Fox considers network devoted entirely to 'The Simpsons'
Sure, Oprah Winfrey got her own network (called OWN, no less), but just imagine: An all Simpsons network. Now that's a channel we can get behind.
Slashfilm.com says News Corp. Chief Operating Officer Chase Carey said Fox is looking for more ways to make money and is considering using those 22 seasons' worth of reruns to do it. At the Bank of America Merrill Lynch Media Communications & Entertainment Conference in Beverly Hills -- they sell sponsorships to those things, too? -- Carey said the show is giving "no signs of slowing down" as it starts season 23 and nears 500 episodes.
Carey notes that such a move wouldn't happen for at least another few years, until syndication deals expire. Also, it would be hard to create a channel like this while The Simpsons was still on the air, but that doesn't automatically veto the move. Slashfilm did the math and concludes right now, a network could show all 22 years from beginning to end and not hit a repeat for 11 days, give or take commercials and such. Of course, only about five of those 11 days is really any good.