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SUNDAY, MAY 5
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--"THE SIMPSONS" - (7:00-7:30 PM ET/PT) CC-AD-HDTV 720p-Dolby Digital 5.1
BART'S LONG LOST LOVE MARY SPUCKLER RETURNS TO SPRINGFIELD
ON "THE SIMPSONS"
SUNDAY, MAY 5, ON FOX
Zooey Deschanel, Benedict Cumberbatch, Max Weinberg and Robert A. Caro
Make Guest-Voice Appearances
Bart's heart strings are pulled once again when Mary Spuckler (guest star Deschanel) returns to Springfield. But his failure to pay her enough attention strains their relationship. Marge, too, puts Homer in the dog house in the "Love is a Many Splintered Thing" episode of THE SIMPSONS airing Sunday, May 5 (7:00-7:30 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (SI-2407) (TV-PG D, L, 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 and Jimbo; Tress MacNeille as Dolph
Guest Voice Cast: Zooey Deschanel as Mary Spuckler, Benedict Cumberbatch as Alan Rickman and the Prime Minister, Max Weinberg as himself and Robert A. Caro as himself.
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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; renewed through the 2015-16 season (the show's 26th production cycle) on 10/4/13
DESCRIPTION: (from FOX's press release, October 2013) FOX has picked up THE SIMPSONS for a historic 26th season, it was announced today by Kevin Reilly, Chairman of Entertainment, Fox Broadcasting Company. "For more than a quarter of a century, THE SIMPSONS has captured the hearts and minds of fans in a way that transcends ages, languages and cultures," said Reilly. "This groundbreaking series is not only the longest-running scripted show in television history, it's one of the greatest sitcoms of our time, and I'm looking forward to yet another landmark season." Last Sunday's THE SIMPSONS' 25th season premiere ranked as the No. 1 entertainment program of the night among Adults 18-49 and was up +12% from last season's average.