"The Simpsons" is killing off a "major character" on the 26th season premiere on September 28th, and it's now sounding like it may be Krusty the Clown.

Executive producer Al Jean started the rumors when he announced the episode would be titled "A Clown in the Dumps." He added, quote, "It turned out bigger than we thought it was going to be.  [But] it's not going to be this bloodbath where they all get murdered."


After word began spreading, he said, quote, "I didn't say I was killing Krusty . . . I didn't say I wasn't." 


By the way, the "Simpsons" / "Family Guy" crossover that will occur during the September 28th season premiere of "Family Guy" will also include an appearance by Bob from "Bob's Burgers".


Oh, and . . . FXX is launching their new syndication deal with the "Simpsons" by airing every single episode of the show, in chronological order, in an epic 12-DAY marathon, beginning on August 21st.


That includes all 552 episodes to date, plus the movie, which will air after episode 400. You can find more on that, here.


And then in October, FXX is launching "Simpsons World," a website and app for streaming any Simpsons episode at any time. It'll includes a bunch of trivia . . . and you'll be able to search by characters and clips. You can find more on that, here.