The Simpsons may be headed to cable

By | July 30, 2013 at 4:04 pm | No comments | Comedy Briefs, TV/Movies | Tags: ,

While new episodes of The Simpsons — the longest running scripted show in television history — will obviously still air on Fox, Twentieth Television is working on a deal to syndicate the show on cable networks. The Simpsons could find life on the likes of FX (or it’s spin-off network FXX) or TBS, which recently acquired Seth Macfarlane’s American Dad. According to reports, The Simpsons could bring in as much as $1.5 million per episode, creating an additional $1 billion to the show’s already lucrative business. The show has been syndicated across affilate stations for years, but if this deal goes through, it’ll be the first time 24-year-old show will be seen on premium cable networks.

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