Tribeca TV Festival just announced its lineup, and the highlight might be a 30th anniversary screening of The Simpsons that will include a panel discussion with Harry Shearer (voice of Mr. Burns, Ned Flanders, and many others) and creator Matt Groening as well as his fellow producers.
Moderator Yeardley Smith, voice of Lisa Simpson, will try to make sure this doesn’t become a nerdfest along the lines of the Itchy and Scratchy and Poochie Show (and will presumably avoid mentioning that d’oh-worthy Michael Jackson episode). If you get to ask a question, don’t have a cow, man.
In Living Color will celebrate its 25th anniversary with the Wayans brothers (and sister), Tommy Davidson, Rosie Perez, and David Alan Grier. Will former fly girl Jennifer Lopez be dancing in between the pilot screening and the panel discussion? Probably not. But the April 27 event is sure to be straight fire. In fact, let’s hope Fire Marshall Bill is around.
Other highlights of the fest, slated for April 24 to May 5, include a talk with Rami Malek, Christian Slater and others from Mr. Robot; the premiere of documentaries about MTV and the Wu Tang Clan, with all living members of Wu Tang in attendance; and the premiere of new Netflix animated comedy Tuca & Bertie, featuring a post-screening Q&A with stars Ali Wong and Tiffany Haddish. Tickets for Wu-Tang Clan: Of Mics and Men, showing at Beacon Theater, go on sale tomorrow and tickets for the other events go on sale March 26.
Check out the whole lineup here.