‘The Simpsons’ Renewed For Seasons 24 & 25

Published 2 years ago by , Updated February 10th, 2012 at 12:33 pm,

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The town of Springfield is once again safe from cancellation as Fox has announced that, after lengthy contract negations with the voice actors, an agreement has been made and The Simpsons has been renewed for two additional seasons.

In a statement released by Fox, the safety inspector at the Springfield Nuclear Power Plant, Homer J. Simpson, had this to say: “Woo Hoo! I outlasted Andy Rooney.”

Proving that Hollywood can be a fickle place, the announcement of two additional seasons of The Simpsons comes as a surprise to those that believed the Fox executive who said the network would only order one additional season of the long-running series – no matter what. According to one of the voice actors (unnamed), this was nothing more than a cheap negotiating tactic.

Originally, Fox wanted the voice actors to take a 45% pay cut, in order to bring the production costs of The Simpsons down 30% overall. This proposal was quickly declined by everyone involved. As a counter-offer, the voice actors agreed to take a 30% cut, if they were given a small piece of the back-end profits. As expected, Fox declined this offer.

In an attempt to help out the contract negations (and to keep The Simpsons on the air), many of the series’ top producers agreed to a pay cut. Unfortunately, this didn’t help the studio and the voice actors come to an agreement.

Giving the voice actors an ultimatum of making a decision by Friday, or the series would be canceled, Ned Flanders himself, Harry Shearer, presented another proposal to the studio: a 70% pay cut for a small piece of the back end profits of the series. Like the last offer proposed by the voice actors, Fox declined.

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In response to Shearer’s offer, it was revealed that under no circumstances will Fox give any of the voice actors a piece of the back end.

Currently, we don’t know the details of the agreement between the studio and the voice actors. Though, this information is expected to be revealed eventually. Whatever it may be, it appears that everyone is (more-or-less) happy with it. Happy enough to continue, at least.

And with that, Fox has renewed The Simpsons for seasons 24 and 25 – and a 25th anniversary celebration will come. But will The Simpsons’ 25th year on the air also lead to another one of these contract negotiations? Or will Fox bring the series to an end?

I guess we’ll just have to wait and see

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The Simpsons airs Sundays @8pm on Fox – and will for at least two more years

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Source: New York Times

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  1. Woo Hoo!!

  2. Guess they are giving MacFarland another year to do another Family Guy clone, or Bob’s Burgers…

    • Ok seriously. How the hell is Family Guy a clone of the Simpsons? Please explain

      • I was talking about Cleveland and American Dad.

        • American Dad is a lot funnier than the rest of the crap McFarlane came up with. And what´s with all those un-funny Nazi jokes on the Roast Of… shows? He´s such a poor story person…

          • i agree with you 100% american dad is alot more funny than any of mcfarlane’s shows the others just lag on an on about nuthing

      • I will explain. First, there’s a family with a father, mother, son, and daughter and baby. Sounds familiar? Okay, how about the alcoholic father, lame and miserable sister, and somewhat violent baby? (Maggie shot Mr. Burns, that’s how she’s violent.) Oh and in a special episode of The Simpsons, Seth McFarlane admitted that his cartoons were BASED on Matt Groening’s The Simpsons. YOUTUBE IT.

      • UHHHHH the baby. A drunk father. A mother. A sister. A brother. You got the bar with the friends.

  3. Family guy on its worst day is better than any simpson episode being put out now.

    • Family guy has been as bad, if not worse than Simpsons for the last few years, they have been declining ever since they got back from cancelation.

    • No your wrong.

    • Family Guys isn´t funny at all. All those “flashback jokes” are so damn annoying (the chicken fight, the holding the knee gag) and the Meg jokes are all worn out. McFarlane should go eff himself.

    • Family guy is in no way better than prime Simpsons. Fart jokes and no sensible humor. Family guy’s jokes are mostly direct rip offs that are just inserted to cut story time. Family guy’s jokes are for people ages 20 to 40 because those pop cultural reference are from those age demograph. The first eight seasons of Simpsons are the Seinfeld of animated sitcoms, hugely copied and ripped off.Even American Dad is funnier than Family Guy because it does not insert (tired) flashback jokes and I think even Seth knows this.

    • what are you saying? that Family Guy is better than The Simpsons, FG is just a really horrible copy of the simpsons that doesn’t even do it well!!! Farlane just wanted the Simpsons success and couldn’t even do it right, so if you’re going to insult it, go somewhere else! do humanity a favor!
      Bye.

    • U can’t be serious! R u??
      If it wasn’t for simpsons, there wudn’t be family guy or american dad on ur tv. as someone already said in the coments, simpsons are the groundbreakers, and i still like simpsons more than any of the animated shows around

    • FAMILY GUY SUCKS. End of story.

    • I won’t see if you reply on this so if you do it will completly useless:p
      But Family guy is good for some people that likes it, but i personally like american dad more..

      And simpsons ftw, simpsons beat the both of them, and that’s not only me who’s saying that, but the majority of the entire world, now stop discussion stupid opinions and accept Simpsons is the best most popular show of those kind, out there:)

  4. THE SIMPSONS ARE THE GROUNDBREAKERS, THE CULTURAL PHENOMS THAT TURNED THE WORLD ON ITS SIDE AND WILL STILL BE ROLLIN ON PAST YEAR 25. WHEN IT COMES TO CURRENT ANIMATED SHOWS, THE SIMPSONS ARE STILL THE UNDISPUTED HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPIONS OF THE WORLD. LOTS OF CHALLENGERS, BUT ONLY ONE CHAMPION.. THE SIMPSONS!!!!!! THE LONGEST RUNNING SCRIPTED SHOW IN TELEVSION HISTORY.. WINNERS OF 27 EMMY AWARDS, HAS A STAR ON THE HOLLYWOOD WALK OF FAME, BEEN HONORED WITH FIVE U.S. POSTAL STAMPS PERSONALLY DESIGNED BY MATT GROENING, NAMED BEST SHOW OF THE 20th CENTURY BY TIME MAGAZINE,HAS ITS OWN RIDE AT UNIVERSAL STUDIOS, IN 2012 THE SIMPSONS WILL CELEBRATE ITS 500th EPISODE, HAS ITS OWN HIT FILM, THE SIMPSONS EPISODES MAY NOT BE WHAT THEY WERE IN THE 90s BUT THEY ARE STILL BETTER THAN FAMILY GUY, AFTER 20+YEARS THE SIMPSONS STILL GET THE PRIME-TIME SLOT ON FOX, NOT FAMILY GUY, WHY??? BECAUSE THE SIMPSONS ARE PRIME TIME!!!!! SIMPSONS 20+ YEARS, FAMILY GUY ten years, family guy has a ways to go. THE SIMPSONS ARE THE CHAMPIONS OF THE WORLD!!!! Even Seth would tell u that.

    • Dude, stop Redbull.

    • Too much capslock – I didn’t read it.

    • WHAT!!!!!!!!…Dude,

      You are screaming on the Internet…about cartoons. Cartoons. Counseling…maybe…perhaps? :)

  5. Family guy is horrible, random and just stupid. Everyone has to face it that more than half of family guy is COPIED from the simpsons!!! Face it! Simpsons is the best and has been around for longer than you have probably been born! The Simpsons has a hint of reality to it, crisis that is presented in a modern american family, and that’s why so many people love the simpsons! And to top it all of, it’s a hilarious show.
    I have a feeling that 25 seasons wont end the simpsons, in fact, I KNOW that the show will continue on longer. It’s a show that can could go on forever and never irritate its true fans, or anyone!

  6. I’m so happy about this… so happy. I can’t imagine Sundays without this show.

  7. Simpsons, SpongeBob, and Fairly Odd Parents should end. They all had movies that should’ve ended their serises. Guess I’ll be counting down the last d’oh. (I actually used to like Simpsons too, ya know, but only from 80s and 90s)

  8. I could not be happier after all this – I was just telling my mother the other day about these negotiations and Fox’s threat of cancelation; I also said that rather than Fox ending the show at 24 seasons, if the show was renewed, as was reported, they should renew for 25 to even out the number. I also suggested (as well as posted on another related news story about this here) that the staff could negotiate with Comedy Central to pick up the show (again, as we all know, they picked up, and are currently airing new episodes of Futurama).

  9. sweeeet

  10. Family Guy- Some small laughs but many facepalms
    American Dad- Almost never gets me laughing
    Cleveland Show- Don’t pay much attention
    Simpsons- Soft humor, but sometimes still can get me, and differently from the ones up there, the simpsons’s jokes are related to the plot-
    South Park- the only one that gets me LOL’ing frequently especially because of how all the mess from the plot gets together in the end.

    • And BTW, the simpsons is the only one I can watch confortably with the family

  11. The Simpson’s have certainly run it’s course after almost 25 years, but it was a great satire of American life when at it’s peak. Shows like Family Guy, South Park, American Dad, etc., have followed behind what the Simpson’s has done, but they all had the luxury of being able to use over the top adult content to get their point across.

  12. I prefer Family Guy, and sometimes Simpsons and American Dad, but I just can’t watch South Park. It’s been funny at times, but too annoying.

  13. Whoever said that American Dad is funnier than Family Guy clearly doesn’t understand the concept of quality television or good humor.

  14. The simpsons and family guy have a diffrent kind of comedy in my opinion. Family guy is a lot more simple than the simpsons. Not saying only stupid people enjoy family guy but you have to enjoy stupid comedy. I don’t like the simpsons I prefer family guy. but I commend it on having a great and long career, it has paved the way for animated shows.

  15. Simpsons has had its ups and downs, but on the whole has provided good entertainment value over an astonishingly productive and very long run. Only thing close is Dr. Who (48 years, with a 15 year hiatus), though that’s an apples/oranges comparison. Re. Family Guy, I flat out don’t get it. One of the most unfunny things I’ve ever seen. Pound for pound the funniest TV cartoon? The original run of Futurama. What I’ve seen of the revived Futurama isn’t on that level; though I’m happy it’s back.

  16. They do … in China.

  17. OKay everybody tuck ya pants inta ya socks!

  18. Glad to hear that we’re going to keep getting The Simpsons!! While it’s not as good as it was in the early 90′s, I still enjoy watching it every week. Now we need The Simpsons Movie 2!

  19. What do they have in China Who??

  20. Simpsons rule simply put .

  21. i agree with the person that said that comedy central should buy the simpsons from fox and continue broadcasting in the air and by the way there is no creator better then Matt Groening. Futurama and The Simpsons rules ,all the other animated series sucks

    P.S:Neighbors from Hell was a good tv series to bad it was canceled

    by there awesomeness order
    1.The Simpsons
    2.Futurama
    3.neighbor from hell (to bad cancelled)

  22. BRING THIS TO NETFLIX

  23. YES!!!!best show in fox

  24. YES! My favourite show ever! I’d watch it if it goes on for another 100 seasons!

    <3

  25. When the Simpsons is good it’s the best show on T.V. But it hasn’t been good for about 12-13 years now. It’s become an absolute train wreck, this show will go down as one of the most un-dignified demises of a television show in history. At least normally when a show loses it’s creativity and that which made it good in the first place it gets cancelled after a season or two, to drag it through the mud for 13 years after the point is nothing short of insulting to the fans, the original writers and voice actors like Phil Hartman (RIP Phil). (I swear the simspsons died when that guy did)
    I haven’t watched a new simpsons in about 9 years, it’ slike looking at your mother or a close friend slowly deteriorating mentally and become a hollow version of the person they used to be.

    • hey dane, look I had the same views as your on the subject until i actually watched season 23. until then I probably had skipped 8 seasons, but was still surprised at the humor and emotion it brought out of me, this have brought back my love for the simpsons and care.Please dont ever stop making them

  26. Hey, Keep The Episodes a coming.

  27. me i think its great that the simpsons is being renewed for two more years ive watched every episode since its origonal start date. but i think after the simspons is off the air things arent going to be the same on the fox network.

  28. I hope The Simpsons call it a day after their 25th season. The show has definitely run it’s course. I have to endure Family Guy for two more years and wish that would end right away. American Dad is better that both of them.

  29. SCREW FAMILY GUY! THE SIMPSONS ARE NUMBER ONE!!! Happy to here that they will continue with season 24 and 25 … and I hope even more! The simpsons are like a monument. The first 25 airing cartoon ever.

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