The Simpsons (season 31)

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The Simpsons (season 31)
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Digital purchase image featuring Brandine Spuckler
Country of originUnited States
No. of episodes7
Release
Original networkFox
Original releaseSeptember 29, 2019 (2019-09-29)[1] –
present (present)
Season chronology
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List of The Simpsons episodes

The thirty-first season of the animated television series The Simpsons was announced on February 6, 2019.[2] It premiered on Fox in the United States on September 29, 2019.[3]

Episodes[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
Title [4]Directed byWritten byOriginal air date [4]Prod.
code
U.S. viewers
(millions)
6631"The Winter of Our Monetized Content"Bob AndersonRyan KohSeptember 29, 2019 (2019-09-29)YABF192.33[5]

Homer and Bart become viral video stars. Meanwhile, Lisa takes a stand against Springfield Elementary's new detention policy.

Guest star: John Mulaney as Warburton Parker
6642"Go Big or Go Homer"Matthew FaughnanJohn FrinkOctober 6, 2019 (2019-10-06)YABF215.63[6]

Homer enlists an intern to help him with a new business, but runs into trouble with the local mafia.

Guest stars: Joe Mantegna as Fat Tony and Michael Rapaport as Mike Wegman
6653"The Fat Blue Line"Michael PolcinoBill OdenkirkOctober 13, 2019 (2019-10-13)YABF222.13[7]

Chief Wiggum's on the spot when Homer becomes the latest victim of the Springfield Pickpocket.

Guest stars: Dawnn Lewis as Investigator Lenora Carter, Joe Mantegna as Fat Tony, Jason Momoa as himself and Bob Odenkirk as Mob Lawyer
6664"Treehouse of Horror XXX"Timothy BaileyJ. Stewart BurnsOctober 20, 2019 (2019-10-20)YABF185.42[8]
This year's trio of terror includes a Stranger Things parody where Milhouse goes missing, Homer dying (again) and his spirit trying out new bodies, and Selma finally finding her perfect mate: an alien living in The Springfield Power Plant.
6675"Gorillas on the Mast"Matthew NastukMax CohnNovember 3, 2019 (2019-11-03)YABF202.02[10]

After Lisa gets her brother to help her release a killer whale into the wild, Bart takes a liking to it and starts trying to liberate more dangerous animals. Meanwhile Homer is conned into purchasing a boat and tries to spread the costs of boat ownership around by convincing others to become part-owners of the watercraft too.

Guest stars: Jane Goodall as herself,[9] Dawnn Lewis as Carlotta Carlson
6686"Marge the Lumberjill"Rob OliverRyan KohNovember 10, 2019 (2019-11-10)ZABF025.00[11]

After Lisa's play portrays Marge as a boring mother, she takes an interest in chopping trees to prove her wrong. Homer is worried he will lose Marge to her friend Paula when he sees signs that they possibly could be in a relationship.

Guest stars: Asia Kate Dillon as Paula, Natasha Lyonne as Sophie, Jill Sobule performing "Lumberjill"
6697"Livin La Pura Vida"Timothy BaileyBrian KelleyNovember 17, 2019 (2019-11-17)ZABF03TBD
Guest star: Fortune Feimster as Evelyn
6708"Thanksgiving of Horror"TBADan VebberNovember 24, 2019 (2019-11-24)YABF17[13]TBD
Guest stars: Charlie Brooker,[12] Werner Herzog as Walter Hotenhoffer
6719"Todd, Todd, Why Hast Thou Foresaken Me?"TBATim Long & Miranda ThompsonDecember 1, 2019 (2019-12-01)ZABF04[14]TBD
Guest star: Glenn Close as Mona Simpson
??"Bart the Bad Guy"[16]TBADan Vebber[17]February 23, 2020 (2020-02-23)[15]ZABF08[18]TBD

[15]

Guest star: Joe and Anthony Russo as film executives, and Kevin Feige as Chinnos

Ratings[edit]

No. Title Air date Rating/share
(18–49)
Viewers
(millions)
DVR
(18–49)
DVR viewers
(millions)
Total
(18–49)
Total viewers
(millions)
1 "The Winter of Our Monetized Content" September 29, 2019 0.9/4 2.33[5] TBD TBD TBD TBD
2 "Go Big or Go Homer" October 6, 2019 2.1/9 5.63[6] TBD TBD TBD TBD
3 "The Fat Blue Line" October 13, 2019 0.8/4 2.13[7] TBD TBD TBD TBD
4 "Treehouse of Horror XXX" October 20, 2019 2.0/9 5.42[8] TBD TBD TBD TBD
5 "Gorillas on the Mast" November 3, 2019 0.8/4 2.02[10] TBD TBD TBD TBD
6 "Marge the Lumberjill" November 10, 2019 1.8/8 5.00[11] TBD TBD TBD TBD
7 "Livin' la Pura Vida" November 17, 2019 TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD

References[edit]

  1. ^ Anderson, Jenna. "Fox Announces Premiere Dates for The Simpsons, Bob's Burgers, Family Guy, and Bless the Harts". Comicbook.com. Retrieved September 3, 2019.
  2. ^ Otterson, Joe (February 6, 2019). "The Simpsons Renewed for Season 31 and 32 at Fox". Variety. Retrieved June 29, 2019.
  3. ^ The Simpsons [@TheSimpsons] (June 24, 2019). "👋 Jazz hands! Season 31 of #TheSimpsons kicks off Sunday, September 29 on @FOXTV. 👋" (Tweet). Retrieved August 29, 2019 – via Twitter.
  4. ^ a b "The Simpsons Episode Listings". The Futon Critic.
  5. ^ a b Welch, Alex (October 1, 2019). "'60 Minutes,' 'NCIS: Los Angeles,' and 'Sunday Night Football' adjust up: Sunday final ratings". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved October 1, 2019.
  6. ^ a b Welch, Alex (October 8, 2019). "'Sunday Night Football' adjusts up, 'The Simpsons,' 'Bless the Harts,' and others adjust down: Sunday final ratings". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved October 8, 2019.
  7. ^ a b Welch, Alex (October 15, 2019). "'Kids Say the Darndest Things, 'Sunday Night Football' adjust up, 'Shark Tank' adjusts down: Sunday final ratings". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved October 15, 2019.
  8. ^ a b Welch, Alex (October 22, 2019). "'Sunday Night Football' adjusts up, 'The Simpsons,' 'Bob's Burgers,' '60 Minutes' adjust down: Sunday final ratings". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved October 22, 2019.
  9. ^ "(SI-3020) Gorillas on the Mast". The Futon Critic. Retrieved October 9, 2019.
  10. ^ a b Welch, Alex (November 5, 2019). "'Sunday Night Football' adjusts up, 'God Friended Me' and '60 Minutes' adjust down: Sunday final ratings". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved November 5, 2019.
  11. ^ a b Welch, Alex (November 12, 2019). "'Sunday Night Football' adjusts up, 'The Simpsons,' '60 Minutes,' 'Bless the Harts' adjust down: Sunday final ratings". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved November 12, 2019.
  12. ^ "Interview with Matt Selman". Four Finger Discount. Retrieved September 26, 2019.
  13. ^ https://twitter.com/TheVoiceBTV/status/1057629901187096576
  14. ^ Jean, Al (April 4, 2019). ".@TheSimpsons v sweet read by @timleong and @mirandat360pic.twitter.com/YPjENEOPQ5". @AlJean. Retrieved November 8, 2019.
  15. ^ a b Ausiello, Michael; Ausiello, Michael (October 24, 2019). "Ask Ausiello: Spoilers on Supernatural, SVU, Will & Grace, The Simpsons, H50, Chi Fire, Million Little Things and More". TVLine. Retrieved October 30, 2019.
  16. ^ "Jenene on Instagram: "Today a dream came true, as a kid I was told I couldn't watch The Simpsons but I had my own tv 📺 so who could stop me. This show was such a…"". Instagram. Retrieved October 30, 2019.
  17. ^ Jean, Al (June 13, 2019). "Dan Vebber". @AlJean (in Dutch). Retrieved October 30, 2019.
  18. ^ "Jenene on Instagram: "Today a dream came true, as a kid I was told I couldn't watch The Simpsons but I had my own tv 📺 so who could stop me. This show was such a…"". Instagram. Retrieved November 8, 2019.