Troy McClure: “So join America’s favorite TV family, and a tiny green space alien named Ozmodiar that only Homer can see, on FOX this fall. It’ll be out of this world! Right, Ozmodiar?”
Ozmodiar: “Damn straight, Troy, my man!”
– “The Simpsons Spin-Off Showcase”. Side note, that was one of the last episodes before Mike Scully became the showrunner.
Bucking my prediction from back in the halcyon days of November 2016, FOX has given The Simpsons, surprise, another two-year renewal. Assuming that this is for two full seasons (given that the show often has hangovers aired in the following autumn), this means that the show will continue to take up space on the FOX Network until at least the middle of 2021.
You know, when I joked in that aforementioned prediction that the show could conceivably gun for Coronation Street‘s record of being the longest-running scripted show in terms of years on the air, I didn’t mean it as a challenge! Continue reading