FXX to Become Cable Home for The Simpsons
by Sadie Gennis
FXX will become the exclusive cable home for The Simpsons starting in August, the network announced Friday.
The network scored the exclusive cable, VOD and non-linear rights to the animated comedy after an intense bidding war that resulted in biggest off-network deal in television history.
Starting next summer, FXX and FXNOW, the upcoming mobile-viewing app, will have access to 24 seasons (530 episodes) of the Emmy-winning comedy, along with subsequent seasons after they first air on Fox. Season 25 will be available on FXX starting in September, once Season 26 starts airing on Fox.
As TV Guide Magazine reported in July, The Simpsons had been searching for a cable home, with an eye on sister network FX and its offshoot FXX to keep the series within the 20th Century Fox family.