Happy Anniversary to ‘The Simpsons’!!

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Today is December 17, 2017. It is a special day for The Simpsons, because the very first episode of the show aired for the first time on December 17, 1989. In other words, today is the 28th anniversary of The Simpsons!

The First Episode: “Simpsons Roasting on an Open Fire

The Very First Episode
The first episode of The Simpsons, titled “Simpsons Roasting on an Open Fire“, aired for the first time on December 17, 1989. It was the first independent episode of The Simpsons, with the previous short episodes, the Ullman Shorts, having only been aired as part of the The Tracey Ullman Show. The episode was written by Mimi Pond and directed by David Silverman.

In the episode…
It’s a not-so-merry Christmas for the Simpsons, when Mr. Burns decides to cut the Christmas bonuses and Marge has to spend the family’s Christmas savings to erase a tattoo Bart thought would make a great Christmas present. In order to hide the fact he did not get the bonus, Homer takes a second job as a mall Santa.

Happy Simpsons Day!
And stay tuned for more!

Season 29 News: Bart discovers chemistry in January!

Information about the plot for the episode “Haw-Haw Land“, which will air on January 7, 2018; has been released by FOX. The episode will be the 10th episode of Season 29.

In the episode …
“When the Simpsons go to a STEM conference, Lisa falls for a crooning jazz pianist named Brendan. Meanwhile, Bart discovers that he has an affinity for chemistry.”

Special guest voices…

Star Wars actor George Takei will return to voice Himself!

For further information…
If you want to read the original listing from FOX, visit this page.

If you want to know further info about the episode, check our Wiki article on it. We’re always keeping it up-to-date.

If you want to know more about Season 29, visit our page for it in our Wiki!

Stay tuned for more!

Disney to Acquire Rights to The Simpsons

Disney have announced that they plan to buy a majority of 21st Century Fox‘s assets. A press release today confirmed that Disney would acquire 21st Century Fox for approximately $52.4 billion in stock. Among these acquisitions are the X-Men, Avatar and The Simpsons.

It is currently unknown what impact, if any, this deal will have on The Simpsons.


The Simpsons “predicted” this in the 1998 episode “When You Dish Upon a Star“. A sign outside the Fox Studios (pictured) said “20th Century Fox: A Division of Wald Disney Co”.

We’ll update with more information as the story develops and as we learn more about what this will mean for the future of the show.

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Season 29 News: The Writer for “King Leer” and “Forgive and Regret” and The Director for “Haw-Haw Land” have been announced

The Writer for “King Leer” and “Forgive and Regret” and The Director for “Haw-Haw Land“, upcoming season 29 episodes, have been announced!

Haw-Haw Land is scheduled to be the next episode, airing January 7, 2018.

King Leer and Forgive and Regret will probably air during the 29th broadcast season (2017/18 TV season).

Stay tuned for more new episode titles!

Don’t forget to visit our page on Season 29, as we always try to keep it up-to-date!

US ratings: ‘Simpsons’ rides NFL boost to season high

“Look, Bob, I got you the higher viewership for your episode – what more do you want?!”

A larger NFL lead-in – plus it overrunning causing “The Simpsons” to start away from normal program junctions – aided the yellow clan to pull in its best performance so far this season – since the second episode of the year in January, in fact.

Sunday’s episode scored 2.3/8 and 6.063 million viewers.

The episode, as aforementioned, is a season high, beating the previous high of also-football-boosted “Springfield Splendor”, which had 2.2/8 and 5.245 million viewers. Sunday’s episode – “Gone Boy” – is the most-watched “Simpsons” outing since the 15th January, when “The Great Fatsby” recorded 2.8/8 and 6.9m. In the 18-49 demo and share, it is equal to the equivalent episode last year (2.3/8) – and up in viewers (5.6m).

The NFL boost also made “The Simpsons”, once again, the most watched non-sport show on broadcast TV (the Big Four networks) on Sunday night in the 18-49 demographic. It ranked fifth in viewers of non-sport shows on broadcast.

The episode had a 49% 18-49 skew, equating to around 2.97m viewers in that demographic.

After nine episodes, this season is averaging 1.6/6 and 3.96m, down from this time last season – after ten episodes, it was averaging 2.0/7 and 4.79m.

“Gone Boy”‘s high viewership may have been down to the fact, that, compared to last week, there were around 10 million fewer viewers around in “The Simpsons”‘ timeslot, and so less competition.

In catch-up news, the last episode grew by 0.2 after three days of catch-up to 1.9, tying 17th for the most-watched broadcast shows of that week in the demo.

See you on January 9 for ratings analysis of the first episode of 2018 – will an Ed Sheeran guest spot boost the figures?

Sources: TVBytheNumbers, SpottedRatings, ShowBuzzDaily

Season 30 News: The Director for “Treehouse of Horror XXIX” has been announced

The Director for the upcoming season 30 episode “Treehouse of Horror XXIX” has been announced!

The episode will probably air during the 30th broadcast season (2018/19 TV season).

Stay tuned for more new episode titles!

Don’t forget to visit our page on Season 29, as we always try to keep it up-to-date!