'The Simpsons' renewed for 26th season ahead of Sunday's 'Treehouse of Horror' episode
The 25th season of The Simpsons just kicked off — its traditional "Treehouse of Horror" episode slated for this Sunday — and that won't be the last of the gang from Springfield. According to Variety, Fox renewed the longest-running American sitcom ever for its 26th season. It's not a surprising renewal — despite the fact that the show's quality has arguably been on the downswing for years now, the show still pulls in consistently strong ratings in the key 18-49 demographic. Earlier in the year, there were rumors that The Simpsons would wrap after its 25th season in advance of a major $1 billion cable syndication deal — but the show appears like it'll keep on going until at least 2015. Whether or not that affects any potential syndication deal remains to be seen.
I guess this is the second series to get a renewal for next season....
Noooooo. Why won't they cancel this shit???
I hope tonight's episode is better than the premiere last week. Of course, it would be hard to be worse.
You're enabling them by watching them, R3.
I never understand "fans" who want the show to get canceled.
Yes, it's not as good as it once was. But there are still really funny episodes. Not nearly as many as there used to be, but they're still there.
If you aren't interested, don't watch. But how does it hurt you if the show continues for those of us who still enjoy it?
Haven't they passed Gunsmoke yet?
Isn't that the only reason they're hanging on?
R5: If a loved one was on life support, a shell of their former self, would you want them to stay on life support for the hell of it?
The Simpsons has a few good laughs per episode, but a similarly lackluster show would've been cancelled in a heartbeat. Earlier episodes were hilarious enough to create genuine fans; however, the show is plain embarrassing these days.
They're re-running a couple of "Tree-House of Horror" episodes before the new one in an hour...