Contributing writer for The Artifice.
Junior Contributor I
The Simpsons: Explaining the longevity of America's favourite yellow family
It is generally thought among critics, fans, and even producers that The Simpsons has been on the decline since season nine. Having said this, it has been recently renewed for another two seasons, 27 and 28. This begs the question: is it the case that the Simpsons has actually declined in quality? Surely enough people watch it for it to have held onto its Sunday night time slot these 26 years. How has the Simpsons lasted this long despite an apparent decline in quality?