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Jane Fonda plays Mr. Burns' secret lover on 'The Simpsons'

This week on The Simpsons, Lisa Simpson (friend of planet Earth!) recruits Assemblywoman Maxine Lombard (voiced by activist/actress Jane Fonda!) to thwart Mr. Burns’ fracking racket. Not surprisingly, passions run hot on this divisive issue. But as Burns and Lombard discover, so does romance.

Click on the video to see an exclusive scene from the episode in which Mr. Burns and Assemblywoman Lombard strike a type of backroom deal that involves the bedroom.

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'Goodfellas' actor Frank Sivero sues 'The Simpsons' for $250 million

The Simpsons‘ Louie acts a lot like Frank Sivero’s character does in Goodfellas—and Sivero is filing a lawsuit against The Simpsons.

In the lawsuit, filed Tuesday and obtained by Deadline, Sivero claims that he and some Simpsons writers lived next door to each other when Sivero was preparing for his role in Goodfellas, which came out in 1990. In 1991, The Simpsons debuted the character of Louie, a member of the Springfield mob who resembles Sivero in both looks and mannerisms. Louie has appeared in multiple episodes since then.

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'Simpsons World' app and website, featuring every episode, premieres tomorrow

All 500+ episodes of The Simpsons in one place—available to watch whenever and wherever you want? That’s unpossible!

At least, it will be… until Tuesday, when Fox launches its much-anticipated Simpsons World app and website. In a release that went wide Monday afternoon, FX revealed that the Simpsons smorgasbord will feature every episode of the sitcom’s first 25 seasons—552 in total—as well as every new episode from the series’ 26th season, available the day after each one first airs on Fox. In addition to on-demand episode viewing, the app—available via FX’s FXNOW app and SimpsonsWorld.com—will boast the following features, according to the release: READ FULL STORY

Sneak a peek at 'The Simpsons' Halloween episode 'Treehouse of Horror XXV'

On Sunday night at 8 p.m., after it gets all dark and creepy, The Simpsons will offer up a Fright of 1000 Laughs (or however many laughs can technically fit in a 30-minute episode). In the animated Fox comedy’s 25th annual Halloween installment, “Treehouse of Horror”—that’s XXV for Roman numeral lovers— Bart will attend a school located in a southern and unsavory neighborhood (hell), the Simpsons will be haunted by… the Simpsons from The Tracey Ullman Show, and a Stanley Kubrick parody/homage (paromage?) will make your eyes go wide before they shut.

Check out a scene from the trilogy of terror in which Bart accidentally summons a devilish dude who is decidedly non-dangerous. READ FULL STORY

Nick Offerman on his 'Simpsons' guest spot and the end of 'Parks and Recreation'

Nick Offerman has loaned his manly pipes to a variety of animated Fox shows—Bob’s Burgers, The Cleveland Show, Axe Cop—but his crowning vocal achievement will be heard this weekend when he pops up on The Simpsons.

In the episode (Sunday, 8 p.m.), relations between Homer and Bart reach a nadir over a serving of broccoli, prompting Marge to ship them off to sea—specifically to the Relation Ship, where conflicts between fathers and sons can be worked out while they learn to become sailors. The Parks and Recreation star voices the man in charge of that vessel, Captain Bowditch. “Not only to just be on The Simpsons, which is the crazy manifestation of a lifelong dream, but to do so as a sea captain was so dreamy for me because I love old seafaring novels and any lore of Her Majesty’s Royal Navy, all the Horatio Hornblower books and Patrick O’Brian novels,” raves Offerman, an accomplished woodworker who has built two canoes and a rowboat, written a book called Paddle Your Own Canoe, and subscribed to WoodenBoat Magazine. “This fits right into my nerd pocket.” READ FULL STORY

'The Simpsons'/'Family Guy' crossover is one of the most fascinatingly weird things to ever happen to television

The first thing to remember when you watch the Simpsons/Family Guy crossover is that it is an episode of Family Guy. This is when you groan, because Family Guy is an unoriginal rip-off of The Simpsons that retells tired old gags with an ironic approach. Or maybe you cheer, because you’re over The Simpsons: It hasn’t even been good in 13 years. Those aren’t my opinions. Those are the implicit opinions of the Simpsons/Family Guy crossover–or at least, those explicit self-mocking assertions are how “The Simpsons Guy” portrays every possible critique you could have about the two shows. “It’s just a lousy rip-off!” screams Homer Simpson. “I think I speak for all of us when I say I am over the Simpsons!” screams Peter Griffin back at him. READ FULL STORY

'Simpsons' producer talks character's death in premiere

[SPOILER ALERT: Do not read until you have watched Sunday night's episode of The Simpsons, titled “Clown in the Dumps.”] READ FULL STORY

Watch this, DVR that: Your guide to Sunday's perfect night of TV

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In our fall TV preview, we broke down each day into what to watch live and what to DVR. Here’s your fall Sunday-night game plan:

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'Simpsons' and 'Family Guy' creators Matt Groening and Seth MacFarlane talk crossover episode, movies, rivalry

They are two of the most famous creators in the universe. Their work is quoted almost as often as Scripture. They have turned their pens into ATMs, making them richer than the creator of the universe. They have given rise to—and remain the symbolic deities of—two sides of a pop culture debate that is being fervidly argued out on some message board as you read this. But on this toasty summer afternoon in L.A., dressed in white shirts, jeans, and sneakers, Matt Groening, the 60-year-old creator/exec producer of The Simpsons (and Futurama), and Seth MacFarlane, the 40-year-old creator/exec producer/vocal star of Family Guy (and American Dad), are just two dudes in a room, talking ‘toons. READ FULL STORY

Peter gets 'Taken,' Stewie gets pregnant, and more 'Family Guy' scoop

Family Guy returns for season 13 with a vengeanceor at least the most-anticipated crossover episode in years as the Griffins spend some quality time in Springfield with the Simpsons (Sept. 28, 9 p.m. Fox). “I don’t have any expectations that it will start world peace,” executive producer Steve Callaghan tells EW. “I hope it entertains people for an hour, and I hope it puts to rest rumors that there’s a big feud between us and The Simpsons. And I hope it gets people to end global warming.” If that’s the goal of the premiere, how high did Family Guy aim with the rest of the season? Read on to see what’s in store for the Quahog bunch in this upcoming batch of episodes. READ FULL STORY

11 things you'll want to know about the 'Simpsons'-'Family Guy' crossover

It’s finally time for Homer Simpson and Peter Griffin to bro down and drink up. On Sept. 28, from 9 p.m. all the way to 10 p.m., the animated worlds of Fox’s The Simpsons and Family Guy will collide colossally when Family Guy’s season premiere features the Griffins breaking bread/donuts with the Simpsons. Friendships are formed between the two families before Homer and Peter get in a massive fight over their respective beer of choice.

Dying to know how this crossover came to life? Wondering what to expect when the Quahog crew cruises over to Springfield? Still trying to free up some DVR space by powering through the leftovers of the FXX’s Simpsons marathon? You’re on your own on that last one, but Family Guy co-showrunner/executive producer Richard Appel gave EW some insight and intel into the long-awaited mashup.

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'The Simpsons' star Yeardley Smith heads to 'The Mindy Project'

Lisa Simpson is popping up all over TV this fall. Yeardley Smith, who voices The Simpsons’ eldest daughter, will guest-star on an upcoming episode of The Mindy Project, EW has learned exclusively.

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'Simpsons' and 'Family Guy' creators Matt Groening and Seth MacFarlane draw each other

Unless you’ve been living under a Jebediah Springfield statue, you probably know that the season premiere of Family Guy will transport viewers out of Quahog and into Springfield, as the Griffins meet up with the Simpsons. This week’s issue of Entertainment Weekly takes you inside this much-anticipated crossover episode and features a Q&A with the two men who gave life to these characters, Simpsons creator/executive producer Matt Groening and Family Guy creator/executive producer Seth MacFarlane.

In addition, EW asked the two animation dominators to take pen to paper and draw each other in any way they saw fit, and you can see the results below. Oh, and congrats on that mayorship, Mr. Groening.
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