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The Simpsons will continue its run as the longest running scripted show on television. Fox recently announced that the classic cartoon will be coming back for at least two more seasons, which will bring its season count to 30. This also means the series will clock in at 669 episodes, giving the cartoon the mantle of most episodes for a scripted series.
Fox put together a press release announcing the renewal and the new records The Simpons will reach, noting that the announcement means the series will surpass the previous record holder for most episodes, Gunsmoke, which ran for 20 seasons and 635 episodes.
The Simpsons premiered on December 17, 1989, on Fox and has been going strong ever since. It continues to air on Sunday nights and helped pave the way for an all cartoon lineup of shows including Bob’s Burgers, American Dad, and Family Guy.
The show has also branched out through the years to video games, comic books, music, a feature film, and a theme park called Krustyland at Universal Studios in Florida.
FXX acquired exclusive cable and digital syndication rights for The Simpsons. The network will even be airing all 600 episodes in a row over the course of 13 days beginning on Thanksgiving Day.
Season 28 of The Simpsons is currently airing Sunday nights on Fox. Are you excited for more episodes of The Simpsons?