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FILE - In this undated publicity photo released by Fox shows characters from the animated series, "The Simpsons," from left, Maggie, Marge, Lisa, Homer and Bart. "The Simpsons" is cross-pollinating with yet another show.
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December 22, 2014 - 7:04 AM

TORONTO - "The Simpsons" is cross-pollinating with yet another show.

For its upcoming season premiere, "Mythbusters" is rigorously testing how some "Simpsons" gags would play out in real life.

"Several people were like, 'This is a cartoon! What can you do with this?'" co-host Adam Savage tells Entertainment Weekly.

"We looked through many, many, many different bits on 'The Simpsons,' but I think that we found stuff that really is entertaining and not totally outside the realm of physics — unlike, say, Wile E. Coyote stuff might be. We reached out (to 'The Simpsons' producers) and they were totally into it."

The "Mythbusters" team is testing whether a cherry bomb dropped in a toilet really could set off the plumbing across a whole school (as Bart did in an early episode), and whether a person could hang on to a wrecking ball and use their body as a shield to protect a house (a la Homer in the season 6 episode "Sideshow Bob Roberts").


It's been revealed the hotly anticipated "Walking Dead" spin-off will take place in Los Angeles.

As reported by TVLine, the show isn't expected to stray too far stylistically from the original series, but could be a prequel set in the early days of the zombie outbreak.


James Corden is set to take over "The Late Late Show" from Craig Ferguson in the new year and recently had his onscreen initiation.

Corden is an experienced actor and host, already well known on the other side of the pond, but he seems shy and nervous as he's teased by the outgoing Ferguson.

Of course, it's almost certainly all an act and you can bet Corden will be polished and ready when he takes over in March.


Larry David says a "Curb Your Enthusiasm" reunion is still possible but doesn't look all that likely.

He told Bill Simmons of Grantland that the odds are about six to one that the comedy won't return.

The "Seinfeld" co-creator says the backlash from that show's finale taught him there's not much upside in trying to formally give "Curb Your Enthusiasm" a tidy send-off.

"Well, you know, I got so much grief from the 'Seinfeld' finale, which a lot of people intensely disliked, that I no longer feel a need to wrap things up," David says.

"I wouldn't say I'm mad about it, but it taught me a lesson that if I ever did another show, I wasn't going to wrap it up."

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