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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Homer will be shouting “Woo-hoo!” for at least another year: The Simpsons has been picked up for a 26th season, Fox announced today. This will bring the episode tally for the animated comedy — which is the longest-running. scripted show. ever. — to a whopping 574. READ FULL STORY
In trying to scare up some laughs for its annual Halloween episode, The Simpsons also got deadly serious: They recruited big-screen writer-director Guillermo Del Toro. Known for crafting surreal worlds of fantasy and horror (Pan’s Labyrinth, The Devil’s Backbone) as well as action (Pacific Rim), Del Toro turned Springfield into his own wicked playground with a 2-minute-45-second couch gag/ opening-titles extravaganza to kick off Oct. 6′s “Treehouse of Horror XXIV.” It’s a dense, elaborate, clever, creepy, impressive creation — and it requires several viewings to process all of the action. (See for yourself below.) READ FULL STORY
To kick off season 25 of The Simpsons (25 seasons??? Shock! Disbelief! Poignant reflection on the passage of time!), Homer attends a nuclear power plant operating convention, only to return home acting all kinds of strange. Lisa does the only logical thing: She calls in the FBI. Meet Agent Annie, voiced by Kristen Wiig. Like Claire Danes’ CIA officer Carrie Mathison, Annie is not afraid to get up close and personal with her suspects, as you can see in the clip below.
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A well-known Pawnee resident is going to visit Springfield this season.
Parks and Recreation star Amy Poehler will reprise her role as Bart’s future ex-wife in an upcoming episode of The Simpsons, executive producer Al Jean tells EW. In the installment, which is set 30 years from now, Jenda (Poehler) is dating a crab-like alien creature and … she’s still not getting along with Bart. “Bart is trying to get over his divorce and he does it in a bit of a Total Recall-type way,” Jean says of the episode. “I won’t give away what happens, but that’s a clue.”
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On Thursday, July 18, we found out that Homer Simpson and the rest of Springfield will be featured in an episode of Family Guy. READ FULL STORY
The Simpsons are going to spend some quality time with the Griffins: In a crossover episode titled “The Simpsons Guy,” Homer & Co. will be featured in an episode of Family Guy, EW has learned. READ FULL STORY
Who’s trying to come between Homer and Marge in the season finale of The Simpsons? Sounds like Seth MacFarlane. The Family Guy creator/masterthroat will voice the role of Ben, a charmer who makes a play for Marge after she obliviously winds up on a Ashley Madison-type website. Will Marge be able to get the Sinatra-crooning Ben out of her mind? Check out the following clip. READ FULL STORY
The season 24 finale of The Simpsons will feature a voice that might be a little familiar to viewers of Fox’s other animated shows: Seth MacFarlane.
Yes, the guy behind Family Guy (as well as American Dad and The Cleveland Show) will try to make a romantic connection with Marge on the May 19 episode titled “Dangers on a Train.” In the 8:30 p.m. episode — which was originally slated to air as the season 25 premiere — Homer’s wife winds up accidentally on a website for married people to arrange affairs and crosses paths with a smooth operator named Ben (MacFarlane). You can see Ben in full-charm mode with Marge below, which apparently doesn’t sit well with Homer. READ FULL STORY
Justin Bieber may be generating headlines right now all over the globe on his world tour, but he’ll make a pit stop stateside this weekend in Springfield. The singer has recorded a brief cameo as himself for Sunday’s episode of The Simpsons, “The Fabulous Faker Boy” (Fox, 8 p.m.). “He tries to get into a talent show that Bart is playing piano in and they won’t admit him,” hinted Simpsons exec producer Al Jean, adding: “Draw your own conclusions.”
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The Simpsons did it!
But Stephen King thought it up first — the whole giant-transparent-dome-traps-small-town plot device.
Now CBS’ upcoming series adaptation of King’s Under the Dome is going to give the Fox animated hit a shout-out in return.
The backstory: King originally began work on his sprawling eco-parable bestseller in 1976, then shelved the project for a couple decades before picking it up again and ultimately publishing the novel in 2009. In the meantime, 20th Century Fox released The Simpsons Movie in 2007 with a broadly comic take on the same concept. Fox’s series The Simpsons then mocked the coincidence in a 2010 episode where Monty Burns begins to seal Springfield with a giant dome while brandishing a copy of King’s book before realizing this has already been done once before. READ FULL STORY
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