In January 2020 TCA interview with deadlineAnd Fox Head of Entertainment Michael Thorne spoke about the network’s animation development and production ramp up as part of “preparing for that day,” as the network says goodbye to The SimpsonsAnd A man who loves family life And Bob Burger But he noted that “there is no immediate plan” to end the old series and that “we can extend these shows and keep these shows for as long as we like.”
Over the past year, Fox has already expanded all three veteran animated series, produced by 20th Television, for two additional seasons. But its exorbitant cost plus ownership, which passed to Disney in the merger, still raises the question of whether these are the final renovations for the shows at Fox. The network has actively launched a new animated series and has high hopes for it the great north, a co-production with 20th Television, could be a hit The Simpsons, Family Guy And Bob Burger. Meanwhile, Disney has been integrating the off-network offerings of its three venerable animated comedies under the company’s umbrella, on Disney+/Hulu for streaming and FX/Freeform for cable.
In addition to, A man who loves family life Creator Seth MacFarlane it was my voice He expressed his dissatisfaction with the series being aired on Fox due to the company’s ties to Fox News. Tucker Carlson’s latest opinion piece makes me wish again A man who loves family life Was on any other network,” MacFarlane tweeted last month. “Look, Fox, we both know this marriage isn’t working anymore.”
In conjunction with Fox’s 2021 TCA presentation, Deadline spoke with Thorn this week and asked if the current renewals for the The Simpsons, Family Guy And Bob Burger It could be the latter in light of the economics of the series and MacFarlane’s comments.
“We have the shows for a few more years, and we expect to keep them as part of our lineup and part of our animation strategy for now,” he said. “The Simpsons He’s still at the top of his game and so is he A man who loves family life Not to mention of course Bob. “
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