Francois Arnaud Joins Fox’s Holiday Event Comedy Series

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‘The Moodys’: Francois Arnaud Joins Fox’s Holiday Event Comedy Series
Exclusive: Francois Arnaud is set as a series regular opposite Denis Leary and Elizabeth Perkins in The Moodys (fka A Moody Christmas), Fox’s half-hour holiday event series adaptation of the Australian series. Slated to air in December, the single-camera comedy series hails from CBS TV Studios, which will co-produce with Fox Entertainment.

Written by Bob Fisher, Rob Greenberg and Tad Quill, the six-episode The Moodys revolves around the Moodys, including Sean Sr. (Leary), his wife Ann (Perkins), their three grown children and an assorted mix of extended family members who gather for the holidays, with each packing his/her own eccentricities and complications.

Arnaud will play Dan. He is the youngest Moody kid, the creative one, also a neurotic romantic. Brimming with potential and a graduate of Northwestern, Dan is a freelance photographer, currently working as an assistant on a catalog shoot. He might be
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ABC Nabs ‘This Is Not A Drill’ Comedy From Tad Quill & Doug Robinson With Penalty

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Exclusive: In a competitive situation, ABC has given a script commitment with penalty to This Is Not A Drill, a comedy from Tad Quill (A Moody Christmas), Doug Robinson (The Goldbergs) and Sony Pictures TV where Robinson and his Drp are based.

Written by Quill, This Is Not A Drill is about a group of friends in Hawaii, who, when they think they’re about to die in a missile attack, blow up their lives for the better.

Quill executive produces with Robinson via his Drp. Sony Pictures TV is the studio.

In January 2018, a missile attack alert was erroneously issued in Hawaii via the Emergency Alert System, which created panic for more than 30 min until a message about the mistake was sent out. The alert, which claimed that there was an incoming ballistic missile threat to Hawaii and advised residents to seek shelter, ended with, “This is not a
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Maria Gabriela de Faria Joins Fox’s ‘A Moody Christmas’; ‘The Baker & The Beauty’ Casts Georgina Reilly

  • Deadline
Exclusive: Maria Gabriela de Faria is getting in the holiday spirit with Fox’s A Moody Christmas. The Deadly Class star will be joining the Denis Leary-led holiday event series in the recurring role of Cora, I’ve learned. De Faria will appearing in all six episodes of the Fox Entertainment and CBS Studios production about the Christmas celebration of a Chicago-based family who have issues, to put it mildly. Adapted by Bob Fisher, Rob Greenberg and Tad Quill from the successful Australian show of the same name, Rescue Me main man Leary stars as family patriarch Sean Sr in a cast that also includes Elizabeth Perkins and Jay Baruchel. De Faria’s character is the girlfriend of a Moody cousin who comes for Christmas and almost instantly establishes a deep rapport with Sean Sr.’s son Dan. De Faria is repped by Buchwald, Sheri Howell at SuperKollider Management,
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After Heather Patton’s Racist Rant Goes Viral, a Fellow Costumer Seeks Her Union Expulsion

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Film and TV costume designer Heather Patton issued an apology on her Instagram page after she made a racist outburst that was recorded and went viral over social media, but a longtime costumer for Ryan Murphy is urging her fellow union members to take further action.

The video, which was recorded September 24, showed Patton at a Cvs Pharmacy in Los Angeles’ Eagle Rock neighborhood on September 24, in which she repeatedly uses the N-word and said she wants to kill them. According to the Los Angeles Times and Ktla-tv, the Lapd has begun a hate crime investigation.

As Patton’s outburst video circulated on social media, Patricia Arquette took notice of the clip and shared on her page that she had sent it to the wardrobe union and local news. The actress, who recently won an Emmy for Hulu’s “The Act,” also re-tweeted a post that condemned Patton.

@Ktla @ABC
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Jay Baruchel Talks New Horror Flick ‘Random Acts of Violence,’ Premieres First Clip (Exclusive)

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Jay Baruchel Talks New Horror Flick ‘Random Acts of Violence,’ Premieres First Clip (Exclusive)
Jay Baruchel has played a role for every consumer age bracket: The Canadian actor’s lengthy resume includes everything, from voicing an awkward teen in Dreamworks’ hit animated franchise “How to Train Your Dragon” to playing a 20-something looking for love with surreal consequences in “Man Seeking Woman” to, well, himself in “This Is the End” in 2013, alongside longtime friend and sometimes-collaborator Seth Rogen.

For his latest film, “Random Acts of Violence,” premiering at Fantastic Fest on Sept. 19, he took up not only acting but also screenwriting and directorial duties, his second turn at the helm — In 2017, Baruchel directed “Goon: Last of the Enforcers,” the sequel to hockey comedy “Goon,” both of which he co-wrote and acted in.

“Random” is an indie horror film, made on a small budget, and centers on a writer (Jesse Williams) intent on finishing his comic book. While on a road trip with his best friend (Baruchel), girlfriend and assistant,
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Jay Baruchel To Star In Fox’s ‘A Moody Christmas’ Holiday Event Comedy Series

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Jay Baruchel To Star In Fox’s ‘A Moody Christmas’ Holiday Event Comedy Series
Exclusive: Former Man Seeking Woman star Jay Baruchel is set as a lead opposite Denis Leary and Elizabeth Perkins in A Moody Christmas, Fox’s half-hour holiday event series adaptation of the Australian series. Slated to air in December, the single-camera comedy series hails from CBS TV Studios, which will co-produce with Fox Entertainment.

Written by Bob Fisher, Rob Greenberg and Tad Quill, the six-episode A Moody Christmas centers on the Moodys, including Sean Sr. (Leary), his wife Ann (Perkins), their three grown children and an assorted mix of extended family members who gather for the holidays, with each packing his/her own eccentricities and complications.

Baruchel will play Sean Jr, the oldest Moody child, still living at home, sleeping in his old room, he is the dreamer, the screw-up. A maintenance worker at a hockey rink, he’s immature and impulsive, with a crazy grandiose get-rich-quick plan.

Chelsea Frei
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‘A Moody’s Christmas’: Chelsea Frei To Star In Fox’s Holiday Event Comedy Series

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‘A Moody’s Christmas’: Chelsea Frei To Star In Fox’s Holiday Event Comedy Series
Exclusive: Chelsea Frei (Victoria Gotti: My Father’s Daughter), is set as a lead opposite Denis Leary and Elizabeth Perkins in A Moody Christmas, Fox’s half-hour holiday event series adaptation of the Australian series. Slated to air in December, the single-camera comedy series hails from CBS TV Studios, which will co-produce with Fox Entertainment.

Written by Bob Fisher, Rob Greenberg and Tad Quill, the six-episode A Moody Christmas centers on the Moodys, including Sean Sr. (Leary), his wife Ann (Perkins), their three grown children and an assorted mix of extended family members who gather for the holidays, with each packing his/her own eccentricities and complications.

Frei will play Bridget, the middle child, the over-achiever, dry-witted and perceptive, even cynical. An attorney, married, Bridget prides herself on being the most put-together one of the kids, but at present is harboring a secret that could doom her seemingly-perfect marriage.
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‘Animal Kingdom’ Season 4 Finale: Ellen Barkin Is Gone, But Here Comes…

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‘Animal Kingdom’ Season 4 Finale: Ellen Barkin Is Gone, But Here Comes…
Spoiler Warning: This article contains major plot details about the Season 4 finale of Animal Kingdom.

The creative team of TNT’s Animal Kingdom was ready to shuffle the deck in a big way as the show’s fourth season drew to a close and so, in last week’s penultimate episode, the Cody family matriarch, Janine ‘Smurf’ Cody (portrayed by series mainstay Ellen Barkin), was gunned down in shocking fashion.

In tonight’s just-aired finale, that discarded queen’s spot in the Animal Kingdom was filled by a wild-card presence that (if he sticks around) would absolutely shake up the dynamics and destiny of the Cody family odyssey. That wild card is a familiar face from Season 3: Billy Cody, portrayed with badass aplomb by former Rescue Me star Denis Leary, who is pretty much a walking joker card if you think about it.

For Deran Cody (Jake Weary), the
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TVLine Items: 'Hot Priest' Goes Dark, Chicago Med's New Doc and More

TVLine Items: 'Hot Priest' Goes Dark, Chicago Med's New Doc and More
Fleabag‘s “hot priest” is tapping into his dark side: Andrew Scott has joined the Season 2 cast of HBO’s His Dark Materials adaptation, our sister site Deadline reports.

The actor will play Colonel John Parry (also known as Doctor Stanislaus Grumman or Jopari), who in the books accidentally travels to Lyra’s world and becomes a renowned scholar and shaman. His dæmon was called Sayan Kötör, and had the form of an osprey.

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TVLine Items: Awkwafina Gets a Friend, Wheel of Time Castings and More

TVLine Items: Awkwafina Gets a Friend, Wheel of Time Castings and More
Awkwafina‘s upcoming Comedy Central series has set its sights on Jennifer Esposito.

The self-titled show — co-written by and starring Awkwafina — follows a twenty-something striving for a larger-than-life existence while living with her father (Bd Wong) and grandmother (Lori Tan Chinn) in Queens.

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Denis Leary Set to Star in Fox's Event Series A Moody Christmas

Denis Leary has signed on to play the lead role in Fox’s upcoming limited event series, A Moody Christmas. The half-hour, six-episode series is based on an Australian limited series of the same name and episode setup that aired in 2012. Variety reports the following synopsis and character description for Leary’s character, Dan Moody.

The single-cam comedy follows Dan Moody as he returns home to spend Christmas with his dysfunctional family. When he arrives, he’s met with the inevitable madness of a family whose members are all hiding things from each other.

Leary will play Sean Sr., the patriarch of the Moody family, all of whom return home to Chicago for the holidays, hiding secrets from one another.

A Moody Christmas is being written and executive produced by Bob Fisher, Rob Greenberg, and Tad Quill. The original series creators Trent O’Donnell and Phil Lloyd and executive producer
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Elizabeth Perkins Joins Denis Leary in Fox Event Series ‘A Moody Christmas’

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Elizabeth Perkins Joins Denis Leary in Fox Event Series ‘A Moody Christmas’
Elizabeth Perkins has joined the cast of the upcoming Fox holiday series “A Moody Christmas.”

Perkins will play Ann, the matriarch of the Moody family. She joins previously announced cast member Denis Leary, who will play Moody patriarch Sean Sr. The single-cam comedy follows Dan Moody as he returns home to spend Christmas with his dysfunctional family. When he arrives, he’s met with the inevitable madness of a family whose members are all hiding things from each other.

Perkins was previously nominated for three Emmy awards and two Golden Globes for her supporting role on the Showtime series “Weeds.” She also recently starred in the HBO limited series “Sharp Objects.” Perkins is also set to star in the upcoming Apple series “Truth Be Told.” Her previous TV credits also include shows like “This Is Us,” “How to Get Away with Murder,” and “Curb Your Enthusiasm.”

She is repped by Gersh and Brillstein Entertainment Partners.
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Elizabeth Perkins to Star on Fox’s Holiday Event Series ‘A Moody Christmas’

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Elizabeth Perkins to Star on Fox’s Holiday Event Series ‘A Moody Christmas’
Elizabeth Perkins has been cast opposite Denis Leary on “A Moody Christmas,” Fox’s upcoming holiday event series.

The six-episode comedy, adapted from the Australian series of the same name, centers on the Moodys, “including Sean Sr. (Leary), his wife, Ann (Perkins), their three grown children and an assorted mix of extended family members who gather for the holidays, with each packing his/her own eccentricities and complications,” according to Fox’s description.

Ann is “the matriarch of the Moodys, a tight-knit, but slightly dysfunctional, family of five, all of whom return home to Chicago for the holidays, hiding secrets from each other.”

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Co-produced by CBS TV Studios and Fox Entertainment, “A Moody Christmas” will air this December on Fox.

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