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Seth MacFarlane to guest on 'The Simpsons' as... -- EXCLUSIVE

You may now exclaim, “Holy crap! Woo hoo!”: Seth MacFarlane has recorded a guest spot on The Simpsons.

The Family Guy creator and voice actor (not to mention one of EW’s Entertainers of the Year and the host of the upcoming Oscars) will try to romance Marge in an episode that’s slated to air next fall as the season 25 premiere, EW has learned. The two popular animated shows, of course, share a network, a night, an overweight patriarch that falls well shy of role model, and a rivalry as they’ve playfully jabbed each other on screen over the years. “We wanted to come together in a bipartisan way to make Fox Sunday night rock,” sums up Simpsons executive producer Al Jean of the MacFarlane casting. “This was all very fun.” READ FULL STORY

'The Simpsons' to make Judd Apatow-penned episode two decades after he wrote it

One lucky fan of The Simpsons is going to see his dream come true when the show turns his spec script into an episode that will air on TV. He’s no contest winner, though: He’s Judd Apatow. READ FULL STORY

'The Simpsons' pokes fun at Karl Rove's election night behavior

Breathe easy, Fox News — you weren’t explicitly singled out for mockery on this week’s post-election episode of The Simpsons. Karl Rove, on the other hand, wasn’t quite so lucky.

Fox’s long-running comedy mocked the Republican strategist last night with a chalkboard gag that alluded to Rove’s election night meltdown. The sentence Bart was forced to write over and over during his latest detention: “I will not concede the election till Karl Rove gives me permission.” Here’s video:

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'The Simpsons': Watch Mr. Burns endorse Mitt Romney -- VIDEO

The following will come as good news to those in Mitt Romney’s camp who’ve been wanting him to shore up the geriatric-billionaire vote: Mr. Burns from The Simpsons has come out in support of the former Massachusetts governor less than a week before the 2012 Presidential election!

Check out this video from The Simpsons, in which the ruthless tycoon tries to spin his case for Romney. Turns out, he’s not concerned about the “47 percent” tape or “the tax returns that Wesley Snipe would call suspicious,” but rather the tale of a certain Romney family pet who saw part of our great country from the roof of a car. After you watch, feel free to tell us your choice for 2012: Broccoli Obama, Meat Romney, or a write-in for Mayor Quimby? (We already know how Homer voted.)

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Obama or Romney? Homer Simpson votes for…. — VIDEO

Obama or Romney? Homer Simpson votes for.... -- VIDEO

In 2008, Homer had a little trouble casting a ballot for Barack Obama, and wound up voting six times for John McCain before he was sucked into the machine. Will it go any better for him this year on Election Day? Check out this preview clip from an upcoming episode of The Simpsons, in which Homer shows up at his voting station without proper identification before weighing his options of President Obama (“I already got one wife telling me to eat healthy”) and Mitt Romney (“I hear he wears magic underpants”). After casting his vote, Homer catches a shocking glimpse at Mitt’s tax returns, which leads to… well, see for yourself.

The Simpsons kicks off season 24 on Sept. 30 on Fox. READ FULL STORY

'Simpsons: Treehouse of Horror XXIII' poster revealed

Can you believe we’re coming up on the 24th season of The Simpsons? As usual, Team Yellow will have a Treehouse of Horror episode that airs (sort of) near Halloween. The segments include a Back to the Future-themed spoof where Bart returns to the 1970s — except he tries to prevent his parents from ever hooking up. The family also “adopts” a black hole that starts swallowing Springfield.

Here’s the poster, below. Treehouse of Horror airs Sunday, Oct. 7. READ FULL STORY

Tina Fey to guest on 'The Simpsons' -- EXCLUSIVE

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Tina Fey is going to be a
mean girl... on The Simpsons. In an upcoming episode of the animated Fox comedy, the star/creator of 30 Rock will voice the role of Ms. Cantwell, an otherwise nice substitute teacher who does not warm to Lisa for some mysterious reason and bullies her. How bad does it get? “She gives Lisa a 'B' and Ralph an 'A' even though Ralph signed his paper ‘Ralpa,’” says exec producer Al Jean. “And Lisa has a reading kangaroo with a bunch of little joeys in it for the books that she reads, and [Ms. Cantwell]

takes the joeys out and puts them in other kangaroos. Hardcore stuff.” READ FULL STORY

Russian channel to censor 'The Simpsons'

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First Pussy Riot, now Itchy and Scratchy.

A Russian national TV channel is going to censor The Simpsons. In light of a new law banning displays of violence, drinking, and smoking on TV before 11 p.m., the young adult-targeted channel 2×2 will remove all scenes with the show’s ultra-violent spoof cartoon The Itchy & Scratchy Show starting Friday.
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Justin Bieber to cameo on 'The Simpsons'

Justin Bieber has just completed vocals on his latest project: A guest spot on The Simpsons. The 18-year-old singer, who wasn’t born when the animated Fox comedy launched, tweeted this afternoon: “just did a voice over for the SIMPSONS!!! #swaggy.” Though the tweet appears to have since been deleted, Simpsons exec producer Al Jean confirms to EW that Bieber will indeed play himself in an upcoming episode. How exactly does he fit into the story? “He tries to get into a talent show that Bart is playing piano in and they won’t admit him,” says Jean, quipping: “Draw your own conclusions.” READ FULL STORY

'The Simpsons': Edward Norton to guest as 'the most lovable minister in the world' -- EXCLUSIVE

Edward Norton has played a man of the cloth on the big screen (Keeping the Faith, left), and he’ll commune with God again on an upcoming episode of The Simpsons. Executive producer Al Jean tells EW that the Bourne Legacy actor — who also starred as an altar boy/murder suspect in Primal Fear — will voice “the most lovable minister in the world,” and one who poses problems for Reverend Lovejoy. “He is much more popular than Reverend Lovejoy, if you can believe it, and Lovejoy is really upset and becomes a hot tub salesman,” explains Jean. “It comes down to a battle between the two of them… and there’s a surprise at the end.” READ FULL STORY

'Simpsons' Comic-Con panel: Sneak peeks of 'Daycare' and 'Treehouse,' plus... Carrie Fisher?

Springfield invaded San Diego on Saturday, as The Simpsons offered up two sneak peeks and one surprise guest (but very little news about the upcoming 24th season) in their Ballroom 20 Comic-Con panel. Here’s your 30-second rundown of the proceedings. READ FULL STORY

'Simpsons': Maggie as Charlie Chaplin in 'Modern Times' -- PHOTO

Turns out, Maggie Simpson makes a rather charming silent film star. Seen here recreating an iconic image from Charlie Chaplin’s Modern Times, the youngest member of the family will return the big screen today to star in The Simpsons‘ 3-D dialogue-free short The Longest Daycare, which will run before Ice Age: Continental Drift. In Daycare, Maggie goes back to the Ayn Rand School for Tots, where she is informed that her future is… “Nothing Special.” She does look pretty handy with a wrench in this promo photo, though. (Okay, someone get her down right now. This is dangerous.) READ FULL STORY

'The Simpsons': See summer's shortest trailer for the 3-D short film hitting theaters -- FIRST LOOK

It’s been five years since The Simpsons invaded movie theaters with the aptly titled The Simpsons Movie. Itching and scratching to see the Springfield clan return to the big screen? It’s happening shortly, in all senses of the word. Served as an animated appetizer to 20th Century Fox’s Ice Age: Continental Drift (opening July 13), The Longest Daycare is a four-and-a-half-minute 3-D short featuring a lot of Maggie Simpson and no dialogue.

The plot: Baby Maggie makes a return visit to the Ayn Rand School for Tots, which doesn’t start promisingly, as a machine scans her and determines that her future is “nothing special.”

For a preview of the action, watch the following trailer, which confirms the presence of a butterfly, lice detector, at least one other Simpsons family member, and Maggie’s arch rival, the unibrowed Baby Gerald. Granted, the tease is only about five seconds, but, hey, the movie’s not even five minutes.

To read what Simpsons executive producer Al Jean had to say about Maggie’s journey to the big screen, click here. READ FULL STORY

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