The Simpsons (season 31)

The thirty-first season of the animated television series The Simpsons was announced on February 6, 2019.[1] It is set to premiere on Fox in the United States on September 29, 2019.[2]

The Simpsons (season 31)
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Country of originUnited States
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Original networkFox
Season chronology

Episodes

No.
overall
No. in
season
Title [3]Directed byWritten byOriginal air date [3]Prod.
code
U.S. viewers
(millions)
6631"The Winter of Our Monetized Content"TBARyan KohSeptember 29, 2019YABF19TBD
6642"Go Big or Go Homer"TBAJohn FrinkOctober 6, 2019YABF21TBD
6653TBATBATBAOctober 13, 2019TBATBD
6664"Treehouse of Horror XXX"[4]Timothy BaileyJ. Stewart BurnsOctober 20, 2019YABF18TBD
6675TBATBATBANovember 3, 2019TBATBD
6686TBATBATBANovember 10, 2019TBATBD

References

  1. ^ Otterson, Joe (February 6, 2019). "The Simpsons Renewed for Season 31 and 32 at Fox". Variety. Retrieved June 29, 2019.
  2. ^ The Simpsons [@TheSimpsons] (June 24, 2019). "👋 Jazz hands! Season 31 of #TheSimpsons kicks off Sunday, September 29 on @FOXTV. 👋" (Tweet). Retrieved August 29, 2019 – via Twitter.
  3. ^ a b "The Simpsons Episode Listings". The Futon Critic.
  4. ^ Al Jean [@AlJean] (October 4, 2018). ".@thesimpsons Don't be alarmed but... episode 666!" (Tweet). Retrieved August 29, 2019 – via Twitter.
List of The Simpsons guest stars

In addition to the show's regular cast of voice actors, celebrity guest stars have been a staple of The Simpsons, an American animated television sitcom created by Matt Groening for the Fox Broadcasting Company, since its first season. The Simpsons focuses on the eponymous family, which consists of Homer, Marge, Bart, Lisa and Maggie. The family was initially conceived by Groening for a series of animated shorts, which originally aired as a part of The Tracey Ullman Show between 1987 and 1989. The shorts were developed into a half-hour prime time series which began in December 1989. The series' 29th season began in October 2017 and 662 episodes of The Simpsons have aired. A feature film adaptation of the series called The Simpsons Movie, was released in 2007.

Guest voices have come from a wide range of professions, including actors, athletes, authors, musicians, artists, politicians and scientists. In the show's early years most guest stars voiced original characters, but as the show has continued the number of those appearing as themselves has increased.

The first credited guest star was Marcia Wallace who appeared in "Bart the Genius" in her first stint as Bart's teacher Edna Krabappel. Singer Tony Bennett was the first guest star to appear as himself, appearing briefly in the season two episode "Dancin' Homer". Several guest stars have featured as recurring characters on the show, including Phil Hartman, Joe Mantegna and Kelsey Grammer. Hartman made the most appearances, guest starring 52 times. Grammer, Mantegna, Maurice LaMarche and Frank Welker have appeared twenty times or more; Jon Lovitz and Jackie Mason have appeared over ten times, while Albert Brooks, Glenn Close, Michael Dees, Dana Gould, Terry W. Greene, Valerie Harper, Jan Hooks, Jane Kaczmarek, Stacy Keach, Kipp Lennon, J. K. Simmons, Sally Stevens, George Takei and Michael York have made over five appearances.

Two guest stars, Ricky Gervais and Seth Rogen, earned writing credits for the episodes in which they appeared. Grammer, Mason and three-time guest star Anne Hathaway all won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Voice-Over Performance for guest voice roles on the show. The show was awarded the Guinness World Record for "Most Guest Stars Featured in a TV Series" in 2010. As of May 12, 2019, there have been 826 guest stars on the show[A], with this figure rising to 831 if The Simpsons Movie is included.

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