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'The Simpsons': 'Treehouse of Horror XXIII' pics, plus Homer casts his ballot

"The Simpsons" will air its annual "Treehouse of Horror" episode on Oct. 7 -- the earliest the Halloween anthology has ever aired. Let's take a look at the episode.FOX's pictures from the episode include one showing Homer and Marge as Mayans witnessing the prediction that the world will end in 2012 (our guess: It's the pre-credits bumper).Going back to the past seems to be a theme in "Treehouse XXIII." We'll see a young Marge possibly making a deal with the devil (which also seems to involve Selma and Patty).In another story, Bart time-travels to 1974 so he can buy a comic book at its cover price but ends up interrupting his parents' courtship, a la "Back to the Future." It results in a whole bunch of Homers piling up in the present, and also probably explains Artie Ziff's presence on the poster.Also, the Springfield Supercollider malfunctions, creating a black hole that sucks all of Springfield...

Video: Who Will Homer Simpson Vote for in the 2012 Presidential Election?

The show's 24th season kicks off next Sunday, September 30 at 8:00/7:00c on FOX.

Zooey Deschanel to Guest Star on The Simpsons

Zooey Deschanel, or at least her beautiful voice, will appear on The Simpsons September 30. The 24th season premiere (yes, 24th) will feature America’s favorite Midwestern family traveling to New York City in search of Bart’s long-lost love Mary Spuckler, voiced by the Emmy-nominated New Girl star. Bart has wanted to reconnect with Mary ever since she left Springfield and her hillbilly family there to reinvent herself in the Big Apple. Meanwhile, Lisa and Marge look forward to experiencing all the city has to offer. The episode is titled “Moonshine River.” Cross your fingers that she'll sing on it. Real-life Zooey returns Tuesday, September 25, with two New Girl episodes.

Tina Fey To Guest Star On ‘The Simpsons’

EW  has dropped the news that Tina Fey  will guest star  on  The Simpsons  in the animated show’s upcoming season. The zany ‘30 Rock’ actress and ‘Saturday Night Live’ star will voice the role of Ms.Cantwell , a substitute teacher  of Lisa’s who surprisingly doesn’t like the brainy Simpson all that much. Sharing a few details about Fey’s guest spot on the long running series, producer Al Jean said, “She gives Lisa a ‘B’ and Ralph an ‘A’ even though Ralph signed his paper ‘Ralpa,’” Jean stated. “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 More...  

TV ratings: Peyton Manning and 'Sunday Night Football' dominate for NBC

Fast National ratings for Sunday, Sept. 9, 2012Peyton Manning's return to the NFL brought big ratings for NBC's first "Sunday Night Football" telecast of the season. FOX also got a big boost from a late-afternoon game that bled into primetime.NBC's numbers will likely go up in the final nationals, but currently the network stands at 20.1 million viewers and a 12.1 rating/19 share in households for the night (the game's metered-market rating of 18.0/29 also was the highest ever for a regular-season "SNF" game). FOX took second with 9.6 million viewers and a 5.8/9, beating out CBS (7.2 million, 4.7/7). ABC was a distant fourth with 2.8 million viewers and a 1.9/3.NBC dominated the adults 18-49 demographic as well with a 7.8 rating. FOX scored an NFL-boosted 4.1 in the demo. CBS drew a 1.5 and ABC a 0.7....

Justin Bieber Gets Animated for Simpsons Cameo

Justin Bieber is heading to Springfield! The singer recently finished recording a cameo for  The Simpsons . Entertainment Weekly reports the singer broke the news in a now-deleted tweet, stating: "just did a voice over for the SIMPSONS!!! #swaggy."

Edward Norton Will Play Minister On ‘The Simpsons’

Actor Edward Norton will appear  in an upcoming episode of  The Simpsons  according to reports from EW . Norton’s alter ego has been described as the “most loveable minister in the world,” which will conflict with Reverend Lovejoy, executive producer  Al Jean of ‘The Simpsons’ revealed. Adding, “He is much more popular than Reverend Lovejoy, if you can believe it, and Lovejoy is really upset and becomes a hot tub  salesman. It comes down to a battle between the two of them… and there’s a surprise at the end.” Read More...  

'The Simpsons' Nab Steve Carell, Zooey Deschanel, Others For Voice Roles

The Simpsons are no stranger to having guest stars on their series - you could argue they are the Saturday Night Live of animation. For the unprecedented 24th season, Springfield will once again ha...

'Sherlock' star Benedict Cumberbatch to voice 'The Simpons' character

You know you've made it when you get to voice a character on "The Simpsons"! Okay, so Benedict Cumberbatch probably knew he made it when he was chosen to star in J.J. Abrams' "Star Trek" sequel and when "Sherlock" was nominated for every award ever, but "The Simpsons" is a pretty cool perk, too.Cumberbatch was in Los Angeles when he pretty much stumbled into a part on the iconic animated series. "I was at a meeting in the same place 'The Simpsons' is recorded and heard there was a part going in an episode," he tells InStyle. "I said, 'I hate to muscle in here guys but could I record it?' Next thing, I'm standing in a room with all those famous voices; Bart, Marge, Homer, Lisa."No word yet on when his episode will air, but we'll keep you posted. Any guess how long it'll take for his "Simpsons" character to inspire elaborate fan fiction?...

TV ratings: 'Celebrity Apprentice' finale down from last year, Billboard Awards also fall

Fast National ratings for Sunday, May 20, 2012The final Sunday of May sweeps was not a banner one for the broadcast networks. The finale of "The Celebrity Apprentice" was down from last year's season ender (but up from recent weeks, at least), and the Billboard Music Awards on ABC also took a tumble from last year's broadcast. The season finales of "The Simpsons" and "Family Guy" on FOX were also off compared to a year ago.CBS led the night in total viewers, drawing 11.3 million people and a 7.3 rating/12 share in households. ABC (7 million, 4.2/7) came in second for the night, beating out NBC (5.55 million, 3.5/6). FOX trailed with 4.1 million viewers and a 2.3/4.ABC was the only network to top the 2.0 mark among adults 18-49, finishing the night with a 2.4 in the demographic. FOX took second with a 1.9, followed by NBC, 1.6, and CBS, 1.3....