Three animation top notchers of Fox Entertainment, The Simpsons, Family Guy and Bob’s Burgers, get their two-season renewals. Deadline reports that the renewal for two seasons of the three animated series further strengthened the ties between Fox and 20th TV after Disney brought the latter to its fold.
Already a hall of famer in the Guinness Book of World Records, The Simpsons will keep its hold being the Longest-running animated sitcom given the renewal. There will definitely be more of the quirky family reflecting societal views and relevant current affairs.
Fans of the Belcher family will be happy to know that the show will enter its 14th and 15th seasons, securing more of their adventures and their community in Seymour’s Bay.
Meanwhile, the dysfunctional Griffin family will be on track for its 22nd and 23rd seasons of Family Guy. Also a reflection of the American family, the series will continue to feature Peter, Lois, Meg, Chris, Stewie and their witty pet Brian.
It’s expected that more antics and comedic interpretations of social issues will be coming in the future of the series.
The Simpsons, Family Guy & Bob’s Burgers Reflect The American Family
In the report, President of Scripted Programming for Fox Entertainment, Michael Thord, said:
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.
He further emphasized the long-running series, reflecting how the fans love the dynamics of the characters in their story. ‘Outrageously funny’, the stories, delivery and characters in the series endear to viewers from the moment they appear on the screen. He continues:
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.
For generations, the three animated series have redefined the genre. No longer is animation confined to younger audiences. Instead, thanks to the three, mature content can be featured using the animated medium, bringing the lighter side of more serious issues front and centre.
Society can laugh at its own shenanigans thanks to these three animated series. The world certainly needs to keep its sense of humour, given the current events.
As expected, viewers will also see these three titles in the streaming arm of Disney, which are Hulu and Disney Plus. Of course, Fox keeps the broadcast run.
By the end of 2025, The Simpsons will have more than 800 episodes under its belt, Family Guy will have close to 500, and Bob’s Burgers could reach 300.
EVP of 20th Television Animation, Marci Proietto, proudly stated:
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.
The Simpsons, Family Guy & Bob’s Burgers Positive Future Prospects
Even though they did not mention a full feature project for any of the three, there is always that possibility depending on the popularity. For a significant point, The Simpsons and Bob’s Burgers have already gotten their film features, and reports indicate that both have prospects for their respective sequel. Meanwhile, Seth MacFarlane still has the film about the Griffins on his to-do list.
The movie featuring Homer, Marge, Maggie, Bart and Lisa is probably the one that is long overdue. Like perhaps more than a decade overdue? Apparently, prior to the pandemic, the sequel is actually in active talks, according to the series showrunner Al Jean in an article from ComicBook.com.
Considering the first movie performed really well at the worldwide box office in 2007, it got $527M from a $72.5M production budget. Not bad indeed. Furthermore, it scored an approval rating of 87% on Rotten Tomatoes and 80 out of 100 on Metacritic.
Then again, that could also be the very reason they still have to release the sequel. Maybe, the worthy story hasn’t surfaced yet. Until then, we will have the assurance of two new seasons for each of the three animated primetime series. Wuhoo!
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