The Simpsons May Be Ending After Season 30 (Boo), But Smithers Will Be Officially Coming Out As Gay (Yay)
It’s a mixed bag of emotions.
Even though the haters all say that The Simpsons has been on a downward spiral since, like, 2003, there’s nothing we love more than coming home from a long day and watching approximately three hours of our favourite family.
So this news that The Simpsons may be actually, properly ending after it’s 30th (yes, 30th) season is making us feel super sad.
According to show runner Al Jean, the end could very much be nigh, as he told The Hollywood Reporter: “It’s quite possible that we don’t have to go through the whole negotiation for 30. I wouldn’t be stunned if we stopped at 28, but my bet is on at least 30.
“But then you’d have to resign them again. If you made me pick one, I’d say the likeliest is ending after 30, but I’ve been wrong before. I thought five seasons was good when I got there.”
But don’t get too disheartened just yet, as there’s also some good news to go with this – as Al has also revealed that Wayland Smithers will finally be coming out to his boss Mr. Burns in an upcoming episode.
He told TV Line: “In Springfield now, most people know he’s gay, but obviously Burns doesn’t.
“We deal with that in two episodes… We actually do a lot with Smithers this year - he gets fed up with Burns not appreciating him and considers his options.”
Well, that’s pretty exciting, eh?