Raise a frosty Duff in celebration! THE SIMPSONS has scored yet another renewal to continue its long-running television reign.
Everyone's favorite funny family from Springfield, USA will continue to entertain viewers for at least two more television seasons after netting another double-season renewal. The announcement was made earlier this week as part of the Fox Entertainment Spring Press Tour. The renewal covers seasons 33 and 34, which will keep it on the air through at least 2023 and bring its grand total of episodes to 757. THE SIMPSONS will hit an unprecedented milestone 700th episode later this month with the airing of "Manger Things" on Sunday, March 21st. It already is the longest-running primetime scripted show in television history, having surpassed Gunsmoke during its 29th season.
"It's a sincere pleasure to announce the season 33 and 34 pickups for The Simpsons. We keep hoping that, eventually, they’ll get it right," said Fox Entertainment CEO Charlie Collier. "Profound respect for and congratulations to Matt, Jim, Al and the many other wonderful partners working really hard to finally elevate The Tracey Ullman Show. As they say, 'practice makes perfect.'"
Currently airing its 32nd season, the show has won 34 Emmy Awards, 34 Annie Awards, 9 Environmental Media Awards, 7 People’s Choice Awards, 13 Writers Guild of America Awards during its run. It also counts both a Peabody Award (in 2016) and an Institutional Peabody Award (in 2019) among its accolades. It boasts a 2007 feature-length movie on its resume and was nominated for an Academy Award for 2012's theatrical short, "The Longest Daycare."
“Everyone at ‘The Simpsons’ is thrilled to be renewed once more, and we are planning lots of big surprises. Homer will lose a hair, Milhouse will get contact lenses, and Bart will celebrate his tenth birthday for the thirty-third time,” Matt Groening, creator of the cartoon kingpin added in a statement. Added Homer Simpson himself, “Woo Hoo! With any luck the show will soon be older than I am.”
"Original, brilliant, outrageously funny, prophetic there aren’t enough positive adjectives to describe this genius comedy which continues to entertain viewers of all ages," said Dana Walden, chairman of entertainment at Walt Disney Television. "Jim Brooks, Matt Groening and Al Jean lead a team of all-stars who hold such a high bar for themselves and leap over it with each spectacular episode. On behalf of everyone at our studio and the millions of fans of The Simpsons around the world, I want to thank our wonderful partners at Fox for making this a truly great day."
Fellow animated mainstays (and rounding out our own ANIMAYHEM lineup) FAMILY GUY and BOB'S BURGERS were previously handed their own two-season renewals by Fox this past fall, keeping all three on the air with original episodes through at least 2023. The pickups will take FAMILY GUY through its 20th season on the network and BOB'S BURGERS through its 13th.
There are a lot more adventures and trouble for the Simpsons, Griffins, and Belchers to get into, and you can experience the crazy fun every weeknight with ANIMAYHEM starting at 10pm right here on Milwaukee's My24!