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Season 28
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Season Information
Original run: September 25, 2016 – Spring 2017
No. of episodes: 22[1]
Previous season: 27
Next season: 29

Season 28 is the current season of The Simpsons. It premiered on September 25, 2016.[2] The 4th episode of the season will be the 600th episode of the show.

Announcement

On May 4, 2015, FOX announced that The Simpsons had been renewed for seasons 27 and 28.[3]

Episodes

Picture # Original title Original airdate Directed by Written by Prod. code
Monty Burns' Fleeing Circus promo 1.jpg 597 - 1 "Monty Burns' Fleeing Circus" September 25, 2016 Matthew Nastuk Tom Gammill and Max Pross VABF20
When Springfield is burned to the ground, the Simpsons beg Mr. Burns to fund its rebuilding. Burns agrees – with one condition: he gets to put on a variety show at the Springfield Bowl.

Guest starring: Amy Schumer as Mrs. Burns.

Friends and Family promo 1.png 598 - 2 "Friends and Family" October 2, 2016 Lance Kramer J. Stewart Burns VABF18
Mr. Burns hires the Simpsons to play his live-in virtual reality family, but excludes Homer so that he may play dad. Now alone, Homer finds a new best friend in girl-next-door Julia, who eats, drinks and thinks like him.

Guest starring: Allison Janney as Julia and Pendleton Ward sings the couch gag theme.

The Town promo 1.jpg 599 - 3 "The Town" October 9, 2016 Rob Oliver Dave King VABF17
After Homer catches Bart rooting for Springfield's football rival, the Boston Americans, he plans a family "hate-cation" trip to Boston in an attempt to show Bart that Boston is a terrible city.

Guest starring: Bill Burr as Boston fan 1, Michael Chiklis as Handsome quarterback, Rachel Dratch as Bostonian doctor, Dana Gould as Boston fan 2,
Doris Kearns Goodwin as Herself, Mike Mitchell as Boston fan 3, and Jason Nash as Southie criminals and Philanthropic Southies.

Treehouse of Horror XXVII poster.jpg 600 - 4 "Treehouse of Horror XXVII" October 16, 2016 Steven Dean Moore Joel H. Cohen VABF16
In the midst of a major drought, Mr. Burns introduces a Hunger Games-style contest in which Springfield's children fight each other for a day in Burns' personal reservoir. Meanwhile, Lisa's imaginary best friend, Rachel, is jealous of Lisa's real best friends and starts killing them. Moe tells Bart that the barflies are actually covert agents and that he wants Bart join their team in Homer's place.

The first segment will have a Hunger Games-theme. Sideshow Bob and Frank Grimes will both be present.

Guest starring: Donald Fagen as Himself, Sarah Silverman as Lisa's imaginary friend, Rachel, Kelsey Grammer, Drew Carey and Maurice LaMarche as Hedonismbot.

Trust but Clarify promo 1.png 601 - 5 "Trust But Clarify" October 23, 2016 Michael Polcino Harry Shearer VABF21
Lisa and Bart investigate Krusty's suspicious new "Krustaceans" candy. Meanwhile, Homer wants a promotion at the nuclear plant and asks Marge to help him dress the part, and news anchor Kent Brockman struggles to find his feet in the changing media world.

Guest starring: Dan Rather as Himself.

There Will Be Buds promo 1.png 602 - 6 "There Will Be Buds" November 6, 2016 Matthew Faughnan Matt Selman VABF22
Homer gets roped into coaching the kids' lacrosse team with Milhouse's dad, Kirk, who is in desperate need of a friend. When Kirk gets too clingy, Homer vents about how much of a loser he is. Kirk overhears his rant and disappears, right when the team needs him most: the championship game.
Havana Wild Weekend promo 1.png 603 - 7 "Havana Wild Weekend" November 13, 2016 Bob Anderson Dan Castellaneta, Deb Lacusta and Peter Tilden VABF19
When the Retirement Castle and the V.A. Hospital can't solve Grampa's health issues, the Simpsons decide to take a family trip to Cuba to get him cheap medical care.

Guest starring: Stacy Keach as H.K. Duff and Deb Lacusta as Isabella.

Dad Behavior promo 1.png 604 - 8 "Dad Behavior" November 20, 2016 Steven Dean Moore Ryan Koh WABF01
Homer pays Choremonkey Matt Leinart to play catch with Bart, the two of whom form a strong bond, much to Homer's chagrin.

Homer finds a new app that makes his life much easier and outsources his father-son bonding. Meanwhile, Grampa finds that he is about to be a father again.

Guest starring: Matt Leinart as Himself.

The Last Traction Hero promo 1.png 605 - 9 "The Last Traction Hero" December 4, 2016 Bob Anderson Bill Odenkirk WABF03
A workplace accident leaves Homer in a cast, and in a position to sue Mr. Burns. This leaves Marge unfulfilled, so she turns to an unexpected source for romance. Meanwhile, Lisa is made "Bus Monitor" and tries to keep the peace.
The Nightmare After Krustmas promo 1.png 606 - 10 "The Nightmare After Krustmas" December 11, 2016 Rob Oliver Jeff Westbrook WABF02
Krusty tries to impress his daughter as they spend Christmas with the Simpsons. Meanwhile, Reverend Lovejoy seeks converts after church attendance plummets, and Maggie is haunted by a spooky Christmas toy.

Guest starring: Jackie Mason as Hyman Krustofsky, Natasha Lyonne as Sophie, Wayne Gretzky as Himself and Theo Jansen.

Pork and Burns promo 1.png 607 - 11 "Pork and Burns" January 8, 2017 Matthew Nastuk Rob LaZebnik WABF06
When Marge becomes obsessed with a Japanese style of living, the Simpsons must part with any item that no longer brings them joy. For Homer, this means finding a new home for the family pig. For Lisa, it means saying goodbye to her beloved sax.

Guest starring: Joyce Carol Oates as Herself and Michael York as Dr. Budgie.

The Great Phatsby Part One promo 1.png 608 - 12 "The Great Phatsby: Part One" January 15th, 2017 Chris Clements Dan Greaney WABF04
Mr. Burns tries to relive his glory days, and crosses paths with a mysterious music mogul. After being conned by him and reduced to bankruptcy, Mr. Burns seeks revenge on the music producer with the help of Homer, Bart, rapper Jazzy James and the mogul's ex-wife, Praline. Also, Lisa is courted by the richest kid in town, Smithers begins a perilous journey and Marge opens an obscure boutique store.

Guest starring: Keegan-Michael Key as Jazzy James.

The Great Phatsby Part Two promo 1.png 609 - 13 "The Great Phatsby: Part Two" January 15th, 2017 Timothy Bailey Dan Greaney and Matt Selman WABF05
Mr. Burns tries to relive his glory days, and crosses paths with a mysterious music mogul. After being conned by him and reduced to bankruptcy, Mr. Burns seeks revenge on the music producer with the help of Homer, Bart, rapper Jazzy James and the mogul's ex-wife, Praline. Also, Lisa is courted by the richest kid in town, Smithers begins a perilous journey and Marge opens an obscure boutique store.

Guest starring: Keegan-Michael Key as Jazzy James, Taraji P. Henson as Praline, Snoop Dogg as Himself, RZA as Himself and Common as Himself.

610 - 14[1] "Fatzcarraldo"[4] February 12, 2017[5] Michael Price[6] WABF07[4]
When all the fast food restaurants in Springfield become healthy, Homer turns to the last bastion of greasy food for comfort - and digs up some childhood memories along the way. Meanwhile, Lisa must find a good news story when the future of her school radio station is in jeopardy.[5]
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618 - 22[1] TBA Spring 2017 ?ABF??
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??? - ? "The Cad and the Hat"[7] 2017/2018 WABF08[7]
Patton Oswalt will be Bart's guilt dealing with him being mean to Lisa.[8]
??? - ? "Kamp Krustier"[9] 2017/2018 David M. Stern[10] WABF09[9]
It will be a sequel to "Kamp Krusty".[10] Bart, returning from Kamp Krusty, makes Homer discover that by not having sex, he's suddenly extremely active and successful, and he's no longer interested, so Marge takes him to a clinic.[8]
??? - ? "22 for 30"[11] 2017/2018 Joel H. Cohen[12] WABF10[11]
??? - ? "A Father's Watch"[13] 2017/2018 WABF11[13]
??? - ? "The Caper Chase"[13] 2017/2018 WABF12[13]
Mr. Burns goes to Yale University and discovers how politically correct it is, so he starts up his own college.[14][15]

Guest starring: Suze Orman‎‎ as Herself, Neil deGrasse Tyson as Himself, Robert McKee‎ as Himself,[14][15] Jason Alexander as Bourbon Verlander and Ken Jennings.[16]

??? - ? "Looking for Mr. Goodbart"[17] Spring 2017[8] WABF13[17]
Homer and Lisa get addicted to Pokémon GO and wind up spending a lot of loot on Pokémon extras, but Lisa takes the rap for Homer and it starts to make her very upset. Meanwhile, Bart plays his own game — except he's making money, not spending it. Bart goes up to elderly women with no grandchildren and pretends to be their grandchildren in exchange for toys and gifts and cards with five dollars in them.[8][18][19]
??? - ? "Moho House"[20][21] 2017/2018 Jeff Martin[21] WABF14[21]
??? - ? "Dogtown"[22] 2017/2018 WABF15[22]
??? - ? "Whistler's Father"[23][24] 2017/2018 WABF16[24]
??? - ? "The Serfsons"[25] 2017/2018 Brian Kelley[25] WABF17[25]
??? - ? "Grampy Can Ya Hear Me"[26] 2017/2018 WABF19[26]
??? - ? "The Old Blue Mayor She Ain't What She Used to Be"[27] 2017/2018 WABF20[27]
??? - ? "Singin' in the Lane"[28] 2017/2018 WABF21[28]
??? - ? "Springfield Splendor"[29] 2017/2018 Tim Long and Miranda Thompson[30] WABF22[29]
??? - ? TBA 2017/2018 ?ABF??
It turns out that Homer and Grandpa used to play chess a lot, and Homer got better than Grandpa who wouldn't play anymore. Then Homer learns that one theory in chess is you become good because you want to kill your father, and he wants to see if that's true. Magnus Carlsen says the only way he can find out is to play one last game against Grandpa.[8]

Guest starring: Magnus Carlsen as Himself.[8]


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