A sneak peek of "Simpsons" online Friday

Thu Sep 7, 2006 10:32pm ET254
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By Carly Mayberry

LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Viewers who take pleasure in the antics of Bart and Homer Simpson will be treated to an exclusive online look at the season-premiere episode of "The Simpsons" beginning Friday, two days before its network debut on Fox.

The first seven minutes will be streamed on a bevy of sites owned by the network's News Corp. parent, including MySpace.com, Fox.com and igntv.com.

Additionally, the 18th season premiere will be heralded via such promotions as "Homer's Week 1 NFL picks" on FoxSports.com on MSN; AskMen.com becoming "Ask Homer" for a day; and the home page of RottenTomatoes.com displaying a "'Simpsons'-style graphic takeover."

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