The Simpsons has been renewed by Fox for seasons 33 and 34, proving there’s life in the old dog yet.
The legendary show began over three decades ago in 1989, and is on the verge of reaching its 700th episode milestone.
Now that The Simpsons has been renewed by Fox for a further two seasons [via Deadline] it will take the show into 2023. The Simpsons will reach 757 episodes, with both achievements being new records for the animated sitcom.
The Simpsons is not the only show which has recently been renewed by Fox. The NSFW Family Guy has been renewed for seasons 19 and 20, while Bob’s Burgers has been renewed for seasons 12 and 13.
“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.” said creator and executive producer of The Simpsons, Matt Groening.
In recent years The Simpsons has been a little up and down in terms of viewership. However, the most recent season is averaging around seven million viewers which, according to Deadline, is a 146% rise from Live+same day.
The seven million viewers are across all platforms, such as traditional TV programming and streaming services. In fact, season 32 had the most-watched premiere ever in September 2020 on Hulu and Fox Now.
“It’s a sincere pleasure to announce the Season 33 and 34 pick-ups for The Simpsons. We keep hoping that, eventually, they’ll get it right,” said Charlie Collier the CEO at Fox Entertainment.
Collier continued: “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.”
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