FOX officially renewed The Simpsons for season 29 to premiere in 2017


The release date for The Simpsons season 29 — Pending

This article has the most up-to-date info on the status of The Simpsons season 29 as we continuously monitor the news to keep you in the know. FOX has officially renewed the series for another season expected to debut in 2017. To get notified of the exact premiere date – subscribe for updates below.

About the series

Fox`s legendary satirical animated series The Simpsons is the longest-running US sitcom, as well as longest-running animated series, having been on the air since 1989. The name of series creator Matt Groening has become a household name over the decades. The Simpsons is developed by Groening, Sam Simon and James L. Brooke and produced by Gracie Films, 20th Century Fox Television, Film Roman and The Curiosity Company. The 28th season of The Simpsons is the latter part of the two-season renewal deal, and began airing on September 25, 2016.

The show is set in a fictional town of Springfield, which could be any one of the numerous Springfields on the map of the United States, and portrays a dysfunctional, yet loving family that`s comprised of Homer, Marge, and their children – overachiever Lisa, troublemaker Bart and imperturbable toddler Lisa. A very tangible and coherent universe inhabited by a multitude of supporting characters has been created over the years. Satire and irony are integral to The Simpsons, where everything is fair game for laughs and parody, yet, humanity, family and love prevail time and time again.

Acclaim, awards and renewal

The Simpsons has received universal acclaim, especially for its first ten seasons, referred to as The Golden Age. It has won record numbers of awards, including 30 Annie Awards and 31 Primetime Emmys, became a major influence on animated adult sitcoms and landed honorable spots on many “Best of...” lists. The first two seasons were groundbreaking hits with averages of 33.5 and 33.6 million viewers per episode. The last completed 27th season averaged 4.7 million viewers per episode in L+7, which is still a perfectly good number that many shows would be happy to boast. The current 28th installment, which has just aired the series’ 600th episode, premiered to 3.36 million viewers and a 1.65 demo rating, which was the highest on the night of its broadcast. The subsequent episodes are rather uneven in viewership, going from 6 million for episode 2, down to 3.2 million and back up to 7.5 million for episodes 3 and 4, respectively. No announcements regarding the renewal of The Simpsons for another season have been made yet, but we’d be extremely surprised if the show went off the air at this point. Stay tuned, and we will inform you when any news becomes available.

Latest news

UPDATED November 5, 2016: The Simpsons has become a true landmark cultural phenomenon over the course of the last 26 years. Now, following its two-season renewal for seasons 29 and 30 it`s about to set yet another record, becoming the longest-running scripted series ever with 669 episodes and surpassing Gunsmoke, which used to hold the record. This means that the unbelievable accolade roster of 32 Emmys, 34 Annie Awards, the most recently added 2016 Environmental Media Award and 2016 People`s Choice Award, and the rest of the numerous honors is not the limit. The viewership is as strong as ever, with 7.2 million viewers per episode across all platforms, and several generations of The Simpsons` fans are grateful to Fox for their favorite show`s return. Stay tuned for further details.

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