Simpsons fans rejoice!
FOX’s longest running animated show is getting two more seasons and setting a world record for the most number of seasons of any scripted TV show.
Already in its 28th season, the hilarious show, which debuted back in 1989, will be renewed for two more seasons, which will surpass the 1955 western TV show Gunsmoke (1955-1975), which currently tops at 635 episodes.
The Simpsons would be at 660 episodes by the time it reaches the 30th season.
Dana Walden and Gary Newman, Chairman and CEO of FOX Entertainment, provided a statement in which they thanked the creators of the show and praising its longevity.
“This is yet another record-setting moment for what is truly a landmark series. 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.”
As well as being the longest running show on television, The Simpsons have won a number of Emmys, had a major box office hit movie back in 2007, and have their very own Universal Studios ride. There's no telling what more will come in the next few years.
This is quite an achievement. TV has certainly changed in since The Simpsons started, so, for it to be able to keep up with the changes -- as well as remain consistently funny and enjoyable -- is admirable. Have any of you been watching from the start?