'The Simpsons' Season 26 Guest Stars Are a Lively Bunch

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There’s the awards statues. There’s the star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. These things are nice, but you know you’ve truly made it when you’ve earned a guest spot on The Simpsons. So, as the 26th (!) season of the show premieres on September 28, you can believe The Simpsons has a lineup of guest stars ready to go.

Make no mistake, guest starring on The Simpsons is still a big deal. There are lists devoted to ranking the best appearances — lists that number in the hundreds. NECA is even making toys of the 25 greatest guest stars, from Britney Spears to Leonard Nimoy. The show may not be as popular as it once was, but being immortalized with yellow skin and bulging eyes still comes with cultural caché.

For the season premiere, titled “Clown in the Dumps,” the producers have announced that a character is going to die (and stay dead, unlike Brian from Family Guy). That little tidbit has taken up most of the headline attention, but the premiere is also packed with guest appearances. So, who can we expect to see visiting Springfield in the premiere — and beyond? Here are a few of the guest stars that have already been announced for this season.

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