The Simpsons is Renewed Till 2025, Will Pass 800-Episodes

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Fox announced on Thursday that it has renewed the record-breaking, animated comedy The Simpsons for two more seasons. The upcoming season 34 finale will serve as the 750th episode, and factoring in a few of additional installments already in reserve, The Simpsons will pass the jaw-dropping 800-episode milestone with this extension.

The network has picked up The Simpsons in two-season breaks since the renewal for seasons 27 and 28. While experiencing a rating decline like most veteran network shows over the years, The Simpsons continue to perform strongly in the 18- to 49-year-old demo. And the series is not just the longest-running comedy or longest-running animated show, it’s the longest-running primetime scripted series in TV history. The show claimed that title with its 637th episode in 2018, and now will extend its record. “Eight hundred episodes — not even The Simpsons could have predicted this,” executive producer Matt Selman tells EW.

This renewal, which runs through the 2024-25 TV season, allows Fox to keep the cornerstone of its Sunday animation block for now. Disney’s 2019 purchase of 21st Century Fox includes 20th Television, the studio that produces The Simpsons, and the company is concentrated on growing its streamer Disney+, where the huge and valuable Simpsons library now resides.

Created by Matt Groening and released as a series of shorts in 1987 on The Tracey Ullman ShowThe Simpsons became a weekly series in 1989. It has won 35 Emmy Awards and hit the big screen with 2007’s The Simpsons Movie, which earned more than $530 million worldwide. The voice cast includes Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Yeardley Smith, Nancy Cartwright, Harry Shearer, and Hank Azaria. The season 34 guest roster includes Anna Faris, Jane Kaczmarek, Jay Pharaoh, Megan Mullally, Drew Barrymore, Aubrey Plaza, Melissa McCarthy, Simu Liu, and Natasha Lyonne.

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