The Simpsons coming to an end?

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The Simpsons coming to an end?

Post  Rich Fingerland on Thu Oct 06, 2011 3:21 pm

Fox says the financial model for the show no longer works, which rings false with me considering the nutty amount of money they must be making off that show. Anyway - the producers have already slashed their costs and Fox wants the actors to take a 45% pay cut. Considering the actors each make $8 million a year, the can afford to take a cut - especially since they're never going to make money like that ever again - but there is always pride involved. Then - supposedly Fox only wants one more season of the show - which would be its 24th. 25 is a nicer number, but nets don't care about stuff like that. Of course they could just be posturing.

Anyway - it had to end sometime and the show has been on a long downslide quality-wise, but it's still surprising and maybe a little sad.
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Post  jj. on Thu Oct 06, 2011 9:29 pm

I find it a little sad too for some reason, but it's at least 11-12 years too late.
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Post  jj. on Thu Oct 06, 2011 9:30 pm

I was a little surprised to hear the show has brought in a billion in profit over 20+ years. I really thought (with merchandising, etc) it would be many billions.
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Post  *Jeff on Thu Oct 06, 2011 11:17 pm

I might see 2 episodes a year now. I dont watch reruns anymore. Im sort of over it. Maybe in a few years after its been off a while I'll appreciate it again.
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Post  Iamwookie on Thu Oct 06, 2011 11:36 pm

I haven't watched it in years, I got sick of pretty much the same episodes rehashed in similar ways over and over again.

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Post  Rich Fingerland on Fri Oct 07, 2011 3:07 am

Seasons 3-8 were unbeatable. Things started going south in season 10. It's season 23 now. But there have been good episodes mixed in there.

I would have thought multiple billions as well. The Cars merch has made multiple billions and it hasn't been around very long.
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Post  *Jeff on Fri Oct 07, 2011 11:40 am

Rich Fingerland wrote:Seasons 3-8 were unbeatable. Things started going south in season 10. It's season 23 now. But there have been good episodes mixed in there.

I would have thought multiple billions as well. The Cars merch has made multiple billions and it hasn't been around very long.
Lots of unauthorized Simpsons merch also. I remember going down to Mexico and seeing hundreds of bootleg products lining the streets.
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Post  Rich Fingerland on Sat Oct 08, 2011 7:33 pm

Renewed for 2 more seasons. Fox and the actors are so full of shit. Just BS posturing
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Post  jj. on Sun Oct 09, 2011 10:12 am

Apparently Season 25 will be the last, but they haven't officially stated that yet.

Would imagine the characters will live on in theatrical sequels after that.
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