I don't think I've been alive for as long as the Simpsons has been on the air. It's the longest-running primetime series in American television history, and it's currently on season number 27. I'm only in the 25th season of my life, so it's safe to say that many of my peers can't imagine a world without the Simpsons in it.
Even though the show has been ordered for a 28th season, its end times are coming soon. When the topic of a 30th season came up, showrunner Al Jean told the Hollywood Reporter:
“It’s quite possible that we don’t have to go through the whole negotiation for 30. I wouldn’t be stunned if we stopped at 28, but my bet is on at least 30. But then you’d have to resign them again. If you made me pick one, I’d say the likeliest is ending after 30, but I’ve been wrong before. I thought five seasons was good when I got there.”
So, it's not a definitive end. But we probably won't see Homer, who is considered 38 as of now, land in an old folks home for an entire season. That's comforting, at least. I mean, if we have to bury the Simpsons, consider our generation buried with them. Don't do us like that, Matt Groening.
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