When Season 28 of “The Simpsons” kicks off this fall, the show will continue poking fun at presidential hopeful Donald Trump. In an upcoming episode, the Fox series will take shots at Trump University with the help of “Seinfeld” alum Jason Alexander.
According to Entertainment Weekly, Alexander will player Bourbon Verlander, the inventor of for-profit colleges. “He has a very evil scheme that is a little reminiscent of the film ‘Ex Machina,’” said executive producer Al Jean. “He has an army of androids built to capture all the student loans that the government is giving out.”
The episode, titled “The Casper Chase,” is set to air in early 2017 and will also feature Neil deGrasse Tyson, Ken Jennings, Suze Orman and Robert McKee. Season 28 of “The Simpsons” starts on Sept. 25 on Fox. Other guests for the upcoming season also include Amy Schumer, Sarah Silverman, Patton Oswalt, Allison Janney, Michael Sheen, Drew Carey and Lizzy Caplan.
“The Simpsons” will celebrate its 600th episode this season with its first hour-long episode. The 60-minute installment, called “The Great Phatsby,” will be a hip-hop homage to F. Scott Fitzgerald's “The Great Gatsby.” The episode will feature “Empire” star Taraji P. Henson and Keegan-Michael Key of “Key & Peele” fame. The episode will air in January 2017 and will be scored by “Empire’s” music producer, Jim Beanz.
“This was just going to be a regular episode, but the table read went so well, in a fit of passion and excitement and ambition and excess, we decided to supersize it,” executive producer Matt Selman told EW. “And we haven’t done a huge amount of stories in the world of hip-hop and rap culture, so we just went for it.