‘The Simpsons’ Renewed for Record-Breaking 29th and 30th Seasons
The Simpsons is not going anywhere, folks. FOX just announced it picked up the longest-running animated series in history for another two seasons.
The series also broke another record as it will have the most episodes for a scripted TV show ever. Gunsmoke previously held the record for most scripted TV episodes with 635. The Simpsons will have 669.
“Take that Gunsmoke! You lost a race you didn’t even know you were running!,” Homer Simpson himself said in a statement from FOX (via E! News).
“This is yet another record-setting moment for what is truly a landmark series,” Dana Walden and Gary Newman, chairmen and CEOs of FOX Television Group, said in a joint statement.
They continued, “The Simpsons has meant so much to the network, the studio and everyone at FOX, and its continued cultural impact around the globe is a testament to the combined brilliance of Matt, Jim and Al. Congratulations to everyone who works on this groundbreaking series — from the voice cast and producers to the writers and production team — you comprise one of the greatest collections of creative talent in the history of the medium. And to the millions of Simpsons fans around the world, thank you for watching all these years. We’re happy to tell you there’s lots more to come.”
The Simpsons airs Sundays on FOX… here’s a sneak peek to the upcoming episode: