A television family that’s become a part of pop culture over the last twenty-eight years will officially set a record after FOX renews the show for two more seasons.
The FOX television network on Friday officially announced that everyone’s favorite cartoon family from Springfield will be getting a 29th and 30th season. The news of the Simpsons getting picked up will carry the show through the 2018-19 season.
That’s not all to get excited about Homer.
Currently in its 28th season The Simpsons holds the honor of being the most televised primetime show ever. The animated series broke the record during its 21st season, which had been held by the CBS western Gunsmoke when it aired from 1955-1975, for a total of 20 seasons. Plus The Simpsons is also the longest running animated series in U.S. history.
The show will also break another record when The Simpsons completes its 30th season.
No, not those kinds of records.
The series will have produced 669 episodes, breaking the record for a scripted series set four decades ago by the Western “Gunsmoke,” which produced 635.
Family patriarch Homer Simpson was quoted as: “Take that, `Gunsmoke’! You lost a race you didn’t even know you were running!”
The tale of mythical Springfield and the Simpson clan premiered in 1990 and recently aired its 600th episode. It stars Dan Castellaneta as Homer and Julie Kavner as Marge, as well as Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith, Hank Azaria and Harry Shearer. It airs Sunday at 8 p.m. Eastern time.