Al Jean

Simpsons exec producer Al Jean on Homer and Marge's separation, Smithers' new love, and Spider-Pig's return

We really can’t say this enough: Homer and Marge are not getting a divorce. But they will experience a new form of marital strife when they legally separate in the animated comedy’s season 27 premiere on Sept. 27 with “Every Man’s Dream.” We rang up Simpsons executive producer Al Jean to hear more about the trouble at Homer’s home, a new love interest for Smithers (take that, Burns!), the future of the franchise, and much more. Your highlights begin now:

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