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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

Fox renews 'The Simpsons' for 26th season

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

'The Simpsons': Guillermo del Toro on creating the epic opening to 'Treehouse of Horror XXIV'

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

'The Simpsons' season premiere: See Homer in bed with Marge and... ? -- EXCLUSIVE VIDEO

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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Amy Poehler to guest on 'The Simpsons' -- EXCLUSIVE

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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'The Simpsons,' 'Family Guy' doing crossover episode

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

'The Simpsons': Daniel Radcliffe to guest

Good news: Daniel Radcliffe will make his return to a beloved franchise! Nope, not that one. The Harry Potter star has recorded another role for The Simpsons. READ FULL STORY

'The Simpsons' finale: Seth MacFarlane sings Sinatra, hits on Marge -- EXCLUSIVE VIDEO

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 Simpsons': Kristen Wiig to guest as FBI agent -- EXCLUSIVE

The Simpsons will go for laughs next season by putting on a Wiig: Kristen Wiig, the former Saturday Night Live star who returned as host on May 11, is lending her voice to an episode that is slated to air on Fox in the fall, EW has learned. READ FULL STORY

'The Simpsons': Seth MacFarlane episode will now air as season finale on May 19 -- EXCLUSIVE IMAGES

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

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