FXX Lands The Simpsons in Record-Breaking Syndication Deal

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The Simpsons are headed to cable - for a record sum of money.

FXX announced today that it won a bidding war to secure the exclusive cable, VOD and non-linear rights to the longest-running series in television history.

It is believed the network paid $750 million in what is easily the biggest off-network deal of all-time.

The Simpsons Family Photo

Starting in August 2014, FXX will be the cable home for Homer, Bart and company, excluding seasons airing in their first run on Fox.

“The Simpsons is indisputably one of the greatest shows in television history,” said FX President John Landgraf.  “We are honored to have it associated with FX Networks and FXX.  This was a very long, hard and complicated negotiation and I credit the relentlessness and diligence of Chuck Saftler for getting it done.

"I also want to thank Gary Newman and Dana Walden at TCFTV, and Greg Meidel and Steve MacDonald at Twentieth Television.  Most important of all, I want to thank Jim Brooks, Matt Groening and Al Jean and everyone at Gracie Films for this new partnership.”

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Can we please get a 2 hour block comprised of classic Simpsons in the first hour and later seasons in the second starting at 10:00pm? I usually turn off my TV at 11 so this should work out great!


Consider canceling this show.

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The Simpsons Quotes

Homer: (Wearing glasses) The sum of the square roots of any two sides of an isosceles triangle is equal to the square root of the remaining side!
Man: (From inside a bathroom stall.) That's a right triangle, you idiot!
Homer: D'oh!

Horst: (Sinister) Okay, Mr. Burns, you win. But beware. We Germans aren't all smiles and sunshine.
Mr. Burns: (Sarcastic) Oooh, the Germans are mad at me. I'm so scared! Oooh, the Germans! (Hiding behind Smithers) Uh oh, the Germans are going to get me!
Horst: Stop it!
Man: Stop, sir.
Mr. Burns: Don't let the Germans come after me. Oh no, the Germans are coming after me.
Man: Please stop the "pretending you are scared" game, please.
Horst: Stop it! Stop it!
Mr. Burns: (Pause) No! They're so big and strong!
Man: Stop it.
Horst: Stop it, Mr. Burns.
Man: Please stop pretending you are scared of us, please, now.
Mr. Burns: Oh, protect me from the Germans! The Germans--
Horst: Burns, Stop it!