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'Simpsons' Lego episode: See the first image

Do you know what dimension The Simpsons are about to enter? Just look at this image that was just posted on the animated comedy’s Facebook page and the answer will hit like you a ton of bricks. READ FULL STORY

'The Simpsons': FXX to air every episode in 12-day marathon

Do you and your eyeballs have what it takes to watch every episode of The Simpsons in a row? FXX has essentially issued that challenge, announcing Wednesday that it will air all 552 installments of the animated Fox comedy over a 12-day period, from Aug. 21 through Labor Day. In case you’re wondering, yes, there is an actual world record for longest continuous television viewing, and it’s held by a pair of California residents, who consumed 86 hours and 37 minutes of Springfield high jinks during a Fox-sponsored event two years ago. READ FULL STORY

'The Simpsons' quietly bids farewell to Mrs. Krabappel: Watch her final scene

When Marcia Wallace passed away last year after a 28-year battle with breast cancer, fans of The Simpsons mourned the loss of the series’ beloved, wisecracking teacher Edna Krabappel — whom Wallace had voiced for 24 years.

Executive producer Al Jean promised that the character would be retired, and The Simpsons has since paid homage to Wallace in a few brief instances: in a November episode, Bart remembered his teacher in a somber opening chalkboard gag, and a holiday opening credits sequence featured Krabappel sporting angel wings in a blink-and-you’ll-miss-it moment.

But at the end of the March 10 episode “The Man Who Grew Too Much,” the show dedicated its tag to what appears to be Mrs. Krabappel’s final appearance. The scene finds Ned Flanders — who married Bart’s perennial fourth grade teacher in a 2012 episode — wearing a black armband and tenderly remembering his late wife. And naturally, we hear her signature laugh echo one last time.

Watch the touching moment below, courtesy of the folks at Vulture (the official version is only available via Hulu Plus). We’ll miss you, Edna. READ FULL STORY

'Simpsons' Lego episode to air May 4

The Lego Movie is dominating theaters now, and soon the toy building bricks will invade your television sets too.

Fox announced today that it will air an all-Lego episode of The Simpsons on May 4 at 8 p.m, meaning Homer & Co. will become a different kind of yellow. The story revolves around Homer finding himself in a world where Marge, Bart, Lisa, Maggie, and the rest of Springfield’s residents are made of Lego pieces. The logline of “Brick Like Me” asks: “Can he ‘put together’ how he got there and somehow figure out how to get home before he is stuck in a world of bricks forever?” READ FULL STORY

Which 'Simpsons' character WON'T die this year? Hank Azaria drops a major clue

Fans of The Simpsons are on edge this year, as executive producer Al Jean teased back in October that the axe will fall on a character in the season 26 premiere. The only clues? The character has appeared more than twice on the show and is voiced by an actor who won an Emmy for playing the role (or roles).

While everyone scrambles to place their bets on the identity of the unlucky victim (the latest in a long line of offed characters including Maude Flanders, Fat Tony, and Bleeding Gums Murphy), Hank Azaria dropped a major clue about the Springfield resident who will kick the bucket in next fall’s season premiere.
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'The Simpsons': Judd Apatow on playing 'self-involved' Judd Apatow and the upcoming episode he wrote (two decades ago)

Judd Apatow is one of Hollywood’s biggest comedy voices, and he’s lending his to The Simpsons on Sunday (Fox, 8 p.m.) The writer-director-producer whose credits range from This is 40 to Anchorman to Bridesmaids to Girls plays himself in an episode in which Homer screens illegally downloaded movies in his backyard, only to wind up on trial for piracy. (Will Arnett, Apatow’s wife, Leslie Mann, Paul Rudd, Seth Rogen, Channing Tatum and Rob Halford also pop up.) This won’t be Apatow’s only contribution to the animated comedy; the producers also plan to turn a script that he wrote two decades ago into an episode for next season. EW spoke with Apatow about both of his Simpsons gigs.
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'The Simpsons': Eva Longoria plays Lisa's Republican friend/rival -- EXCLUSIVE VIDEO

Eva Longoria may have given a speech at the 2012 Democratic National Convention in support of Barack Obama, but on the next episode of The Simpsons, she’s taking the stage as a Republican.

Longoria plays the role of Isabelle Gutierrez, who becomes Lisa’s new best pal. However, the glow of new friendship may flicker out quickly as liberal Lisa discovers that Isabelle’s political animal is an elephant, not a donkey. Worse yet, they are opponents in the campaign for second-grade class rep. You can preview the Lisa-Isabelle debate from “The Kid is All Right” (Fox, 8 p.m., Sunday) in the clip below. Longoria isn’t the only famous voice in the episode; Anderson Cooper plays himself in a flashforward. READ FULL STORY

'The Simpsons' to be shown on FXX starting in 2014

The Simpsons is coming to FXX in 2014.

The acquisition of the long-running animated comedy today, which was announced today, marks one of the biggest off-network deals in history, according to FXX, which is currently home to original episodes of It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia and The League.

The Simpsons is indisputably one of the greatest shows in television history,” said FX president John Landgraf in a statement.  “We are honored to have it associated with FX Networks and FXX.” READ FULL STORY

Elisabeth Moss on her 'Simpsons' guest spot -- and the final season of 'Mad Men'

Before Elisabeth Moss returns to Manhattan, she’s making a pit stop in Springfield: The actress who stars as Peggy Olson on Mad Men is lending her voice to Sunday’s episode of The Simpsons (Fox, Nov. 17, 8 p.m.). Moss will play a pregnant woman named Gretchen whose baby Homer winds up delivering in an elevator. (Spoiler: It’s not Pete’s.) But when she names the baby Homer Jr. to recognize his good deed, Homer gets a little too attached to the little tyke. EW asked this unabashed Simpsons fan all about her big guest spot — and tossed in few Mad Men questions as well.

ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY: Is this your animated debut?
ELISABETH MOSS:
I have done a few things, but when I was really young. There was a Batman show. And I did a Hanna-Barbera film called Once Upon a Forest.

Was this something that you’d been hoping they’d ask you to do for awhile? How would you assess your level of Simpsons fandom?
I’m 31. It’s been on for 25 years. It’s been on for most of my life. It’s so a part of my world that I don’t remember a time when The Simpsons wasn’t on television. For my generation, it’s a huge part of our upbringing. It’s just a staple. [Being asked to guest-star] is not even something I would necessarily even dream of. Obviously that’s something you’d love to do but you think, “Oh, that’s really cool and important. Nobody’s ever going to ask you to do it.” I couldn’t have been more excited. You would have thought I had won an award or something. It really was such a honor, honestly, and it was one of those moments in your career, like being on Saturday Night Live and those things that aren’t technically a part of your day job that are such a stamp of approval, you know? It’s just one of those legendary things that I’ll be able to show to my kids. READ FULL STORY

Fox picks up animated comedy from Seth MacFarlane

Get ready for more Seth MacFarlane on Fox.

The network, which is already home to MacFarlane’s Family Guy and Dads, announced today it has picked up 13 episodes of a new animated comedy called Bordertown, which comes from MacFarlane and Family Guy producer Mark Hentemann. The show will center on two families living in a Southwest desert town on the  U.S.-Mexico border.

While no debut date is officially set, the show will likely land on Sundays as part of the Fox animation block that currently consists of The Simpsons, which was recently renewed, Bob’s Burgers, Family Guy and American Dad, which is moving to TBS in 2014.

The announcement comes one month after Fox pulled the plug on Murder Police, the midseason animated project starring Jane Lynch, before it aired a single episode.

Marcia Wallace, actress from 'The Simpsons' and 'The Bob Newhart Show', dies at 70

As Edna Krabappel on The Simpsons, Marcia Wallace may be the only 4th-grade teacher to have the same student for 24 years. Before that, she was beloved as Carol Kester, the lovelorn, wisecracking secretary on The Bob Newhart Show.

Wallace, who was a breast cancer survivor for 28 years, has died at age 70, according to the showrunner of The Simpsons. “I was tremendously saddened to learn this morning of the passing of the brilliant and gracious Marcia Wallace,” producer Al Jean said in a statement to EW. “She was beloved by all at The Simpsons and we intend to retire her irreplaceable character.”

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'Simpsons' producer on mystery death in Springfield: Even the actor doesn't know yet

Simpsons executive producer Al Jean turned a few non-animated heads recently when he mentioned that the long-running comedy is planning to kill off one of its characters. His big clue? He/she is voiced by an actor who won an Emmy for this role. (That seems to limit our victim pool to a character played by Anne Hathaway, Kelsey Grammer, Marcia Wallace, Jackie Mason, or any of the series regulars with the exception of Harry Shearer. Yes, Shearer — the voice of Mr. Burns, Smithers, Ned Flanders, Principal Skinner, Kent Brockman and Reverend Lovejoy, among others — has never won an Emmy for his Simpsons work. Express your outrage below.)  READ FULL STORY

'Simpsons' episode to feature voices of Judd Apatow, Channing Tatum, Paul Rudd, Leslie Mann and Seth Rogen -- EXCLUSIVE

Late last year, news broke that The Simpsons were going to turn a decades-old spec script written by Judd Apatow into an episode. As it turns out, the A-list comedy writer-director-producer is collaborating with the animated series in front of the microphone as well. EW has learned that a different episode — which was already known to boast Will Arnett as a guest star — features the voices of Apatow, frequent collaborators Leslie Mann, Paul Rudd, and Seth Rogen, plus Channing Tatum and… Judas Priest frontman Rob Halford. READ FULL STORY

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