Fans looking for the latest episode of The Simpsons tonight won’t be finding it on FOX. This is because the MLB Postseason is in full swing and FOX is going to have to go through to painful annual process of preempting it’s normal programming to accommodate the airing of the MLB Playoffs, starting with this weekend’s ALCS series between the Boston Red Sox and Detroit Tigers.
This annual preemption isn’t going to destroy FOX’s weekly schedule, as they were able to fit their Tuesday night block of comedy into it’s normal slot. But there is no way to get out of FOX having to push back it’s Sunday night Animation Domination block which means The Simpsons will not be seen tonight.
In fact, none of FOX’s regular Animation Domination shows will be seen as baseball picks up right after the start of NFL coverage and will carry the network deep into the night.
Next week’s episode of The Simpsons may be safe as it will only be preempted if the ALCS goes a full seven games, albeit the episode won’t be a new one as those are being saved until November 6th. Starting October 23rd, the World Series will be taking priority on FOX programming meaning more preemptions are expected until the baseball season officially wraps up sometime at the beginning of November at the latest.
Stay tuned to FlickSided all month long for the latest TV Show preemptions due to the MLB Playoffs and World Series.