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The Simpsons Renewed Through Season 30!

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An article written for Farm Dog

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The Simpsons is setting records yet again by signing a deal that will secure at least two more seasons of the series in their contract. The confirmation of seasons 29 and 30 will set the show at a record breaking 669 episodes. Even prior to this news the series has dominated all other shows with their 28 season-long run. The next runners up are the Western series Gunsmoke and Law & Order, with 20 seasons each under their belts.

The Simpsons debuted back on December 17, 1989, on the then renegade Fox network and it had remained a staple in the lives of many of us since that time. I was ten years old when the show debuted and at the time It was ground-breaking and edgy…at least to me. Fair warning to those that haven’t relived the past recently, those first episodes can be a dangerous trek down the nostalgia rabbit hole. They’re choppy, sloppy and a bit mundane by today’s standards, but with shows like South Park and Arc…

Golderg Dominated At WWE Survivor Series - So Who's Next?

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Originally written for Farm Dog on 11/26/16 by Matt MacNabb
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The WWE has had a great year, bringing a lot of their storylines out of the gutter and salvaging so much of their lost programming opportunities with the brand split between Raw and Smackdown this past summer. The move provided a creative shift that was desperately needed to spice up what had become very redundant programming. Add in the long anticipated return of Bill Goldberg, most famous for his run in WCW, and 2016 has shaped-up nicely. WWE immediately pitted Goldberg in a one-match deal at Survivor Series to rekindle and resolve his last match, which was back at Wrestlemania 21 against Brock Lesnar. Lesnar has been built as a tough competitor the past few years in WWE, after he beat the Undertaker's famed undefeated Wrestlemania streak at Wrestlemania 30. Fans were all expecting a brutal battle between the two giants, but instead what we got was a squash match lasting only 1:24, with Goldberg…

Code Geass Returning in New Anime Series and Recap Film Trilogy

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Originally Written for Screen Rant in November 2016 by Matt MacNabb
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Tokyo-based anime production firm Sunrise has been contributing to anime in a major way since 1972. The notable works they have produced include the various Mobile Suit Gundam and The Ultraman. Sunrise is responsible for bringing fans the 2006 anime series Code Geass, and plans to celebrate the franchises’ 10th anniversary with the recently announced “Kiseki no Anniversary”, which also includes several new Code Geass projects currently in development, as well as a new series and a film trilogy.

It’s an early holiday gift for anime fans, as the announcement brings about a third Code Geass series, titled Code Geass: Fakkatsu no Lelouch (translated: Code Geass: Lelouch of the Ressurrection). There hasn’t been new Code Geass since the series ended in 2008. While it is known that the new series will have a time jump of several years after the events of the last series (Zero Requiem), there are few …

Young Justice Cartoon Revived For A Season 3

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A press release was sent out this past week that confirmed to fans what they’d hoped for so long, that the DC Comics based Young Justice cartoon was being brought back for a season three! “The affection that fans have had for ‘Young Justice,’ and their rallying cry for more episodes, has always resonated with us,” said Sam Register, President, Warner Bros. Animation and Warner Digital Series. “We are excited to bring the show back for this loyal fanbase and to provide an opportunity for new viewers to discover this excellent series.” Warner Brothers Animation has yet to announce an expected release or network partner for the series. There is much speculation that Netflix may be the home for the series. When fans were clammoring for a third season the show creators encouraged us all to watch the first two seasons on Netflix when they arrived there. If we watched it enough and showed enough demand, the idea was that Netflix may commiss…