WooHoo! Fox Considering An All-Simpsons Channel
According News Corp. (Rupert Mudoch‘s media empire, which owns the Fox network), a “number of meetings” have been held to discuss an all-Simpsons cable channel. President and COO Chase Carey noted that the show has “a volume that is unprecedented.” No word yet on whether such a channel would only include good episodes (Seasons 1-10, roughly).
Indeed, The Simpsons is not only the longest running animated program in U.S. history, but the longest running sitcom, as well. It is about to begin its 23rd season, and is approaching its 500th episode. Playing continuously (with commercials), that would be about ten days straight of The Simpsons, though I imagine Fox could find a way to avoid repeating episodes in the same time slots day-to-day and week-to-week.
Some have suggested rounding out the proposed network with a lineup dedicated to Simpsons creator Matt Groening, who got his start on The Tracy Ullman Show and went on to make Futurama. And why not include Fox’s entire cartoon lineup: King of the Hill, Family Guy, and American Dad (I’m leaving off The Cleveland Show). Hmmm…I guess Fox could also just try to buy Cartoon Network‘s Adult Swim.
What do you think? Would you watch an all-Simpsons or all-Fox animation channel?