It’s a Red Wedding kind of day at FOX. Just days after a cliffhanger-y fourth season finale for Will Forte’s The Last Man on Earth and days before Brooklyn Nine-Nine brings its fifth season to a close, FOX has pulled the plug on both fan-favorite series.
The Simpsons’ response to decades of Apu concerns proved less than ideal, and it’s still unclear if the FOX animation staple will consider changes. Star Hank Azaria is rethinking his role, however, and now claims he’s “willing to step aside.”
FOX’s Lethal Weapon TV series has quietly coasted along as one of its more popular, but may come to an abrupt end. Reports indicate on-set abuse and unprofessional behavior from star Clayne Crawford is making FOX and Warner Bros. consider scrapping the series altogether.
Days after The Simpsons tried to address criticisms of Apu, showrunners have acknowledged their mistake. Writer Al Jean promises the long-running animated comedy will find a better way to address the character’s controversial history, and hopefully stay “popular.”
Much as we’ve dreaded the thought, Buffy the Vampire Slayer might return to life yet a third time. FOX bosses say they’ve frequently discussed the possibility of resurrecting Joss Whedon’s brand of vampire pop, and are just waiting for the go-ahead to make it so.
It’s been almost 23 years since The Simpsons left viewers in a tizzy over “Who Shot Mr. Burns,” and every fan now knows the culprit. That said, Simpsons writer Josh Weinstein now shares an early look at the first pitch, which might have featured Barney – or even Selma – as the shooter.