When is Matt Groening’s animated sitcom expected to make its official comeback? Here is everything we know so far about The Simpsons Season 35.
For over three decades, this iconic animated television show has entertained audiences with its wacky humor, lovable characters, and satirical commentary on modern society. From the misadventures of Homer, Marge, Bart, Lisa, and Maggie to the countless guest appearances from celebrities, The Simpsons has become a cultural phenomenon that has stood the test of time.
Hence, it’s understandable why knowing the renewal for another season of this beloved series has been debated by the fans, for which we are happy to inform you of all the crucial details relating to its current status on the Fox network. So, it’s time to grab a donut and get ready to explore yet another season filled with the hilarious and unpredictable world of Springfield.
The Simpsons Season 35 Release Date and Time Slot
As the finale episode, “Homer’s Adventures Through the Windshield Glass,” of the 34th Season premiered a few hours ago, concluding the show with the overall 750th episode, the fans have once again been speculating when the much anticipated Season 35 is all set to return to their television screens. If you are wondering the same, then we can assure you that the beloved American animated sitcom isn’t going anywhere.
If you recall, back on January 26, 2023, the Fox network announced that the series had been renewed for season 35, taking the show through the 2024–25 broadcast cycle! According to the reports, the 35th season of The Simpsons will be making its return quite sooner than you have been anticipating and is set to possibly premiere on September 24, 2023, at the same time slot as every Sunday at 8/7c on Fox and Hulu.
To say the least, this is an exciting update for the fans, who can now be relieved to know that the show has been renewed with a 36th season and other three animations which includes Family Guy and Bob’s Burgers. The official Twitter handle of the show also confirmed the renewal update among its followers by posting a poster of The Simpsons being all excited, quoting, “The Simpsons are forever!” Take a look at the official post below:
The Simpsons are forever! pic.twitter.com/nSe5O78f3v
— The Simpsons (@TheSimpsons) January 27, 2023
The Simpsons Season 35: What to expect in the new season?
The Simpsons have remained one of the most groundbreaking and innovative entertainment franchises, recognizable throughout the world, and it currently ranks among the Top 10 comedies for the 2022–23 season, marking The Simpsons’ fourth consecutive season on the list. It’s evident that, with such great reception, even after three decades, the network won’t back down from renewing such an iconic show for more seasons, which won’t be scrapped anytime soon.
The series is produced by Disney Television Studios’ 20th Television Animation. Hence, most of the plotlines have been kept under wraps. If we keep the pattern of storytelling in mind, then the next season is expected to have new themes that are more exciting than before! It is envisioned to live up to the expectations of fans worldwide. Until any other confirmation about the exact plot is made, we urge the readers to be patient and express what they want to see in the new episodes.
“With this trio of renewals, we celebrate excellence in animation on Fox, our wonderful, longtime partnership with 20th Television, and the brilliant creators and incredible voices behind these forever favorites,” said Michael Thorn, President of Scripted Programming for Fox Entertainment. “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,” said Marci Proietto, EVP of 20th Television 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.”
The cast includes the eponymous family in the town of Springfield in an unnamed U.S. state. The head of the Simpson family, Homer, is not a typical family man. As a nuclear plant employee, he does his best to lead his family but often finds that they are leading him. The family includes loving, blue-haired matriarch Marge, troublemaking son Bart, overachieving daughter Lisa, and baby Maggie. Other Springfield residents include the family’s religious neighbor, Ned Flanders; family physician Dr. Hibbert; Moe the bartender; and police chief Clancy Wiggum.
The Simpsons Season 35 Episodes and Streaming Options
The next season is confirmed to contain a combined total of 51 episodes with an average runtime of 21–24 minutes per episode, with some select episodes, like specials, having different durations that can vary. For this season, seven episodes are season 34 holdovers, while the other 44 will be produced in the production cycle of the upcoming seasons, bringing the show’s overall episode total up to 801.
As mentioned above, the episodes will start their rollout on September 24, 2023, with the first episode titled “A Mid-Childhood’s Night Dream,” and conclude their run with the finale episode sometime around the summer of next year, with the release date speculated to be around May 19, 2024. Take a look at the official guide for some of the confirmed episodes with their respective dates for this year below:
- Episode 1: A Mid-Childhood’s Night Dream – September 24, 2023
- Episode 2: Homer’s Crossing – October 1, 2023
- Episode 3: McMansion & Wife – October 8, 2023
- Episode 4: It’s A Blunderful Life – October 15, 2023
- Episode 5: Treehouse of Horror XXXIV – October 22, 2023
- Episode 6: N/A – November 5, 2023
- Episode 7: N/A – November 12, 2023
- Episode 8: Do the Wrong Thing – November 19, 2023
- Episode 9: N/A – November 26, 2023
- Episode 10: Frinkenstein’s Monster – December 3, 2023
For readers who haven’t streamed the new episodes yet, they can do so right now by watching and streaming all the seasons of this animated television series exclusively on Fox, Hulu Plus, Disney+, and FuboTV. You can also stream The Simpsons by renting or purchasing it on iTunes, Google Play, Amazon Instant Video, and Vudu, depending on the viewer’s location and membership plans. In conclusion, now is the perfect time to renew your membership plans and see what all the fuss is about with this animated series.
Everyone, head to your couch.
The 750th episode of The Simpsons starts NOW. pic.twitter.com/aEzCIJ1iDw
— The Simpsons (@TheSimpsons) May 22, 2023
Catch up on the previous episodes while you wait for The Simpsons Season 35 to return on the Fox network.