Just yesterday, TVRage brought you the news that FOX animated mainstays 'The Simpsons' and 'Family Guy' would soon come together for a crossover event. You might think that would be enough crossovers for one season, but it turns out that the producers of 'The Simpsons' disagree. During today's Comic-Con panel, long-time executive producer Al Jean made the announcement that 'The Simpsons' will also be crossing over with fellow Matt Groening creation 'Futurama' next year.
The episode is set to be recorded next month, and will feature Futurama cast members Billy West, Katey Sagal, John DiMaggio, Phil LaMarr, and Maurice LaMarche. Tress MacNeille will appear as well, since she does voice work for both series. The as yet untitled episode will feature an homage to both 'The Terminator' film series and the Harlan Ellison works that inspired them. The plot concerns foul-mouthed robot Bender traveling back in time in order to kill Bart. The goal is to prevent the little prankster from doing something that leads to catastrophic damage to the future.
'The Simpsons'/'Futurama' crossover is set to air as either the 25th season finale in May or as the 26th season premiere next September. 'Futurama' is currently airing its final season on Comedy Central. Other tidbits from Comic-Con include that Zach Galifianakis will guest star in an upcoming episode, that a sequel is being planned to the season 23 episode 'Holidays of Future Passed', and that a full-on musical episode is in the works.
I'm honestly a bit skeptical about this, if only because both shows have seen better days. That said, I'll definitely be tuning in to see Bender meet Bart. Will you?