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The Simpsons: Renewed for Seasons 24 and 25

The Simpsons seasons 24 25It looked very “touch and go” there for awhile but cooler heads have prevailed. The studio, network, and the cast and creators of The Simpsons have come to a new financial agreement that will result in two more seasons of the animated series.

By the end of The Simpsons’ 25th season (that’s 2013-14) the TV series will have amassed a total of 559 episodes.

Last Sunday’s season 23 debut brought a 3.0 rating in the 18-49 demographic and 6.19 million viewers. That’s down 19% year-to-year but still a healthy number for the network. Season 22 averaged a 3.2 in the demo with 7.05 million.

Here’s the press release from FOX:

FOX ORDERS DOUBLE D’OHS OF “THE SIMPSONS”

Longest Running Scripted Series on Television is Renewed Through Season 25 FOX has renewed THE SIMPSONS, the longest-running comedy in television history, for an incredible 24th and 25th season, bringing the series total to an astonishing 559 episodes. THE SIMPSONS airs Sundays (8:00-8:30 PM ET/PT) on FOX.

In the words of Homer Simpson, “Woo Hoo! I outlasted Andy Rooney!”

The longest-running scripted show in television history, THE SIMPSONS exploded into a cultural phenomenon in 1990 and has remained one of the most groundbreaking and innovative entertainment franchises, recognizable throughout the world. Matt Groening created the iconic family: Homer, Marge, Bart, Lisa and Maggie. In February 2012, THE SIMPSONS will celebrate its historic 500th episode. The series has won 27 Emmy Awards, been the subject of a hit feature film, created “Krustyland” and a revolutionary virtual coaster – The Simpsons Ride – at Universal Studios, received a star on The Hollywood Walk of Fame, been honored with five U.S. postal stamps personally designed by Matt Groening, and named the “Best Show of the 20th Century” by Time Magazine.

Following the MLB American League Championship Series and World Series games on FOX, THE SIMPSONS returns with all-new episodes beginning with “Treehouse of Horrors XXII,” on Sunday, Oct. 30 (8:00-8:30 PM ET/PT). In the spooky opener, Homer takes a dangerous dive into an isolated canyon on Candy Peak, but when a crashing boulder traps his arm, he channels Aron Ralston (guest voicing as himself) to save himself. In “The Diving Bell and Butterball,” the first of three hair-raising Halloween tales, a venomous spider bite leaves Homer paralyzed, but when Lisa discovers Homer’s ability to communicate through natural gases, he is able to express his love for Marge. The killer spells continue in “Dial D for Diddly,” when Ned Flanders, devout preacher by day, transforms into a cold-blooded vigilante by night. In the final terrifying tale, “In the Na’Vi,” Bart and Milhouse are assigned on a mission to access a sacred extract on a distant planet. They morph into the land’s indigenous one-eyed avatars, but when Bart finds love and an eternal mate abroad, he is caught in planet warfare.

THE SIMPSONS is a Gracie Films Production in association with 20th Century Fox Television. James L. Brooks, Matt Groening and Al Jean are the executive producers. Film Roman, a Starz Media Company, is the animation house.

Visit THE SIMPSONS website at www.TheSimpsons.com. Become a fan of the series on Facebook at www.facebook.com/thesimpsons and follow the series on Twitter @TheSimpsonsTV and Homer Simpson @HomerJSimpson.

What do you think? Are you glad to hear that The Simpsons have been renewed? How long should this show continue?

 

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John707 September 11, 2012 at 7:04 am

The Simpson has entertained people sins 1990. You can’t really say that it’s on it’s peak. But it’s still better then the most of the shows out ther’re. I my self can’t belive that they’ve gon down so much in profit. The Simpsons have proberly ben the best thing to ever come out of FOX. I my self belive that most people watch it on the internet when they could se when it fits them the best, and downloads it. Whatever happens i hope that everyone that love The Simpson will buy the seasons and watch’s. Then it might be in the run for another of couple of years.

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Ray C. October 20, 2011 at 10:53 pm

I hope they end it after the 25th season. I love the show! I just think they have run about as long as they can. It is starting to get really boring. The jokes don’t seem as funny any more and the characters have been doing the same things for far to long. I miss the quality of the first 10 years.

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adam October 11, 2011 at 12:49 pm

The Simpsons is like pizza… even a mediocre episode is still better than most of the alternatives.

Count me in, as long as they’ll do them. It may not be in its prime, but it’s still fun!

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Watcher October 9, 2011 at 3:06 pm

Totally agree with you, Unreal. Along with Saturday Night Live!

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Ross October 9, 2011 at 12:49 pm

I think this should be the end of The Simpsons.

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Unreal October 8, 2011 at 1:08 pm

This show has been garbage since 1998. The only reason it is staying alive is because the “next generation” of kids is watching it and thinks this is actually good TV. It hasn’t been funny in over a decade.

Cancel it already!

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Beth October 8, 2011 at 11:24 am

This show should it continue as long as possible! I have been watching it since 1989, the day it first went on the air. The Simpsons embarks on a level that family guy can’t..That wholesome family fuck ups that are actually funny. I LOVE HOMER! If FOX was smart they should do what they did when The Simpsons Movie came out. Market Krusty-O’s and Buzz Cola! I would buy either one. I didn’t get to buy any in 2007 because, we have no 7-11′s in my area. Rock on Simpsons!

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The Blue Rose October 8, 2011 at 11:11 am

Woo hoo! Maybe the quality will come back too!

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ZabsterZabster October 8, 2011 at 10:54 am

Don’t renew it past it’s silver anniversary.
End it there. It has already been prolonged too long.
Slowly bleeding itself to death.

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Jeremy Rynek October 8, 2011 at 9:50 am

forever

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Bizzle October 8, 2011 at 9:21 am

Good news i love The Simpsons

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Tha Critic October 8, 2011 at 8:26 am

Yes, FOX actually did something right.

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Pikachu October 8, 2011 at 6:56 am

WOW!!! I didn’t realized The Simpsons was on the air for… THAT LONG!!! I’m so happy it’s renewed for TWO SEASONS!!! Since I was a kid I watched them, but now I’m 12 years old, in 7th grade, and I’m still watching. THANK YOU SO MUCH FOX!!! YOU’RE THE BEST!!! KEEP GOING STRONG, SIMPSONS!!!

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Jeremy Rynek October 8, 2011 at 10:52 pm

Well as far the Simpsons go they are the best. But the are the best overall.

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Daniel C. October 8, 2011 at 6:23 am

You know, now they’ll have to make an episode that winks at the pay dispute. Can’t wait!

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