FOX ENTERTAINMENT RENEWS FOX ANIMATION DOMINATION STALWARTS "THE SIMPSONS," "FAMILY GUY" AND "BOB'S BURGERS"
Landmark Agreement Locks in Early, Two-Year Renewals for Trio of Blockbuster
20th Television Animation Series, Reinforcing FOX's Content-First Approach
FOX Entertainment has ordered early renewals for hit 20th Television Animation series The Simpsons, Family Guy and Bob's Burgers, it was announced today by Michael Thorn, President, Scripted Programming for FOX Entertainment.
The three FOX Animation Domination fan-favorite series -- all produced by Disney Television Studios' 20th Television Animation -- have each received two additional seasons, continuing their long-time runs on FOX through the 2024-25 broadcast cycle. The renewals guarantee Seasons 14 and 15 for Bob's Burgers, the 22nd and 23rd Seasons of Family Guy and the record-setting 35th and 36th Seasons for The Simpsons, extending its standing as the longest-running scripted series in television history.
"With this trio of renewals, we celebrate excellence in animation on FOX, our wonderful, long-time partnership with 20th Television and the brilliant creators and incredible voices behind these forever favorites," said Thorn. "Three-plus decades of The Simpsons, more than two decades of Family Guy and over a decade of Bob's Burgers proves the enduring power of the animation genre on our network and the infinite fan affinity for these outrageously funny comedy classics."
"Across 750 episodes of The Simpsons, 400 episodes of Family Guy, and 250 episodes of Bob's Burgers, we couldn't be more proud to continue delivering these three animated hits with the most brilliant teams in animation. Our relationship with FOX over the past three decades has allowed this trio of shows to thrive, grow and deliver immeasurable moments of hilarious and irreverent entertainment for fans, and we are absolutely thrilled that FOX is doubling down on each of these iconic shows," said Marci Proietto, EVP of 20th Television Animation.
FOX is home to the longest running primetime animation block in television history, featuring the reigning first families of animation, the Simpsons, the Griffins and the Belchers. The Simpsons, Family Guy and Bob's Burgers currently rank among the Top 10 comedies for the 2022-23 Season, marking The Simpsons' fourth, Family Guy's fifth and Bob's Burgers second consecutive season topping the list. In addition, Family Guy ranks as FOX's most-streamed program on record and continues the trend this season, averaging 5.1 million P2+ viewers.
About FOX Entertainment
With a legacy spanning more than 35 years, FOX Entertainment is one of the world's most recognizable media brands and a prolific content producer across its iconic broadcast network and both owned and third-party streaming platforms. Known for its independent, innovative spirit and provocative, groundbreaking storytelling, the company was reinvented in 2019 with the formation of FOX Entertainment. While maintaining its leadership in broadcast television (9-1-1, The Simpsons, The Cleaning Lady, Hell's Kitchen, LEGO Masters), the company is actively building a portfolio of businesses and library of owned original content. To date, FOX Entertainment's long-term growth strategy has included the acquisitions of award-winning animation studio Bento Box Entertainment (Bob's Burgers, The Great North, Krapopolis, Grimsburg), entertainment platform TMZ, and global production studio MarVista Entertainment (The Way Home), as well as the formation of the culinary and lifestyle content venture Studio Ramsay Global (Next Level Chef, Gordon Ramsay's Future Food Stars) in partnership with Gordon Ramsay. The company also established its in-house unscripted studio FOX Alternative Entertainment (The Masked Singer, I Can See Your Voice, Name That Tune), FOX Entertainment Studios (Animal Control) to develop scripted content, worldwide content sales unit FOX Entertainment Global, and Web3 media and creative technology studio Blockchain Creative Labs.
About 20th Television Animation:
A unit of Disney Television Studios, 20th Television Animation is a leading supplier of adult animated series. 20th Television Animation currently produces 11 animated shows across broadcast, cable and streaming services including the longest-running primetime scripted series in the history of television, THE SIMPSONS which recently celebrated its 700th episode; Hulu's most-watched original animated premiere to date SOLAR OPPOSITES; Emmy Award-winning comedy BOB'S BURGERS, from Loren Bouchard and Nora Smith; FOX's long-running FAMILY GUY from Seth MacFarlane and showrunners Rich Appel and Alec Sulkin; TBS' No. 1 series AMERICAN DAD! created by Mike Barker, Matt Weitzman and Seth MacFarlane; Apple TV's CENTRAL PARK featuring the vocal talents of Josh Gad, Daveed Diggs, Leslie Odom Jr., Kathryn Hahn and Tituss Burgess; and FOX's most recent hit THE GREAT NORTH from Lizzie and Wendy Molyneux. Other 20th Television Animation classics include FUTURAMA, KING OF THE HILL and THE CLEVELAND SHOW.
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