TV's longest-running comedy breaks another record.
November 4, 2016
FOX announced a renewal for The Simpsons today that takes it into even more record-breaking territory. The network has ordered Seasons 29 and 30 of the landmark animated series, which already holds the distinction of being TV's longest-running animated series, sitcom, and prime time scripted series.
Today's two-season order takes The Simpsons to a whopping 669 episodes, which surpasses Gunsmoke (at 635) for the largest number of episodes for any scripted TV series in history. The impressive feat adds yet another entry in the show's growing list of records that will quite possibly never be broken. And with the Sunday night staple continuing to pull in healthy ratings, there are no indications that its run will stop at 30 seasons.
On the air since 1989, The Simpsons franchise is truly is juggernaut in so many ways. The series boasts generations of loyal fans, has won scores of awards - including over 30 Emmys, has countless amounts of merchandise, a hit movie, video games, and so much more. As far as critical praise, it has received top recognition from numerous outlets, including being named the greatest TV show ever in the 2016 book "TV (The Book)" and Best Show of the 20th Century by Time Magazine.
11/26/16 at 05:56pm
Bring back the Cleveland show
11/15/16 at 01:01am
This show died/ended years ago, but like a zombie keeps trudging forward. I can't believe it's still on, much less that anyone watches it.
11/08/16 at 02:26pm
This show is still on? It should have been cancelled fifteen years ago.
11/07/16 at 11:55am
I'm not sure, I'm trying to read between the lines, but I think Pete may be a fan of The Cleveland Show. ðŸ˜† Regarding The Simpsons, I don't think the creators even care about the records or awards anymore. The show has been going for so long that almost everything about it has likely been refined to an almost 'autopilot' level efficiency. As long as there are fresh writers willing to do the work, even if it's just to pad their resume, I can't really see the show ending before 2025. The only other possibility would be if there were some sort of management shakeup at FOX and cancelling the show was part of a massive set of sweeping changes to the network. As it is now, I don't think there are any FOX executives willing to brand themselves with the Scarlet Letter-esque tag of being the "Person that axed The Simpsons".
11/07/16 at 04:55am
I went to visit my friend in California for the first time many years ago. We got tickets to a tv show taping. It turned out to be the first Tracey Ullman show. During the taping, in between skits, on these small tv screens, I could see these cartoons playing. The audience didn't really know what it was. When they started airing the show, those little cartoons turned out to be The Simpsons. Wow that was a long time ago!
11/06/16 at 05:45pm
i know someday they will bring back the cleveland show bring back the cleveland show cancel bob burgers its crap cleveland belongs on his show not fg he sucks on there cancel simpsons bring back the cleveland show its good cancel bob burgers and simpsons its crap the cleveland show was a show of joy a lot of educational values if you got it being back cleveland unlike simpsons and bob burgers their stupid as crap
11/06/16 at 05:41pm
bring back the cleveland show cancel bob burgers and simpsons its crap the cleveland show had a successful run it made 4 seasons clevelands belongs on his show cleveland sucks on family guy cancel bob burgers its crap bring back the cleveland show cancel bob burgers its crap
11/06/16 at 11:04am
HOW has this asinine show not been canceled yet??
11/05/16 at 06:36pm
Exactly Stefan! I was getting ready to type exactly what you said. "Id rather see 30 more episodes of the Simpsons than one more of a reality show."
11/05/16 at 01:38pm
I forgot to mention that not even "Sunday Night Football" on NBC could torpedo "The Simpsons" ratings despite the wild popularity of that sport.
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