On the heels of the canceling Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell, FXX has struck a deal to become the first cable network to air The Simpsons. The arrangement will find FX’s new sibling network with the rights to air all 24 seasons – that’s 530 episodes! – of the longest-running comedy series in television history. Episodes will begin airing next August.
FXX will also have rights to air The Simpsons through their upcoming Video On Demand service FXNOW, which will include each new season of The Simpsons after its first run on Fox is complete. For example, once season 26 begins next September, FXX will have rights to air season 25, which is currently airing on Fox. Though no financial details have been revealed, each episode was expected to cost about $1.5 million.
With the cancellation of Totally Biased, the only original series remaining on FXX are The League, It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia (which may end next year) and comedian Jim Jiefferies’ show Legit, whose second season begins in February. The network also airs re-runs of Parks and Recreation, How I Met Your Mother and Arrested Development.