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FXX Has Made a Darkly Prophetic Teaser for the 12-Day 'Simpsons' Marathon

The Simpsons is getting an awesome digital app, live event, and multiple crossover episodes in the coming months, but first up is FXX's 12-day Simpsons marathon starting on August 21st. The network released the above teaser for the marathon today that does a solid job of imagining a world where constant Simpsons viewing rightfully destroys civilization as we know it.

A Live 'Simpsons' Show Is Coming This September with Hank Azaria, Nancy Cartwright, Jon Lovitz, and More

The Simpsons will be celebrating the premiere of its 26th season this September, and to coincide with the event there will be a live Simpsons show at Hollywood Bowl on September 12th, 13th, and 14th, Rolling Stone reports. The event will be hosted by Simpsons voice regular Hank Azaria and feature Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith, Jon Lovitz, Beverly D'Angelo, Weird Al Yankovic, series creator Matt Groening, and many more yet-to-be-announced special guests, and Hollywood Bowl will be transformed into an immersive real-life Springfield for the occasion. The show is set to include live performances, selected scenes from all 25 seasons, and never-before-seen clips all set to the classy [...]

The Hour-Long 'Simpsons'/'Family Guy' Crossover Episode Will Air This September

News broke last summer that Fox was working on a Simpsons/Family Guy crossover episode to be aired sometime in fall 2014. At Fox's upfront presentation yesterday, entertainment chairman Kevin Reilly confirmed the news and revealed that the episode — called The Simpsons Guy — will be a full hour and is currently set to air sometime this September. The episode will feature the Griffins going on a road trip to Springfield; here's the full description of the crossover special via EW:

They cross paths with Homer, who graciously greets his new "albino" visitors, and the two families become fast friends. Stewie is impressed with Bart and [...]

Take a Peek at This Week's LEGOfied 'Simpsons' Episode

This Sunday's Simpsons episode "Brick Like Me" will see Homer waking up in a world where all of Springfield has been transformed into LEGO blocks, and it's up to him to figure out how to get back home "before he's stuck in a world of bricks forever." Click through to check out some stills from the episode, which will either disturb you greatly or inspire you to buy the real-life Simpsons LEGO set. (via Comic Book Movie)

Watch a Frightening Video of a Woman Being Transformed Into Marge Simpson

Here is a disturbing video of makeup and hair artists transforming a human woman into Marge Simpson. Watch it in case you need to stay awake for several days straight or something. (via HuffPo)

Here's What the "Simpsons World" FXX App Will Look Like

Back in April it was announced that a comprehensive digital Simpsons app called "Simpsons World" was in the works at FXX to coincide with the network's 12-day marathon next month, and at TCA today the network revealed more details. Here are just some of the features that Simpsons World will offer, via HitFix:

- Every episode ever, in an order that's easy to browse, but also easy to search.

- A search function that allows you to quickly find — and share across social media — your favorite Simpsons joke or scene.

- Ability to curate your own playlists of episodes and/or scenes, and a learning [...]

Will Forte to Voice the Owner of King Toot’s Music Store on 'The Simpsons'

Will Forte is set to make his Simpsons debut this fall. TV Line reports that the SNL alum has been cast to voice the never-before-seen owner of King Toot's Music Store and neighbor to Moe's Tavern. Simpsons executive producer Matt Selman revealed the news at last night's Critics Choice Television Awards and mentioned that Moe and the man behind King Toot's have a tense relationship: "Do they get along? I don't think so." Forte's episode will air sometime in November, and his new show The Last Man on Earth is also slated to premiere on Fox midseason.

'The Simpsons' Hits All-Time Ratings Low

Last night's episode of The Simpsons didn't do so well in the ratings. According to EW, the episode was the show's lowest-rated ever for a regular episode on a Sunday night and it received only 3.4 million viewers and a 1.5 rating from adults 18-49, which, to be fair, is still better than the average ratings for a lot of primetime shows these days. The Simpsons, currently in the tail end of its 25th season, has been renewed for a 26th set to premiere this fall.

'The Simpsons' Nails Those Terrible 'Mad Men' Teasers

Mad Men returns this Sunday, and with it, so do those incoherent teaser trailers for next week's episode, featuring a bunch of out-of-context snippets tied together. The Simpsons made a promo for its new episode in the style of those awful Mad Men teasers, and it's pretty spot-on.

Lego Is Releasing a Bunch of 'Simpsons' Minifigures

Lego announced via Facebook today that they're releasing a new series of The Simpsons minifigures to coincide with a Lego-centric episode of the show that's set to air May 4th. The 16-piece series of minifigures includes the five members of the Simpsons clan, Mr. Burns, Chief Wiggum, Ralph Wiggum, Krusty the Clown, Milhouse, Nelson, Apu, Grampa Simpson, Itchy & Scratchy, and Flanders. The minifigures will be available for $3.99 each and will be released in early May sometime around the Lego Simpsons episode. The Simpsons' Lego episode, entitled "Brick Like Me," is the 550th episode of the show, and it follows Homer waking up in a world where [...]

'The Simpsons' Are Crossing Over with Basically Every Other Fox Cartoon This Season

Over the course of last year, several big events slated for the 26th season of The Simpsons were revealed including a Futurama crossover episode, a Family Guy crossover episode, and the death of a character who has appeared on the show at least twice. At TCA over the weekend, a few more details were revealed about all three events, including that the Family Guy/Simpsons crossover episode — which will air as Family Guy's season premiere on September 28th — will also cross over into Bob's Burgers territory. From EW:

In addition to featuring Homer, his family, and various Springfield residents, Family Guy will include a [...]

'The Simpsons' Debuts a New Character in Video Game 'Tapped Out'

According to Slash Film, The Simpsons recently debuted a brand new character not on television but through the video game The Simpsons Tapped Out. Named Chester Dupree, the character is the "unemployed slacker brother-in-law to everyone's favorite laughing doctor Julius Hibbert" and was briefly mentioned in the 2012 Simpsons episode "Gone Abie Gone," though he never appeared onscreen. It's not clear whether Chester will show up on the TV version of The Simpsons, though several months back Tapped Out debuted another new character named Kumiko who appeared on the show the same week. Click through to see a picture of Chester in all his slacker glory.

A Chat with the Cast and Crew of 'The Simpsons'

The Paley Center for Media, which has locations in both New York and LA, dedicates itself to the preservation of television and radio history. Inside their vast archives of more than 150,000 television shows, commercials, and radio programs, there are thousands of important and funny programs waiting to be rediscovered by comedy nerds like you and me. Each week, this column will highlight a new gem waiting for you at the Paley Library to quietly laugh at. (Seriously, it’s a library, so keep it down.)

The Simpsons has been on TV forever. Over its long run, The Paley Center has done a number of Simpsons-centered events over the years [...]

'The Simpsons' Will Launch on FXX with a 12-Day Marathon

FX's sister site FXX has already announced that they've acquired rights to seasons 1-24 of The Simpsons to air this August, and according to Variety, today the network announced that they'll be kicking off the show's cable debut with a 12-day Simpsons marathon in what FX's chief executive Jon Landgraf is calling "the longest continuous marathon in the history of television." FX is also expected to debut an accompanying Simpsons app in the coming weeks that will be distinct from their FXNow mobile streaming app already in place. Execs reportedly suggested the name "Simpsons World" for the app, though the official name has not yet been confirmed [...]