One national pastime (baseball) has blotted out another (“The Simpsons”).
That means this year’s “Treehouse of Horror” episode (shown here) – a good one – will be delayed by Fox. However, the previous ones will be rerun often on cable.
Fox had been promoting the 31st annual “Treehouse,” a “Simpsons” Halloween special that spins three bizarre tales. What it sometimes didn’t mention was that the show would be bumped if a seventh and final game emerged in the National League playoffs.
And then? The Atlanta Braves led three games to one, but the Los Angeles Dodgers won the next two, forcing the game at 8 p.m. ET Sunday.
The World Series will start Tuesday on Fox. Barring a four-game sweep, there will be a game on Sunday, Oct. 25 … which could push the “Simpsons” Halloween episode back to Nov. 1; one year, it ran Nov. 4.
Meanwhile, there are all those previous “Treehouse” episodes to rerun on cable. That includes:
– Sunday (Oct. 18): 9:30-11 a.m., Freeform; noon to 5 p.m., FXX.
– Wednesday (Oct. 21): 6:30-11 p.m. FXX; midnight to 2 a.m. (technically, Thursday morning), Freeform.
– Night of Oct. 23: Midnight to 2 a.m., Freeform.
– Oct. 25: 9-10 p.m., FXX.
– Oct. 26: 6 p.m. to midnight, FXX.; then midnight t 2 a.m., Freeform.
– Oct. 27: 6-9 p.m., FXX; then midnight to 2 a.m., Freeform.
– Night of Oct. 28: Midnight to 2 a.m., Freeform.
– Oct. 29: 5-8 p.m., FXX; then midnight to 1:30 a.m., Freeform.
– Oct. 30: 6:30 p.m. to midnight, FXX; then midnight to 2 a.m., Freeform.
– Oct. 31: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., FXX … leading right into trick-or-treat time.