Friday, November 4, 2016

FOX Renews 'The Simpsons' for Seasons 29 and 30

FOX has renewed its original comedy series The Simpsons for two additional seasons. The renewal will bring the animated comedy through its landmark 30th season. The renewal means the show will reach 669 episodes - beating Gunsmoke for the record of most episodes of a scripted series ever.

James L. Brooks, Matt Groening and Al Jean executive produce the series. 20th Century Fox Television and Gracie Films Productions produce.

"Take that Gunsmoke! You lost a race you didn't even know you were running!" said lead character Homer Simpson in a statement.

"This is yet another record-setting moment for what is truly a landmark series," said Dana Walden and Gary Newman, Chairmen and CEOs of Fox TV 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."