Fox co-chairman Dana Walden says the network wasn't surprised by the reaction to how The Simpsons addressed the Apu controversy. “We have had the conversation with (producer) Jim Brooks and his team and we’ve basically left it up to them,” said Walden. “They’ve treated the characters with so much respect. We trust them to handle it in a way that will be best for the show. Ultimately we decided that would be their decision.” Walden also addressed concerns that The Simpsons could end up on another network as a result of the Disney deal. "Simpsons' has been so much a part of the brand, there are no plans for the show to go anywhere but Fox," said Walden. "For the foreseeable future, there’s so much upside and benefit to have such a great, Emmy-winning series… (There is) no consideration of not ordering more Simpsons."
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