The Fox-owned TV channel FXX is going to air every episode again this year, all 600 of them. The thirteen day marathon will start on November 24th and run until December 6th.
FXX previously ran a marathon, which they called Every.Simpsons.Ever. back in 2014. This new marathon will include all 552 episodes that marathon ran as well as the seasons released after that, and the first few episodes of the new season, season 28, up until “Treehouse of Horror XXVII“.
Details on the upcoming 4th episode, the 27th installment on the THOH series “Treehouse of Horror XXVII“, have been released by FOX. The season premiere airs this sunday, September 25th, while the fourth episode airs October 16, 2016.
Treehouse of Horror XXVII Details
In an interview with Blastr, Al Jean revealed that the stories in “Treehouse of Horror XXVII” will once again feature guest star voices.
Al Jean teases, “Sarah Silverman plays Lisa’s imaginary friend. When Lisa starts making real friends, the imaginary friend starts murdering them. We also have Drew Carey as a cameo. Donald Fagen of Steely Dan and Kelsey Grammer as Sideshow Bob. Hank Azaria also returns as Frank Grimes, who wasn’t that hard to get,” Al Jean jokes about Hank’s status.
The episode wasn’t originally planned to be the 600th, but in scheduling it happened to become by accident: “We weren’t sure which one was going to be the 600th, so we were just doing aTreehouse show. Our standards for those episodes are very high, and it came out very well. So, at that point, we thought it would be great that the 600th episode would air October 16th so we could make it the Treehouse and it wouldn’t be out of place. Because in the past, I have to admit, we’ve said things like the 302nd episode was really the 300th and tried to fool people, which you cannot do anymore.”
Al Jean adds that they wanted to add three things into it: “One, there’s a special ending which we showed at Comic-Con.”
“There’s also a special beginning, and a third thing we can’t say. But, for the first and the 100th episode, Bart wrote on the chalkboard, ‘I will not celebrate meaningless milestones,’ so we’ve made sure to really celebrate this one.”
A Promotional Image for the upcoming Season Premiere episode of season 28, titled “Monty Burns’ Fleeing Circus“, and SIX Promotional Images for the upcoming 3rd episode, titled “The Town” have been released by FOX. The season premiere airs this sunday, September 25th, while the third episode airs October 9, 2016.
The writer for “The Town“, formerly known as “Patriot Games” has been revealed as Dave King. It will be the 3rd episode of Season 28, airing October 9th, 2016, just one week before the 600th episode, “Treehouse of Horror XXVII“. Its production code is VABF21.