If you are like most people, you are probably feeling like the lockdown is moving very slowly but when you at least have something to keep you busy, that at least softens the blow and luckily for us the small screen is there as our saving grace with Fox coming to the party with very welcome news. They have just sent a smoke signal (okay, more like an email) notifying us that new seasons of both The Simpsons and America’s Funniest Home Videos will premiere on their network (DSTV 125 and StarSat 131) this April.
Perfect for family viewing, audiences are in for non-stop laughter and hilarious moments on weekday afternoons with both of these award-winning series, guaranteed to tickle the funny bone. And as you know with us, there’s nothing we enjoy more than a good laugh!
The longest running scripted show in television history, The Simpsons season twenty-seven will premiere two episodes per weekday, from 6 April at 16:10 and 16:35 CAT. Continuing to strike a chord with viewers for irreverently poking fun at anything and everything, The Simpsons has become one of the most consistently groundbreaking, innovative and recognizable entertainment franchises throughout the world. With its subversive humor and delightful wit, the series has made an indelible imprint on American pop culture, and its family members – Homer (Dan Castellaneta), Marge (Julie Kavner), Bart (Nancy Cartwright), Lisa (Yeardley Smith) and Maggie – are television icons.
Recently marking its 600th episode, The Simpsons exploded into a cultural phenomenon in 1990 and, to date, has won 32 Emmy Awards, 34 Annie Awards, been named the “Best Show of the 20th Century” by Time magazine and was dubbed the “Best TV Show Ever” by Vulture in 2016.
The laughs don’t stop there though as one of television’s most iconic viewer-generated productions, America’s Funniest Home Videos, will premiere on weekdays at 17:25 from 20 April. Now hosted by Alfonso Ribeiro, this hilarious series has had people in stitches since 1989 and is one of the longest running non-scripted shows in the world. With over 800 episodes having been compiled to date, America’s Funniest Home Videos features home-made videos sent in by viewers. From practical jokes and home improvement plans gone awry, to animal mishaps and just flat-out strange behavior, this hilarious show pulls out all the stops to present everyday people caught on tape in their most embarrassing moments!
“Both The Simpsons and America’s Funniest Home Videos remain timeless in their ability to entertain and we are confident that these two audience favourites back-to-back, for the first time on FOX, will soon become something families can look forward to everyday” said Evert van der Veer, Vice President, Media Networks, The Walt Disney Company Africa.
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