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"Please Homer Don't Hammer 'Em," a new episode of The Simpsons, is scheduled to air on Fox on Sunday, Sept. 24 at 8 p.m. (ET/PT).

Here's how Fox describes the episode:

"Hoping to see a new side to Homer, Marge convinces him to buy a refined collection of carpentry books. To Marge's dismay, the books only gather dust until she accidentally breaks a nightstand - and uses the books to fix it herself. Soon Marge is hammering together everything from birdfeeders to doghouses and it isn't long before she decides to transform her new skills into a full-fledged business.

"Unfortunately, the residents of Springfield don't trust a handywoman to make repairs, so Marge hires Homer to pose as a 'front' while she handles the real work.

"Meanwhile, Bart finds out that peanuts are no longer allowed at Springfield Elementary because someone suffers from an allergy. But this loss becomes his treasure when he finds out that the allergy belongs to his nemesis, the one and only Principal Skinner. Before long, both Bart and Homer are in over their heads and it's up to Marge to nail things back together."

Fox will air two repeats of The Simpsons from last season on Sunday, Oct. 1 -- "The Wettest Stories Ever Told" at 7 p.m. and "Bart Has Two Mommies" at 8 p.m.


Jimmy Palmiotti's exclusive contract with DC Comics will not impact his involvement on Sci Fi's Painkiller Jane television series.

"Jimmy is playing a big role in the writing of the series," executive producer Jason Netter told The Continuum.

Palmiotti on Saturday announced that he and writing partner Justin Gray had signed exclusives with DC. Palmiotti and Gray currently are writing Jonah Hex and Uncle Sam and the Freedom Fighters for DC and Heroes for Hire for Marvel.

The Painkiller Jane series, based on the Event Comics character created by Palmiotti and Joe Quesada, is currently in pre-production in Vancouver.

Emmanuelle Vaugier, who played Jane in the pilot movie, will not return for the series.

Netter said casting is currently going on, with production slated for November.

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* BCI has announced a Nov. 7 release for She-Ra: Princess ofPower, Season One volume, a six-DVD collection from the 1980s animated series. It's a the first release in a three-volume set that will include all 93 episodes of the series, 33 of which will be on the first volume.

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In case you missed The Continuum's recent coverage, here are some links. Click on the date to get the day's full report.

* Tuesday, September 5: The Batman and Legion of Super Heroes episodes, Battlestar Galactica, First Looks and Runaways creators leave.

* Monday, September 4: Hellboy animated and First Looks.

* Sunday, September 3: From Canadian Fan Expo -- DC Comics' Big Guns, Mike Mignola and Geoff Johns.

* Saturday, September 2: Blade: The Series, X-Men: Evolution's Brad Swaile and Marvel's Civil War.

* Friday, September 1: Jim Lee at Canadian Fan Expo, The Batman, Legion of Super Heroes, Superman serials on DVD and First Looks.

* Thursday, August 31: Blade: The Series, Diamond Select/Marvel products for November, Smallville Season 5 DVD, Robert Kirkman press conference and Marvel First Looks.

* Wednesday, August 30: Fantastic Four animated, DC First Looks, Marvel First Looks, Image First Looks, Blue Water First Looks and Archie First Looks.

* Tuesday, August 29: The Punisher DVD, The Batman season opener, Fantastic Four press conference, Smallville and Marvel First Looks.

* Monday, August 28: Virgin Comics for November, Viper Comics for November, The Batman and First Looks.

* Sunday, August 27: Spawn Series 30 action figures, Fantastic Four animated and First Looks.

* Saturday, August 26: Image Comics First Looks, Family Guy and Oni Press for November.

* Friday, August 25: Blade: The Series, Arcana Studio for November, Ghost Rider's Nicolas Cage and First Looks.

* Thursday, August 24: Devil's Due Publishing for November, IDW Publishing for November, Ultimate Spider-Man's Brian Michael Bendis, The Tick DVD and First Looks.

* Wednesday, August 23: Fantastic Four voice cast, DC First Looks, Marvel First Looks and Blade: The Series.

* Tuesday, August 22: Marvel Comics for November, Image Comics for November, Who Wants to be a Superhero?, Gen13, Civil War new printings and First Looks.

* Monday, August 21: DC Comics for November, Boom! Studios for November, Archie Comics for November, Spider-Man 3's Topher Grace and Wolverine: Origins' new arc.

* Sunday, August 20: The Simpsons and Smallville win Emmy Awards, The Spirit's Frank Miller and First Looks.

* Saturday, August 19: White Stripes on The Simpsons, Cyberforce/X-Men, Krypto the Superdog and First Looks.

* Friday, August 18: Smallville Season 6, Teen Titans for September, Fantastic Four for September, James McAvoy attached to Wanted movie, First Looks, Civil War checklist and Highlander.

* Thursday, August 17: Legion of Super Heroes' Shawn Harrison, Teen Titans: Trouble in Tokyo on Cartoon Network, Superman DVDs, Aspen Seasons, IDW's Angel: Masks, Moonstone Books for December, Top Cow First Looks and Archie First Looks.

* Wednesday, August 16: Smallville: Season 6, Dwayne McDuffie at BET, DC First Looks, Image First Looks and Marvel First Looks.

* Tuesday, August 15: X-Men: The Last Stand DVD, The Batman Season 2 DVD, Blade: The Series, Marvel First Looks and Civil War books delayed.

* Monday, August 14: Dark Horse Comics for November, Teen Titans DVD, The Fountain and First Looks.

* Sunday, August 13: Hellboy animated, Spider-Man action figures and Triumph Comics First Looks.

* Saturday, August 12: Legion of Super Heroes, Spider-Man 3's Topher Grace, Family Guy, Smallville and Chuck Dixon writes for TightLip Entertainment.

* Friday, August 11: The Simpsons, HBO/Cinemax in October, Image First Looks, Devil's Due First Looks, The Tick on DVD and July sales.

* Thursday, August 10: Hellboy on Cartoon Network, Avengers movie, Image Comics First Looks, Dark Horse Comics First Looks, new Adult Swim series and Ultimate Fantastic Four press conference.

* Wednesday, August 9: DC First Looks, Marvel First Looks, Archie First Looks, Teen Titans and Battlestar Galactica.

* Tuesday, August 8: Legion of Super Heroes' Kari Wahlgren, DC First Looks, Marvel First Looks, Soulfire: Chaos Reign, Darkness/Wolverine, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and SLG Publishing's Agnes Quill.

* Monday, August 7: Marvel Studios, Legion of Super Heroes and The Runaways' Mike Norton.

* Sunday, August 6: Wizard World Chicago -- Lynda Carter statue and WildStorm and Vertigo panels.

* Saturday, August 5: Hellboy 2: The Golden Army, and from Wizard World Chicago: DC Universe, Civil War and Ultimate panels.

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