The Simpsons keep on coming | Two new seasons ordered © Fox

The Simpsons keep on coming

Two new seasons ordered

The Simpsons has been renewed for two new series, keeping new episodes on air to 2023.

The new order from America’s Fox network is for the  33rd and 34th seasons, and will take the series to a total of 757 episodes.

Creator Matt Groening said: ‘Everyone at The Simpsons is thrilled to be renewed once more, and we are planning lots of big surprises. Homer will lose a hair, Milhouse will get contact lenses, and Bart will celebrate his tenth birthday for the thirty-third time.’

Charlie Collier, chief executive of Fox Entertainment, added: ‘It’s a sincere pleasure to announce the season 33 and 34 pick-ups for The Simpsons. We keep hoping that, eventually, they’ll get it right.

This season of The Simpsons is averaging 7 million viewers across all platforms in the US. New-run episodes attract around 150,000 viewers to Sky 1 on Sunday nights in the UK.

Fox previously renewed its other animated hits Family Guy for seasons 19 and 20 and t Bob’s Burgers for season 12 and 13.

Last month, Simpsons physician Dr Hibbert was voiced by a black actor for the first time when Kevin Michael Richardson took over the role from Harry Shearer.

Published: 3 Mar 2021

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