Premiere Date and Time:
Sunday, September 23, 8pm
Time Slot Competition: Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, Viva Laughlin, Life is Wild, Sunday Night Football
Dan Castellaneta, Yeardley Smith, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Hank Azaria, Harry Shearer
What can you say about The Simpsons
? The animated comedy from FOX is an institution at this point, entering its 19th season and coming off the blockbuster summer success that was The Simpsons Movie
. Sure, maybe the show has declined since its glory days, but it's still The Simpsons
. Homer, Marge, Lisa, Bart, Maggie, Grandpa, Mo, Mister Burns, Wiggum, Apu, Bumble Bee Man, Flanders, Comic Book Guy, Mole Man, and everyone else return Sunday, September 23.
For the third year in a row, the premiere will not be held until after baseball season, meaning several episodes will get to air before the show takes a break. For seasons 12-16, The Simpsons
did not have its season premiere until after the World Series, meaning the "Treehouse of Horror" would be the first episode of the year. In the last two years, FOX has aired three episodes in September, then preempted the show for baseball coverage, returning with the Halloween-themed episode.
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-Oscar Dahl, BuddyTV
(Photo courtesy of Matt Groening)