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Season 29
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Season Information
Original run: October 1, 2017[1] - Spring 2018
Previous season: 28
Next season: 30

Season 29, is the next season of The Simpsons. It will start on October 1, 2017.[2] The production started on March 2, 2017 with the recording of XABF01.[1][3]


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."[2]"


Picture # Original title Original airdate Directed by Written by Prod. code
The Serfsons promo 1.png 619 - 1 "The Serfsons" October 1, 2017 Rob Oliver Brian Kelley WABF17
In a magical medieval world, Marge's mother is turned into an Ice Walker and the only way for Homer to afford the cure is to force Lisa to use illegal magic. When the King discovers this, he kidnaps Lisa, and Homer must lead a feudal uprising to save her.

Guest starring: Nikolaj Coster-Waldau as Marge's twin brother and Billy Boyd as end credits singer

Springfield Splendor promo 1.png 620 - 2 "Springfield Splendor" October 8, 2017 Matthew Faughnan Tim Long and Miranda Thompson WABF22
Marge and Lisa turn Lisa's sad experience into a successful graphic novel-turned-Broadway show, but they struggle with creative differences and ego.

Guest starring: Martin Short as Guthrie Frenel, Roz Chast as Herself, Alison Bechdel as Herself, Marjane Satrapi as Herself, Rachel Bloom as Herself and Dan Harmon as Himself

Whistler's Father promo 2.png 621 - 3 "Whistler's Father" October 15, 2017 Matthew Faughnan Tom Gammill and Max Pross WABF16
Homer discovers that Maggie is a whistling savant and launches her baby-celebrity career. Meanwhile, Marge impresses Fat Tony with her interior design taste, and he hires her to style his brothel.

Guest starring: Nick Fascitelli as Whistler, Joe Mantegna as Fat Tony and Valerie Harper as Backstage mom

Treehouse of Horror XXVIII promo 3.png 622 - 4 "Treehouse of Horror XXVIII"[4] October 22, 2017[5] Timothy Bailey[6] John Frink[7] WABF18[4]
Maggie becomes possessed by an ancient demon, Lisa discovers a creepy/perfect version of her family in an alternate universe, and Homer cannibalizes himself.[8]

In the segment "Exor-Sis", Maggie will be possessed. In the segment "Carolisa", Lisa discovers a creepy/perfect version of her family in an alternate universe. In "MMM... Homer", Homer cannibalizes himself after he runs out of food while Marge and the kids are away from home.[8][9][10][11][12][13]

Guest starring: Ben Daniels as a priest, William Friedkin as Dr. Kenneth Humphries, Neil Gaiman as Snowball V and Mario Batali as Himself[12][14][15]

623 - 5[16][17] "Grampy Can Ya Hear Me"[18] November 5, 2017[16][17] Bob Anderson[19] Bill Odenkirk[20] WABF19[18]
Grampa gets a hearing aid and finally hears what everyone has been saying about him. Meanwhile, Mr. Skinner discovers that his mother has kept the ultimate secret from him.[17]
624 - 6 "The Old Blue Mayor She Ain't What She Used to Be"[21] November 12, 2017[22] WABF20[21]
Frustrated with the local government, Marge decides to run for Mayor. To win public support, she begins making Homer the butt of her jokes.[22]
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??? - ? "Mr. Lisa's Opus"[23] November 2017[24][25] Steven Dean Moore[26] Al Jean[27] XABF01[28]
Lisa's version of Barthood. Homer discovers how smart she is, she'll go to college, and being scared out of Springfield. Ned will try to cure Homer of his alcohol problem.[13]

Guest starring: Valerie Harper as Lisa's teacher and Norman Lear[13][24][25]

??? - ? "Singin' in the Lane"[29] 2017/2018 Ryan Koh[30] WABF21[29]
??? - ? "Gone Boy"[31] 2017/2018 Rob Oliver[32] John Frink[33] XABF02[28]
??? - ? "Haw-Haw Land"[34] Fall 2017[35] XABF03[28]
Lisa becomes smitten with an older musician called Brendan. Both Nelson and Milhouse try to win Lisa over instead.[35]

Guest starring: Ed Sheeran as Brendan[35][36][37]

624[38] "Frink Gets Testy"[38] 2017/2018 XABF04[38]
Mr. Burns will build a doomsday ark after he believes that the end of the world is near when he sees an old Orson Welles show about Nostradamus. Meanwhile, Professor Frink comes up with a new way of testing everyone in Springfield after Burns wants a test to determine who should go on a spaceship with him.[39][40]
??? - ? "Homer Is Where the Art Isn't"[41] 2017/2018 Kevin Curran[42] XABF05[41]
??? - ? "3 Scenes Plus a Tag from a Marriage"[43] 2017/2018 Matthew Nastuk[44] Tom Gammill and Max Pross[43] XABF06[43]
It will be a single flashback episode.[45]
??? - ? "No Good Read Goes Unpunished"[46] 2017/2018 Jeff Westbrook[47] XABF07[46]
??? - ? "Fears of a Clown"[48] 2017/2018 Michael Price[49] XABF08[48][13]
Everybody is now horrified of clowns after Bart does a prank using clown masks, which also makes Krusty lose his job. He tries to come back as a dramatic actor for the play "The Salesman's Bad Day", with Llewellyn Sinclair as his director.[50]

Guest starring: Jon Lovitz as Llewellyn Sinclair[48]

??? - ? "Forgive and Regret"[51] 2017/2018 XABF09[51]
??? - ? "King Leer"[52] 2017/2018 XABF10[52]
??? - ? "Lisa Gets the Blues"[53] 2017/2018 David Silverman and Brian Kelley[54] XABF11[53]
The Simpson family goes to New Orleans for JazzFest. The start of the episode sees Lisa's music teacher telling her she's just a big fish in a small pond, and that's she's not a good musician.[55][13]
??? - ? "Left Behind"[56] 2017/2018 XABF12[56]
??? - ? "Throw Grampa from the Dane"[57] 2017/2018 XABF13[57]
??? - ? "Flanders' Ladder"[58] 2017/2018 XABF14[58]
??? - ? "Heartbreak Hotel"[59] 2017/2018 XABF15[59]
??? - ? "My Way or the Highway to Heaven"[60] 2017/2018 XABF17[60]
??? - ? "Bart's Not Dead"[61] 2017/2018 XABF19[61]


Season 29 episodes script covers

Other notes

Promo Videos


  1. 1.0 1.1 Al Jean's Twitter
  2. 2.0 2.1 Fox Press Release
  3. Chris Ledesma's Twitter
  4. 4.0 4.1 Al Jean on Twitter - "WABF18 table read"
  5. Al Jean on Twitter - "THOHXXVIII airdate
  6. Al Jean's Twitter
  7. Al Jean on Twitter - "THOHXXVIII writer"
  8. 8.0 8.1
  9. The Simpsons' Twitter
  10. Mike Millerick's Twitter
  11. Geek Elite Radio's Twitter
  12. 12.0 12.1 TVLine - The Simpsons Welcomes Exorcist Director to 'Treehouse of Horror XXVIII'
  13. 13.0 13.1 13.2 13.3 13.4 13.5 13.6 13.7 13.8 Entertainment Weekly - The Simpsons: Season 29 features Ed Sheeran, Game of Thrones gag
  14. The Telegraph - "Neil Gaiman to voice a historically silent character on The Simpsons"
  16. 16.0 16.1 Al Jean's Twitter
  17. 17.0 17.1 17.2
  18. 18.0 18.1 File:WABF19 Script.png
  19. Al Jean's Twitter
  20. Al Jean's Twitter
  21. 21.0 21.1 Al Jean's Twitter
  22. 22.0 22.1
  23. "File:XABF01 Script.png"
  24. 24.0 24.1 Michael Price's Twitter
  25. 25.0 25.1 Al Jean's Twitter
  26. Al Jean's Twitter
  27. Al Jean on Twitter
  28. 28.0 28.1 28.2 Chris Ledesma's Twitter
  29. 29.0 29.1 Al Jean's Twitter
  30. Al Jean's Twitter
  31. "File:XABF02 Script.png"
  32. Al Jean's Twitter
  33. Al Jean's Twitter
  34. "File:XABF03 Script.png"
  35. 35.0 35.1 35.2 Entertainment Weekly - "Ed Sheeran coming to The Simpsons next"
  36. Daily Star - "Ed Sheeran set to finally make first on-screen appearance in The Simpsons"
  37. Al Jean on Twitter - "Haw-Haw Land Ed Sheeran"
  38. 38.0 38.1 38.2 Al Jean's Twitter
  39. Al Jean's Twitter
  40. Entertainment Weekly - The Simpsons: Season 29 features Ed Sheeran, Game of Thrones gag
  41. 41.0 41.1 "File:XABF05 Script.png"
  42. Al Jean's Twitter
  43. 43.0 43.1 43.2 Al Jean on Twitter - "XABF-6 script"
  44. Al Jean's Twitter
  45. Al Jean's Twitter
  46. 46.0 46.1 Al Jean on Twitter - "XABF07 script"
  47. Al Jean's Twitter
  48. 48.0 48.1 48.2 Al Jean on Twitter - "XABF08 Script and Jon Lovitz"
  49. Michael Price on Twitter - "Fears of a Clown proof and writer"
  50. Entertainment Weekly - The Simpsons: Season 29 features Ed Sheeran, Game of Thrones gag
  51. 51.0 51.1 Al Jean on Twitter - "XABF09 Script"
  52. 52.0 52.1 Jack Savige - "XABF10 Script"
  53. 53.0 53.1 Al Jean on Twitter - "XABF11 Script"
  54. David Silverman on Twitter - "XABF11 Writers"
  55. WhatCulture - "The Simpsons Season 29: 10 Excellent Things You Need To Know"
  56. 56.0 56.1 File:XABF12 Script.png
  57. 57.0 57.1 Al Jean's Twitter
  58. 58.0 58.1 File:XABF14 Script.png
  59. 59.0 59.1 Al Jean on Twitter - "XABF15 Script""
  60. 60.0 60.1 File:XABF17 Script.png"
  61. 61.0 61.1 File:XABF19 Script.jpg"
  62. Chris Ledesma's Twitter
  63. Al Jean's Twitter
  64. WhatCulture - "The Simpsons Season 29: 10 Excellent Things You Need To Know - 4. Sideshow Bob Discovers Why Bart's His Target"
  65. Entertainment Weekly - "The Simpsons nets Shaq for guest role"
  66. Michael Prince's Twitter
  67. 67.0 67.1 The Hollywood Reporter - "'The Simpsons' Creator Gets Political at Comic-Con Panel"
  68. Geek Elite Radio's Twitter
  69. Allie Goertz's Twitter