'The Simpsons' Enlists 'Girls' Star Lena Dunham

Lena Dunham - H 2015
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Lena Dunham - H 2015

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.

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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.

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