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Rumours 'The Simpsons' Will End Next Year Are 'NOT TRUE', Writer Promises

Following composer Danny Elfman's revelation that 'The Simpsons' would be ending after 31 years next year, the show's executive producer Al Jean has debunked the rumours.

In a recent interview, Elfman dropped a bombshell in claiming the hugely popular series would soon be coming to a close.

“Well, from what I’ve heard, it is coming to an end,” he told Irish news website Joe.

“I don’t know for a fact, but I’ve heard that it will be in its last year.”

He continued, “All I can say is that I’m so flabbergasted and amazed that it has lasted as long as it did. You have to realise, when I scored The Simpsons, I wrote this crazy piece of music, and I expected no one would hear it, because I really did not think the show had a chance in hell.”

After fans went into a frenzy on social media over the news, the show's longtime writer Al Jean soon down the rumours.

He tweeted an article detailing Elfman's comments, writing "the following article is NOT TRUE".

Speaking to Metro.co.uk, Jean added, "No disrespect to Mr. Elfman but we are producing season 32 starting next year and have no plans to end after that."

Al Jean has been part of The Simpsons team since 1992 and in 2001 become the showrunner of the long-running animation.

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