The Simpsons just broke Gunsmoke‘s record. FOX has renewed The Simpsons for its 29th and 30th seasons. This renewal will take the long-running animated series to a record-breaking 669 episodes. That is the largest episode count for any scripted, primetime US television show. Gunsmoke previously held the record, with 635 episodes. “Take that Gunsmoke! You lost a race you didn’t even know you were running!,” said Homer Simpson.
Gracie Films Production produces The Simpsons in association with 20th Century Fox Television. James L. Brooks, Matt Groening and Al Jean are the executive producers. The voice cast includes Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith, Harry Shearer, and Hank Azaria.
The Simpsons TV show Renewed for Seasons 29 and 30 on FOX, Breaking Gunsmoke’s Record
“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 Simpsons hit the 600 episode mark, last month. Do you think the show is likely to end after its 3oth season?
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