Type
Scripted
Premiered
Dec. 17, 1989
Status
Returning Series
Runtime
30 min.
Country
USA
Network
FOX TV Network
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The Simpsons

The Fox network's most successful series to date was a spin-off from "The Tracey Ullman Show" in which originally appeared as one minute shorts. The executive producers of that series, James L. Brooks and Sam Simon decided that these characters could support a half an hour series. It is now reported as the longest animated series in prime-time network television.

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27x22 Orange is the New Yellow Aired: May. 22, 2016

When Marge gets arrested for letting Bart go to the park unsupervised, she serves time only to realize that prison is a welcome break from the …

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The Simpsons Renewed Through Season 28

The Simpsons has been renewed for Seasons 27 and 28!
On the air since 1989, The Simpsons holds the distinction of being television's longest-running prime time scripted series. Along the way it has picked up over 30 Emmy Awards, had a feature film made, and was named Best Show of the 20th Century by Time Magazine.

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  • This is one of those series that doesn't have a specific first episode. The first episode created was "The Simpsons" (1989) {Some Enchanted Evening (#1.13)} (pushed to the end of the first…
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    This is one of those series that doesn't have a specific first episode. The first episode created was "The Simpsons" (1989) {Some Enchanted Evening (#1.13)} (pushed to the end of the first season because scenes were being re-animated). It was first aired on 13 May 1990. The first broadcast half hour was "The Simpsons" (1989) {Simpsons Roasting on an Open Fire (#1.1)} (aired 17 December 1989). The pilot was "The Simpsons" (1989) {Bart the Genius (#1.2)} which aired 14 January 1990 as the second episode ever shown.
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  • Grampa's real name is Abraham Simpson II.
  • Krusty the Klown's real name is revealed as Herschel Schmoikel Krustofski and Herschel Pinkus Yerucham Krustofski in different episodes.
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