"The Simpsons" has returned to Venezuelan television -- shifting to a nighttime slot after regulators ordered it off the air in the morning.

Elba Guillen, a spokeswoman for the station Televen, said Thursday that the animated Fox series returned to the air on Wednesday at 7 p.m. and will now be shown at that time each week.

The channel yanked the animated series earlier this month after the National Telecommunications Commission said showing it each day at 11 a.m. -- a time slot approved for all viewers -- violated regulations to protect children.

The agency said this week that Televen might be fined, taken off the air for three days or be forced to show programs chosen by the agency as punishment for keeping "The Simpsons" in the morning after earlier warnings.

"The Simpsons" was removed from its family-friendly morning time slot in favor of "Baywatch Hawaii," featuring scantily clad lifeguards.