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The Simpsons Renewed at Fox Through Record-Setting Season 30

The Simpsons will outlive us all every future generation to come.

Fox on Friday renewed the classic ‘toon for two more seasons — through Season 30. The pickup will bring Homer & Co. to a record 669 episodes, easily surpassing Gunsmoke (635) as the scripted series with the most episodes under its belt.

In a statement, Homer Simpson (with a little help from Fox’s PR crew, no doubt) bragged, “Take that Gunsmoke! You lost a race you didn’t even know you were running!”

The Simpsons, which is currently in its 28th season, will formally surpass Gunsmoke‘s episode total in Season 29.

“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 [exec producers] Matt, Jim and Al.”

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31 Comments
  1. Preacher Book says:

    Congrats Homer, Bart, Lisa, Maggie and Marge!! You deserve it ! And “Gunsmoke” was around almost three decades? Those actors probably need serious therapy to bring them back to reality after a run that long.

  2. Brian says:

    Great news! Still love this show.

  3. ScrubsGuy says:

    I wonder if they’ll hit 700. I don’t think anyone is ever going to beat the Simpsons record now.

  4. Kevin says:

    Will The Simpsons ever going to retire?

  5. Steven says:

    It just won’t end.

  6. MMD says:

    Have never watched an episode but congrats to the writers and voice actors. This is quite an achievement!

  7. JenJ says:

    Gunsmoke was on for 20 years. Back in the day, new episodes of series were shown for 30-35 weeks a year, so yeah, going by the rate of today’s tv series of 13 – 24 new episodes a year, these shows don’t even come close to all of the work put into series of yesteryear.

  8. Slh says:

    Please end the show. It was great for many seasons but enough already.

    • TV Gord says:

      How about you just don’t watch the show if you don’t like it anymore, and let those of us who still love it enjoy this milestone?

      • bjbjz says:

        Well said tv gord

      • Tracy Murray says:

        Thank you, TV Gord! I personally had my fill of the Simpsons after nearly two decades, but I respect the fans who still watch the series to this day.

        • TV Gord says:

          That`s what I have always said about the show; it`s not that it has gotten bad, but that people have just gotten tired of it, which is fair enough. I know this, because I have friends who stopped watching because they say it`s not good anymore. Then, they`ll catch a newer episode in syndication and tell me how funny it was.

  9. Jim J. says:

    I just feel really sad about not being born yet when “The Simpsons” premiered. (I was born before “Simpsons”‘s fifth season started.)

    • TV Gord says:

      Look at it this way..you’ll probably outlive those of us who were adults when the show began. You’ll get to see the 75th season, and I…probably won’t. ;-)

      • Jim J. says:

        No offense, but if I had lived to see EVERY season of “The Simpsons”, I would have to be born in, like, 1986 or so.

  10. kmw says:

    Good for The Simpsons. They will go on forever

  11. Karen MT says:

    Why are soap operas not counted as scripted? All My Children had over 10,000 episodes.

  12. Mari says:

    The show that will never die

  13. Keslen says:

    Does Homer still work at a nuclear power plant? If so, why hasn’t that been updated to a more current imbecile job? Heck, having him dealing with unemployment would probably be an amazingly valuable story arc for society at large.

  14. kedgallifrey says:

    Still nowhere near the record for most episodes.

  15. Bark Star says:

    From tragedy to travesty. The Simpsons is the worst case of necrophilia ever.

  16. JANICE COMEAU says:

    have they been on longer than the flintstones. The were ALSO GREAT. Love the Simpsons.

  17. Geoff Hopwwod says:

    Coronation st in the UK has been running since 1960 ….far longer than the simpsons .

  18. McCapwell says:

    Any number of daytime dramas have had more scripted episodes! You need to specify prime time.