The Simpsons will be surpassing Gunsmoke in a big way.
Fox has renewed the animated series for an unprecedented 29th and 30th season. This renewal puts The Simpsons at 669 episodes, beating out Gunsmoke’s 635.
“This is yet another record-setting moment for what is truly a landmark series,” said Dana Walden and Gary Newman, Chairmen and CEOs, Fox Television Group. “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 series recently crossed the milestone 600th episode.
Are you excited for more of Homer, Marge, Bart, Lisa, Maggie, and the rest of the Springfield residents?