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First, a brief musical interlude: “They’ll never stop The Simpsons! Have no fears, we’ve got stories for years, like Marge becomes a robot, Maybe Moe gets a cell phone, has Bart ever owned a bear? Or, how ’bout a crazy wedding? Where something happens and doo doo doo doo doo… Sorry for the clip show. Have no fears, we’ve got stories for years!” – “Gump Roast” (Season 13, Episode 17)
That’s right – Fox is standing by the longest-running primetime scripted show on television, having picked up perennial animated sitcom The Simpsons for not one but two additional seasons. The pickup will see the series run through season 28, if you can believe that. It’s not the first time that Fox has seen fit to renew The Simpsons for more than one season at a time – back in 2011, after negotiating new deals with the primary voice cast, the network also »
- Isaac Feldberg
TV’s The Simpsons has been renewed for another two season, taking it to a near record-breaking 28. Besides the Western Gunsmoke, The Simpsons will, at the end of season 28, become the second-longest prime-time television series ever with 625 episodes to its credit. Gunsmoke made it to 635.
The Simpsons debuted in December 1989. Created by James L. Brooks, Matt Groening, and Sam Simon, the show has been syndicated around the world to record-breaking ratings. It’s 26th season climaxes in a season finale in the Us on May 17th.
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- Paul Heath
"The Simpsons," which is currently the longest-running scripted show in television history, has been renewed for an additional two seasons. That means Fox will take the show in its 28th season, which will result in a total of 625 episodes. "I've outlasted Letterman, Jon Stewart and 'McDreamy,'" said Homer Simpson in Fox's press release. "Because I have something they don't: a costly 200-donut-a-day addiction." Currently airing its 26th season, "The Simpsons" has won 31 Emmy Awards, 31 Annie Awards, a 2015 People's Choice Award, was the first animated series to win a Peabody Award and was nominated for an Academy Award in 2012 for the theatrical short "The Longest Daycare." »
D'oh! Fox has announced that The Simpsons has been officially renewed for seasons 27 and 28, through the 2016-17 broadcast season. In November, showrunner Al Jean quietly shared that the animated comedy would certainly return for season 27.
Here's the press release:
Fox Picks Up A Double D’OHse Of “The Simpsons,” Renewing Series For 27Th And 28th Seasons
Fox has renewed The Simpsons for unprecedented 27th and 28th seasons, which will take the series to 625 episodes.
“I've outlasted Letterman, Jon Stewart and ‘McDreamy,’ because I have something they don’t: a costly 200-donut-a-day addiction,” said Homer Simpson.
Donuts for all! Looks like The Simpsons is never going away, which is just fine with us. Fox just renewed the animated sitcom for not just one more season, but two, bringing it up to an insane 28 seasons. The animated comedy premiered in 1990 and has since won 31 Emmy awards. With a 27th and 28th season, the show will reach a whopping 625 episodes, even further solidifying its status as the longest-running scripted series in primetime. Homer Simpson said it best with this statement: "I've outlasted Letterman, Jon Stewart, and McDreamy, because I have something they don't: a costly 200-donut-a-day addiction." The Simpsons is yet another ambitious renewal »
Fox has announced plans to pick up its long-running animated sitcom "The Simpsons" for a twenty-seventh and twenty-eighth season, bringing the series up to a total of 625 episodes.
In a statement issued by Fox, Homer Simpson says: "I've outlasted Letterman, Jon Stewart and 'McDreamy,' because I have something they don't: a costly 200-donut-a-day addiction."
The animated show already holds the title as the longest-running scripted series in TV history, so the new total has no impact on records.
Fox has locked down several renewals for next season with "New Girl," "Brooklyn Nine-Nine," "Last Man on Earth," "Gotham," "Empire" and "Sleepy Hollow" all slated to return.
Source: Variety »
- Garth Franklin
Homer Simpson will continue to eat donuts and drink beer for at least another two years on Fox. The network has given a two-season renewal to The Simpsons, bringing the series’ total numbers of seasons to an incredible 28 and its total number of episodes to 625. “I’ve outlasted Letterman, Jon Stewart and ‘McDreamy,’ because I have something they don’t: a costly 200-donut-a-day addiction,” said the iconic character himself, Homer Simpson, in a statement from Fox. In its current season (Season 26), which has featured crossovers with both Family Guy (currently airing on Fox) and Futurama (which had previously aired on Fox), The Simpsons is averaging 6 million viewers (7.7 million across all viewing platforms) and a 2.7 rating among adults 18-49. Even this late in its run, the series still ranks among the Top 10 shows on broadcast TV in men 18-34 and male teens and among the Top 20 in adults 18-34, men 18- »
- Chris King
Taking us one step closer to the apocalyptic reality implied by Don Hertzfeldt's season-opening couch gag, "The Simpsons" was renewed for two additional seasons on Monday (May 4) afternoon. This latest renewal, which Fox called a "Double D'OHse" takes "The Simpsons" through its 27th and 28th season, which will bring Matt Groening's creation to 625 episodes. "I've outlasted Letterman, Jon Stewart and ‘McDreamy,’ because I have something they don’t: a costly 200-donut-a-day addiction," blurbs Homer Simpson, who is a fictional animated character and not a real person capable of giving press release statements. In its current season, "The Simpsons" is averaging 6 million viewers and a 2.7 rating among adults 18-49. It still ranks among the Top 10 shows on broadcast TV in men 18-34 and male teens. This past weekend's episode was No.572 for the Emmy-winning favorite. And, honestly, given the show's production timetable, I'm not sure how this was possibly news. »
- Daniel Fienberg
“D’oh” my goodness: Fox has renewed hit animated series this “Simpsons” for its incredible 27th and 28th seasons. All-in, that will take the series to 625 episodes. “I’ve outlasted Letterman, Jon Stewart and ‘McDreamy,’ because I have something they don’t: a costly 200-donut-a-day addiction,” Homer Simpson said. This season, “The Simpsons” is averaging a 2.7 rating/8 share among adults 18-49 and six million total viewers, per Nielsen’s “most current” numbers, which incorporates Live Plus 7 Day Viewing where available. Also Read: Ted Cruz Won't Get The Simpsons Vote “The Simpsons,” the longest-running scripted show in TV history, is a »
- Tony Maglio
“The Simpsons” is coming back for two more seasons.
The pickup for seasons 27 and 28, announced by Fox on Monday, will bring the series to 625 episodes total. The animated show already holds the title as the longest-running scripted series in TV history.
Expressing his excitement, Homer Simpson quipped, “I’ve outlasted Letterman, Jon Stewart and ‘McDreamy,’ because I have something they don’t: a costly 200-donut-a-day addiction.”
“The Simpsons” premiered in 1989 and has since won 31 Emmys, became the first animated show to win a Peabody Award, was nominated for an Oscar in 2012 for theatrical short “The Longest Daycare” and was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2000.
Currently in its 26th season, the show has surpassed 570 episodes; another animated Fox hit, “Family Guy,” just hit its 250th episode this weekend. The latter series has yet to be renewed, though the season 14 order is a no-brainer. “Bob’s Burgers, »
- Elizabeth Wagmeister
There’s a big celebration happening in… whichever state The Simpsons takes place!
Related2015 Renewal Scorecard: What’s Coming Back? What’s Getting Cancelled? What’s on the Bubble?
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.
Are you “woo-hoo”ing over this news? Drop a comment with your thoughts below. »
Fox continues its renewals with a two-season pickup of veteran The Simpsons, which has been ordered for Seasons 27 and 28 to reach 625 episodes. Renewals of the groundbreaking animated series have never been in doubt; only renegotiations with the show’s voice cast have provided the only Simpsons drama. "I’ve outlasted Letterman, Jon Stewart and 'McDreamy,' because I have something they don't: a costly 200-donut-a-day addiction," Homer Simpson quipped. Animated series are… »
TV's longest-running primetime scripted series just got longer. Fox has handed out a two-season renewal for animated hit The Simpsons, the network announced Monday. The renewal means the series from Al Jean and Matt Groening will extend through season 28. See more Broadcast TV's Returning Shows 2015-16 This marks the latest multi-season renewal for TV's longest-running hit. Following prolonged negotiations with its voice cast, the network reached new deals and picked up the show for two additional seasons in 2011. With the additional season order, the animated family comedy following the misadventures of Homer,
- Lesley Goldberg
The season finale of ABC’s Secrets and Lies on Sunday night drew 6.4 million total viewers and a 1.7 rating, up 10 percent in audience to a series high while matching last week’s season’s best demo number.
Is the midseason drama eligible for renewal? As an Ep shared in January at TCA, “The mystery of Ben Crawford and who killed Tom will be resolved at the end of this season. And… in subsequent seasons we’ll have a different mystery. The only ongoing mystery is Detective Cornell (played by Juliette Lewis), as we sort of unpeel the layers of who she is. »
The following story contains spoilers from Sunday’s Last Man on Earth finale. Proceed at your own risk.
Fox’s Last Man on Earth ended its first season by solving one of the rookie comedy’s biggest mysteries: The photographic cameo that Jason Sudekis made in the premiere wasn’t a silly throwaway — it was shrewd foreshadowing. In the final seconds of Sunday’s finale, Sudekis was not only confirmed to be the brother of Will Forte’s Phil/Tandy Miller, he was revealed to be stranded in outer freakin’ space.
Below, Forte talks to TVLine about recruiting his SNL buddy for the top-secret role, »
Lego unveiled its latest batch of licensed minifigures this month as it expanded the population of Springfield with the release of Lego Minifigures – The Simpsons Series 2, consisting of sixteen brand new, highly detailed minifigs, and we’re giving you a chance to grab them all in our latest giveaway!
Included in the range of minifigures for Series 2 are Homer and Marge in their Sunday Best, Bart in his Bartman attire and Lisa and Maggie, complete with Simpsons family pets Snowball II and Santa’s Litter Helper. But that’s not all, as the selection also includes Groundskeeper Willie, Waylon Smithers, Edna Krabappel, Patty and Selma Bouvier, Dr. Hibbert, Fallout Boy, Professor Frink, Hans Moleman, Martin Prince and Comic Book Guy (Worst. Minifigure. Ever.).
Lego Minifigures – The Simpsons Series 2 are available now priced £2.49 apiece [you can order them here, or pick them up from all good stockists], and thanks to the lovely people at Lego, we’ve got sixteen sealed mystery packets to give away! »
- Gary Collinson
Lego’s licensed ranges form the backbone of their product releases these days, which is absolutely fine by us. For film fans there are Jurassic World and Avengers: Age Of Ultron tie-ins on shelves now, and following on from last year’s The Simpsons range, out today is Lego Minifigures: The Simpsons Series 2.
There are a whole host of blind bagged characters to get your hands on, including new variants of the core family (Bartman and the family pets are a welcome addition). These are absolutely packed with details and references to the show, from Homer and Marge’s formal wear in Season 1’s ‘Some Enchanted Evening’ to Moleman’s void driving licence and Edna Krabappel’s Woodrow portrait.And it’s not just the mainstream folk you’ll find here – fan favourite background characters including Professor Frink, Groundskeeper Willie and Comic Book Guy are among the 16 figures making up the series. »
- Chris Wharfe
HitFix's recent spate of "Best Year in Film History" pieces inevitably spurred some furious debate among our readers, with some making compelling arguments for years not included in our pieces (2007 and 1968 were particularly popular choices) and others openly expressing their bewilderment at the inclusion of others (let's just say 2012 took a beating). In the interest of giving voice to your comments, below we've rounded up a few of the most thoughtful, passionate, surprising and occasionally incendiary responses to our pieces, including my own (I advocated for The Year of Our Lynch 2001, which is obviously the best). Here we go... Superstar commenter "A History of Matt," making an argument for 1968: The Graduate. Bullit. The Odd Couple. The Lion in Winter. Planet of the Apes. The Thomas Crown Affair. Funny Girl. Rosemary's Baby. And of course, 2001, A Space Odyssey. And that's only a taste of the greatness of that year. "Lothar the Flatulant, »
- Chris Eggertsen
Family Guy turns the big 2-5-0 this Sunday (Fox, 9/8c), and while we’ve learned quite a bit during the past 13 seasons — did you know Jesus was Chinese? — there are still many mysteries to be solved in Quahog.
RelatedMay Sweeps/Finale Preview! Get 100+ Spoilers, Exclusive Photos From Your Fave Shows’ Season-Ending Episodes
Fortunately, executive producer Rich Appel was violently coerced more than willing to be grilled by TVLine as the long-running series approaches this major milestone.
Some of our questions, like Stewie’s sexual orientation, have lingered in every viewer’s mind since the show premiered in 1999, while others, »
Carice van Houten (aka Game of Thrones‘ Melisandre) makes her Springfield debut on Sunday’s The Simpsons (Fox, 8/7c). But you don’t need to look into the flame to find out what will — and won’t — happen on her episode.
For starters, van Houten tells TVLine, don’t expect any Thrones references. “None at all,” she insists. “It’s a completely different thing.”
You can, however, expect to see her playing Milhouse’s Dutch cousin Annika, a character originally born out of a joke between van Houten and the writers. »
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