The Simpsons spent enough time dealing with Harry Shearer’s potential exit that we lost sight of other Hollywood talent to partake of future episodes, but already Season 27 has more major names lined up. Not only will Modern Family favorite Sofia Vergara tempt Bart as a new teacher, we’ll also see Girls star Andrew Rannells in a surprising role.
Years from now, we’ll all look back fondly on those crazy couple of weeks when Harry Shearer had apparently left The Simpsons and his 20+ voices behind over ambiguous contract issues. That said, don’t let Harry Shearer know you suspect it all smoke and mirrors. It “wasn’t a stunt,” he’s super-serious!
Most excellent news, Simpsons fans. Fan-diddily-an favorite Harry Shearer will not be leaving the series behind after all, and has officially signed a contract to keep his iconic voices in place when Season 27 airs this fall.
Over the last month, networks have slowly rolled out their roster of schedules and premieres, leaving FOX to finally get in on the game. Find out when when headliners like Gotham and Bones return, along with all of FOX’s new series and a frightfully large debut for Ryan Murphy’s Scream Queens.
The Simpsons caused something of a panic in recent weeks as rumors suggesting Homer and Marge’s marital troubles in the upcoming Season 27 premiere might prove permanent, and now the couple in question is here to set the record straight. Homer and Marge will stay together forever, which is more than the pair have to say for CNN in a new video address.
Earlier this week, The Simpsons made waves with news that Homer and Marge would legally separate in the Season 27 premiere “Every Man’s Dream,” but the internet being the internet, well, outrage was had. Now, producers would like to assure you that one of animation’s most iconic couples aren’t calling it quits after all.
They’ll never stop The Simpsons, so have no fear, they’ve got stories for years, but did you know America’s favorite animated family was thought up in the lobby before a pitch meeting? Or that Matt Groening based most of the characters on his own family? These are just some of the Springfield kwyjibos populating the tenth episode of ‘You Think You Know TV?,’ which pays a visit to The Simpsons’ home state of … uh, somewhere!
Apart from a few burning cast questions, The Simpsons has plenty lined up for Season 27 this fall, including a premiere plot with Girls star Lena Dunham that sees Homer and Marge hitting a new low in their marriage. Now, EP Al Jean explains the cause of their separation, as well as a role for SNL favorite Kate McKinnon, and an episode devoted to Bart’s Boyhood.
Early fans of The Simpsons will recall any of several iconic Sideshow Bob episodes, though the character’s menace has diminished somewhat over the years. Now, producers confirm that Kelsey Grammer’s dulcet tones will return in Season 27 as Bob finally accomplishes his decades-long dream of killing one Bart Simpson.
Summer winds blow west to Comic-Con 2015, and while 20th Century Fox aren’t the first TV holdings to confirm their presence, they’re certainly the biggest yet. American Horror Story, The Simpsons, The Last Man on Earth and many more have all thrown in their hats for the San Diego madness of Comic-Con 2015.