The Simpsons was confirmed on October 7, 2011 as being renewed through its 25th season. This occurred as part of the negotiations with the show's main actors over their salaries as a means of keeping the show going. Season 24 began on September 30, 2012 and ended on May 19, 2013.
Al Jean, executive producer of The Simpsons, has said he views the two additional seasons as a beginning and that it is a goal to complete thirty seasons by the end of the decade.
Seth MacFarlane, most famous for his animated sitcoms Family Guy, American Dad! and The Cleveland Show, will play Ben, a man who tries to seduce Marge after she mistakes a website where wives can have affairs from their husbands for a cupcake website. Showrunner Al Jean has said that he hopes Family Guy will return the favor and feature a cast member from The Simpsons.