The Simpsons

Matt Groening's subversive, animated satire about Springfield's hapless first family became a cult favorite when it premiered on Fox in 1989 after first being seen in 1987 as a short on 'The Tracey Ullman Show.' That was then; now it's TV longest running comedy. Not since 'The Flintstones' in the '60s has a cartoon series drawn such a large adult audien (more…)

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Thu Sep 19 6:00pm
O Brother, Where Bart Thou?(Season 21, Episode 8) FXX

Bart decides he wants a brother after observing Lisa and Maggie's bond when the power goes out during a blizzard. Peyton, Eli and Cooper Manning, Kim Cattrall, Huell Howser and the Smothers Brothers have voice cameos as themselves.

Thu Sep 19 6:30pm
Thursdays with Abie(Season 21, Episode 9) FXX

Grampa becomes famous when a human-interest columnist publishes his anecdote about serving on a battleship in World War II that was struck by a torpedo. Guest Mitch Albom provides his own voice.

Thu Sep 19 7:00pm
Once Upon a Time in Springfield(Season 21, Episode 10) FXX

In the 450th episode, Krusty the Clown teams up with a female costar, Princess Penelope (voice of Anne Hathaway), and before long he proposes marriage to her. Meanwhile, Mr. Burns and the workers clash at the nuclear power plant. Guest voices include Earth (more…)

Thu Sep 19 7:30pm
Million Dollar Maybe(Season 21, Episode 11) FXX

Homer buys a lottery ticket that's a million-dollar winner, but he has to miss his date with Marge to do it. Chris Martin of Coldplay has a voice cameo as himself.

Thu Sep 19 8:00pm
Boy Meets Curl(Season 21, Episode 12) FXX

A planned evening of ice skating and a chance encounter introduces Marge and Homer to the sport of curling, and they wind up joining a team and becoming involved in the Olympic trials. Bob Costas has a cameo as himself.

Thu Sep 19 8:30pm
The Color Yellow(Season 21, Episode 13) FXX

Lisa researches her ancestors for a school project and learns that her Southern forebears helped a slave escape to freedom. Voice of Virgil: Wren T. Brown.

Thu Sep 19 9:00pm
Postcards From the Wedge(Season 21, Episode 14) FXX

When Bart gets in trouble for not turning in homework, Homer and Marge use different parenting tacks, a situation that Bart quickly realizes he can exploit.

Thu Sep 19 9:30pm
Stealing First Base(Season 21, Episode 15) FXX

Bart develops a crush on a girl (voice of Sarah Silverman) in his class. Meanwhile, Lisa's peers snub her for being an overachiever, but First Lady Michelle Obama (voice of Angela Bassett) comes to her defense.

Thu Sep 19 10:00pm
The Greatest Story Ever D'ohed(Season 21, Episode 16) FXX

Flanders invites the Simpsons on his congregation's trip to Jerusalem, and despite a questionable attitude at the outset, Homer learns a lot. Sacha Baron Cohen has a voice cameo as an idiosyncratic tour guide.

Thu Sep 19 10:30pm
American History X-cellent(Season 21, Episode 17) FXX

Mr. Burns goes to jail and Smithers takes over at the power plant, but the employees take advantage of him.

Thu Sep 19 11:00pm
Chief of Hearts(Season 21, Episode 18) FXX

Homer is assigned to court-ordered community service, and he befriends his supervisor, Chief Wiggum, while performing it. Unfortunately, Homer jeopardizes the friendship by not answering the bell when Wiggum is injured and needs him most. Meanwhile, Bart f (more…)

Thu Sep 19 11:30pm
The Squirt and the Whale(Season 21, Episode 19) FXX

An ecology-themed episode finds the Simpsons using a wind turbine in their backyard as a cheap, clean energy source, and Homer and Lisa trying to rescue a blue whale that's been beached by a storm.

Fri Sep 20 6:00pm
To Surveil With Love(Season 21, Episode 20) FXX

Springfield is plunged into an Orwellian nightmare when surveillance cameras are installed everywhere to beef up security after a supposed terrorist attack. Meanwhile, Lisa faces hair-color prejudice.

Fri Sep 20 6:30pm
Moe Letter Blues(Season 21, Episode 21) FXX

Moe writes a letter to Homer, Apu and Rev. Lovejoy and threatens to run off with one of their wives. In flashbacks, the three guys remember intimate moments between Moe and their ladies.

Fri Sep 20 7:00pm
The Bob Next Door(Season 21, Episode 22) FXX

Bart believes his new neighbor Walt (voice of Kelsey Grammer) is Sideshow Bob in disguise, returning for revenge.

Fri Sep 20 7:30pm
Judge Me Tender(Season 21, Episode 23) FXX

In the 21st-season finale, Moe may be destined to join the panel of "American Idol" judges after he discovers a heretofore unknown skill as an arbiter. Meanwhile, Homer's loitering around the house wears on Marge. Simon Cowell, Ellen DeGeneres, Kara DioGua (more…)

Fri Sep 20 8:00pm
Elementary School Musical(Season 22, Episode 1) FXX

In the 22nd-season premiere, Lisa goes to a performing-arts camp, which sparks her creative fire. Lea Michele, Cory Monteith and Amber Riley from "Glee" lend their voices to Lisa's fellow campers, while Jemaine Clement and Bret McKenzie ("Flight of the Con (more…)

Fri Sep 20 8:30pm
Loan-a-Lisa(Season 22, Episode 2) FXX

Lisa invests in Nelson's new business, which becomes an instant success, but cautions him against dropping out of school as a result. Nobel Peace Prize winner Muhammad Yunus and Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg have voice cameos as themselves.

Fri Sep 20 9:00pm
MoneyBart(Season 22, Episode 3) FXX

Lisa coaches Bart's Little League team to beef up her extracurricular-activities resumé, but her academic approach to the game takes some of the fun out of it for Bart. Baseball great Mike Scioscia and statistician Bill James have voice cameos.

Fri Sep 20 9:30pm
Lisa Simpson, This Isn't Your Life(Season 22, Episode 5) FXX

Lisa learns that Marge was once a good student whose grades slipped when she became distracted, and Lisa fears she'll meet the same fate. So Marge makes a deal to allow Lisa to attend her dream school, and Lisa learns a lesson about family and altruism. Me (more…)

Fri Sep 20 10:00pm
The Fool Monty(Season 22, Episode 6) FXX

Mr. Burns has multiple illnesses and is told he only has weeks to live. Bart finds him weak and vulnerable in the wilderness, and invites him into the Simpsons' home.

Fri Sep 20 10:30pm
How Munched Is That Birdie in the Window?(Season 22, Episode 7) FXX

Bart nurses a wounded pigeon back to health, but Santa's Little Helper has other plans. Danica Patrick and Rachel Weisz have voice cameos.

Fri Sep 20 11:00pm
The Fight Before Christmas(Season 22, Episode 8) FXX

An edgy, dysfunctional Christmas with the Simpsons features some disturbing twists. Martha Stewart has a voice cameo, and Katy Perry appears in a live-action segment with puppets of the Simpsons.

Fri Sep 20 11:30pm
Donnie Fatso(Season 22, Episode 9) FXX

After Homer is jailed on New Year's Eve for bribery, he agrees to go undercover as an informant against mobster Fat Tony (voice of Joe Mantegna) to reduce his sentence. Jon Hamm has a voice cameo as an FBI investigator.

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