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Guests on ‘Simpsons’ will offer mix of old, new

From wire reports

Next season’s guests on “The Simpsons” will include some old faces, some new ones and a Worm.

Returning for roles on the Fox cartoon will be Alec Baldwin, who appeared on the show in 2002, and Kelsey Grammer, who will reprise his role as Sideshow Bob.

Former NBA star Dennis “The Worm” Rodman and NFL quarterback-turned-broadcaster Terry Bradshaw will make cameos as themselves for the annual “ghoultide” Halloween episode. Other guest athletes include New York Yankees pitcher Randy Johnson and boxer Joe Frazier.

Ricky Gervais, William H. Macy, Lily Tomlin, Frances McDormand, Rob Reiner and Richard Dean Anderson also are slated to make appearances.

The 17th season of “The Simpsons” premieres Sept. 11.

New face for ‘ ‘70s’

“Mad TV” regular Josh Meyers will step into “That ‘70s Show” this fall, and Ashton Kutcher will be back for a few episodes as well.

Kutcher, who along with Topher Grace left the show last spring, will guest-star in four episodes of the veteran comedy’s eighth season. The episodes will presumably deal with the ongoing love triangle Kelso is involved in with Jackie (Mila Kunis) and Hyde (Danny Masterson).

Meyers, meanwhile, will play a new guy in Point Place named Randy Pearson. Randy meets the gang when he takes a job at Hyde’s record store.

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