Entertainment Weekly recently named some of the hottest TV projects for 2012. Two of the shows that are on that list include The New Neighbors(different sources have it spelled The New Nabors) and Seth MacFarlane’s take on The Flintstones. After the jump, get the inside scoop of what we know so far about these two shows and let us know which ones you are most excited for! Next up, The Flintstones.
First thing’s first. Entertainment Weekly claims in there article that The Flintstones is the 3rd longest-running prime-time animated series behind the Simpsons, and King of the Hill. That of which is incorrect because The Flintstones only aired new episodes for six seasons before it went to reruns on Saturday morning. So with that the numbers should be:
1) The Simpsons-23 seasons with 495 episodes
2) King of the Hill-13 seasons with 259 eps
3) South Park-15 seasons with 223 eps
4) Family Guy-10 seasons with 174 eps
5) The Flintstones-6 seasons with 166 episodes
But, hey who knows, Seth MacFarlane is bringing back The Flintstones but not until 2013(not sure why EW put this show in there list) so maybe it can move on up! Having said that The Flintstones follows a working man named Fred Flintstone living in the Stone Age with his family and his next-door neighbor and best friend, Barney Rubble.
Judging solely by some of the interviews Seth has done(which in 2011 I think he might have set a record) it sounds like its going to be a pretty awesome show keeping a lot of what made the original show great intact but also fresh and contemporary. I’m just wondering who’s going to be doing the voices for Fred and Barney?
Alan Reed was the original voice of Fred until he passed, and then Henry Corden took over(and no I am not counting The Flintstone Kids depictions). Corden is 85 years old, however so I doubt he would be the long-term solution which would make either the Pepples’ cereal voice James Arnold Taylor OR Jeff Bergman, who actually lent his voice as Fred while Seth did Barney in the Cavalcade of Cartoon Comedy web series.
My pick? John Goodman. Yep, he was the best Fred in my opinion. He still does a bunch of voice-over work today and I think he has the best “Yabba-Dabba-Doo” money can buy. And Seth/FOX have a lot of money!