‘The Simpsons’ cartoon originated as a short sketch on the ‘Tracey Ullman Show’ and after three seasons with Ullman, Fox decided to pick up the cartoon and create a half hour show.
Since the debut of ‘The Simpsons’ in 1989 the show is in its 23rd season and is rounding towards its 500th episode.
With so much content under its belt, Fox has been throwing around the idea of creating a channel that would just run ‘The Simpsons’ and no other programming. Chief Operating Officer of NewCorp, Chase Carey says that they’ve had a “number of meetings” to try to figure out the best way to make the most money they can off of the Simpsons franchise and they feel that having a channel solely devoted to the show might be the best way to continue to profit off of the show.
We’re not sure that 500 episodes of ‘The Simpsons’ is enough to run a channel all day and night, but maybe if they throw some ‘Futurama’ in there and that might be something that could work out for all of the Matt Groening fans out there.