‘The Simpsons’ Renewed for Two More Seasons
They’ll never stop The Simpsons. No, seriously. It’s not just a song anymore. With each passing year, it’s looking more and more like the only thing that will bring the show to an end is the death of its voice actors. And even then…
Yes, FOX has officially renewed The Simpsons for two more seasons, bringing the show to its 27th and 28th seasons, respectively, at 22-episodes-per-season. In total, this means the show will reach a mind-boggling 625 episodes before we even begin addressing the question of if/when this series will end.
Of course, say what you will about the show’s inconsistent quality (and, to be fair, the recent episodes have been as close as the show has come to reaching its past glory), The Simpsons continues to be a big ratings winner for FOX, ranking in the Top 10 among Men 18-34 with 6.2 million viewers per episode on an average. In addition, the show delivers a healthy 2.9 in the coveted adults 18-49 demographic. With 31 Emmys under its belt, The Simpsons is a television juggernaut. And, honestly, I can’t be sad about the show continuing. There’s something kind of heartwarming about the notion that the kids in my family will have been raised on The Simpsons too. Maybe it won’t be the same level of Simpsons as before, but it’s mostly just the principle. At least from a business perspective, I can see why FOX is keeping it around. No sense in killing off a show that’s still doing these kinds of numbers, no matter how long it’s been running.
But what do you think about The Simpsons continuing through Season 28? Sound off in the comments!