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'The Simpsons': Judd Apatow's very old spec script is becoming an episode

When he was just a struggling comedy writer, Judd Apatow wrote a spec script for "The Simpsons." Now that he's a very famous producer and director -- and has told his "Simpsons" story publicly -- the show wants to film that script.The episode, in which Homer is hypnotized and believes he's 10 years old, will be filmed next year, Apatow tells Conan O'Brien (himself an ex-"Simpsons" writer) on Conan's web interview show "Serious Jibber-Jabber." "I was talking about the story that I wrote, which is about Homer taking the family to a hypnotism show, and he's put under to think he was 10, then the hypnotist has a heart attack*," Apatow says in the video below (the "Simpsons" talk starts about five minutes in). "For the rest of the show him and Bart are best friends. Then they go on the run because Homer doesn't want to be woken up and have to have responsibilities.... http://blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2012/11/the-simpsons-judd-apatows-very-old-spec-script-is-becoming-an-episode.html

Why Is The Simpsons' Hank Azaria Suing Craig Bierko?

Hank Azaria is reportedly suing Craig Bierko over the rights to one of his characters, according to The Wrap .  No... http://www.tvguide.com/News/Simpsons-Hank-Azaria-Lawsuit-1056492.aspx?rss=breakingnews

The Simpsons Season 24 Episode 5 “Penny-Wiseguys”

The Simpsons  “Penny-Wiseguys” season 24 episode  5 airs Sunday Nov 18 2012 (8:00-8:30 PM ET/PT) on FOX. Episode Synopsis:  The Simpsons Season  24 Episode 5 “Penny-Wiseguys” – Homer is shocked to discover that his bowling teammate Dan Gillick (Steve Carrell), is an accountant for Fat Tony and his mob. When the government finally catches up with Fat Tony and he is forced to serve time…on a jury, he names Dan as his temporary replacement. Read More... http://www.tvequals.com/2012/11/18/the-simpsons-season-24-episode-5-penny-wiseguys/

The Simpsons Season 24 Episode 4 “Gone Abie Gone”

The Simpsons  “Gone Abie Gone” season 24 episode 4 airs Sunday Nov 11 2012 (8:00-8:30 PM ET/PT) on FOX. Episode Synopsis:  Grampa escapes from his retirement home, and when Homer and Marge frantically try to track him down, they follow clues that reveal secrets in Grampa’s past. They find that he worked at a local restaurant with Marvin Hamlish (guest-voicing as himself) and met and fell in love with the restaurant’s singer Rita LaFleur (guest voice Anika Noni Rose, “Private Practice”). Meanwhile Lisa tries her hand at online poker, getting tips from the experts, including Jennifer Tilly (guest-voicing as herself) but is soon gambling with her college fund in the all-new “Gone Abie Gone” episode of THE SIMPSONS airing Sunday, Nov. 11 (8:00-8:30 PM ET/PT) on FOX Read More... http://www.tvequals.com/2012/11/11/the-simpsons-season-24-episode-4-gone-abie-gone/

The Simpsons Season 24 Episode 3 “Adventures in Baby Getting”

The Simpsons  season 24 episode 3 “Adventures in Baby Getting” airs Sunday Oct 21 2012 (8:00-8:30 PM ET/PT) on FOX. Episode Synopsis :  When Marge’s car falls  into a sink hole, she buys the perfect replacement to fit her family of five. But she quickly grows to hate it because, as she tells a shocked Homer, the car would be too small if she wanted to have another baby. Meanwhile Bart and his friends  are determined to find out what secret Lisa is keeping when Bart finds her cryptic messages and follows her sneaking off downtown for covert meetings after school in the all-new “Adventures in Baby Getting” episode of THE SIMPSONS airing Sunday, Oct. 21 (8:00-8:30 PM ET/PT) on FOX. Read More... http://www.tvequals.com/2012/10/21/the-simpsons-season-24-episode-3-adventures-in-baby-getting/

The Simpsons Season 24 Episode 2 “Treehouse of Horror XXIII”

The Simpsons  season 24 episode 2 “Treehouse of Horror XXIII” airs Sunday Oct 7 2012 (8:00-8:30 PM ET/PT) on FOX. Episode Synopsis :  Destined to be yet another classic Halloween-themed episode of THE SIMPSONS, in the opener of the 23rd annual “Treehouse of Horror,” we go back  to ancient times when a Mayan Homer and Marge are witnesses to the prediction  by ancient calendar makers that 2012 will be the end of the world. In “The Greatest Story Ever Holed,” the first of three spine-chilling stories, the Springfield Subatomic Supercollider creates a black hole  that terrorizes the city, sucking up everything in its path. Read More... http://www.tvequals.com/2012/10/07/the-simpsons-season-24-episode-2-treehouse-of-horror-xxiii/

'The Simpsons': EP Al Jean on revisiting New York and 'Treehouse of Horror'

"The Simpsons" begins its 24th season on FOX Sunday (Sept. 30), and the episode might evoke some nostalgia in long-time fans.It's called "Moonshine River," and it involves Bart tracking down his lost love Mary Spuckler (Zooey Deschanel, reprising her role from Season 19's "Apocalypse Cow"). Viewers will see several of Bart's other girlfriends -- and hear the voices of Sarah Michelle Gellar, Anne Hathaway and others -- and his search for Mary will take the family to New York for the first time since the great Season 9 episode "The City of New York vs. Homer Simpson."There will be a couple callbacks to that episode, executive producer Al Jean says, but for the most part the show wanted to cover different ground in returning to the Big Apple.PICS: 24 years of 'Simpsons' season premieres"The Khlav Kalash vendor makes a reappearance in this, and we see how much better he's doing," Jean says. "Since we did... http://blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2012/09/the-simpsons-ep-al-jean-on-revisiting-new-york-and-treehouse-of-horror.html

Fall 2012: The Simpsons Season 24 Premiere “Moonshine River”

The Simpsons  season 24 premiere “Moonshine River” airs Sunday September 30 2012 (8:00-8:30 PM ET/PT) on FOX. Episode Synopsis:  America’s favorite Midwestern family travels to New York  City in search of Bart’s long-lost love Mary Spuckler (guest voice Zooey Deschanel) who he wants to reconnect with since she has left Springfield and her hillbilly family there to reinvent herself in the big apple. Lisa and Marge look forward to experiencing all the city has to offer but when they realize their budget  won’t allow a Broadway play they settle for the free “Shakespeare In the Park” which doesn’t go as planned on the “Moonshine River” episode of THE SIMPSONS airing Sunday, Sept. 30 (8:00-8:30 PM ET/PT) on FOX. Read More... http://www.tvequals.com/2012/09/30/fall-2012-the-simpsons-season-24-premiere-moonshine-river/

The Simpsons Season 24: What You Should Expect

The Simpsons,  the longest-running animated television show is back this fall, and  TV Equals  was on hand to learn more about the season from the show’s executive producer Al Jean. In the conference call , Jean talked about the longevity of the show, online clips, and this season’s guest stars , including Zooey Deschanel, who plays Bart Simpson’s (Nancy Cartwright) past girlfriend. Homer voting for Mitt Romney You might have seen a small clip of Homer placing his vote for Mitt Romney after wading through tough choices, such as the possibility of Romney wearing magic underpants. This clip isn’t in the premiere episode, however. Jean said it’s not in the Halloween episode, either. The clip is mostly to address the topical goldmine of the election. Read More... http://www.tvequals.com/2012/09/30/the-simpsons-season-24-what-you-should-expect/

The Simpsons Season 24 Premiere Preview: New Girl’s Zooey Deschanel Sings An Ode To Bart [Video]

New Girl ‘s Zooey Deschanel will be lending her quirky charms to a different Fox show  this Sunday when she pops up on the 24th season premiere of  The Simpsons  as Bart’s former love Mary Spuckler (Deschanel previously voiced the character way back in season 19). Bart will reunite with Mary while he and the rest of the Simpsons clan are visiting  New York City . Read More... http://www.tvequals.com/2012/09/28/the-simpsons-season-24-premiere-preview-new-girls-zooey-deschanel-sings-an-ode-to-bart-video/
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