the great unknown question of the last 10 years or so that remains unanswered despite
mutliple attempts. The Simpsons is far and away the most successful TV
show let alone animated TV show, ever, but what will come after it’s
departed to the great big TV in the sky?
25 seasons under its belt, the show, it’s aknowledged, cannot continue into
eternity despite the best wishes of FOX executives. Even the realities of the
economy were enough to force producers and stars into a pay cut in 2011 in lieu
of potential cancellation.
Simpsons remains the bedrock of FOX’s Animation Domination Sunday night block
of programming that includes Family Guy and American Dad. Those shows are
capturing a different audience however and filler shows masquerading as
potential replacements like Sit Down, Shut Up were quickly shunted off
the air after dismal ratings.
FOX hunting for a replacement for over a decade at this point without much
success, their options are starting to wither.
what will eventually take the place of the Simpsons, and more importantly, will
it even be animated?
taking bets on a spin-off?
Charles Kenny writes prolifically on his own blog, The Animation Anomaly.