This franchise has become an important cornerstone for just about every channel.
If someone told me that one day the channel formerly known as Freeform would be another home for The Simpsons I would’ve told you you were nuts. Alas, that’s what will officially go down starting Fall 2019 to go along with the recent off-network acquisition of Family Guy. The lineups are going to probably similar too with FXX still getting the lion’s share of repeats from The Simpsons and Freeform getting like a couple of blocks a week.
This doubles down on Freeform’s attempts to get into the adult animation game itself. Earlier this year the series put into development two series, Betches and Woman World. In terms of The Simpsons, as expected, the Simpsons World website will be shut down when Disney+ gets the streaming rights of the show along with Hulu which effectively just became a Disney exclusive this morning when a deal was put in place with Comcast that will see the start of that 33% stake dwindle down in time for the media conglomerate to see it’s own ad-supported streaming platform coming in 2020.
The Simpsons were recently renewed for seasons 31 and 32.
The longest-running primetime scripted show in television history, THE SIMPSONS exploded into a cultural phenomenon in 1990 and has remained one of the most groundbreaking and innovative entertainment franchises, recognizable throughout the world. Having just wrapped it’s historic 30th season, THE SIMPSONS has won 33 Emmy Awards, 34 Annie Awards, a 2016 People’s Choice Award and a 2016 Environmental Media Award. It was the first animated series to win a Peabody Award and was nominated for an Academy Award in 2012 for the theatrical short “The Longest Daycare.” “The Simpsons Movie” was a hit feature film, the mega-attraction “The Simpsons Ride” at Universal Studios has received historic expansion updates with the addition of “Springfield” and the show was honored with a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2000.