FOX wants to keep "The Simpsons" after merger

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LinusFan303

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Would be weird for the show to premiere anywhere else but Fox (in the US) . I don't think Disney would refuse Fox's money from buying more episodes and continuing the show on Fox. That would be not be smart business if they did. Fox is right alot of network's top shows past and present aren't made by a sister production company of that network so it can still work out. If FOX is that worried they should have kept that show in their we own this pile with the news channels and sports channels etc.
 

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So despite the fact they’ll just be making money off ads aired during the Simpsons (with ratings supposedly continuing to drop), and will soon make little or nothing off of licensed goods, Fox still wants to air the show after the buyout? Weird. But I guess they’re suckers for tradition.

...So does this mean we won't get Springfield in Kingdom Hearts?
Fox may lose the rights to the property, but they’re willing to fight to keep the broadcasting rights at least.

Also, for the record, we’re not even getting Marvel and Star Wars in Kingdom Hearts.


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For Fox keeping The Simpsons is a right step, It's unlikely that Disney would cancel The Simpsons but the bigger worry is how executives would likely make changes to the show that would affect Fox.
 

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For Fox keeping The Simpsons is a right step, It's unlikely that Disney would cancel The Simpsons but the bigger worry is how executives would likely make changes to the show that would affect Fox.
Regardless of what Disney may do to it, it's probably better that it's staying on FOX rather than migrating to ABC. I've heard ABC has always had a stricter BS&P. According to one of the writers, ABC wouldn't allow The Critic in its first season to get away with some of the risque content FOX let The Simpsons get away with at the time.
 
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Regardless of what Disney may do to it, it's probably better that it's staying on FOX rather than migrating to ABC. I've heard ABC has always had a stricter BS&P. According to one of the writers, ABC wouldn't allow The Critic in its first season to get away with some of the risque content FOX let The Simpsons get away with at the time.
True, ABC has always been the strictest broadcast network when in comes to content. Fox has always been risque, and CBS and NBC have opened up to more risque content

Plus ABC hasn't treated a lot of their show creators well, as a lot of them are leaving the network, mostly for Netflix.
 

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I realize Disney could and perhaps should let the show continue on Fox. The money Fox will have to pay for broadcasting rights will cover the cost of production that Disney won’t have to pay for.


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Content-wise, I don't think much would change about new Simpsons episodes made under Disney. The series has a certain sophistication and whit that would probably keep it within its limits in regards to adult humor. Atleast compared to Family Guy, which relies a lot more on shock humor.
 
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Wait, I thought the merger meant that Fox was now a Disney network? I.E. Still the same as it was, just The Mouse owns it now, kind of like the Marvel movies.
 

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I'm thinking that even though FOX will still keep The Simpsons, the show will have to be distributed by someone else, perhaps Universal or Sony.
Since Disney will own the show, it’ll make sense that Disney will distribute it.

Wait, I thought the merger meant that Fox was now a Disney network? I.E. Still the same as it was, just The Mouse owns it now, kind of like the Marvel movies.
They’re not allowed to own another broadcast network since they already own ABC. They do get the FX Networks though.


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They do get the FX Networks though.
Why can't New Fox keep FX Networks and the international Fox channels? it makes no sense to have the Fox network owned by an independent company and the international channels by Disney, plus they already have Freeform for the Seth MacFarlane shows in case [AS] loses the rights.
 

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Why can't New Fox keep FX Networks and the international Fox channels? it makes no sense to have the Fox network owned by an independent company and the international channels by Disney, plus they already have Freeform for the Seth MacFarlane shows in case [AS] loses the rights.
Freeform, believe it or not, is the millenial version of Disney Channel plus The 700 Club. To add Seth MacFarlane shows to the fold simply because Disney is going to own it will not work at all.

This is very reminiscent to the situation that entailed Disney into acquiring Fox Family Worldwide and in turn having the rights to Fox Kids and Saban properties while Fox ran the block until 4Kids took over. Only this time The Simpsons and possibly other Fox toons will still air on FOX after the acquisition is complete.