The Simpsons is set to for a crossover episode with Family Guy soon, meanwhile Futurama was just announced for another Simpsons crossover hitting Fox this November. This might be a more welcome collaboration for fans of The Simpsons, so the expectations are high for this special episode.
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The crossover episode of the two series will air on Fox as an episode of The Simpsons in November, Simpsons producer Al Jean said during a panel at the Television Critics Association on Sunday. The crossover episode will feature Futurama voice actors Billy West, John DiMaggio, Katey Sagal, Maurice LaMarche, Phil LaMarr, Lauren Tom and Tress MacNeille. After originally running on Fox before getting picked up by Comedy Central, “Futurama” ended its series run in Sept. 2013.
This news is really just a confirmation from Jean, who last year revealed the crossover idea.
“Futurama is such an easy fit,” he said in July of 2013. “It’s really funny, and their show lends itself to any variety of plot lines. By having them on, we have a little freedom… The biggest thrill for me is that we don’t have to adjust the animation style.”
He also revealed the plot of the crossover episode, saying: “Bender has to come back from the future to kill Bart because there’s something that Bart does now that makes the future really, really, really bad.”
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Lots of good Simpsons news came tumbling out of the TCAs this weekend, including details about a Futurama and Simpsons crossover episode, new guest cameos and clues as to which Simpsons character will die this season.
The Wrap is reporting from the TCAs that this November the Futurama voice cast of Billy West, John DiMaggio, Katey Sagal, Maurice LaMarche, Phil LaMarr, Lauren Tom and Tress MacNeille will all return for a very special crossover episode. Oh man, we cannot wait. No details on whether The Simpsons would be headed to the future world,or if the Planet Express crew would be traveling back in time, but my money is on the Futurama folks hanging around in modern-day Springfield. Fingers crossed for a Homer and Bender fistfight followed by drunken buddy hang.
Also (spoiler alert) one character will die this year, and although no one would reveal who, the episode that includes the death is titled “Clown in the Dumps.” So take what you will from that.
Finally this year’s list of special guest cameos will include David Hyde Pierce, Sarah Silverman and Nick Offerman. Really hoping this means the return of Sideshow Bob’s brother Cecil!
‘Simpsons’ producer jokes about crossover show
By ALICIA RANCILIO | Associated Press | Jul 20, 2014 7:52 PM CDT
BEVERY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — “We’re doing a crossover with Scooby-Doo to find Casey Kasem’s body.” — “The Simpsons” executive producer Al Jean on whether there would be a crossover with “The Simpsons” and “Futurama.”
He told journalists Sunday at the Television Critics Association summer press tour that a crossover episode will air in November.
A “The Simpsons” crossover with “Family Guy” will air in September.
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The voice cast of the late animated comedy from Simpsons creator Matt Groening, which wrapped its seven-season run in September 2013, will guest-star in a special episode of The Simpsons this November, Fox announced Sunday.
Futurama vets Billy West, John DiMaggio, Katey Sagal, Maurice LaMarche, Phil LaMarr, Lauren Tom, and Tress MacNeille will all drop by Springfield for a crossover between the two animated series, which was first announced at Comic-Con last year. The episode posits the question of ”Would you go back in time to kill Hitler?” with Bender being sent back to the past to murder Bart because Bart does something that screws up the future. Jane Fonda and Willem Dafoe will also join the fun, with Fonda playing Mr. Burns’ girlfriend, Democratic Assemblywoman Maxine Lombard, and Dafoe portraying Bart’s tough new teacher, Mr. Lassen.
This is in addition to the one-hour Simpsons crossover with Family Guy that will air as Family Guy‘s Season 13 premiere on Sunday, September 28.
Fox also announced several Simpsons voice guests for the rest of the season, including Parks and Recreation‘s Nick Offerman, Frasier‘s David Hyde Pierce, Sarah Silverman, and Jeffrey Ross.
Elsewhere in the network’s Sunday-night lineup, Offerman will also lend his vocal talents to Bob’s Burgers‘ fifth season. He’ll be joined on the show’s Season 5 guest roster by Kevin Kline, The Hangover‘s Zach Galifianakis, SNL alums Bill Hader and Molly Shannon, Parks and Rec‘s Aziz Ansari, Carl Reiner, Brooklyn Nine-Nine‘s Joe Lo Truglio, and Key Peele‘s Jordan Peele and Keegan Michael Key.
Meanwhile, American Dad and Family Guy are adding to their guest-star ranks as well.
Kim Kardashian, House of Cards and The Strain‘s Corey Stoll, and The Walking Dead‘s Steven Yeun will appear on the Fox finale of American Dad on Sunday, September 21 before the show moves to TBS. A week earlier, on Sunday, September 14, 30 Rock‘s Jane Krakowski and John Lutz will reunite to lend their pipes to the show’s season premiere.
On the Family Guy front, Quahog will welcome Julie Bowen, Liam Neeson, and Allison Janney in upcoming episodes.
Finally, Fox also announced that Emmy-winner Hank Azaria, long known for his voice work on The Simpsons, will voice the lead character of Fox’s new animated series Bordertown from Seth MacFarlane.
Family Guy and Futurama will intertwine with The Simpsons for the next season.
In the Futurama/Simpsons episode Bender will go back in time to kill Bart Simpson to prevent a screw-up in the future. The show is based on the question “Would you go back in time to kill Hitler?”.
Also that night Quahog will meet Springfield when the Griffins visit the Simpsons.
The shows will feature special guest stars throughout the season including Jane Fonda as Mr Burns girlfriend Maxine Lombard, William Dafoe as Bart’s new teacher Mr. Lassen in The Simpsons and Julie Bowen and Liam Neeson in Family Guy.
The Simpsons/Family Guy episode will air on Sunday, September 28. The Futurama/Simpson episode will premiere in November.
Simpsons, Family Guys previous cameos
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Fox has finally scheduled the crossover between the late Comedy Central animated comedy, which wrapped its seven-season run in Sept. 2013, and The Simpsons. The special episode will air this November. The crossover between the two shows, both created by Matt Groening, was first announced at last year’s Comic-Con, and will feature the voices of Futurama vets Billy West, John DiMaggio, Katey Sagal, Maurice LaMarche, Phil LaMarr, Lauren Tom, and Tress MacNeille.
This is in addition to the long-awaited Simpsons crossover with Family Guy that will air on Sunday, Sept. 28 at 9/8c.
In addition to Futurama‘s cast, Oscar winner Jane Fonda and Willem Dafoe will also lend their voices this season, which kicks off on Sunday, Sept. 28 at 8/7c. Fonda will play Mr. Burns’ girlfriend, Democratic Assemblywoman Maxine Lombard, and Dafoe will portray Bart’s tough new teacher, Mr. Lassen.
Fox also announced several voice guests for the rest of the season, including Parks and Recreation‘s Nick Offerman, Frasier‘s David Hyde Pierce, Sarah Silverman, and Jeffrey Ross. Additionally, Judd Apatow will pen an upcoming special episode.
Elsewhere on the network, Offerman will also lend his vocal talents to the new season of Bob’s Burgers. He’ll be joined on the show’s Season 5 guest roster by Kevin Kline, The Hangover‘s Zach Galifianakis, SNL alums Bill Hader and Molly Shannon, Parks and Rec‘s Aziz Ansari, Carl Reiner, Brooklyn Nine-Nine‘s Joe Lo Truglio and Key and Peele‘s Jordan Peele and Keegan Michael Key.
Meanwhile, American Dad and Family Guy are adding to their guest-star ranks as well.
Kim Kardashian, House of Cards‘ Corey Stoll and The Walking Dead‘s Steven Yeun will appear on the Fox finale of American Dad on Sunday, Sept. 21 at 9:30/8:30c before the show moves to TBS. A week earlier on Sunday, Sept. 14 at 9/8c, 30 Rock‘s Jane Krakowski and John Lutz will reunite as guest voice actors on the show’s season premiere.
Which guest voice actors are you most excited for?
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