People: 'Family Guy' creator Seth MacFarlane retooling 'The Flintstones' for Fox TV
"The Flintstones," the classic 1960s prime time animated show about a rotund, belligerent caveman named Fred Flinstone and his improbably hot (for a cartoon) wife Wilma, is coming back to TV.
"Family Guy" creator Seth MacFarlane will retool the series for Fox TV, the network has announced, with an expected premiere date of fall 2013.
"The very first cartoon character I drew at age 2 was Fred Flintstone," MacFarlane said in a statement. "So it's appropriate that events have come full circle, allowing me to produce the newest incarnation of this great franchise.
"Plus, I think America is finally ready for an animated sitcom about a fat, stupid guy with a wife who's too good for him."
Ha, ha, we get it; he's just described pretty much every animated sitcom on Fox. But here's the real question: Is America ready for a "Flintstones" that gets down and dirty?
The original show, a cartoon version of the Jackie Gleason sitcom "The Honeymooners," was a purely G-rated affair, whereas "Family Guy" gleefully ambushes the boundaries of good taste on every episode.
Unverified reports say Winfrey is keen on landing Shriver as a talk-show host for her OWN cable network and also might be trying to book Shriver as a guest on her final show next week.
Neither side has commented on the meeting.
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Next fall, Allen will star in "Last Man Standing," a sitcom that has him fighting for, well, his manhood. He'll play a sporting goods employee who lives in a home dominated by women, including his wife (Nancy Travis) and their three daughters.
It's set to air on Monday nights, just before another new sitcom, "Man Up," which follows three dudes trying to get in touch with their "inner tough guys."
Sounds like a lot of testosterone for a network that gave us "Grey's Anatomy" and "Dancing With the Stars."
Of course, there will be plenty of girl power among the 13 other shows ABC unveiled Tuesday. Leading the pack is a remake of "Charlie's Angels," featuring gorgeous Minka Kelly. Then again, that show might attract a male or two.
CELEBRITY LOVE NEWS: Now that Leonardo DiCaprio has broken up with longtime beau Bar Refaeli, he's no doubt taking stock of his life, analyzing his priorities, exploring his spiritual side "... and taking a shot at pretty much any woman that comes within 100 yards of him.
He's already been linked to celebs ranging from Ashley Greene (yes, the one who dated Joe Jonas) to Naomi Campbell and was spotted snuggling Tuesday on a yacht near Cannes, France, with Blake Lively.
Rapper Kanye West might have a reputation for being difficult, but he seems to have no trouble finding girlfriends. His latest is model Angela Martini, who won the Miss Universe Albania pageant in 2010.
Looks like Leighton Meester and Justin Long are dating. They were spotted holding hands while dining Sunday in Hollywood.
Nick Jonas, 18, probably can take off that promise ring now. He's dating 26-year-old Australian pop star Delta Goodrem. She was seen holding hands with Jonas this week in Los Angeles and recently made a guest appearance on "Dancing With the Stars."
MacFarlane has not detailed his plans for the new show.
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it will be good comeback i must say, if it actually happens. after the success of Family Guy, the creator can do any miracle. it will be good. thanks for sharing the news.
that wud be fun. thanks for sharing.
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