"The Simpsons" Has More Episodes Than Any Other Show

Posted: Nov 4 2016, 1:40pm CDT | by , in News | Latest TV News

 
"The Simpsons" Has More Episodes Than Any Other Show
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TV history has been made - and in a place most people wouldn't expect.

"The Simpsons" will be the longest-running scripted TV show of all time after being renewed for a 29th and 30th season. It will hit 669 episodes during that 30th season, which breaks the previous record held by "Gunsmoke," the western drama that had 635 episodes between 1955 and 1975

Take that ‘Gunsmoke!’ You lost a race you didn’t even know you were running!” said Homer Simpson in a statement today, celebrating the renewal, according to Variety.

Currently in its 28th season, “The Simpsons” first debuted in 1989.

“This is yet another record-setting moment for what is truly a landmark series,” said Fox Television Group chairmen and CEOs, Dana Walden and Gary Newman. “‘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" is a cultural phenomenon with 32 Emmys, 34 Annie Awards, a 2016 People's Choice Award, a 2016 Environmental Media Award, a Peabody Award, and it was nominated for an Oscar in 2012. It has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, a ride at Universal Studies, and a box office hit with the first "The Simpsons Movie."

“The Simpsons” has become a pop culture phenomenon over the past 26 years. It has won 32 Emmys, 34 Annie Awards, a 2016 People’s Choice Award, a 2016 Environmental Media Award, was the first animated series to win a Peabody Award and nabbed an Academy Award nomination in 2012. The series has a ride at Universal Studios, a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and a box office hit with the 2007 theatrical film, “The Simpsons Movie.”

The current season gets 7.2 million viewers per episode in its Sunday night timeslot on Fox.

Unfortunately, this means the second "The Simpsons" movie will have to be pushed back.

For more information about what shows will come back and which ones you have to say goodbye to, check our 2016 Fall TV guide.

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