“The Simpsons”, “Family Guy”, “Bob’s Burgers” were all renewed by FOX

Death, taxes and “The Simpsons.” FOX Network has renewed its Animation Domination lineup, which includes “The Simpsons,” “Family Guy” and “Bob’s Burgers.” All three shows have been locked up for two-year renewals as part of a landmark deal, according to the official announcement. FOX Entertainment and 20. television animation.

The renewal makes “The Simpsons” the longest-running scripted series in television history.

FOX renews “The Simpsons,” “Family Guy” and “Bob’s Burgers” for two years.

The two-year renewal of “The Simpsons” brings the series to its 35th and 36th seasons. “Family Guy” will get seasons 22 and 23, and “Bob’s Burgers” will get seasons 14 and 15. The renewals bring all three shows into the 2024-2025 broadcast cycle.

FOX Entertainment President of Scripted Programming Michael Thorn made the announcement this week. FOX calls the landmark deal part of the company’s “content-first approach.” All three shows are owned by Disney following the company’s purchase of FOX’s entertainment assets, which was completed in March 2019. However, the acquisition did not include the FOX Network.

In a press release, Thorn said of the announcement: “With these three renewals, we celebrate the excellence of FOX’s animation, our wonderful long-term partnership with 20th Television, and the brilliant creators and incredible voices behind these perennial favorites. ” The executive continued, “More than three decades of The Simpsons, more than two decades of ‘Family Guy’ and more than a decade of ‘Bob’s Burgers’ demonstrate the enduring power of the animated genre on our network and endless fan affinity. these are classics of outrageously funny comedies.”

To date, there have been 740 episodes of The Simpsons, including a motion picture. “Family Guy” had 400 episodes and “Bob’s Burgers” had 248. Obviously, these renewals will keep the shows around much longer and those episode numbers will increase significantly.

All three shows are currently among the top 10 comedies of the 2022-2023 season. It’s the fourth season for “The Simpsons,” the fifth for “Family Guys” and the second consecutive season for “Bob’s Burgers” to top the list. FOX also revealed that “Family Guy” is the network’s most-watched show and will continue that trend this season. The show averages 5.1 million P2+ viewers.

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The Simpsons was created by Matt Groening. The dysfunctional members of the Simpsons clan first appeared in 1987 in animated shorts that aired as part of “The Tracey Ullman Show.” The characters later became their own half-hour animated sitcom in 1989, and the series remains on the air. air to this day. The animated series eventually got a movie, “The Simpsons Movie,” which premiered in 2007. The film earned $183 million domestically and $536 million worldwide.

Created by Seth MacFarlane, “Family Guy” originally aired on FOX from 1999-2001 before it was unceremoniously canceled. The show has been revived on DVD and syndicated on Cartoon Network Adult Swim. After its initial cancellation, it did so well that the show received an unheard of revival and returned to the airwaves from 2005, where it has remained on the air ever since.

“Bob’s Burgers” debuted on FOX in 2011. The first movie of the show was released in theaters in May 2022.

Viewers can now watch all seasons of “The Simpsons” up to Season 33 on Disney+. Libraries of “Family Guy” and “Bob’s Burgers” are now streaming on Hulu.

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