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Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith, Harry Shearer, Hank Azaria, Pamela Hayden, Tress MacNeille, Karl Wiedergott

Homer and Marge Deny Split Rumors in 'The Simpsons' Video

June 20, 2015 11:06:38

After "" producer Al Jean squashed rumors that Homer and Marge were separating in the season 27 premiere, now the couple appears in a new video to address the reports. In the clip titled "Together Forever", they assure fans that they're "as solid as a rock" to debunk the "baseless rumors" regarding the state of their marriage.

In the video, Homer mentions that he indeed "nearly slept with the donut lady," and then he gets down on one knee to apologize to his wife. "Marge, sweetie, I hardly apologized for all my actions during this video about how much we love each other, can you forgive me?" he says.


Bart Simpson Reacts to Reports of His Parents Marge and Homer's Breakup

June 11, 2015 08:06:30

Bart Simpson weighs in on the reports suggesting that his mother Marge Simpson and father Homer Simpson are calling it quits in the next season of "". The eldest child and only son of the TV couple tells fans not to worry about his parents' marriage.

Producer Al Jean previously told Variety, "In the premiere, it's discovered after all the years Homer has narcolepsy and it's an incredible strain on the marriage. Homer and Marge legally separate, and Homer falls in love with his pharmacist, who's voiced by ."


Marge and Homer to 'Legally Separate' in New Season of 'The Simpsons'

June 11, 2015 01:06:53

There is trouble in paradise between Marge and Homer Simpsons in the upcoming season of "", thanks to . Producer Al Jean says the TV longtime couple is going to legally call it quits and Homer will find a new love in the character played by the "" creator.

"In the premiere, it's discovered after all the years Homer has narcolepsy and it's an incredible strain on the marriage. Homer and Marge legally separate, and Homer falls in love with his pharmacist, who's voiced by Lena Dunham," Jean spilled to Variety. "We'll have cameos from the other women from 'Girls'."


Sideshow Bob Will Finally Kill Bart on 'The Simpsons' Halloween Episode

June 08, 2015 04:06:21

Sideshow Bob is back with his evil agenda on "" this coming fall. While his previous plans were always foiled at the last moment, he will finally achieve his goal to kill Bart Simpson in the upcoming annual Halloween episode.

Executive producer Al Jean said the ATX Festival panel in Austin, Texas on Saturday, June 6, "I hated frustration comedy so we'll scratch that itch." , thus, is slated to return to voice Bob in the next "Treehouse of Horror" installment.


'The Simpsons' Plans to Keep Harry Shearer's Characters Despite the Actor's Departure

May 15, 2015 05:05:09

After Harry Shearer hinted at his exit from "", showrunner Al Jean confirmed it on Thursday, May 14. In an email to CNNMoney, he wrote, "As the Simpsons continues its 27th and 28th seasons, Harry Shearer will not be within the show."

Shearer had been a longtime cast member of the FOX animated series. He voiced several characters, including Ned Flanders, Mr. Burns, Rev. Lovejoy, Dr. Hibbert, Principal Skinner, Smithers, Kent Brockman and Otto.


'The Simpsons' Voice Actor Harry Shearer Says He's Leaving the Show

May 14, 2015 01:05:59

"" may lose the voice of Ned Flanders, Mr. Burns, Principal Skinner and Smithers. Longtime cast member Harry Shearer, who voices many characters on the show, hints in Twitter posts that he's leaving the show to work on other projects.

He initially tweeted what appeared to be a quote from a lawyer for executive producer James L. Brooks, "...show will go on, Harry will not be part of it, wish him the best." He then followed it up with another tweet which explained reason of his departure, "This because I wanted what we've always had: the freedom to do other work. Of course, I wish him the very best."


'The Simpsons' Renewed Through 2017

May 05, 2015 08:05:00

"" are here to stay. The show has been renewed for season 27 and 28, which consist of 22 episodes each, by FOX. With the renewals, the show will reach 625 episodes by 2017.

"I've outlasted [David] Letterman, and 'McDreamy,' because I have something they don't: a costly 200-donut-a-day addiction," reads a statement from Homer Simpson. The renewals also assure the show's title as the longest-running American animated program.


First Look at Pharrell Williams on 'The Simpsons' Emerges

January 23, 2015 11:01:03

is heading to Springfield in an upcoming episode of "". The Grammy Award-winning producer is tapped to guest star in the February 8 outing of the long-running animated series and will appear as himself.

The episode titled "Walking Big & Tall" has a plot which is inspired by a true story about a composer hired to write a city-pride song for Milwaukee but then shopped the same song to other cities.


'The Simpsons' Judd Apatow-Scripted Episode Will Air This January

January 02, 2015 01:01:34

Even acclaimed filmmaker had some experiences of being rejected. In 1990, the "" executive producer wrote a script for "", but only more than two decades later that his work is picked up by "The Simpsons" executive producer Al Jean.

The Apatow-written episode titled "Bart's New Friend" will air Sunday, January 11. In the episode, "Homer gets hypnotized and thinks he's a 10-year-old. He has such a great time being Bart's friend that he doesn't want to become an adult again."


'The Simpsons' Takes on 'Frozen' in Couch Gag for Christmas Episode

December 06, 2014 11:12:57

It's almost a year since "" was released in theaters and became a worldwide hit, but only now "" finds the right time to spoof the movie. The FOX series inserts an "obligatory 'Frozen' reference" to a couch gag of its upcoming Christmas-themed episode.

Towards the end of the video, Lisa channels her inner Elsa by building an ice castle out of the ground after Bart throws a snowball at her. Homer, meanwhile, plays Olaf and eats his own carrot nose.


Frank Sivero Sues 'The Simpsons' Writers for Stealing His 'Goodfellas' Character

October 23, 2014 07:10:23

Frank Sivero is pretty sure that Louie on "" is based on his character in "Goodfellas". The character actor filed a lawsuit on Tuesday, October 21 against FOX and writers of the cartoon series for stealing his likeness to create the mafia sidekick character in Springfield.

In the lawsuit, Sivero claimed that he was neighbors with the "Simpsons" writers while he was preparing for his "Goodfellas" role in 1990. A year later, the long-running series debuted the character Louie who resembles Sivero in both his looks and mannerisms. Louie, a henchman for Springfield heavy Fat Tony, has had recurring roles in the series since then.


'The Simpsons' Pays Brief Tribute to Joan Rivers in Season 26 Premiere

September 30, 2014 08:09:00

While mourning the loss of a character, Rabbi Hyman Krustofski, in the season 26 premiere, "" honored with a brief tribute at the same time. An animated version of the late comedian was featured briefly among a group of people in "Jewish Heaven" based on the imagination of Krusty who just lost his father.

During the closing musical number, after the dance scene featuring famous people in pairs (Albert Einstein and Golda Meir, Chico and Harpo, Groucho and economist/philosopher Karl Marx), Rivers can be seen sitting in the front row of the VIP section before the camera shows Jesus and Rodney Dangerfield in the Super VIP section.


'The Simpsons' Producer Talks the Impact of Character's Death in Season Premiere

September 29, 2014 10:09:39

After all the teases and speculations, the character who's killed off on "" season 26 premiere was finally revealed on Sunday night, September 28. Showrunner Al Jean previously warned fans not to expect the death of an "iconic" character, but the story's indeed still emotional.

In the season opener, Krusty bid farewell to his father, Rabbi Hyman Krustofski. "I had suggested that we do an episode where Krusty's father passes away and the last word he says to Krusty is, 'eh.' I thought it would be funny and sad to deal with that being the last thing your father says to you," Jean tells The Hollywood Reporter.


Video: Conan O'Brien Sings 'The Monorail Song' at 'The Simpsons' 25th Anniversary Show

September 15, 2014 01:09:53

"" took over the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles for its 25th anniversary celebration on Friday night, September 12. During the show dubbed "The Simpsons Take the Bowl", stars like and made live musical performances.

The "" host, who was a writer on the animated series, sang "The Monorail Song" from his 1993 episode "Marge vs. the Monorail". He donned a red suit, a replica of the outfit that Lyle Lanley (originally voiced by the late Phil Hartman) wore in the episode, and dedicated the song to Hartman.


First Day of 'The Simpsons' Marathon Breaks Ratings Records for FXX

August 23, 2014 12:08:51

"" boosted FXX ratings on day 1 of the long marathon. In its first 24 hours, the 12-day "Every Simpsons Ever" marathon delivered an average of 1.01 million viewers, almost four times of the network's regular viewership.

In the adults 18-49 demo, the special program averaged 623,000 viewers, a 461% surge for a typical primetime showing. It marks the most-watched day in the young network's history and ranks 18 of the top 30 highest-rated telecasts in the Nascent Channel's history.


'The Simpsons' Marathon Promo Hints at Chaotic Aftermath

July 23, 2014 02:07:53

FXX has debuted a funny promo for "" long marathon scheduled for August. In the video, things go out of control as people abandon their routines to watch the popular animated series.

The longest-running marathon in television history is set to begin Thursday, August 21 for 24 hours a day, for 12 straight days on FXX. All 552 episodes of the show will air in a row before the season 26 premiere Sunday, September 28 at 9/8c on FOX.


Record Breaking Marathon of 'The Simpsons' Available on FXX

July 22, 2014 09:07:54

All 552 episodes of "" will be aired on FXX along with the feature film. The cable network announced the "Simpsons" marathon at the Television Critics Association fall previews on Monday, July 21 after obtaining the exclusive cable network rights to the longest-running primetime animated series last year.

The record-breaking marathon begins Thursday, August 21 for 24 hours a day, for 12 straight days. After the marathon, "The Simpsons" will be added to FXX's regular schedule in primetime and late night. There will also be a mini marathon of eight episodes on Sundays, leading into the season 26 broadcast on FOX. A marathon of the Halloween-themed "Treehouse of Horror" episodes will be streamed on October 26 starting from noon.


'The Simpsons' to Kill Off Character in Season 26 Premiere

July 21, 2014 01:07:54

"" has shared details of its upcoming 26th season, including the long-planned death of a character. The show will bid farewell to a familiar face in the season premiere with "an emotional story."

While the character is yet to be revealed, executive producer Al Jean has dropped details about the character who will meet his/her demise. The actor who voices this character has won an Emmy for the performance on the show and the character has appeared in more than two episodes.


'The Simpsons' Mural to Be Painted in Oregon

June 02, 2014 02:06:56

"" will be immortalized with a mural. An artwork based on the long-running animated series will be painted on the side of the Emerald Art Center in Springfield, Oregon to commemorate the show's ties to the real town.

A print artist who works for 20th Century Fox Television is working on an original artwork on which the mural will be based. Series creator Matt Groening will have input on the mural, telling The Register-Guard that he planned "to sneak up in the middle of the night and sign the mural." He jokingly added, "I hope I don't get arrested."


'The Simpsons' Debuts New Character in Mobile Game

May 31, 2014 10:05:56

"" has introduced a new character via popular mobile game "The Simpsons Tapped Out" instead of the TV show. The said character is Chester Dupree, who is described as the unemployed brother of Bernice Hibbert, the wife of Springfield's most prominent and competent doctor Julius Hibbert.

Fans of the FOX animated series may have heard the name before since he was briefly mentioned in a 2012 episode titled "Gone Abie Gone", when Mr. and Mrs. Hibbert talked about healty eating. The character, however, wasn't featured on-screen at the time.


'The Simpsons' Plans Lego Episode for May 4

February 17, 2014 09:02:54

'The Simpsons' Renewed for 26th Season

October 05, 2013 09:10:05

Justin Bieber to Visit 'The Simpsons'

August 22, 2012 01:08:34

First Look of Jon Hamm on 'The Simpsons'

November 25, 2010 01:11:12

First 'Simpsons' Promo Featuring 'Glee' Kids

September 10, 2010 10:09:52

Homer Simpson Dubbed Best Character

May 28, 2010 02:05:19

Sneak Peek of Jonah Hill on 'The Simpsons'

November 21, 2009 02:11:56

Marge Simpsons' Playboy Pics Uncovered

October 19, 2009 03:10:19

Marge Simpson's Playboy Cover Revealed

October 09, 2009 02:10:38

Green Tips From 'The Simpsons' Family

April 23, 2009 11:04:01

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