“D’oh” my goodness: Fox has renewed hit animated series this “Simpsons” for its incredible 27th and 28th seasons. All-in, that will take the series to 625 episodes.
“I’ve outlasted Letterman, Jon Stewart and ‘McDreamy,’ because I have something they don’t: a costly 200-donut-a-day addiction,” Homer Simpson said.
This season, “The Simpsons” is averaging a 2.7 rating/8 share among adults 18-49 and six million total viewers, per Nielsen’s “most current” numbers, which incorporates Live Plus 7 Day Viewing where available.
“The Simpsons,” the longest-running scripted show in TV history, is a Gracie Films Production in association with 20th Century Fox Television. James L. Brooks, Matt Groening and Al Jean are the executive producers. The Gracie Films Worldwide Brand Division develops and produces the licensed content for the series. Film Roman, a Starz company, is the animation house.
On the series’ next episode, “Bull-E,” airing this Sunday, May 10 at 8 p.m. on Fox, Bart (Nancy Cartwright) gets bullied at the school dance, so Marge (Julie Kavner) convinces the town to pass anti-bullying legislation. Homer (Dan Castellaneta) then gets arrested for bullying and sent to rehab, where he is treated by therapist/reformed bully Dr. Raufbold (guest voice Albert Brooks).
The cartoon has won 31 Emmy Awards.