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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; 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.