The network that canceled Brooklyn Nine-Nine and Last Man on Earth is placing its faith in Tim Allen. Following initial rumors, FOX confirms Allen’s Last Man Standing will return for new episodes after its cancellation at ABC last year.
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.
Lethal Weapon is officially without a Riggs. Reports confirm actor Clayne Crawford has been let go after a string of on-set conflicts, and the show is desperate to recast for a potential Season 3 renewal.
The specter of Tim Allen’s Last Man Standing rose with the success of ABC’s Roseanne, but the canceled conservative comedy has taken an unexpected turn. Reports indicate FOX may pick up the tab for a seventh season, with Tim Allen and cast back on board.
Just when Simpsons voice Hank Azaria seemed to turn a corner on the Apu controversy, creator Matt Groening drags us right back. The longtime producer accuses viewers of “pretending” the character is more offensive than they actually believe.
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.”
Lethal Weapon star Clayne Crawford is already on his apology tour. Following bizarre reports the star’s on-set abuses put a third season of the FOX remake in jeopardy, Crawford profusely apologizes and explains his “distressing” reprimands.
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.
FOX’s Gotham finally managed to turn Cameron Monaghan’s Jerome into a real Joker, but the joke may be on us. Producers are already walking back the show’s new green-haired menace, and won’t actually call him “The Joker.”
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.”
It’s been months since comedian Hari Kondabolu laid out The Problem With Apu, and The Simpsons at last responds. A short aside from Sunday’s latest sees Lisa brushing off the stereotype controversy as “something that started decades ago and was applauded and inoffensive,”…