The Simpsons Will Be Back For A 23rd Season


Don’t worry, everyone’s favorite yellow, cartoon, four-fingered family will be around for the foreseeable future. “The Simpsons” has been renewed for an incredible 23rd season. This move will give the long-running animated Fox series more than 500 episodes by the time that the next season is done. That’s a lot of episodes.

While the show isn’t as consistently good at is once was, and I no longer make it a point to be in front of a television at 8PM on Sunday evenings, it’s still has bright shining moments. In 23 seasons there are going to be some missteps. Seriously, “South Park” and “Family Guy”, neither of which would exist without the first family of Springfield, have only a fraction of the number of episodes of “The Simpsons”, and the quality on those bounces around like one of those 25 cent rubber balls you used to get at the supermarket that you chucked against the corner of a small room.

I still use “The Simpsons” as a measuring stick for fame. You know you’re famous when you have a cameo or appearance on “The Simpsons”. The current season, the 22nd, isn’t any different. Scheduled guest stars include Hugh Laurie, Daniel Radcliffe, John Hamm, Mark Zuckerburg, Mike Scioscia, Paul Rudd, Katy Perry, Cheech and Chong, and Kareem-Abdul Jabbar, to name a few of the many.

For now I’ll keep watching, when I can.



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Brent McKnight lives in Seattle with his dogs. He likes beards, movies where things explode, and overcast skies. His three favorite movies are "Rubin and Ed", "A Bittersweet Life", and "Out for Justice". He wishes his knees didn't hurt. On Twitter @BrentMMcKnight

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  • OK Records

    I don’t know if this is a good thing or a bad thing. Simpsons really hit a lul in the late 90′s, and until the movie came out, failed to be funny at all from that point on. Now it seems like they’re going right back down that hole. We need more series like Seinfeld where the actors know when to quit, rather than out stay their welcome.

  • Brian

    I still find The Simpsons to be consistently funny, ESPECIALLY when compared to a steaming pile of crap like anything from Seth McFarlane. I personally have always thought The Simpsons, King of the Hill, and Futurama were the very top (at least in the last 10 years) of animated shows. Ren and Stimpy is there too but a bit earlier on. I’ll keep on watching The Simpsons until they’re done. Can you imagine a world with no more new Simpsons episodes? Just having the knowledge of that would be…weird even if you weren’t a fan of the show.

  • Luis

    I started to watch The Simpsons since I turned 20 years old and now I’m 23 years old and I really like it but I like Family Guy and American Dad better than King of the Hill that show was bad and a crap I didn’t like it at all. I am very happy that The Simpsons will air Season 23 but I hope The Simpsons will air in 2011 on cable networks and they are any cable networks to choose to air The Simpsons like FX, TBS, Adult Swim or Comedy Central and I want to see the full seasons of The Simpsons and I hope The Simpsons will air on cable either on FX or TBS or Adult Swim or Comedy Central either of these cable networks should air The Simpsons for the first time on cable before the long-running series ends in 2012 on Fox.

  • Luis

    I started to watch The Simpsons since I turned 20 years old and now I’m 23 years old and I really like it but I like Family Guy and American Dad better than King of the Hill that show was bad and a crap I didn’t like it at all. I am very happy that The Simpsons will air Season 23 but I hope The Simpsons will air in 2011 on cable networks and they are any cable networks to choose to air The Simpsons like FX, TBS, Adult Swim or Comedy Central and I want to see the full seasons of The Simpsons and I hope The Simpsons will air on cable either on FX or TBS or Adult Swim or Comedy Central either of these cable networks should air The Simpsons for the first time on cable before the long-running series ends in 2012 on Fox.

  • Luis

    I started to watch The Simpsons since I turned 20 years old and now I’m 23 years old and I really like it but I like Family Guy and American Dad better than King of the Hill that show was bad and a crap I didn’t like it at all. I am very happy that The Simpsons will air Season 23 but I hope The Simpsons will air in 2011 on cable networks and they are any cable networks to choose to air The Simpsons like FX, TBS, Adult Swim or Comedy Central and I want to see the full seasons of The Simpsons and I hope The Simpsons will air on cable either on FX or TBS or Adult Swim or Comedy Central either of these cable networks should air The Simpsons for the first time on cable before the long-running series ends in 2012 on Fox.