The Simpsons is the longest-running American animated show of all time, and it’s not going away anytime soon. The beloved show is on its path to cross the 800-episode mark after being renewed through the 2024-25 broadcast cycle.
The Simpsons will extend its run as the longest-running primetime scripted series in television history after being renewed for seasons 35 and 36. Matt Groening’s iconic series originally premiered in 1989 and left a permanent mark on popular culture, winning 35 Primetime Emmy Awards along the way.
The Simpsons isn’t Fox’s only animated classic to receive a renewal through 2024-2025. Family Guy will return for its 22nd and 23rd seasons, while Bob’s Burgers was renewed for seasons 14 and 15. Their two-season renewals don’t come as a shocker because they’re valuable streaming assets for Disney following the studio’s acquisition of 20th Century Fox.
Michael Thorn, president of scripted programming for Fox Entertainment, announced their renewal in an official statement and said it’s their way of celebrating excellence in animation on Fox.
“Three-plus decades of The Simpsons, more than two decades of Family Guy, and over a decade of Bob’s Burgers proves the enduring power of the animation genre on our network and the infinite fan affinity for these outrageously funny comedy classics,” said Thorn.