After 20 years on the air The Simpsons is finally getting canned! All I can say is it's about damn time.
Homer, Marge, Bart, Lisa, and Maggie have provided us with sometimes great, sometimes brilliant, sometime not so great, and sometimes downright terrible entertainment. It's no mystery to most Simpsons' fans that the show has hit rock bottom in terms of humor and entertainment. As an avid Simpsons' fan myself this used to be a show that I was not able to live without, but now it has become a show I can barley muster up the strength to watch. Apparently Matt Groening now feels the same way. Mr. Groening has been quoted saying:
I love these characters to death, but enough is enough. They have been on the air for twenty years now and there no possible situation I could put them in that they haven't already been in many times before. I really think it's time to say good bye to The Simpsons and company.
There is no word yet on when the final episode will air, but word around FOX is it will be within the next two years. It's a very sad day in television but I'm with Mr. Groening, I think its about time for The Simpsons to R.I.P.. I for one could not be happier.
So, who will be replacing The Simpsons on FOX's Sunday prime time spot? Word is it will be none other than FOX's own Seth MacFarlane with yet ANOTHER animated comedy. Family Guy, American Dad!, the forthcoming Cleveland Show, and the soon to be Bear Essentials. Bear Essentials will be about a family of bears living in a post apocalyptic New York City after a nuclear WW3. The plot and setting is a little thin right now but word around FOX is John Goodman will be voicing the lead role of Angus, a racist father bear with a severe drinking and drug problem. The shows aim is to satirize Wall Street, the stock market, and the financial infrastructure of the government. Seth MacFarlane has been quoted saying:
It's Fraiser meets Married with Children.
It's a daunting task to take over the The Simpsons but I for one am looking very forward to Bear Essentials, Seth MacFarlane is a comedic genius. As far as The Simpsons goes, they have worn out their welcome and I'm very glad to finally see them leave.