While this really shouldn’t be much of a shock for anyone, it is a blow to those that like to finish a collection. If you own all of the DVD sets for the Simpsons that have been released, congratulations! You’ve finished your incomplete collection.
Showrunner Al Jean explains on Twitter that the DVD “market is dying” thanks to piracy. While piracy is the boogeyman of the internet, it’s safe to say it was a bit more than that. Like, you know, DVD’s not being bought that much anymore.
There are currently 17 seasons of The Simpsons on DVD. Jean did say that commentary will be recorded for new shows and given to FX. We’ll have to wait and see what they do with it.