The Simpsons To End After 30 Seasons?
The Simpsons showrunner Al Jean has said he would guess the series will conclude after thirty seasons.
In a new interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Jean was asked whether he would like to continue beyond thirty seasons. The cast and crew are currently signed on to do twenty-eight seasons, with thirty as an option.
Jean said: “It’s quite possible that we don’t have to go through the whole negotiation for 30. I wouldn’t be stunned if we stopped at 28, but my bet is on at least 30. But then you’d have to resign them again.
“If you made me pick one, I’d say the likeliest is ending after 30, but I’ve been wrong before. I thought five seasons was good when I got there [laughs].”
The Simpsons has just returned for its twenty-seventh season in the States, while the hit animated comedy is still airing season twenty-six in the UK.
Jean also dismissed rumours that Homer and Marge will divorce in the new season, saying: “We get away with a lot of stuff, but people want Homer with Marge; people want Lisa to have a little sense that she might win someday; they want Bart not to be all bad. There’s stuff you have to obey because that’s what people want in the show. People consider The Simpsons as an extended family now; they take it seriously.”
New episodes of The Simpsons air on Sky One on Fridays at 7.30pm.