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‘The Simpsons’ Recruits Aaron Sorkin as Himself, Of Course

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Between the ‘Studio 60′ reunion announced for ‘Go On‘ yesterday and the imminent return of HBO’s ‘The Newsroom,’ it’s a good time to be an Aaron Sorkin fan. Good is about to get even better as we’ve just learned the Oscar- and Emmy-winning writer will lend his voice to an upcoming episode of ‘The Simpsons‘! Guesting as himself, of course, Sorkin will provide advice to one of Springfield’s citizens in a time of need, but whom?

Why employ one of the most famous writers in the world, when you can merely borrow his voice? According to Entertainment Weekly, ‘The West Wing’ and ‘The Newsroom’ creator Aaron Sorkin will guest star on an upcoming episode of long-running FOX animation staple ‘The Simpsons,’ to air in the 25th season next fall. It’s a long production process.

Sorkin will appear in “Four Regrettings and a Funeral,” providing counsel to Kent Brockman during a meeting with Fox News, advising the local anchor whether or not he should go to work for the controversial station. The episode also features appearances from FOX personality Gordon Ramsay, as well as legendary quarterback Joe Namath. Expectedly, the pair will also take shots at the FOX network.

Sorkin is the latest prolific guest star to join the series, which has recently cast the likes of Seth MacFarlane and Tina Fey, and dusted off an old spec script from Judd Apatow.

Long way off though it might be, will you tune in to hear Aaron Sorkin on ‘The Simpsons’? Are you looking forward to ‘The Newsroom’ return sooner than that?

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