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Original run September 29th, 2013- May 18th, 2014
No. of episodes 22
Previous season 24
Next season 26

The Simpsons was confirmed on October 7, 2011 as being renewed through its 25th. This occurred as part of the negotiations with the show's main actors over their salaries as a means of keeping the show going. Season 25 premiered on September 29th, 2013 and ended on May 18th, 2014.[1]

Al Jean, executive producer of The Simpsons, has said he views the two additional seasons as a beginning and that it is a goal to complete thirty seasons by the end of the decade.[2] Season 25 aired on September 29th, 2013 with "Homerland" as the first episode of the season. [3] The final episode for this season is The Yellow Badge of Cowardge. [4]

Episodes

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Title Prod. Code Airdate Title Reference
Homerland poster 531 Homerland RABF20 September 29, 2013 Homeland
THOH XXIV 532 Treehouse of Horror XXIV RABF16 October 6, 2013 N/A
Four Regrettings and a Funeral Promo 533 Four Regrettings and a Funeral RABF18 November 3, 2013 Four Weddings and a Funeral
Yolo Promo 1 534 Yolo RABF22 November 10, 2013 N/A
Labor Pains Promo 2 535 Labor Pains RABF19 November 17, 2013 Labor Pains
The Kid is All Right Promo 3 536 The Kid Is All Right SABF02 November 24, 2013 The Kids Are All Right
Yellow Subterfuge Promo 1 537 Yellow Subterfuge SABF04 December 8, 2013 Yellow Submarine
White Christmas Blues Promo 1 538 White Christmas Blues SABF01 December 15, 2013 White Christmas
Steal This Episode Promo 3 539 Steal This Episode SABF05 January 5, 2014 Steal This Book
Married to the Blob Promo 2 540 Married to the Blob SABF03 January 12, 2014 Married to the Mob
Specs and the City 541 Specs and the City SABF06 January 26, 2014 Sex and the City
Diggs Promo 1 542 Diggs SABF08 March 9, 2014 N/A
The Man Who Grew Too Much Promo 3 543 The Man Who Grew Too Much SABF07 March 9, 2014 The Man Who Knew Too Much
The Winter of His Content Promo 5 544 The Winter of His Content SABF09 March 16, 2014 The Winter of Our Discontent
The War of Art Promo 3 545 The War of Art SABF10 March 23, 2014 The Art of War
You Don't Have to Live Like a Referee Promo 1 546 You Don't Have to Live Like a Referee SABF11 March 30, 2014 You Don't Have to Live Like a Refugee
Luca$ Promo 1 547 Luca$ SABF12 April 6, 2014 N/A
Days of Future Future Promo 5 548 Days of Future Future SABF13 April 13, 2014 Days of Future Past
What to Expect When Bart's Expecting Promo 2 549 What to Expect When Bart's Expecting SABF14 April 27, 2014 What to Expect When You're Expecting
The Simpsons Brick Like Me poster 550 Brick Like Me RABF21 May 4, 2014 Black Like Me
Pay Pal Promo 3 551 Pay Pal SABF15 May 11, 2014 N/A
The Yellow Badge of Cowardge Promo 1 552 The Yellow Badge of Cowardge SABF18 May 18, 2014 The Red Badge of Courage

Guest stars

  • Aaron Sorkin will play himself in "Four Regrettings and a Funeral," where he will help Kent Brockman to decide whether or not to work for FOX news. Joe Namath and Gordon Ramsay will also make cameos. [1]
  • Stan Lee will make his second appearance on The Simpsons in this season. [2]
  • Kristen Wiig will make her second appearance on The Simpsons in an episode called "Homerland," playing a character hired by Lisa to investigate Homer after he acts oddly polite after a Nuclear Power Convention. This episode will be the season 25 premiere. [3]
  • Anderson Cooper will be on an episode of The Simpsons where Lisa befriends a girl (guess voiced by Eva Longoria) who is her match in every way, expect one, she's a conservative Republican. "They run up against each other in the second-grade election," says showrunner Al Jean, "and then we flash to the future where they're [engaged] in an actual presidential debate - and Anderson is the moderator." [4]
  • Will Arnett from Arrested Development and 30 Rock fame will voice Detective Gratman, a FBI anti-piracy boss who has the task of hunting down Homer Simpson after he illegally pirates a movie in "Steal This Episode." [5]
  • Daniel Radcliffe has a second Simpsons appearance as an older boy named Diggs who has an interest in falconry. [6]
  • Billy West, Katey Segal, John DiMaggio, Phil LaMarr and Maurice LaMarche will reprise their Futurama roles for a Futurama/The Simpsons crossover episode, where Bender tries to kill Bart because Bart messes up the future. [7]
  • Zach Galifianakis will guest star as an overweight boy who becomes friends with Lisa. [8]
  • Amy Poehler will reprise her role as Jenda, Bart's future ex-wife in the episode "Days of Future Future", set for a spring airdate. [9]
  • Comedian John Oliver will portray a previously unseen neighbor named Wilkes John Booth. [10]
  • Judd Apatow, Paul Rudd, Leslie Mann, Seth Rogen, Judas Priest frontman Rob Halford and Channing Tatum will have voice credits in the season 25 episode "Steal This Episode". [11]
  • Nick Offerman from Parks and Recreation has recorded a voice for The Simpsons. [12]

Notes

  • "The Man Who Came to Be Dinner" will be directed by David Silverman and co-written by Al Jean, and will be about Homer going onto a theme park ride, and by mistake traveling to Rigel 7, Kang and Kodos' home planet. It was originally set to be the season 24 finale, but was moved to season 25 for unknown reasons, then it was moved to Season 26 for more unknown reasons.
  • Judd Apatow, writer/director of Knocked Up, Superbad and The 40-Year-Old Virgin, will be writing an episode of The Simpsons in season 25 where Homer is hypnotized to think he's ten years old and becomes friends with Bart. [13] He is also expected to guest star. [14]
  • Don Payne, who passed away on March 26th 2013, will have two episodes that will air posthumously in the 25th season, "White Christmas Blues" and "Labor Pains". [15]
  • Kevin Curran is writing an episode called The Winter of His Content, set to air in Spring 2014. Music editor Chris Ledesma attended the table read, and said on his Twitter that Hank Azaria "acted his ass off." [16]
  • "Bart's sister (His Baby Sister)" will be the first ever episode about Bart and Maggie's relationship.
  • There will be a sequel to Holidays of Future Passed.
  • There will a "very musical" episode.
  • The Simpsons has been officially renewed for a twenty-sixth season. [17]
  • One episode this year will feature Homer as a referee at the World Cup Finals. [18]
  • Brick Like Me will be build from Lego.

Citations

  The Simpsons Season Directory  
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