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‘The Simpsons’ Treehouse of Horror’ to Tackle Election

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Fox airs The Simpsons’ Treehouse of Horror XXXI Sunday, Oct. 18 at 8 p.m. ET/PT. 

Fox promises “a satire of the 2020 election almost as spirit-shattering as the real thing; as well as hilarious, yet blood-spattering, parodies of Toy Story, Spider Man: Into the Spider-verse and Russian Doll.”

The Simpsons has been doing a Treehouse of Horror episode around Halloween since 1990. 

Fox noted that, if a “Fox Sports Special” airs that night, The Simpsons, Bless the Harts, Bob’s Burgers and Family Guy will be preempted, with local programming airing in prime on the West Coast. 

Season 32 of The Simpsons is underway. Matt Groening created the show. 

Michael Malone, senior content producer at B+C/Multichannel News, covers network programming, including entertainment, news and sports on broadcast, cable and streaming; and local broadcast television. He hosts the podcasts Busted Pilot, about what’s new in television, and Series Business, a chat with the creator of a new program, and writes the column “The Watchman.” He joined B+C in 2005. His journalism has also appeared in The New York Times, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Playboy and New York magazine.