Fox has confirmed that The Simpsons, their long-time staple sitcom will be back for an unprecedented 29th and 30th season.
The show has well surpassed the two other shows in second place, Law & Order, and Gunsmoke. Homer Simpson, himself, releasing a statement earlier today saying:
“Take that Gunsmoke! You lost a race you didn’t even know you were running!”
America’s dysfunctional animated family consisting of Homer, Marge, Bart, Lisa, and Maggie, which is currently in the middle of their 28th seasons, debuted in 1989 and continue to be a pop cultural phenomenon 27 years later. The series has raked in 32 Emmys, 34 Annie Awards, a 2016 People’s Choice Award, a 2016 Environmental Media Award, and was the first animated series to earn a Peabody Award as well as an Academy Award nomination in 2012.
With the double renewal, The Simpsons will hit 669 episodes becoming the largest number of episodes for any scripted television show, ever. The current record holder, Gunsmoke aired 635 episodes during its TV run.