I get emails from VIP Fan Club. They have little stuff about movies and shows. There was something about The Simpsons. I watch the show. I am not sure if I really think it is funny. I guess everything has to end at some point.
--After 20 years of being available exclusively syndicated on broadcast networks, reruns of The Simpsons are rumored to soon be made available to cable outlets later this year, according to TV Guide. The report notes that when the show first went into syndication in 1993, TV stations "demanded exclusivity from cable as long as new episodes were being made by Fox in primetime." Two decades later, new episodes remain in production, thus continuing to limit where the animated juggernaut can be aired. Once The Simpsons can be sold to cable outlets, the asking price per episode is expected to be $1.5 million - multiplied by more than 530 episodes - enough to buy the Duff Brewery and have enough money left over to make Mr. Burns look like a pauper. Of course, unless there has been a change to those original contracts with the broadcast stations, the sudden opportunity is likely a signal that The Simpsons may be coming to an end after its upcoming landmark 25th season.--