The Simpsons and Family Guy are two of Fox’s greatest and best-known animated reveals, and whereas they’ve thus far run for many years, they will not be round without end. Fox, which is now owned by Disney, is getting ready for a future the place its flagship packages go off the air, which is a part of the explanation why the corporate ordered 4 new animated comedy reveals not too long ago.
Fox Entertainment president Michael Thorn instructed Deadline that none of Fox’s flagship reveals are ending quickly. The firm ordering the brand new reveals is supposed to assist solidify Fox’s animated lineup. The first of the brand new reveals, Bless the Harts, premiered in September and already has a second season developing. The different new reveals embody Duncanville, The Great North, and Housebroken; moreover, Fox not too long ago acquired the animation studio Bento Box.
“It’s twofold–it’s part of our business and programming strategy but also preparing for that day (in which Fox says good-bye to The Simpsons, Family Guy and Bob’s Burgers) whenever it comes,” Thorn stated concerning Fox’s choice to start out 4 new animated reveals. “We have to prepare for a day when we don’t have some of our flagship animated shows, but there is no immediate plan where next month these shows are going to be off the air. Our ramping up is not tied to the urgency that some may speculate that those shows may go away.”
The Simpsons and Family Guy every have a minimum of another season coming, with additional renewal orders anticipated, whereas Thorn teased that Bob’s Burgers “is going to be on Fox for a long time.”
Thorn went on to say that animation is a “key part of our business,” going to say that the community is contemplating introducing much more animated content material past what’s been introduced. “When they work, they work extremely well financially as well,” Thorn stated of Fox’s animated present lineup.
The Simpsons is a particular case. Because it has been on TV for 30 years, it’s totally costly because the present’s stars accumulate large paydays. According to Deadline, Fox has been shedding cash on The Simpsons for “a while” already.