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Season 30
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Season Information
Original run: September 30, 2018[1] - Spring 2019
Previous season: 29
Next season: 31

Season 30 is the current season of The Simpsons.[2] It premiered on September 30, 2018.[1]

Contents

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."[2][3]"


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 man with therapy dog, 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
Jon Lovitz as Hacky and Snitchy the Weasel

Werking Mom promo 1.png 646 - 7 "Werking Mom"[4] November 18, 2018[5] TBA Carolyn Omine and Robin Sayers[4] XABF21[4]
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".[6][7]

Guest starring: RuPaul as Queen Chante, Scott Thompson as Grady and Sutan Amrull as Himself[7][5][8][6]

Krusty the Clown promo 1.png 647 - 8 "Krusty the Clown"[9][10] November 25, 2018[11] TBA Ryan Koh[12] XABF22[9][10]
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.[13][14]

Guest starring: Billy Eichner as Himself[15] and Peter Serafinowicz as Corporate CEO[13]

648 - 9 "Daddicus Finch"[16][17] December 2, 2018[18] TBA Al Jean[19] YABF01[16]
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.[20]

Guest starring: J. K. Simmons as Dr. Jessup[21][22][23]

649 - 10 "'Tis the 30th Season"[24] December 9, 2018[25][26] TBA Story: Jeff Westbrook
Teleplay: John Frink and Joel H. Cohen[27]
YABF02[24]
It'll be a Christmas episode.[28]

Guest starring: Jane Lynch as Jeanie[8][25]

??? - ? "Mad About the Toy"[29] January 6, 2019[30] TBA Michael Price[31] YABF03[29]
Guest starring: Lawrence O'Donnell as Himself[8]
??? - ? "The Girl on the Bus"[32] January 13, 2019[30] TBA Joel H. Cohen[32] YABF04[32]
Guest starring: Patti LuPone as Sam's mother[8]
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??? - ? "The Clown Stays in the Picture"[33] 2018/2019 TBA Matt Selman[33] YABF05[33]
Guest starring: Marc Maron as Himself[8]
??? - ? "I'm Dancing As Fat As I Can"[34] February, 2019[8] TBA Jane Becker[34] YABF06[34]
Guest starring: Ted Sarandos[8][21]
??? - ? "101 Mitigations"[35] 2018/2019 TBA Rob LaZebnik, Brian Kelley and Dan Vebber[35] YABF07[35]
Comic Book Guy sues Homer for joyriding in his car.[14][36]

In the episode, Guillermo del Toro will save Mr. Burns from his troubles with the law, after Burns is called in front of it for one of his crimes against Springfield, having to show some goodness in his bad life.[37][38]

Guest starring: Guillermo del Toro as Himself[39]

??? - ? "I Want You (She's So Heavy)"[40] 2018/2019 TBA Jeff Westbrook[40] YABF08[40]
Guest starring: Wallace Shawn as Wallace[8]
??? - ? "E My Sports"[41] 2018/2019 TBA Rob LaZebnik[41] YABF09[41]

Guest starring: Ken Jeong[42][43]

??? - ? "Bart vs. Itchy & Scratchy"[44] 2018/2019 TBA Megan Amram[45] YABF10[44]
??? - ? "Girl's in the Band"[46] 2018/2019 TBA Nancy Cartwright[46] YABF11[46]
??? - ? "I'm Just a Girl Who Can't Say D'oh"[47] 2018/2019 TBA Jeff Martin and Jenna Martin[47] YABF12[47]
Guest starring: Jon Lovitz[48]
??? - ? "The Incredible Lightness of Being a Baby"[49] 2018/2019 TBA Tom Gamill and Max Pross[49] YABF13[49]
??? - ? "D'oh Canada"[50] 2018/2019 TBA Tim Long and Miranda Thompson[50] YABF14[50]
??? - ? "Woo-hoo Dunnit?"[51] 2018/2019 TBA Brian Kelley[51] YABF15[51]
??? - ? "Crystal Blue-Haired Persuasion"[52] 2018/2019 TBA Megan Amram[52] YABF16[52]
??? - ? "The Winter of Our Monetized Content"[53] 2018/2019 TBA Ryan Koh[53] YABF19[53]
??? - ? "Gorillas on the Mast"[54] 2018/2019 TBA Max Cohn[55] YABF19[53]

Season 30 episodes script covers

Gallery

Promo Videos

Other notes

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Al Jean's Twitter - "Season 30 Premiere Date"
  2. 2.0 2.1 TVLine - "Simpsons Renewed till S30!"
  3. Fox Press Release - "FOX RENEWS “THE SIMPSONS” FOR UNPRECEDENTED 29TH AND 30TH SEASONS, SHATTERING RECORD FOR MOST EPISODES OF A SCRIPTED SERIES EVER"
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 Al Jean's Twitter - "Werking Mom Script and Writer"
  5. 5.0 5.1 Out - "Welcome to Springfield: RuPaul & Raja To Appear On ‘The Simpsons’"
  6. 6.0 6.1 TheFutonCritic.com
  7. 7.0 7.1 WOWPresents on Youtube - "The Simpsons with Raja, Yeardley Smith, Tress MacNeille, Carolyn Omine at RuPaul's DragCon 2018: LA"
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 8.3 8.4 8.5 8.6 8.7 Indiewire - "‘The Simpsons’: Netflix Boss Ted Sarandos Among Next Season’s Guest Stars"
  9. 9.0 9.1 Al Jean's Twitter - "Krusty the Clown Script"
  10. 10.0 10.1 Chris Ledesma's Twitter - "Krusty the Clown"
  11. Al Jean's Twitter
  12. Al Jean's Twitter - "Krusty the Clown Writer"
  13. 13.0 13.1 TheFutonCritic.com
  14. 14.0 14.1 Animation on FOX on Youtube - The Simpsons Producers At Comic-Con 2018
  15. Billy Eichner's Twitter - "Krusty the Clown - Billy Eichner Guest Starring"
  16. 16.0 16.1 Al Jean's Twitter - "Daddicus Finch Script"
  17. Al Jean's Twitter - "Daddicus Finch New Title"
  18. Al Jean's Twitter - "Daddicus Finch Air Date"
  19. Al Jean's Twitter - "Daddicus Finch Writer"
  20. TheFutonCritic.com
  21. 21.0 21.1 Michael Blackmon's Twitter - "SD Comic-Con 2018's Season 30 Guest Stars Announcements"
  22. Al Jean's Twitter - "Daddicus Finch - J. K. Simmons Guest Starring
  23. Al Jean's Twitter - "Daddicus Finch - J. K. Simmons as Dr. Jessup
  24. 24.0 24.1 Al Jean's Twitter - "'Tis the 30th Season Script"
  25. 25.0 25.1 Al Jean's Twitter - "'Tis the 30th Season Air Date and Special Guest"
  26. Al Jean's Twitter
  27. Al Jean's Twitter - "'Tis the 30th Season Writers"
  28. Al Jean's Twitter - "'Tis the 30th Season Christmas episode"
  29. 29.0 29.1 Al Jean on Twitter - "Mad About the Toy script Script"
  30. 30.0 30.1 Al Jean on Twitter - "Mad About the Toy and The Girl on the Bus Air Dates"
  31. Al Jean on Twitter - "Mad About the Toy Writer"
  32. 32.0 32.1 32.2 Al Jean on Twitter - "The Girl on the Bus Script"
  33. 33.0 33.1 33.2 Al Jean on Twitter - "The Clown Stays in the Picture Script and Writer"
  34. 34.0 34.1 34.2 Al Jean on Twitter - "I'm Dancing As Fat As I Can Script"
  35. 35.0 35.1 35.2 Al Jean on Twitter - "101 Mitigations Script"
  36. "Al Jean's Twitter - "101 Mitigations Comic Book Guy episode"
  37. Denise and Karma and Al Jean's Twitter - "101 Mitigations Plot"
  38. Syfy - Al Jean: Guillermo del Toro must save Mr. Burns from jail in new season of The Simpsons
  39. Al Jean's Twitter - "101 Mitigations Guilelmo del Toro Guest Starring"
  40. 40.0 40.1 40.2 Al Jean on Twitter - "I Want You (She's So Heavy) Script"
  41. 41.0 41.1 41.2 Al Jean on Twitter - "E My Sports Script"
  42. Al Jean on Twitter - "Ken Jeong guest star"
  43. Al Jean on Twitter - "Ken Jeong E My Sports Guest Starring"
  44. 44.0 44.1 File:YABF10 Script.png
  45. Al Jean's Twitter - "Bart vs. Itchy & Scratchy Writer"
  46. 46.0 46.1 46.2 Al Jean on Twitter - "Girl's in the Band Script"
  47. 47.0 47.1 47.2 Al Jean on Twitter - "I'm Just a Girl Who Can't Say D'oh"
  48. Al Jean on Twitter - "I'm Just a Girl Who Can't Say D'oh Jon Lovitz Guest Starring"
  49. 49.0 49.1 49.2 Al Jean on Twitter - "The Incredible Lightness of Being a Baby"
  50. 50.0 50.1 50.2 Al Jean on Twitter - "D'oh Canada"
  51. 51.0 51.1 51.2 Al Jean on Twitter - "Woo-hoo Dunnit?"
  52. 52.0 52.1 52.2 Al Jean on Twitter - "Crystal Blue-Haired Persuasion"
  53. 53.0 53.1 53.2 53.3 Al Jean on Twitter - "The Winter of Our Monetized Content"
  54. Al Jean on Twitter - "Gorillas on the Mast"
  55. Al Jean on Twitter - "Gorillas on the Mast Writer"
  56. Chris Ledesma's Twitter - "Yeardley Smith Singing Session"