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Good news, everyone! And woo hoo! The crossover between Matt Groening series The Simpsons and Futurama is coming in just a few months.
The crossover episode of the two series will air on Fox as an episode of The Simpsons in November, The Simpsons producer Al Jean said during a panel at the Television Critics Association in Los Angeles last weekend.
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 September 2013.
Jean also said that a character from The Simpsons will die this season. While the producer declined to say which character, he did offer the clue that the episode will be titled Clown In The Dumps.” He added that the actor who voices the character won an Emmy for his portrayal of the character. (Krusty the Clown is voiced by Dan Castellaneta while Sideshow Bob is voiced by Kelsey Grammer, both of whom have won Emmys for their work on the show.)
Jean also said that it’s possible the character could be resurrected in some form at some point in the future, perhaps in flashback or ghost form.
Also guest-starring on The Simpsons in its upcoming season, which premieres Sept 28 in the US is Jane Fonda, who’ll play Mr Burns’ girlfriend, Democratic assemblywoman Maxine Lombard; and Willem Dafoe, as Bart’s new bully of a teacher, Mr Lassen.
Nick Offerman (Parks And Recreation), Sarah Silverman (A Million Ways To Die In The West), David Hyde Pierce (Frasier), comedian Jeffrey Ross and musician Matthew Sweet will also provide guest voices for the upcoming 26th season of The Simpsons. — Reuters