12:00pm PT by Lesley Goldberg
'The Simpsons' Enlists 'Girls' Star Lena Dunham
Fox's The Simpsons is continuing its relationship with Girls.
Days ahead of the broadcast of Girls executive producer Judd Apatow's long-lost Simpsons episode — and the season four premiere of the HBO comedy — the Fox animated series has enlisted Lena Dunham for a guest role, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.
Dunham will voice the role of Candace in the season 27 premiere, titled "Every Man's Dream." The episode sees Homer diagnosed with narcolepsy — but instead of returning home with his prescription medication — he returns home drunk. He and Marge visit a marriage counselor and have a trial separation, during which Homer begins dating a 20-something. Dunham will voice Homer's new squeeze.
Apatow's Simpsons episode — which was written as a spec in 1990 before the prolific producer behind Freaks and Geeks, Undeclared and several feature films — airs on Sunday at 8 p.m. on Fox. Check back later to THR's The Live Feed for an interview with Apatow and showrunner Al Jean about the episode.