The Simpsons Season 31: Release Date, Cast, Episodes, and News

The longest-running half hour on TV is ready for another lap as The Simpsons season 31 gets a release date.

The Simpsons, the lovable, loathable, yellow-skinned, eight-fingered nuclear family who dominate my Sunday nights, paid another two years on their Evergreen Terrace property mortage. Lisa went radical in recent seasons, Bart’s always been radical and Homer still forgets to check the safety gauges on the radicals at the nuclear plant. The family has grown and yet, we are still waiting for Maggie to talk. The Simpsons season 31 will premiere on Fox this fall.

The Simpsons will anchor Sunday nights during their 2019-2020 season. They will be followed by new series Bless the Harts, which will lead in to the returning comedies Bob’s Burgers and Seth Macfarlane’s Family Guy.

Fox picked up The Simpsons Season 31 and 32 in February. By the end of Season 32, the series will have produced a total of 713 episodes. The Simpsons became the longest-running primetime scripted show in television history when it blew away Gunsmoke’s record during its 29th season. Gunsmoke  still logs more TV hours, because it was an hour long show, however.

When The Simpsons started off, in April 1987, they were a series of animated shorts which ran in between skits on The Tracey Ullman Show. Since becoming its own series in December 1989, The Simpsons has gone on to win 33 Emmy Awards, its 2007 feature-length film, Simpsons Movie, was nominated for an Academy Award and it was the first animated series to win a Peabody Award.

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The Simpsons Season 31 Release Date

The Simpsons season 31 will premiere on Fox beginning September 29, 2019 at 8 p.m.

The Simpsons Season 31 Cast

The Simpsons season 31 will keep it’s voice characters. Dan Castellaneta as Homer and Abe Simpson, Julie Kavner as Marge, Nancy Cartwright as Bart, and Yeardley Smith as Lisa Simpson. Hank Azaria will continue to put his voices to Comic Book Guy, Kirk Van Houten, Chief Wiggum, Professor John I.Q. Nerdelbaum Frink Jr., and Moe. Apu has been quietly driven out of Springfield. Harry Shearer will continue to voice Seymour Skinner, Kent Brockman, C. Montgomery Burns and Waylon Smithers even though he almost quit in 2015 after a disagreement over pay.

Of course, there is sure to be a whole host of famous guest stars. The only major one teased so far is Mr. Aquaman, Jason Momoa

The Simpsons Season 31 Episodes

There is no word yet on how many episodes The Simpsons Season 31 will include. But we do know that one of those episodes will be a very special one. Season 31 will include the 30th installment of Treehouse of Horror. Fittingly it will be the show’s 666th episode.

Culture Editor Tony Sokol cut his teeth on the wire services and also wrote and produced New York City’s Vampyr Theatre and the rock opera AssassiNation: We Killed JFKRead more of his work here or find him on Twitter @tsokol.