The 700th episode of The Simpsons aired on March 21st. This is a massive milestone for the creators and loving fans of the 32-season show. But, the future of the funny family might not last much longer. The show has officially been renewed for 2 more seasons (33rd and 34th), bringing the series to a total of 757 episodes.
When it comes to loyalty, fans of The Simpsons have been quick to show their unwavering support. In fact, the show's 32nd season premiere was the top-rated episode in half a decade. Not only that, but the show has become the highest-streamed premiere in both Hulu and Fox Now history!
The sitcom is loved by many, but after continuing into 2023 with the new seasons, the show's executive producer might call it a wrap. "We're going to definitely do 757," Al Jean said in an interview with Variety. "I wouldn't say that's the end, but I don't know how much further we can go," he continued.
But, this isn't time to panic! Jean reassured, "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." Jean has devoted imagination, energy, and nearly 30 years to the show's creation, so, we'll take his word.
"I've been here over half my life, and what a great way to spend it," Jean said. If there's one thing we know, it's that there's much love for The Simpsons from all sides of the screen. In episode 700, viewers saw a room in the Simpson's house that has never been seen before, leaving fans wondering what else is in store.
As for the upcoming seasons, Matt Groening, The Simpsons creator and executive producer explained: "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."
Based on what The Simpson's passionate creators and producers have explained, we have a lot to look forward to! As we count down to when the 33rd season airs, we're considering rewatching the show from the beginning for a trip down memory lane? Anyone else?