The Simpsons Renewed: Fox Orders Seasons 27 and 28

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There’s a big celebration happening in… whichever state The Simpsons takes place!

Fox on Monday renewed its long-running animated series for an additional two seasons, bringing its total to a whopping 28.

“I’ve outlasted Letterman, Jon Stewart and ‘McDreamy,’ because I have something they don’t: a costly 200-donut-a-day addiction,” reads a statement from the man himself, Homer Simpson.

TVLine’s Renewal Scorecard has been updated to reflect The Simpsons‘ double whammy.

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21 Comments
  1. crog says:

    Yay. Still such a great show. Hopefully it gets another 2 to hit 30. That’ll be insane

    • Patrick says:

      It will. The nets have learned that a new show is likely to get lower ratings than an aging success. Getting rid of a show that’s 1-3 years old may result in a newer show getting higher ratings. But an aging success like the Simpsons, with tons of international and syndication sales, is worth more.
      .
      So long as costs are reasonable. And, after a lot of noise about bigger deals, the voice cast has learned that even low six figure per show deals are fantastic. Lets face it, 50K per ep is over 1 million dollars for a 22 ep season. And they work about 6 weeks a year to record those eps. And those aren’t 9-5 days. The recording is less than 8 hours a day while wearing sweats and chugging coffee/tea/whatever. So they work for a few hours a day and have the money to literally do whatever they want. Throw in some lucrative private gigs, conventions, etc, and you have the kind of thing no one walks away from. 30 is al but a given. 40 or 50 is the real question.

      • Jon says:

        40 or 50? You know the voice cast isn’t exactly spring chickens. Most of the main ones are between 60 and 70 already.

  2. thisismenow says:

    Well, it is one of the few shows maintaining decent ratings on FOX. Not too surprised.

  3. Aidan Williams says:

    This is awesome I am such a big fan of The Simpsons I have loved them ever since I was a kid such a funny show.

  4. Mr. Tran K says:

    Wonder if The Simpsons should go beyond 30 seasons.

  5. Jim J. says:

    Great, Now get at least one female character on that show for Nancy Cartwright to voice. Or find some side projects for all the main VOs.

  6. hello says:

    1990 was the year when i saw my first episode of the Simpsons

  7. TVFan says:

    BOO!!!! The show stinks! Hasn’t been funny since the ’90s. Have not watched any of the new episodes, and I don’t intend on watching it when it (unfortunately) comes back. Let the show just die please. Fox is super greedy when it comes to this hot mess.

    • Ryan says:

      The quality of the show is definitely not as great as it once was but I for one would be sad the day Simpsons stops making new episodes!

  8. A fan of TV says:

    I thought this was revealed years ago. Its Oregon, is it not? I swear this was straight from Matt Groening…

    • B says:

      The inspiration came from Springfield, Oregon, but he later clarified that doesn’t mean this Springfield is necessarily in Oregon.

  9. KayCeeCee says:

    Is this now the longest running prime time show on US television, not including news programs?

  10. dudue says:

    Show needs to end already. I long ago lost it’s satirical edge. Now it’s about useless guest appearances and repeats of much better plot lines. D’oh indeed

    • hud says:

      End it. Also Blue Bloods, Law and Order SVU, CSI both versions, Odd Couple, Mom just plain depressing, and the horrible Hawaii 50. Enough crime shows, enough medical shows. TV as we now know it is on it’s last legs. Bulk of the major networks programming nothing but trash. When was the last time you learned anything from The Learning channel, saw real History on History? QVC is the only network that speaks for itself. Buy something, send money, no pretense.

  11. Bark Star says:

    Worst case of Necrophilia ever.

    • jason says:

      Very disturbing comment. What would put a thought like that in your mind? Let alone post it. Find a 800 number call it.

  12. robandco says:

    I love the Simpsons. They haven’t been the same than what they used to be but I like the new Simpsons better. More pop culture reference, more meta and the animation is so much better in HD. I for one think they are the top of their game.