Latest ‘Treehouse Of Horror’ Won’t Land Until November

Chalk it up to 2020. Even The Simpsons‘ “Treehouse of Horror” annual Halloween special has to bow to this year’s craziness.

The long-running animated show’s “Treehouse of Horror XXXI”–scheduled to air on Fox last night, Oct. 18–was bumped, not due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but because of Major League Baseball’s deciding Game 7 of the National League Championship Series between the Los Angeles Dodgers and the Atlanta Braves (the Dodgers won), as reported by

The much-loved special will now air Nov. 1, as explained by a short tweet from The Simpsons official Twitter account: “Treehouse of Horror XXXI has been postponed until Nov. 1.” The text was accompanied by a teaser pic of Homer asleep in his backyard hammock, unaware that Bart is pouring a green liquid into his open mouth.

This “Treehouse of Horror” episode–as reported here in Horror News Network–will feature three stories: “Toy Gory,” a parody of the Toy Story franchise; “Be Nine, Rewind,” which will see Lisa reliving her birthday over and over; and “Into the Homerverse,” a take-off on the recent SpiderManInto the SpiderVerse film.

The Simpsons–heading into its 32nd season–was created by Matt Groening and was developed by Groening, James L. Brooks and Sam Simon. Brooks, Groening and Al Jean act as executive producers of the Gracie Films Production series.

Keep reading Horror News Network for any other Halloween happenings this month…and always.

Thomas Tuna
Thomas A. Tuna is a comic book veteran who began his writing career back in the ’70s with Charlton Comics, contributing to such horror titles as Ghost Manor, Haunted, The Many Ghosts of Dr. Graves and Ghostly Haunts. Most recently, he has served as a writer and editor (with more than a smattering of horror yarns) for such comic book websites as Hyper Epics and Red Moon Features. Some of his favorite horror flicks include Jaws, Salem’s Lot, Dracula (with Frank Langella) and Blade. His favorite horror comic books? Tomb of Dracula (by Marv Wolfman and Gene Colan) and Swamp Thing (by Len Wein and Berni Wrightson).

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