Fans of “The Simpsons“, rejoice!
On Monday (4th May), 20th Century Fox Television announced that the hit television series will be renewed for another 2 seasons. The renewal means that the series will be extended until Season 28.
This isn’t the first time the show has been picked up for renewal. In 2011, 2 additional seasons were added to the list. Negotiations with its voice cast were held, which led to several contract renewals.
“The Simpsons” continued popularity has played a huge part in contributing to the extension. The escapades of the main character, Homer Simpson, has endeared the hearts of audiences with its satirical portrayal of an average middle-class American family. Other characters include the family members of Homer: Marge, Bart, Lisa, and Maggie.
The series is created by Matt Groening and developed by James L. Brooke, Sam Simon, and Groening himself. It first started its run in 17th December 1989 and has since developed into a franchise which involved movies, character figurines, video games, and comic books.
It is currently the longest-running American sitcom and animated program. In 2009, it took the title of the longest-running American scripted prime-time television series from “Gunsmoke”.
“The Simpsons” is currently in its 26th season, which will end on 17th May 2015.