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“The Simpsons” Hang On For Two More Years? Eeeexcellent!

After talks of the possible end of the long running animated show The Simpsons, Fox has decided to hang on for at least two more seasons.  I’m sure when Matt Groening started the show 23 years ago, I don’t think he quite anticipated it’s impact on American television (maybe even television around the world.)

Photo credit: TheSimpsons.com

Still think The Simpsons is just an past-its-prime animated show that should have ended long before?  Check out their current stats:

It is now broadcast in more than 100 countries and 50 languages. But U.S. audiences have dropped off steadily in recent years. The show is currently watched by about 7.1 million Americans, down from an average 12.4 million 10 years ago, according to ratings data.

100 countries. 50 languages.  That pretty much means almost anywhere you can vacation in the world, you would at least be able to catch the animated hi-jinx of Homer, Marge, Bart, Lisa and Maggie.  According to Reuters.com the fans weren’t the only people trying to negotiate for a way to save the show.  Check out what the voices behind the animated family tried to do, after the jump…

After Fox Television let it be known that they could no longer afford to keep the show going, unless they cut the actors pay by 45 percent, the vocal cast offered to take a 30 percent pay cut in order to keep the show going.  Yes, 30 isn’t 45 but that’s still an impressive sacrifice to be made in Hollywood. Fox is remaining silent on what the final resolution was.  But we can all breathe easier now. If they went through with it, we’d only have 23 measly seasons of reruns to remember them by! *small side eye*

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