The Simpsons Go Live on TV2 — +1 (Week)

Wahoo! TV2 will fast track The Simpsons so it screens same week as the States.

It will be only for one episode but hopefully the stunt is a harbinger of how the series will be programmed from season 28 (which starts in the US on September 25).

In the meantime, on May 22 TV2 will jump from episode 14 of s27 to ep 21, to accommodate a “live” appearance by Homer.

The show will use motion capture technology for an “improvised” three-minute scene in which Homer answers fan Twitter questions, pre-submitted under the hashtag #HomerLive.

Executive producer Al Jean told Entertainment Weekly the episode will “do the equivalent of holding up today’s newspaper, where we talk about something that’s going on right then.”

“Simprovised” airs this weekend in the US.

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5 Responses to “The Simpsons Go Live on TV2 — +1 (Week)”

  1. TV2 should be fast-tracking this into Monday pre/post MKR straight off the ‘satellite’. It’ll probably be as weak as most current episodes but would be a drawcard.

  2. Couldn’t agree more, Clint. TV2 also missed an opportunity with Sheldon and Amy consummating their relationship in The Big Bang Theory. It should have fast-tracked that episode as a Christmas special; instead, fans had to wait until well into the new year to see it.

  3. It’s certainly frustrating with TV2 that they don’t seem to be very adaptable to current trends. They fast-track The Walking Dead but otherwise their schedule is very predictable. In fact, they fast-tracked Lost for the final few seasons and it appeared as though that might be the way of the future but they have never really gone that much further with it. Capturing the buzz on the internet, social media etc around shows should be exactly what TV2 should do as the ‘youthful’ alternative to TV1. I guarantee there’ll be articles a plenty this week on Stuff, the Herald and various other news sites talking about what Homer has said. By the time it gets to Sunday it will be old news. The best clips will have been viewed online. The same thing goes for TBBT as you mentioned. No wonder people turn to downloading when the TV networks aren’t adapting to the 21st century.

  4. Indeed, while Paul Henry mm had a clip this morning too.

    A big opportunity missed.

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