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Season 30

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Season 30
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Season Information
Original run: September 30, 2018[1] - May 12, 2019[2]
No. of episodes: 23[3]
Previous season: 29
Next season: 31

Season 30 is the current season of The Simpsons.[4] It premiered on September 30, 2018 and will end on May 12, 2019.[1][2]

Announcement

On November 4th, 2016; a FOX Press Release announced the renewal through Season 30:

"FOX has ordered 29th and 30th seasons of the pop culture phenomenon THE SIMPSONS. “This is yet another record-setting moment for what is truly a landmark series,” said Dana Walden and Gary Newman, Chairmen and CEOs, Fox Television Group. “THE SIMPSONS has meant so much to the network, the studio and everyone at Fox, and its continued cultural impact around the globe is a testament to the combined brilliance of Matt, Jim and Al. Congratulations to everyone who works on this groundbreaking series – from the voice cast and producers to the writers and production team – you comprise one of the greatest collections of creative talent in the history of the medium. And to the millions of SIMPSONS fans around the world, thank you for watching all these years. We're happy to tell you there’s lots more to come."[4][5]"


Episodes

Picture # Original title Original airdate Directed by Written by Prod. code
Bart's Not Dead promo 1.png 640 - 1 "Bart's Not Dead" September 30, 2018 Bob Anderson Stephanie Gillis XABF19
Bart takes a dare, and ends up in the hospital. To cover for himself and Homer, he says he went to Heaven and met Jesus. Christian producers offer the Simpsons a movie deal, which Homer takes. But Bart can't deal with the guilt and comes clean to Marge after the movie is finished.

Guest starring: Gal Gadot as Herself, Emily Deschanel as Herself, Dave Attell as Luke, Pete Holmes as Matthew,
Jonathan Groff as Actor playing Bart, Katy Perry as Herself (archive footage), Kiefer Sutherland as Jack Bauer (archive audio), Leonard Nimoy as Himself (archive audio)

Heartbreak Hotel.png 641 - 2 "Heartbreak Hotel" October 7, 2018 Steven Dean Moore Matt Selman and Renee Ridgeley XABF15
Marge and Homer's marriage is tested when they travel to a tropical island to compete for a million dollars on Marge's favorite reality competition show.

Guest starring: George Segal as Nick and Rhys Darby as Tag Tuckerbag

My Way or the Highway to Heaven promo 1.png 642 - 3 "My Way or the Highway to Heaven" October 14, 2018 Rob Oliver Deb Lacusta, Dan Castellaneta and Vince Waldron XABF17
God and St. Peter contemplate what merits a soul getting into heaven, while citizens of Springfield remember their divine encounters.

Guest starring: H. Jon Benjamin as Bob Belcher, Jon Lovitz as Himself, Dan Mintz as Tina Belcher, Eugene Mirman as Gene Belcher, Tracy Morgan as Himself, John Roberts as Linda Belcher and Kristen Schaal as Louise Belcher

Treehouse of Horror XXIX promo 1.png 643 - 4 "Treehouse of Horror XXIX" October 21, 2018 Matt Faughnan Joel H. Cohen XABF16
1. Opening sequence: Homer wins an oyster-eating contest against the mythical Cthulhu.
2. Invasion of the Pod-Y Switchers: Springfield is overrun by plant body-snatchers.
3. Multiplisa-ty: Lisa finally snaps.
4: Geriatric Park: Mr. Burns opens a retirement home with some Jurassic upgrades.
Baby You Can't Drive My Car promo 1.png 644 - 5 "Baby You Can't Drive My Car" November 4, 2018 Timothy Bailey Rob LaZebnik XABF18
A self-driving car company comes to Springfield, poaching all of the power plant employees with their fun work environment.

Guest starring: Tracy Morgan as tow truck driver

From Russia Without Love promo 1.png 645 - 6 "From Russia Without Love" November 11, 2018 Matthew Nastuk Michael Ferris XABF20
On a mission to play hardcore pranks, Bart, Nelson and Milhouse get Moe a mail-order bride on the Dark Web.

Guest starring: Ksenia Solo as Anastasia Alekova and Jon Lovitz as Hacky and Snitchy the Weasel

Werking Mom promo 1.png 646 - 7 "Werking Mom" November 18, 2018 Michael Polcino Carolyn Omine and Robin Sayers XABF21
Marge wants a job, and stumbles into becoming a plastic food storage container-selling drag queen. Meanwhile, Lisa tries to make the world better in the style of "Amelie".

Guest starring: RuPaul as Queen Chante, Scott Thompson as Grady and Sutan Amrull as Himself (credited as Raja/Sutan Amrull)

Krusty the Clown promo 1.png 647 - 8 "Krusty the Clown" November 25, 2018 Matthew Faughnan Ryan Koh XABF22
Homer finds his calling as a TV recapper, but his harsh grading causes a brawl with Krusty. After almost killing Homer, Krusty hides out at a real circus, and finds happiness there.

Guest starring: Billy Eichner as Billy and Peter Serafinowicz as Google-Disney CEO

Daddicus Finch promo 1.png 648 - 9 "Daddicus Finch" December 2, 2018 Steven Dean Moore Al Jean YABF01
Lisa and Homer's bond gets stronger when they start spending real quality time together, and Bart feels neglected. So Marge tries to help Homer balance his attention between the kids.

Guest starring: Jon Lovitz as Llewellyn Sinclair and Rabbi, J. K. Simmons as Dr. Jessup, Gregory Peck as Atticus Finch, Mary Badham as Scout Finch, Phillip Alford as Jem Finch and John Megna as Dill Harris

'Tis the 30th Season promo 2.png 649 - 10 "'Tis the 30th Season" December 9, 2018 Lance Kramer Story: Jeff Westbrook
Teleplay: John Frink and Joel H. Cohen
YABF02
After a failed Black Friday shopping spree, Marge is determined to fix Christmas. However, Homer and the kids surprise Marge with a vacation to a Florida resort.

Guest starring: Jane Lynch as Jeanie

Mad About the Toy promo 3.png 650 - 11 "Mad About the Toy" January 6, 2019 Rob Oliver Michael Price YABF03
When Marge and Homer leave Grampa to babysit the kids, some little green army men trigger a PTSD episode, sending the family on a journey to Grampa's past to when he was a post-war toy model.

Guest starring: Bryan Batt as Philip Hefflin, Lawrence O'Donnell as Himself and Bill de Blasio as Himself

The Girl on the Bus promo 3.png 651 - 12 "The Girl on the Bus" January 13, 2019 Chris Clements Joel H. Cohen YABF04
When Lisa spots a new best friend from the window of the bus, she gets a taste of what life could be like with a different, more cultured family, and proceeds to try and live a double life.

Guest starring: Patti LuPone as Cheryl Monroe and Terry Gross as Herself

I'm Dancing As Fat As I Can promo 1.png 652 - 13 "I'm Dancing As Fat As I Can"[6] February 10, 2019 Matthew Nastuk Jane Becker YABF06
Homer angers Marge by binging their favorite show without her, and has to pick up a new skill in order to make amends. Meanwhile, Bart prepares to compete in "Krusty's Holiday Trample".

Guest starring: Ted Sarandos as Himself

The Clown Stays in the Picture promo 1.png 653 - 14 "The Clown Stays in the Picture" February 17, 2019 Timothy Bailey Matt Selman YABF05
Krusty reveals the untold story of his past in his movie "The Sands of Space". While working as personal assistants on the movie, Bart and Lisa learn about the early years of their parents' relationship.

Guest starring: Marc Maron as Himself

101 Mitigations promo 1.png 654 - 15 "101 Mitigations" March 3, 2019 Mark Kirkland Story: Rob LaZebnik
Teleplay: Brian Kelley and Dan Vebber
YABF07
After Homer steals Comic Book Guy’s car, he must either prove his innocence in court or reconcile with the jilted nerd.

Guest starring: Guillermo del Toro as Himself

I Want You (She's So Heavy) promo 1.png 655 - 16 "I Want You (She's So Heavy)" March 10, 2019 Steven Dean Moore Jeff Westbrook YABF08
When a romantic night ends in injury, Marge recovers by taking up kite boarding while Homer bonds with his hallucinated hernia. Lisa attempts to fix her parents' strained relationship by seeking advice from an unlikely source.

Guest starring: Wallace Shawn as Wallace the Hernia

E My Sports promo 2.png 656 - 17 "E My Sports" March 17, 2019 Rob Oliver Rob LaZebnik YABF09
As Bart begins to excel in video game competitions, Homer discovers a passion for coaching him. Lisa attempts to bring Homer back to reality, but the plan causes chaos.

Guest starring: Natasha Lyonne as Sophie, Ken Jeong as Korean monk 1 and Korean monk 2, and David Turley as Conflict of Enemies announcer

Bart vs. Itchy & Scratchy promo 1.png 657 - 18 "Bart vs. Itchy & Scratchy" March 24, 2019 TBA Megan Amram YABF10
Krusty releases an all-female reboot of "Itchy and Scratchy," so Bart and his crew of all-male friends decide to boycott the show. After Bart's friends turn on him for laughing at the reboot, Bart joins a woke group of sixth-grade girls who commit crimes against patriarchy.

Guest starring: Awkwafina as Carmen, Nicole Byer as Erica and Chelsea Peretti as Piper

Girl's in the Band promo 5.png 658 - 19 "Girl's in the Band" March 31, 2019 Jennifer Moeller Nancy Cartwright YABF11
Lisa is scouted by the director of the Capitol City Philharmonic, to her band teacher's dismay. Homer works extra shifts at the plant so Lisa can play, putting strain on the family.

Guest starring: J.K. Simmons as Victor Kleskow and Dave Matthews as Lloyd

I'm Just a Girl Who Can't Say D'oh promo 3.png 659 - 20 "I'm Just a Girl Who Can't Say D'oh" April 7, 2019 Michael Polcino Jeff Martin and Jenna Martin YABF12
Marge becomes Director of Springfield's local theater, armed with Lisa's script resembling "Hamilton." Meanwhile, Homer joins a baby class with Maggie, where he takes a liking to supervisor Chloe.

Guest starring: Jon Lovitz as Llewellyn Sinclair, John Lithgow as Himself, Josh Groban as Professor Frink's singing voice and Okilly Dokilly

D'oh Canada promo 3.png 660 - 21 "D'oh Canada"[7] April 28, 2019[8] TBA Tim Long and Miranda Thompson[7] YABF14[7]
On a family vacation to Niagara Falls, Lisa is mistakenly granted political asylum in Canada. When Marge goes to rescue Lisa, they are forced to re-evaluate their love for America as they navigate the polite Canadian landscape.[9][10]

Guest starring: Lucas Meyer as Justin Trudeau and Judy Blume as Herself[9]

Woo-hoo Dunnit? promo 9.png 661 - 22 "Woo-hoo Dunnit?"[11][12] May 5, 2019[2][3] TBA Brian Kelley[11] YABF15[11]
When the secret stack of cash - aka Lisa's college fund - Marge keeps under the sink goes missing, the documentary crime series "Deadline Springfield" goes in-depth to solve the case, leaving no stone unturned.[12]

Guest starring: Will Forte as King Toot and Ken Burns as Himself[12]

662 - 23 "Crystal Blue-Haired Persuasion"[13] May 12, 2019[2][14] TBA Megan Amram[13] YABF16[13]
After Homer's work cuts children's healthcare benefits, Marge turns to buying healing crystals as a cheaper solution for Bart's ADD. Bart begins to succeed in school, prompting Marge to open her very own crystals empire and sell to the naive mothers at school.[14]

Guest starring: Illeana Douglas as New Age Clerk, Werner Herzog as Walter Hotenhoffer and Jenny Slate as Piper Paisley[14]


Season 30 episodes script covers

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Promo Videos

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