End In Sight For Simpsons
The end it drawing nearer for The Simpsons. After 10 years, 15 emmies, and a star on Hollywood's Walk of Fame, the makers of the longest-running animated series in TV history have decided to lay down their pencils. "We want to go out with our heads high," said executive producer Mike Scully. Australia is viewing the 10th series (new episodes, screen on Channel 10 at 7:30pm, Wednesdays). The final episode will go to air by mid-2001. "I doubt that I'll ever do anything after this that will equal the quality or impact that The Simpsons had on television," Mike Scully said. 
 
 
 
Adam: A week later, on the 29th April, the article below was published
 
 
Bart's Back
Reports of The Simpsons death have been greatly exagerated. A report from interstate apparently misinterpreted comments made by executive producer Mike Scully, drawing the conclusion the show was coming to an end in two years. "I meant The Simpsons will likely continue for at least that long, and then would be evaluated creatively and commercially before any decision is made about future seasons," Scully said. "It's almost unheard of for television series to last 275 episodes and maintain a high quality standard." Scully and all the creative folks involved want to make sure "the show doesnt overstay its welcome". There is definitely no planned finale at this time.