The animated comedy extends its record-setting run.
January 26, 2023
FOX has announced another multi-year pickup for The Simpsons, renewing the veteran comedy for Seasons 35 and 36. The animated series is already the longest-running scripted show on prime time television, and today's news further extends its impressive record.
Today's two-season order will take The Simpsons past the 750-episode mark, which it will reach by the end of its current 34th season. With the Sunday night staple continuing to pull in healthy ratings, there are no indications that Season 36 will be its last.
On the air since 1989, The Simpsons franchise is truly a juggernaut in so many ways. The series boasts generations of loyal fans, has won scores of awards - including over 30 Emmys, has countless types of merchandise, video games, and even a hit movie. As far as critical praise, it has received top recognition from numerous outlets, including being named the greatest TV show ever in the 2016 book 'TV (The Book)' and Best Show of the 20th Century by Time Magazine.
The Simpsons are forever! pic.twitter.com/nSe5O78f3v— The Simpsons (@TheSimpsons) January 27, 2023
voice actors who already had problems, die or near die. the world is in maudlin for the simpsons scares and losses.
end this before season 36 and save the world dignity.
*Permanently make all of the characters older.
*Keep the character's current ages but turn the show into a "Young Sheldon"-style coming-of-age saga.
*Turn "The Simpsons" into a "SNL"-style short-form sketch show with the characters involved in 2-5 minute sketches taking on popular culture, politics, public figures and anything else the writers can come up with.
I have a prediction about the future of "The Simspsons": It will move to streaming before it airs its final episode.