The Simpsons hit another major milestone with its Halloween episode on Sunday night. The episode marked the 600th new airing for the FOX animated series. The series is now inching closer to the record owned by Gunsmoke. That series aired 635 episodes. The Simpsons will reach that number during its 29th season if FOX renews the series.
Is the series getting closer to its end though? The voice cast is signed on through a possible season 30, but the future for Homer and his family is cloudy after that.
Deadline shared the following about the future of the series in a recent report:
“The Simpsons won’t surpass that count until sometime in 2018 when episode 16 of season 29 airs – assuming that the series is renewed. That’s likely to happen of course: the most recent series renewal back in 2015 only covered seasons 27 and 28, but the cast are all optioned through a hypothetical season 30. Which, by the way is when most observers assume the show will, at long last, fade off into the poorly-regulated nuclear sunset. Not bad for a show that began as a series of crudely animated shorts on The Tracey Ullman Show.”
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