July 20, 2019
The panel for “The Simpsons” at San Diego Comic-Con International July 20 included the announcement that The Simpsons: The Nineteenth Season will arrive on DVD Dec. 3 from 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment.
The DVD will include all 20 episodes from the 2007-08 season, which was the first season to air after the release of The Simpsons Movie. Notable episodes include the Sideshow Bob focused adventure “Funeral for a Fiend,” the WGA-nominated “Homer of Seville,” and the Emmy-winning “Eternal Moonshine of the Simpsons Mind.”
Extras include an introduction by creator Matt Groening, commentaries on all 20 episodes, a special language feature, and a “Thank You.”
The release of the 19th season will mark the completion of the first 20 seasons on home video. Season 20 was released without the usual extras on Blu-ray and DVD in 2010 to celebrate the show’s 20th anniversary.
Following the release of season 17 in 2014, Fox announced in 2015 that it would not release any more DVDs of the show, with the possible exception of a complete-series set when the show ultimately concluded, as all episodes were online. However, fan demand prompted the DVD release of season 18 in 2017.
The 31st season of “The Simpsons” will premiere Sept. 29 on the Fox network, which has also ordered season 32. The show, which was acquired by Disney as part of the buyout of most Fox studio assets, will also be available online through the Disney+ streaming service after it launches Nov. 12.