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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When a modernized Springfield Elementary has a technical meltdown, Lisa transforms it into a Waldorf school. Meanwhile, Groundskeeper Willie …

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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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  • As part of the many running jokes in the series, the location of the fictitious town of Springfield is never revealed. Whenever they locate the town on a map, for instance, we never see the…
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    As part of the many running jokes in the series, the location of the fictitious town of Springfield is never revealed. Whenever they locate the town on a map, for instance, we never see the map. Whenever someone says it out loud, the sound is muffled or masked by noise. The capitol of the state Springfield is located in is simply called 'Capitol City'. In the "Behind The Music" episode the state is mentioned but there are several versions of the show, each with a different state name (including Kentucky and Missouri), to keep the not-revealing-the-location-of-Springfield joke going.
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  • Frank Spencer, the accident-prone protagonist of the 70s BBC sitcom Some Mothers Do 'Ave 'Em (UK) is considered an influence behind Homer Simpson.
  • The Simpson family is a tri-denominational religious family. Homer and Bart convert to Catholicism in "The Simpsons" (1989) {The Father, the Son, and the Holy Guest Star (#16.21)}), Lisa…
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    The Simpson family is a tri-denominational religious family. Homer and Bart convert to Catholicism in "The Simpsons" (1989) {The Father, the Son, and the Holy Guest Star (#16.21)}), Lisa converts to Buddhism in "The Simpsons" (1989) {She of Little Faith (#13.6)} and Marge and Maggie belong to Reverend Lovejoy's church, whose denomination would later be identified as "The Western Branch of American Reformed Presbo-Lutheranism" in the same one where Homer and Bart convert.
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