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Fox 25th anniversary special in April

Guillermo del Toro will make a rare but

Guillermo del Toro will make a rare but memorable detour to television this Sunday night, as director of the opening sequence (AKA "couch gag") of "The Simpsons'" 24th "Treehouse of Horror." (Credit: AP )

Cowabunga -- Fox is turning 25! And to prove it, an anniversary special is on the way in late April. Details in this release, and every expectation Bart Simpson will  make an appearance.

FOX’s 25th ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL, airing Sunday, April 22, will take an entertaining look back at the groundbreaking and irreverent shows that have defined the network since its first signal transmission on April 5, 1987.

The star-studded special will pay tribute to FOX’s most memorable moments with appearances by FOX talent, highlights from iconic series and specials and reunions with cast members from some of the network’s fan-favorite series, including “Married With Children,” among other surprises.

Talent scheduled to appear on FOX’s 25th ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL include Calista Flockhart from “Ally McBeal”; Gabrielle Carteris, Shannen Doherty, Jason Priestley and Ian Ziering from “Beverly Hills, 90210”; Christina Applegate, David Faustino, Ed O'Neill and Katey Sagal from “Married With Children”; Patrick Warburton from “The Tick”; and Gillian Anderson, David Duchovny and creator Chris Carter from “The X-Files.”

Tags: fox , 25th anniversary celebration , special , Beverly Hills 90210 , the simpsons , ally mcbeal

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