The Simpsons (season 17)


The Simpsons (season 17)

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season_name = The Simpsons" Season 17
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show_name = The Simpsons


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dvd_release_date =
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country = USA
network = Fox
first_aired = September 11, 2005
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May 21, 2006
num_episodes = 22
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next_season = 18|

"The Simpsons"' seventeenth season originally aired between September 2005 and May 2006, beginning on Sunday, September 11, 2005. It broke Fox's tradition of pushing its shows' season premieres back to November to accommodate the Major League Baseball games airing on the network during September and October of each year. [cite news| url = http://www.thefutoncritic.com/news.aspx?id=20050711fox01| title = FOX Announces Fall Premiere Dates For the 2005-2006 Season| publisher = The Futon Critic| date = 2005-07-11| accessdate = 2006-04-23]

Al Jean remained show runner, with this being his fifth year in the position since he started it in season 13. David Silverman was the supervising director of animation. New writers included Patric Verrone (previously a writer on "Futurama" and president of the Writers Guild of America, west), Daniel Chun, and Stephane Gillis.

Seven hold-over episodes from the season 16 (GABF) production line, were aired as part of this season. One of these episodes, "The Girl Who Slept Too Little", was intended to air as the season 16 finale on May 15, 2005, but after "The Father, The Son, and The Holy Guest Star", an episode satirizing the Catholic Church, was postponed due to Pope John Paul II's death, it was moved into this season. [cite news| author=Scott Pierce | title = Saturday and Sunday on TV | url = http://www.findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_qn4188/is_20050514/ai_n14627362 | publisher = Deseret News (Salt Lake City), at Findarticles.com | date = 2005-05-14 | accessdate=2007-02-12]

"The Seemingly Never-Ending Story" won an Emmy for Outstanding Animated Program, the first "Simpsons" episode to win since season 14's "Three Gays of the Condo" and the ninth time in the history of the show. [cite news | title = Simpsons wins ninth cartoon Emmy | url=http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/5268826.stm|publisher = BBC News| date = 2006-08-20|accessdate=2007-02-09] Kelsey Grammer received the Emmy for Outstanding Voice-Over Performance for "The Italian Bob". [cite news| title = Welcome to the Emmy 'mess'| url = http://www.cnn.com/2006/SHOWBIZ/TV/08/23/emmy.advancer/index.html| publisher = CNN| date = 2006-08-24| accessdate=2007-02-12|author=Todd Leopold]

List of episodes

References

External links

* [http://www.thesimpsons.com/episode_guide/1701.htm Season 17] at The Simpsons.com

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