The Simpsons has just been renewed for its 29th and 30th seasons, making it the longest-running scripted TV series ever. The renewal means the Fox show will be totaling at least 669 episodes, breaking the previous record for a scripted television series by Gunsmoke (635).
“This is yet another record-setting moment for what is truly a landmark series,” said Dana Walden and Gary Newman, Chairmen and CEOs of Fox Television Group. “’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 premiered back in December of 1989, quickly becoming a cultural phenomenon, and somehow remaining relevant and at the forefront of television popularity each year since. Currently, the show has won 32 Emmy Awards, 34 Annie Awards, a 2016 People’s Choice Award, and a 2016 Environmental Media Award.
The 28th season of The Simpsons premiered in September.
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