Fusion Documentary to Show ‘Simpsons’ Co-Creator’s Battle With Terminal Cancer

Fusion has partnered with “The Simpsons” co-creator Sam Simon for a documentary project that will follow the writer-producer in his final months as he both battles against cancer and fights for animal rights.

Simon, a winner of nine Emmys as well as a Peabody Award, was diagnosed with terminal colorectal cancer in late 2012, and has since donated much of his wealth to rescue animals from harmful situations worldwide.

“Sam Simon is a singular figure. Our hope is to pay tribute to his life and career while also sparking an important conversation about animal rights and empowering young people to be a catalyst for change,” Fusion CEO Isaac Lee said.

In addition to television credits that include “Taxi,” “Cheers,” “The Tracey Ullman Show,” “The Drew Carey Show” and “The Simpsons,” Simon  created the Sam Simon Foundation, with the mission “to save the lives of dogs to enrich the lives of people.” He is a longtime member of the national board of PETA.

Fusion is producing the documentary in conjunction with Wayfarer Entertainment.

More TV

  • Barry Glow Marvelous Mrs Maisel

    Emmy Nominees Are Fresh but Still Familiar

    Fusion has partnered with “The Simpsons” co-creator Sam Simon for a documentary project that will follow the writer-producer in his final months as he both battles against cancer and fights for animal rights. Simon, a winner of nine Emmys as well as a Peabody Award, was diagnosed with terminal colorectal cancer in late 2012, and […]

  • Killing Eve Sandra Oh

    Emmys: Acting Categories Show Diversity, if Not Parity

    Fusion has partnered with “The Simpsons” co-creator Sam Simon for a documentary project that will follow the writer-producer in his final months as he both battles against cancer and fights for animal rights. Simon, a winner of nine Emmys as well as a Peabody Award, was diagnosed with terminal colorectal cancer in late 2012, and […]

  • The Good Doctor

    ABC Expects Primetime Volume Gains in TV's Upfront Market

    Fusion has partnered with “The Simpsons” co-creator Sam Simon for a documentary project that will follow the writer-producer in his final months as he both battles against cancer and fights for animal rights. Simon, a winner of nine Emmys as well as a Peabody Award, was diagnosed with terminal colorectal cancer in late 2012, and […]

  • Enter The Dragon Bruce Lee

    How Bruce Lee's Star Rose in the U.S. After His Death

    Fusion has partnered with “The Simpsons” co-creator Sam Simon for a documentary project that will follow the writer-producer in his final months as he both battles against cancer and fights for animal rights. Simon, a winner of nine Emmys as well as a Peabody Award, was diagnosed with terminal colorectal cancer in late 2012, and […]

  • This is Us Westworld Handmaids Tale

    'This Is Us,' 'Westworld,' 'Handmaid's Tale' Emmy Strength Comes From Ensembles

    Fusion has partnered with “The Simpsons” co-creator Sam Simon for a documentary project that will follow the writer-producer in his final months as he both battles against cancer and fights for animal rights. Simon, a winner of nine Emmys as well as a Peabody Award, was diagnosed with terminal colorectal cancer in late 2012, and […]

  • SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE -- "Donald Glover"

    Can Broadcast Pave a Road Back to Emmy Glory?

    Fusion has partnered with “The Simpsons” co-creator Sam Simon for a documentary project that will follow the writer-producer in his final months as he both battles against cancer and fights for animal rights. Simon, a winner of nine Emmys as well as a Peabody Award, was diagnosed with terminal colorectal cancer in late 2012, and […]

  • A view of the headquarter of

    Sky Shares Dip as Investors Contemplate Potential End of the Bidding War

    Fusion has partnered with “The Simpsons” co-creator Sam Simon for a documentary project that will follow the writer-producer in his final months as he both battles against cancer and fights for animal rights. Simon, a winner of nine Emmys as well as a Peabody Award, was diagnosed with terminal colorectal cancer in late 2012, and […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content