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Sofia Vergara to Be Bart’s Teacher and Crush on ‘The Simpsons’

Sofia Vergara arrives at the Los Angeles premiere of "Magic Mike XXL" at the TCL Chinese Theatre on Thursday, June 25, 2015. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP) Richard Shotwell / AP

Sofia Vergara is getting animated in "The Simpsons" and is set to play a new role as Bart’s new school teacher, Mrs. Berrera.

Since Marcia Wallace, the actress who played Mrs. Krabappel, passed away in October 2013, Vergara’s character is set to replace the acting role in this episode and will pay special attention to Bart as he also will develop feelings for her, according to reports.

“We have a situation where Bart doesn’t have a regular teacher, so she may or may not come back,” said Al Jean, "The Simpsons'" executive producer. He added that the door will be left open for Vergara for future episodes.

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FILE - In this undated publicity photo released by Fox, characters from the animated series, "The Simpsons," from left, Maggie, Marge, Lisa, Homer and Bart, are shown. The show's producer said Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2011, that the show can't continue under its current financial model. That follows a report that big pay cuts are being sought for the actors who provide voices for Homer, Marge and Bart Simpson and the other characters. (AP Photo/Fox) Anonymous / ASSOCIATED PRESS

Bart and Principal Skinner, his school principal will become love rivals as they both will develop feelings for Vergara’s character. “We thought it’d be interesting if both Bart and Skinner have a crush on the same woman. She feels Skinner is a wounded soul that she wants to take care of. She is a vet like Skinner, and that’s his attraction,” Jean said to Entertainment Weekly, which first reported the story.

The episode, titled “Teenage Milk-Caused Hurdles," is expected to air on Sept. 27 on FOX.

Vergara also previously voiced characters on other animated sitcoms such as “Family Guy” and “The Cleveland Show."