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SUNDAY, OCTOBER 7
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--"THE SIMPSONS" - (7:00-7:30 PM ET/PT) CC-AD-HDTV 720p-Dolby Digital 5.1
THE SIMPSONS TRICK-OR-TREAT FOR SPINE-CHILLING TALES
ON "THE SIMPSONS"
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 7, ON FOX
Aron Ralston ("127 Hours") Makes Guest-Voice Appearance
An Encore Broadcast of Last Season's Classic Halloween-Themed Episode!
In the spooky opener of the 22nd annual installment of "Treehouse of Horror," Homer takes a dangerous dive into an isolated canyon on Candy Peak, but when a crashing boulder traps his arm, he channels Aron Ralston (guest-voicing as himself) to save himself. In "The Diving Bell and Butterball," the first of three hair-raising Halloween tales, a venomous spider bite leaves Homer paralyzed, but when Lisa discovers Homer's ability to communicate through natural gases, he is able to express his love for Marge. The killer spells continue in "Dial D for Diddly," when Ned Flanders, devout preacher by day, transforms into a cold-blooded vigilante by night. In the final terrifying tale, "In the Na'Vi," Bart and Milhouse are sent on a mission to obtain a sacred extract on a distant planet. They morph into the land's indigenous one-eyed avatars, but when Bart finds love and an eternal mate abroad, he is caught in planet warfare in the "Treehouse of Horror XXII" episode of THE SIMPSONS airing Sunday, Oct. 7 (7:00-7:30 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (SI-2219) (TV-PG D, L, S, V)
Voice Cast: Dan Castellaneta as Homer Simpson; Julie Kavner as Marge Simpson; Nancy Cartwright as Bart Simpson and Nelson; Yeardley Smith as Lisa Simpson; Harry Shearer as Skinner; Pamela Hayden as Milhouse; Tress MacNeille as Dolph
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ADDITIONAL NOTES: renewed through the 2014-15 season (the show's 25th production cycle - 559 total episodes) on 10/7/11
DESCRIPTION: (from FOX's press release, May 2013) Entering into its milestone 25th season this fall, THE SIMPSONS continues to strike a chord with viewers for irreverently poking fun at anything and everything. As the longest-running scripted series in television history, THE SIMPSONS has become one of the most consistently groundbreaking, innovative and recognizable entertainment franchises throughout the world. With its subversive humor and delightful wit, the series has made an indelible imprint on American pop culture, and the family members, HOMER, MARGE, BART, LISA and MAGGIE, are television icons. The Simpsons reside in the town of Springfield. HOMER (Dan Castellaneta) works as a safety inspector at the local nuclear powerplant; MARGE (Julie Kavner) tries to keep the peace in her family; BART (NancyCartwright) is the mischievous 10-year-old hellion; eight-year-old LISA (Yeardley Smith) is the intelligent, saxophone-playing, vegetarian member of the family; and baby MAGGIE conveys emotions via pacifier sucks. The critically praised series has been best owed with numerous honors, including a Peabody Award, 27 Emmy Awards, 29 AnnieAwards, five Genesis Awards and seven Environmental Media Awards. THE SIMPSONS has been the subject of a hit feature film; created the Simpsons Ride at Universal Studios; received a Star on The Hollywood Walk of Fame; was honored with five U.S. postal stamps personally designed by Matt Groening; was named the "BestShow of the 20th Century" by Time Magazine; and, most recently, was named the best sitcom of the past 30 years by Vulture.com. In the upcoming season, America's favorite family continues to entertain viewers with their wild and outlandish adventures, including Homer selling his Apple stock to buy a bowling ball; Marge blaming herself and the music of KISS for Bart's rebellious streak; Lisa getting recruited as a cheerleader for the local pro football team; and Homer delivering a baby. Guest voices this season include Aaron Sorkin, Gordon Ramsay, Christiane Amanpour, Joe Namath, Rachel Maddow, Elizabeth Moss, Kristen Wiig, Stan Lee and Lisa Lampanelli. THE SIMPSONS is a Gracie Films production inassociation with 20th Century Fox Television. James L. Brooks, Matt Groening, Al Jean, Matt Selman and John Frink are the executive producers. FilmRoman, a Starz Media Company, is the animation house.