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The Simpsons Scores Two Season Renewal Through Season 34

March 3, 2021 | Posted by Jeremy Thomas
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The Simpsons isn’t going away anytime soon, as FOX has renewed the long-running animated series for two more seasons. Walt Disney TV and FOX announced on Wednesday that the iconic animated comedy has been renewed for two seasons following the current one, which will bring the show to a total of 34 seasons at that point.

“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,” Simpsons creator and executive producer Matt Groening said in a statement.

“Original, brilliant, outrageously funny, prophetic…there aren’t enough positive adjectives to describe this genius comedy which continues to entertain viewers of all ages,” commented Dana Walden, Chairman of Entertainment, Walt Disney Television. “Jim Brooks, Matt Groening and Al Jean lead a team of all-stars who hold such a high bar for themselves and leap over it with each spectacular episode. On behalf of everyone at our studio and the millions of fans of The Simpsons around the world, I want to thank our wonderful partners at FOX for making this a truly great day.”

The show has been a staple of FOX programming for pretty much its entire history, premiering in December of 1989 three years after the network launched. In that time it has won 34 Primetime Emmy Awards and been nominated a total of 78 times, along with two Peabody Awards. It is the longest-running animated series, American sitcom, and American scripted primetime series in history.

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