‘The Simpsons’ return with marital strife, murder and Spider-Pig

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Lena Dunham Seduces Homer Simpson in The Simpsons Season 27 Premiere: Watch!.

Brace yourselves: Sunday’s shocking season opener of “The Simpsons” finds Homer and Marge’s marriage in tatters — with unforeseen consequences for TV’s most beloved animated characters. “I’m so amused that this is a huge story,” says “Simpsons” executive producer Al Jean. “I wish I was smart enough to say we planned all the publicity we’ve gotten … but I never cease to be shocked.“I have the tremendous/horrendous fortune of waking up next to Homer this Sunday on The Simpsons,” the actress captioned the pic, along with the hashtags “#homewrecker” and “#sexualhealing.” In the episode, titled “Every Man’s Dream,” Dunham plays a young pharmacist named Candace, who initially helps him treat his narcolepsy, which is straining his marriage. But in the season 27 opener on Sunday, the couple’s marital issues hit a new level when they embark on a trial separation at the suggestion of a therapist.

Dunham is bringing along her Girls costars for the fun, as Allison Williams, Zosia Mamet and Jemima Kirke also lent their voices to the long-running Fox hit. So we said, let’s really explore this as much as we can regarding how Marge would handle something like this — and the only way we could do that was to split them up.” “Next season we’re doing 22 [episodes] for sure and that will take us to at least 625 episodes and December 2017,” he says. “And the cast is signed for two more years. Burns says the idea started kicking around when he was trying to think of making Homer do the worst thing imaginable. “I was thinking of Homer destroying Springfield or blowing up the [power] plant. The storyline made waves when showrunner Al Jean revealed in an interview that Homer and Marge would be separating, causing a minor Internet freakout. “In the premiere, it’s discovered after all these years Homer has narcolepsy and it’s an incredible strain on the marriage,” he teased back in June. “Homer and Marge legally separate, and Homer falls in love with his pharmacist, who’s voiced by Lena Dunham.

We’ll have cameos from the other women from Girls.” After headlines about a “divorce,” Jean later clarified his statements on Twitter. “What I said is correct/was completely misinterpreted as you will see 9/27,” he wrote. Homer is younger than everybody thinks he is.” For Burns, who has written “Simpsons” episodes like “Eternal Moonshine of the Simpson Mind” and last year’s “Futurama”-meets-“Simpsons” crossover, even this plotline had him a bit worried in the original pitch meeting. “We have this big pitch meeting once a year and Matt Groening and Jim Brooks are there,” he says. “I’m pitching this story that was clearly I had put some thought into it. It seems like it was going down that way.” Still, after a year of rewrites and table reads, they came to realize what makes this episode different from anything “The Simpsons” have tried in the past. “I was definitely trying to make this one feel a little different and more like how actual relationships are,” Burns says.

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