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Sideshow Bob finally 'gets his revenge' on Bart

It looks like The Simpsons' Sideshow Bob is finally going to get his revenge on Bart Simpson - by killing him.

But fans of the hit show need not worry, as Bart's death will be temporary.

When the show returns to our TV screens, reports say the annual Halloween episode will see Sideshow Bob killing Bart, but only for that episode.

It has been confirmed that Kelsey Grammer will return to voice Sideshow Bob.

The news was revealed by producers of The Simpsons during an ATX Television Festival panel in Texas.

"You're going to see Sideshow Bob do something he's wanted to do for a long time," said executive producer Al Jean.


"I'm one of the people that always wanted the Coyote to eat the Roadrunner, so you can see where this is going.

"When I was a kid I hated frustration comedy so we'll scratch that itch on the Halloween special."

Reports say there was no update on news of a replacement for voice artist Harry Shearer, who announced he was leaving the show in May.

The actor, who voices Mr Burns, Ned Flanders, Principal Skinner and Waylon Smithers, tweeted the news, saying his contract had not been renewed with Fox.

"From (executive producer) James L Brooks' lawyer: 'Show will go on, Harry will not be part of it, wish him the best'.

"This because I wanted what we've always had: the freedom to do other work."

A few hours later he posted tweeted again, saying: "Thanks, Simpsons fans, for your support."