The all-time favorite animated series, “The Simpsons” has just been renewed for two more seasons and with this feat, it has marked a milestone in television history as it breaks records to become the longest running scripted television show ever.
Fox Broadcasting Company has just announced the good news that “The Simpsons” has been renewed for Season 29 and 30. The said animated series is currently in its 28th season, which premiered on September 25 this year. “The Simpsons” Season 28 will be airing 22 episodes.
Dana Walden and Gary Newman, Fox Television Group chairmen and CEOs, have released a statement regarding the renewal of “The Simpsons” and its achievements. The sitcom has just recently celebrated hitting its 600th episode titled “Treehouse of Horror XXVII”, which aired on Oct. 16. Aside from that, the series have been received so well since its first season, which evidently made it ran this long.
“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, 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,” Walden and Newman said.
“The Simpsons” debuted as a segment on “The Tracey Ullman Show” back in 1987. It then premiered as a separate series with 13 episodes on Fox in December 1989 and has been renewed every year since then. The renewal announcement included a statement from Homer Simpsons himself saying, “Take that, ‘Gunsmoke’! You lost a race you didn’t even know you were running!”
Meanwhile, it has been reported that FXX will be airing all 600 episodes of “The Simpsons” to commemorate its 600th episode. The sitcom marathon will run for 13 days starting Nov. 24 at 12nn (ET). “The Simpsons” Season 28 currently airs on Fox and episode 6, titled “There Will Be Buds”, which is also the 602nd episode will be aired this week.