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The Simpsons Exclusive: Zooey Deschanel, Max Weinberg Set For Valentine's-Themed Episode

Max Weinberg Zooey Deschanel The SimpsonsBart’s rocky romance with Zooey Deschanel‘s Mary Spuckler will play a bigger part in The Simpson‘s 24th season than first thought.

The New Girl star is already set to bring her character back for the show’s Sept. 30 premiere, but TVLine has learned exclusively that she will also appear this winter in a special Valentine’s-themed outing titled “Love Is A Many-Splintered Thing.”

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Per a Simpsons source, Bart’s heartstrings are pulled once again when Mary returns to Springfield, but his failure to pay her enough attention strains their relationship.

The episode also features guest turns by former Conan O’Brien bandleader Max Weinberg (playing himself) and noted political biographer Robert A. Caro (also as himself). And as previously reported, Sherlock‘s Benedict Cumberbatch turns up in a dual role.