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The Simpsons Producer Warns Show Could End With Season 34 In 2023

The Simpsons Producer Warns Show Could End With Season 34 In 2023

Last night marked the 700th episode and the show has been renewed for two more seasons

Rebecca Shepherd

Rebecca Shepherd

Last night (21 March) marked the 700th episode of The Simpsons and there might not be too many more to come.

The show has been renewed for two more seasons (33rd and 34th) which would mean it has a total of 757 episodes and is expected to continue until 2023, but the executive producer has said things might end there.

FOX

Speaking to Variety, Al Jean said: "We're going to definitely do 757. I wouldn't say that's the end, but I don't know how much further we can go."

That being said, he doubts there will ever be a time when The Simpsons is no longer a thing, adding: "As soon as they cancel us, they'll reboot us. I'm confident, after I'm gone, there'll be some sort of 'Simpsons' coming. It's too ubiquitous to think that it'll just disappear."

It's safe to say that Jean, who has worked on the show for 30 years, doesn't take his job for granted. He said: "That we get to do this thing that we all love so much, and means so much.

"I've been here over half my life, and what a great way to spend it. The hundreds are sort of arbitrary milestones, but could now be more thankful to the people that work here and the people that watch the show."

FOX

The premiere of Season 32 was the show's highest-rated return in five years, representing how audiences are still loving the four-fingered family. It was also the most watched launch in six years and most-streamed premiere ever on Hulu and Fox Now.

Speaking about the upcoming seasons, The Simpsons creator and executive producer 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."

Fox Entertainment boss Charlie Collier 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.

"Profound respect for and congratulations to Matt, Jim, Al and the many other wonderful partners working really hard to finally elevate The Tracey Ullman Show. As they say, 'practice makes perfect.'"

Featured Image Credit: FOX

Topics: Entertainment, TV and Film, the simpsons