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The Simpsons’ Bosses Will Kill Off Major Character

A major character in hit animated TV comedy The Simpsons will be killed off to mark the show’s 25th year.

The cartoon, which launched in 1989, began its 25th season on Sunday and producers have teased fans by revealing a main character will meet with a tragic end.

The writers have refused to identify which big-name role will be axed, but executive producer Al Jean tells Sunnewsnetwork.ca, “I’ll give you a clue that the actor playing the character won an Emmy for playing that character, but I won’t say who it is.”

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Guest stars appearing in the new season include Hollywood stars Zach Galifianakis, Elisabeth Moss, and Kristen Wiig, and bosses also have a big treat in store for viewers – the final episode will be a cross-over with fellow cartoon Futurama.

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For Second Time, ‘Futurama’ Series Gets Cancelled

For the second time in its existence, animated comedy series Futurama has been axed again — three years after returning to the small screen.

The show, created in 1999 by The Simpsons mastermind Matt Groening, was initially scrapped by bosses at America’s Fox network in 2003 following a sharp decline in ratings.

It was revived by Comedy Central executives for a new series in 2010, but now they have announced that its current season seven will be its last on their channel.

The remaining episodes will air this summer before wrapping up for good on Sept. 4, according to EW.com.

However, Groening is hopeful Futurama will be picked up by another network for the future: “We would love to continue. We have many more stories to tell.”