The Simpsons has been renewed for two more seasons.
The long-running animated sitcom, will return for a 29th and 30th season making it the longest running television show in US history.
The news announced by FOX yesterday (November 4th), said in a statement “this is yet another record-setting moment for what is truly a landmark series.”
“The Simpsons has meant so much to the network and everyone at Fox, and its continued cultural impact around the globe is a testament to the combined brilliance of Matt, Jim and Al.”
The Simpsons, mid-way through it’s 28th season, will surpass the record set by US western drama Gunsmoke during it’s 29th season.
Gunsmoke ran for 635 episodes before ending in 1975, by the end of The Simpsons 30th season it will have aired a 669 episodes.
“Take that Gunsmoke! You lost a race you didn’t even know you were running!” Homer Simpson said in a statement yesterday.
The Simpsons has become a pop culture phenomenon since it’s debut 26 years ago.
The show 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.
Simpsons executive producer James L. Brooks, recently spoke about the possibility of making a second movie.
“Fox very much wants us to do another one, and maybe we will and maybe we won’t – that’s where it is.” Brooks said.
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