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List of showrunners

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This is a list of showrunners of The Simpsons. The showrunner is the person who is responsible for the day-to-day operation of the series. As of season 35, Al Jean and Matt Selman serve as the showrunners. Starting with the UABF production season, Matt Selman's episodes have a co-showrunner.

Season 1[edit]

Main article: Season 1
Episode No. 001 002 003 004 005 006 007 008 009 010 011 012 013
Prod. Code 7G08 7G02 7G03 7G04 7G05 7G06 7G09 7G07 7G11 7G10 7G13 7G12 7G01
Showrunners James L. Brooks, Matt Groening, and Sam Simon

Season 2[edit]

Main article: Season 2
Episode No. 014 015 016 017 018 019 020 021 022 023 024
Prod. Code 7F03 7F02 7F04 7F01 7F05 7F08 7F07 7F06 7F09 7F10 7F11
Showrunners James L. Brooks, Matt Groening, and Sam Simon
Episode No. 025 026 027 028 029 030 031 032 033 034 035
Prod. Code 7F12 7F13 7F15 7F16 7F14 7F17 7F18 7F19 7F20 7F21 7F22
Showrunners James L. Brooks, Matt Groening, and Sam Simon

Season 3[edit]

Main article: Season 3
Episode No. 036 037 038 039 040 041 042 043 044 045 046 047
Prod. Code 7F24 8F01 7F23 8F03 8F04 8F05 8F02 8F06 8F07 8F08 8F09 8F10
Showrunners James L. Brooks,
Matt Groening
and Sam Simon
Al Jean
and Mike Reiss
James L. Brooks,
Matt Groening
and Sam Simon
Al Jean and Mike Reiss
Episode No. 048 049 050 051 052 053 054 055 056 057 058 059
Prod. Code 8F11 8F12 8F14 8F16 8F13 8F15 8F17 8F19 8F20 8F21 8F22 8F23
Showrunners Al Jean and Mike Reiss

Season 4[edit]

Main article: Season 4
Episode No. 060 061 062 063 064 065 066 067 067 068 070
Prod. Code 8F24 8F18 9F01 9F02 9F04 9F03 9F05 9F06 9F07 9F08 9F09
Showrunners Al Jean and Mike Reiss
Episode No. 071 072 073 074 075 076 077 078 078 080 081
Prod. Code 9F10 9F11 9F12 9F13 9F14 9F15 9F17 9F16 9F18 9F20 9F19
Showrunners Al Jean and Mike Reiss

Season 5[edit]

Main article: Season 5
Episode No. 082 083 084 085 086 087 088 089 090 091 092
Prod. Code 9F21 9F22 1F02 1F01 1F04 1F03 1F05 1F06 1F07 1F08 1F09
Showrunner(s) Al Jean and Mike Reiss David Mirkin
Episode No. 093 095 095 096 097 098 099 100 101 102 103
Prod. Code 1F11 1F10 1F12 1F13 1F14 1F15 1F16 1F18 1F19 1F21 1F20
Showrunner David Mirkin

Season 6[edit]

Main article: Season 6
Episode No. 104 105 106 107 108 109 110 111 112 113 114 115 116
Prod. Code 1F22 1F17 2F33 2F01 2F02 2F03 2F04 2F05 2F06 2F07 2F08 2F09 2F10
Showrunner David Mirkin
Episode No. 117 118 119 120 121 122 123 124 125 126 127 128
Prod. Code 2F11 2F12 2F13 2F14 2F31 2F15 2F18 2F19 2F32 2F21 2F22 2F16
Showrunner(s) David Mirkin Al Jean
and Mike Reiss
David Mirkin Al Jean
and Mike Reiss
David Mirkin

Season 7[edit]

Main article: Season 7
Episode No. 129 130 131 132 133 134 135 136 137 138 139 140 141
Prod. Code 2F20 2F17 3F01 3F02 3F03 3F04 3F05 3F06 3F08 3F31 3F07 3F10 3F09
Showrunner(s) David Mirkin Bill Oakley and Josh Weinstein David Mirkin Bill Oakley and Josh Weinstein
Episode No. 142 143 144 145 146 137 148 149 150 151 152 153
Prod. Code 3F11 3F12 3F13 3F14 3F16 3F15 3F17 3F18 3F19 3F20 3F21 3F22
Showrunners Bill Oakley and Josh Weinstein

Season 8[edit]

Main article: Season 8
Episode No. 154 155 156 157 158 159 160 161 162 163 164 165 166
Prod. Code 4F02 3F23 4F03 4F05 4F06 4F04 4F01 4F07 3F24 3G01 4F08 4F10 3G03
Showrunners Bill Oakley and Josh Weinstein Al Jean
and Mike Reiss
Bill Oakley and Josh Weinstein Al Jean
and Mike Reiss
Episode No. 167 168 169 170 171 172 173 174 175 176 177 178
Prod. Code 4F12 4F11 4F14 4F13 4F15 4F09 4F16 4F17 4F18 4F19 4F20 4F21
Showrunners Bill Oakley and Josh Weinstein

Season 9[edit]

Main article: Season 9
Episode No. 179 180 181 182 183 184 185 186 187 188 189 190 191
Prod. Code 4F22 4F23 3G02 5F02 5F01 5F03 5F04 5F05 5F06 5F07 5F24 5F08 5F23
Showrunner(s) Bill Oakley and Josh Weinstein Al Jean
and Mike Reiss
Mike Scully David Mirkin Mike Scully David Mirkin
Episode No. 192 193 194 195 196 197 198 199 200 201 202 203
Prod. Code 5F11 5F10 5F12 4F24 5F13 3G04 5F14 5F15 5F09 5F16 5F17 5F18
Showrunner(s) Mike Scully Bill Oakley
and Josh Weinstein
Mike Scully Al Jean
and Mike Reiss
Mike Scully

Season 10[edit]

Main article: Season 10
Episode No. 204 205 206 207 208 209 210 211 212 213 214 215
Prod. Code 5F20 5F21 5F22 AABF01 5F19 AABF02 AABF03 AABF04 AABF05 AABF06 AABF07 AABF08
Showrunner Mike Scully
Episode No. 216 217 218 219 220 221 222 223 224 225 226
Prod. Code AABF09 AABF11 AABF10 AABF12 AABF13 AABF14 AABF15 AABF16 AABF17 AABF18 AABF20
Showrunner Mike Scully

Season 11[edit]

Main article: Season 11
Episode No. 227 228 229 230 231 232 233 234 235 236 237
Prod. Code AABF23 AABF22 AABF21 BABF01 AABF19 BABF02 BABF03 BABF05 BABF07 BABF04 BABF06
Showrunner(s) Mike Scully Mike Scully,
George Meyer,
and Al Jean
Mike Scully
Episode No. 238 239 240 241 242 243 244 245 246 247 248
Prod. Code BABF08 BABF09 BABF10 BABF11 BABF12 BABF13 BABF14 BABF16 BABF15 BABF18 BABF19
Showrunner(s) Mike Scully Mike Scully,
George Meyer,
and Al Jean

Season 12[edit]

Main article: Season 12
Episode No. 249 250 251 252 253 254 255 256 257 258 259
Prod. Code BABF21 BABF20 BABF17 CABF01 CABF04 CABF02 CABF03 CABF06 BABF22 CABF05 CABF08
Showrunner(s) Mike Scully,
George Meyer,
and Al Jean
Mike Scully
Episode No. 260 261 262 263 264 265 266 267 268 269
Prod. Code CABF07 CABF10 CABF12 CABG09 CABF11 CABF13 CABF14 CABF15 CABF16 CABF17
Showrunner Mike Scully

Season 13[edit]

Main article: Season 13
Episode No. 270 271 272 273 274 275 276 277 278 279 280
Prod. Code CABF19 CABF22 CABF20 CABF18 CABF21 DABF02 DABF01 DABF03 DABF05 DABF04 DABF06
Showrunner Mike Scully Al Jean
Episode No. 281 282 283 284 285 286 287 288 289 290 291
Prod. Code DABF07 DABF09 DABF08 DABF10 DABF11 DABF12 DABF13 DABF14 DABF15 DABF16 DABF17
Showrunner Al Jean

Season 14[edit]

Main article: Season 14
Episode No. 292 293 294 295 296 297 298 299 300 301 302
Prod. Code DABF19 DABF22 DABF20 DABF18 DABF21 EABF01 EABF02 EABF03 EABF04 EABF06 EABF05
Showrunner Al Jean Mike Scully Al Jean
Episode No. 303 304 305 306 307 308 309 310 311 312 313
Prod. Code EABF07 EABF08 EABF09 EABF10 EABF11 EABF12 EABF13 EABF14 EABF15 EABF16 EABF17
Showrunner Al Jean

Season 15[edit]

Main article: Season 15
Episode No. 314 315 316 317 318 319 320 321 322 323 324
Prod. Code EABF21 EABF18 EABF20 EABF22 EABF19 FABF01 FABF02 FABF03 FABF04 FABF05 FABF06
Showrunner Al Jean
Episode No. 325 326 327 328 329 330 331 332 333 334 335
Prod. Code FABF07 FABF09 FABF08 FABF10 FABF11 FABF12 FABF14 FABF15 FABF13 FABF17 FABF18
Showrunner Al Jean

Season 16[edit]

Main article: Season 16
Episode No. 336 337 338 339 340 341 342 343 344 345 346
Prod. Code FABF23 FABF20 FABF19 FABF22 FABF21 FABF16 GABF01 GABF02 GABF03 GABF04 GABF05
Showrunner Al Jean
Episode No. 347 348 349 350 351 352 353 354 355 356
Prod. Code GABF06 GABF07 GABF08 GABF12 GABF10 GABF11 GABF13 GABF14 GABF15 GABF09
Showrunner Al Jean

Season 17[edit]

Main article: Season 17
Episode No. 357 358 359 360 361 362 363 364 365 366 367
Prod. Code GABF18 GABF16 GABF19 GABF17 GABF20 GABF21 GABF22 HABF02 HABF01 HABF03 HABF04
Showrunner Al Jean
Episode No. 368 369 370 371 372 373 374 375 376 377 378
Prod. Code HABF05 HABF06 HABF07 HABF08 HABF09 HABF10 HABF11 HABF12 HABF13 HABF14 HABF16
Showrunner Al Jean

Season 18[edit]

Main article: Season 18
Episode No. 379 380 381 382 383 384 385 386 387 388 389
Prod. Code HABF15 HABF18 HABF20 HABF17 HABF21 HABF19 HABF22 JABF02 JABF01 JABF03 JABF05
Showrunner Al Jean
Episode No. 390 391 392 393 394 395 396 397 398 399 400
Prod. Code JABF04 JABF07 JABF09 JABF08 JABF06 JABF10 JABF11 JABF13 JABF12 JABF14 JABF15
Showrunner Al Jean

Season 19[edit]

Main article: Season 19
Episode No. 401 402 403 404 405 406 407 408 409 410
Prod. Code JABF20 JABF18 JABF21 JABF19 JABF16 JABF22 JABF17 KABF01 KABF02 KABF03
Showrunner Al Jean
Episode No. 411 412 413 414 415 416 417 418 419 420
Prod. Code KABF04 KABF05 KABF06 KABF07 KABF08 KABF09 KABF10 KABF11 KABF12 KABF13
Showrunner Al Jean

Season 20[edit]

Main article: Season 20
Episode No. 421 422 423 424 425 426 427 428 429 430 431
Prod. Code KABF17 KABF15 KABF14 KABF16 KABF18 KABF19 KABF20 KABF21 KABF22 LABF01 LABF02
Showrunner Al Jean
Episode No. 432 433 434 435 436 437 438 439 440 441
Prod. Code LABF03 LABF04 LABF11 LABF05 LABF06 LABF07 LABF08 LABF10 LABF09 LABF12
Showrunner Al Jean

Season 21[edit]

Main article: Season 21
Episode No. 442 443 444 445 446 447 448 449 450 451 452 453
Prod. Code LABF13 LABF15 LABF16 LABF14 LABF17 LABF18 LABF19 MABF01 MABF02 LABF20 MABF03 MABF05
Showrunner Al Jean
Episode No. 454 455 456 457 458 459 460 461 462 463 464
Prod. Code MABF06 MABF04 MABF07 MABF10 MABF08 MABF09 MABF14 MABF12 MABF13 MABF11 MABF15
Showrunner Al Jean

Season 22[edit]

Main article: Season 22
Episode No. 465 466 467 468 469 470 471 472 473 474 475
Prod. Code MABF21 MABF17 MABF18 MABF16 MABF20 NABF01 NABF02 MABF22 MABF19 NABF03 NABF04
Showrunner Al Jean
Episode No. 476 477 478 479 480 481 482 483 484 485 486
Prod. Code NABF05 NABF06 NABF07 NABF08 NABF09 NABF10 NABF11 NABF12 NABF13 NABF14 NABF15
Showrunner Al Jean

Season 23[edit]

Main article: Season 23
Episode No. 487 488 489 490 491 492 493 494 495 496 497
Prod. Code NABF16 NABF17 NABF19 NABF21 NABF20 NABF22 PABF01 PABF02 NABF18 PABF03 PABF04
Showrunner Al Jean Matt Selman Al Jean
Episode No. 498 499 500 501 502 503 504 505 506 507 508
Prod. Code PABF05 PABF06 PABF07 PABF09 PABF08 PABF10 PABF11 PABF12 PABF13 PABF15 PABF14
Showrunner Al Jean Matt Selman Al Jean

Season 24[edit]

Main article: Season 24
Episode No. 509 510 511 512 513 514 515 516 517 518 519
Prod. Code PABF21 PABF17 PABF18 PABF16 PABF19 PABF22 PABF20 RABF01 RABF02 RABF03 RABF04
Showrunner Al Jean Matt Selman Al Jean
Episode No. 520 521 522 523 524 525 526 527 528 529 530
Prod. Code RABF07 RABF05 RABF06 RABF09 RABF10 RABF08 RABF11 RABF13 RABF12 RABF14 RABF17
Showrunner Al Jean Matt Selman Al Jean Matt Selman Al Jean

Season 25[edit]

Main article: Season 25
Episode No. 531 532 533 534 535 536 537 538 539 540 541
Prod. Code RABF20 RABF16 RABF18 RABF22 RABF19 SABF02 SABF04 SABF01 SABF05 SABF03 SABF06
Showrunner Al Jean Matt Selman Al Jean
Episode No. 542 543 544 545 546 547 548 549 550 551 552
Prod. Code SABF08 SABF07 SABF09 SABF10 SABF11 SABF12 SABF13 SABF14 RABF21 SABF15 SABF18
Showrunner Al Jean Matt Selman Al Jean Matt Selman Al Jean

Season 26[edit]

Main article: Season 26
Episode No. 553 554 555 556 557 558 559 560 561 562 563
Prod. Code SABF20 SABF17 SABF19 SABF21 SABF22 SABF16 TABF01 TABF02 TABF03 RABF15 TABF05
Showrunner Al Jean Matt Selman Al Jean Matt Selman Al Jean Matt Selman Al Jean
Episode No. 564 565 566 567 568 569 570 571 572 573 574
Prod. Code TABF04 TABF06 TABF07 TABF08 TABF09 TABF10 TABF11 TABF12 TABF13 TABF15 TABF16
Showrunner Al Jean Matt Selman Al Jean

Season 27[edit]

Main article: Season 27
Episode No. 575 576 577 578 579 580 581 582 583 584 585
Prod. Code TABF14 TABF17 TABF19 TABF22 TABF18 TABF21 TABF20 VABF01 VABF02 VABF03 VABF04
Showrunner Al Jean Matt Selman Al Jean Matt Selman Al Jean Matt Selman Al Jean
Episode No. 586 587 588 589 590 591 592 593 594 595 596
Prod. Code VABF05 VABF07 VABF06 VABF08 VABF09 VABF10 VABF11 VABF12 VABF14 VABF13 VABF15
Showrunner Al Jean Matt Selman Al Jean

Season 28[edit]

Main article: Season 28
Episode No. 597 598 599 600 601 602 603 604 605 606 607
Prod. Code VABF20 VABF18 VABF17 VABF16 VABF21 VABF22 VABF19 WABF01 WABF03 WABF02 WABF06
Showrunner Al Jean Matt Selman Al Jean Matt Selman Al Jean
Episode No. 608 609 610 611 612 613 614 615 616 617 618
Prod. Code WABF04 WABF05 WABF07 WABF08 WABF09 WABF10 WABF11 WABF12 WABF13 WABF14 WABF15
Showrunner Matt Selman Al Jean Matt Selman Al Jean

Season 29[edit]

Main article: Season 29
Episode No. 619 620 621 622 623 624 625 626 627 628 629
Prod. Code WABF17 WABF22 WABF16 WABF18 WABF19 WABF20 WABF21 XABF01 XABF02 XABF03 XABF04
Showrunner Matt Selman Al Jean
Episode No. 630 631 632 633 634 635 636 637 638 639
Prod. Code XABF05 XABF06 XABF08 XABF07 XABF10 XABF11 XABF09 XABF12 XABF13 XABF14
Showrunner Matt Selman Al Jean Matt Selman Al Jean

Season 30[edit]

Main article: Season 30
Episode No. 640 641 642 643 644 645 646 647 648 649 650 651
Prod. Code XABF19 XABF15 XABF17 XABF16 XABF18 XABF20 XABF21 XABF22 YABF01 YABF02 YABF03 YABF04
Showrunner Al Jean Matt Selman Al Jean Matt Selman Al Jean
Episode No. 652 653 654 655 656 657 658 659 660 661 662
Prod. Code YABF06 YABF05 YABF07 YABF08 YABF09 YABF10 YABF11 YABF12 YABF14 YABF15 YABF16
Showrunner Al Jean Matt Selman Al Jean Matt Selman Al Jean

Season 31[edit]

Main article: Season 31
Episode No. 663 664 665 666 667 668 669 670 671 672 673
Prod. Code YABF19 YABF21 YABF22 YABF18 YABF20 ZABF02 ZABF03 YABF17 ZABF04 ZABF01 ZABF05
Showrunner Al Jean Matt Selman Al Jean Matt Selman Al Jean
Episode No. 674 675 676 677 678 679 680 681 682 683 684
Prod. Code ZABF06 ZABF07 ZABF08 ZABF09 ZABF11 ZABF10 YABF13 ZABF12 ZABF13 ZABF14 ZABF16
Showrunner Matt Selman Al Jean Matt Selman Al Jean Matt Selman Al Jean Matt Selman Al Jean

Season 32[edit]

Main article: Season 32
Episode No. 685 686 687 688 689 690 691 692 693 694 695
Prod. Code ZABF19 ZABF18 ZABF21 ZABF17 ZABF15 ZABF22 QABF02 ZABF20 QABF01 QABF03 QABF04
Showrunner Al Jean Matt Selman Al Jean Matt Selman Al Jean Matt Selman Al Jean Matt Selman
Episode No. 696 697 698 699 700 701 702 703 704 705 706
Prod. Code QABF05 QABF06 QABF07 QABF08 QABF09 QABF10 QABF11 QABF12 QABF14 QABF13 QABF15
Showrunner Al Jean Matt Selman Al Jean Matt Selman Al Jean Matt Selman Al Jean Matt Selman Al Jean Matt Selman

Season 33[edit]

Main article: Season 33
Episode No. 707 708 709 710 711 712 713 714 715 716 717
Prod. Code QABF17 QABF18 QABF16 QABF19 QABF20 QABF21 QABF22 UABF01 UABF02 UABF03 UABF05
Showrunner Matt Selman Al Jean Matt Selman Al Jean Matt Selman
Co-runner Rob LaZebnik Brian Kelley
Episode No. 718 719 720 721 722 723 724 725 726 727 728
Prod. Code UABF04 UABF06 UABF07 UABF08 UABF09 UABF10 UABF11 UABF12 UABF15 UABF13 UABF14
Showrunner Matt Selman Al Jean Matt Selman Al Jean Matt Selman
Co-runner Carolyn Omine Tim Long Rob LaZebnik Brian Kelley Carolyn Omine Tim Long Rob LaZebnik Tim Long

Season 34[edit]

Main article: Season 34
Episode No. 729 730 731 732 733 734 735 736 737 738 739
Prod. Code UABF16 UABF19 UABF21 UABF20 UABF17 UABF18 OABF01 UABF22 OABF02 OABF03 OABF05
Showrunner Matt Selman Al Jean Matt Selman Al Jean Matt Selman
Co-runner Rob LaZebnik Brian Kelley Tim Long Brian Kelley Carolyn Omine Tim Long Carolyn Omine Rob LaZebnik Brian Kelley
Episode No. 740 741 742 743 744 745 746 747 748 749 750
Prod. Code OABF05 OABF06 OABF07 OABF08 OABF09 OABF10 OABF11 OABF12 OABF14 OABF15 OABF13
Showrunner Matt Selman Al Jean Matt Selman Al Jean Matt Selman Al Jean Matt Selman
Co-runner Carolyn Omine Rob LaZebnik Brian Kelley Tim Long Carolyn Omine Rob LaZebnik Brian Kelley Tim Long

Season 35[edit]

Main article: Season 35
Episode No. 751 752 753 754 755 756 757 758 759
Prod. Code OABF18 OABF16 OABF20 OABF21 OABF17 OABF22 OABF19 35ABF02 35ABF04
Showrunner Matt Selman Al Jean Matt Selman Al Jean Matt Selman
Co-runner Tim Long Carolyn Omine Rob LaZebnik Brian Kelley Carolyn Omine Michael Price Tim Long
Episode No. 760 761 762 763 764 765 766 767 768
Prod. Code 35ABF01 35ABF03 35ABF05 35ABF06 35ABF07 35ABF09 35ABF10 35ABF11 35ABF12
Showrunner Matt Selman Al Jean Matt Selman Al Jean Matt Selman
Co-runner Rob LaZebnik Michael Price Brian Kelley Rob LaZebnik Tim Long Michael Price

Showrunners by number of episodes[edit]

Co-showrunners by number of episodes[edit]