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SUNDAY, APRIL 7
[EDITOR'S NOTE 1: AMERICAN DAD is preempted tonight.]
[EDITOR'S NOTE 2: Audio descriptions (AD) for tonight's animated programs are available on the SAP Audio Channel.]
"THE SIMPSONS" - (8:00-8:30 PM ET/PT) CC-AD-HDTV 720p-Dolby Digital 5.1
BART IS SPRINGFIELD ELEMENTARY'S LAST HOPE
ON "THE SIMPSONS"
SUNDAY, APRIL 7, ON FOX
Valerie Harper Makes Guest-Voice Appearance
When Springfield Elementary is threatened with closure because of low standardized test scores, the fate of the school rests on one student who missed the test, and who must raise the average above the minimum threshold: Bart Simpson. Meanwhile, Homer finds a parking meter at a local dump, and starts deploying it around Springfield to fleece unwitting parkers of their quarters in the "A Test Before Trying" episode of THE SIMPSONS airing Sunday, April 7 (8:00-8:30 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (SI-2403) (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: Valerie Harper as the Department of Standardized Testing Proctor
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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.