The Simpsons Renewed for Two More Seasons

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You read that right, folks. FOX has renewed The Simpsons for Seasons 27 and 28. According to Hollywood Reporter, “With the additional season order, the animated family comedy following the misadventures of Homer, Bart and company will reach a staggering 625 total issues.”

That’s a lot of nuts!

At this point, there’s no question the long-running comedy series is running on steam, but after hitting a bit of a slump in the early 2000’s, the show has somehow managed to find a level of consistency in its more recent years.

You’d think that after all this time and with all the other animated competition on TV, The Simpsons would be on its way out, but this doesn’t seem to be the case in the slightest. Deadline reports, “This season, The Simpsons is averaging a 2.7 among Adults 18-49 – steady year-over-year in the core demo and total viewers (6 mil).  Over 30 days, The Simpsons delivers an average audience of 7.7 million across platforms, up 45% from its Live+Same Day viewership (7.7 mil vs. 5.3 mil).”

And how exactly has America’s favorite family managed to become the longest running primetime scripted series of all time? According to Homer Simpson, “I’ve outlasted Letterman, Jon Stewart and ‘McDreamy,’ because I have something they don’t: a costly 200-donut-a-day addiction.”

Source: Deadline | Hollywood Reporter

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One of Shawn Eastridge's earliest memories is sneaking out of bed during naptime at the age of 4 to watch Superman II for the first time. Between that and repeat viewings of Back to the Future and Return of the Jedi, his life has been a downward spiral ever since. Shawn loves all things movies, music, books, video games, and TV and he will find any and every excuse to discuss all of these things as often as possible. He's been writing film reviews for the past seven years and has a Bachelor's Degree in Cinema/Television. He hopes to one day get paid to discuss all the things that make him geek out on a regular basis. He is currently the full-time Social Media specialist for a trade association. His all-time favorite TV shows are Freaks & Geeks, Arrested Development, Breaking Bad, The X-Files, Doctor Who, The Simpsons, Undeclared, It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Spaced, and Avatar: The Last Airbender.

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