“The Simpsons” to Air First-Ever One-Hour Episode

By Staff  |  12/15/2016

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Already in the history books for its unprecedented, upcoming 28th season, The Simpsons will make series history in January, when it airs its first-ever one-hour episode.

"I just pray it won’t be the last thing people see before a Trump inauguration," said executive producer Al Jean.

In the one-hour episode, titled "The Great Phatsby," Taraji P. Henson will appear as a guest voice, while Mr. Burns tries to relive his glory days and crosses paths with a mysterious music mogul. After being conned by him and reduced to bankruptcy, Mr. Burns seeks revenge on the music producer with the help of Homer, Bart, rapper Jazzy James (guest voice Keegan-Michael Key) and the mogul's ex-wife, Praline (guest voice Henson).

The hour-long episode airs in January, but Season 28 of The Simpsons kicked off back in September, with the record-setting 600th episode airing back in October.

Back in November, FOX announced that The Simpsons had been renewed for a record 29th and 30th season, making it the longest-running scripted show ever.