The Simpsons to Kill Off Key Character on Season Premiere, Crossover with Futurama

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It is shaping up to be a very busy fall for Homer Simpson and company.

As previously reported, The Simpsons will kill off a main character this fall - and at the Fox panel at the Television Critics Association yesterday, producer Al Jean revealed that the death will take place on the September 29 season premiere.

The episode will be titled "Clown in the Dumps."

Simpsons/Family Guy

We also know, meanwhile, that this famous animated family will show up on the Family Guy season premiere (also airing September 28), but Jean teased yet another Simpsons-based crossover this weekend:

On November 9, cast members from Futurama will reprise their roles on The Simpsons. Those involved will include Billy West, John DiMaggio, Katey Sagal, Phil LaMarr, Lauren Tom, Maurice LaMarche, and Tress MacNeille.

Aptly titled “Simpsorama," this installment will find Bender traveling back in time to murder Bart because the latter does something in the present that has terrible consequences for the future.

Sounds about right, doesn't it?

Go visit our section of The Simpsons quotes while you await these major events and wonder: Who will the series kill off?

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The Simpsons Quotes

(The family watches Homer's launch on TV.)
Bart: Go, Dad, go!
Lisa: How doth the hero, strong and brave, a celestial path to the heavens paved!
(The family stares at her.)
Lisa: Go, Dad, go.

Mr. Burns: I specifically said, no geeks!
Milhouse: But my mom says I'm cool...