Fox is getting in ‘The Simpsons’ Duff Beer business

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Fox is getting in The Simpsons’ Duff Beer business

Duff Beer is only officially available at Universal theme parks. But in reaction to brewers around the world illegally making and selling The Simpsons beer, Fox is creating its own official Duff Beer. Unfortunately, the Duff Beer will only be available, at first, in markets in South America and Europe. The Wall Street Journal reports: “The company has been consulting with a brewmaster to get the flavor just right, and plans subtle packaging with no obvious nods to the TV show—just an exact replica of the cartoon brew that will play like an inside joke for Simpsons superfans.”

Game of Thrones director told President Obama that Jon Snow is dead

David Nutter, who directed the Season 5 finale, says Obama recently put his hand on his shoulder and asked, “You didn’t kill Jon Snow did you?” Nutter’s response: “I said, ‘Jon Snow is deader than dead. I thought I was going to be sent to Guantanamo or something, but fortunately I’m here—but he’s dead.” PLUS: Nutter confirms Stannis Baratheon’s fate, and watch the GoT audition reel shown at Comic-Con.

The Walking Dead
will feature a lot of flashbacks early in Season 6

Showrunner Scott Gimple said at Comic-Con that one episode will be entirely set in the past. PLUS: Ethan Embry and Merrit Wever join Season 6.

Fear the Walking Dead
gets a premiere date and extended trailer

The Walking Dead companion series debuts on Aug. 23. PLUS: Producers promise an “incredibly different” series…”We don’t get to full apocalypse until the end of the season.”

On The Cosby Show,
Cliff Huxtable “drugged” women with a special BBQ sauce

Reddit users discovered a 1990 episode, where Bill Cosby’s character fed women barbecue sauce that appeared to make them docile, affectionate and agreeable.

Patti Stanger is leaving Bravo after 8 seasons of The Millionaire Matchmaker

“After 8 seasons I’ve decided to leave @Bravotv Thank u 4 the great ride,” she tweeted. “Stay tuned for exciting news as I move to a wonderful new network!”

MTV sets a January debut for The Shannara Chronicles — watch the trailer

The fantasy series from the creators of Smallville based on Terry Brooks’ book series will debut some time in January.

books Gene Simmons

The Kiss frontman will guest on the 90-minute Season 2 premiere.

Archie Comics drama series Riverdale is moving from Fox to CW

Producers, including Greg Berlanti, felt CW was the perfect fit for the Archie comic book characters.

Jessica Walter spoils the beginning of Arrested Development Season 5

What’s going to happen to Buster?

Jeffrey Dean Morgan has no idea if The Good Wife will make him Alicia’s love interest

But the Extant star adds jokingly of his other CBS co-star: “Halle’s going to get pissed though! She’s going to get mad!…It’s not a bad issue. I feel like it’s an OK issue in my life!”