Today, the network ordered two additional seasons of each one of these shows, which brings The Simpsons to season 36, Family Guy to season 23, and Bob’s Burgers to season 15. Fox has never shown any indication that they are going to cancel any of these shows; The Simpsons already has the distinction of being the longest-running scripted series ever. Even though Fox the network doesn’t have ownership of these shows like they once did before the studio was sold off to Disney, the broadcast channel does still generate profits off of the episodes and they are launching pads for other programming.
In a statement confirming the renewal, here is what Fox scripted president Michael Thorn had to say:
“With this trio of renewals, we celebrate excellence in animation on Fox, our wonderful, longtime partnership with 20th Television and the brilliant creators and incredible voices behind these forever favorites … 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.”
Meanwhile, Marci Proietto, executive vice president of 20th Television Animation, added the following:
“Across 750 episodes of The Simpsons, 400 episodes of Family Guy, and 250 episodes of Bob’s Burgers, we couldn’t be more proud to continue delivering these three animated hits with the most brilliant teams in animation. Our relationship with Fox over the past three decades has allowed this trio of shows to thrive, grow and deliver immeasurable moments of hilarious and irreverent entertainment for fans, and we are absolutely thrilled that Fox is doubling down on each of these iconic shows.”
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