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TV Blog Buzz: Watch the 'Simpsons' and 'Family Guy' crossover episode teaser

This image released by Fox shows characters from the Fox animated series, "Family Guy." THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Fox)

Fox used this year’s Comic-Con convention in San Diego to tease fans of “The Simpsons” and “Family Guy” with an early look at a crossover episode set to air this fall.

The Griffins will be joining the Simpsons in Springfield for the special episode and a five-minute sneak peek is now online.

It includes an epic fight between Homer and Peter, in the style of the infamous “Family Guy” Peter-versus-Ernie-The-Giant-Chicken brawls.



“The Killing” has been resurrected one more time.

The fourth — and presumably final — season of the twice-cancelled murder drama is now streaming on Netflix. Six last episodes close out the stories of detectives Sarah Linden (Mireille Enos) and Stephen Holder (Joel Kinnaman), who now find themselves investigating a murder at a military academy.

Executive producer and writer Veena Sud tells the New York Daily News that she’s happy Netflix gave her the opportunity to wrap the series as she originally intended.

“This will be the ending I envisioned from the beginning,” says Sud. “It’s very gratifying, after being cancelled twice and fearing I’d never get there.”



ESPN’s Grantland examines just how “The Killing” was able to repeatedly rise from the dead, even though many critics and viewers gave up on it early.

Andy Greenwald, who clearly is not a fan of “The Killing,” argues Netflix simply identified a good business case to keep the series going a little longer, and probably didn’t bankroll the show believing it was an overlooked gem.

“The same market forces that have wrung 44 hours out of ‘The Killing”s limp towel are the ones keeping the far more deserving ‘Community’ alive, too, long past the point of sanity,” Greenwald writes.

“No one can argue that these decisions are being made in terms of quality. In fact, it’s best not to think of these shows as traditional TV series at all anymore. Rather, they’re monetizable widgets to be bent and folded into whatever subprime shape makes sense in the current marketplace.”



Deep into summer rerun season, the “Twin Peaks” Blu-ray box set couldn’t have landed at a better time.

New York magazine’s Vulture blog reviews the repackaging and remastering of the David Lynch-helmed cult favourite, which is said to have inspired many of TV’s edgier hits of recent years.

The set includes all 30 episodes of the short-lived show, the “Fire Walk With Me” prequel film, and a host of extras.