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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  • Most episodes have no on-screen title, with the exception of non-canon episodes like Halloween specials. Only five canon episodes have on-screen titles: "The Simpsons" (1989) {The Telltale…
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    Most episodes have no on-screen title, with the exception of non-canon episodes like Halloween specials. Only five canon episodes have on-screen titles: "The Simpsons" (1989) {The Telltale Head (#1.8)}, "The Simpsons" (1989) {Bart Gets Hit by a Car (#2.10)}, "The Simpsons" (1989) {22 Short Films About Springfield (#7.21)}, "The Simpsons" (1989) {The Book Job (#23.6)} and "The Simpsons" (1989) {Homerland (#25.1)}. The series premiere "The Simpsons" (1989) {Simpsons Roasting on an Open Fire (#1.1)} is titled on-screen as "The Simpsons Christmas Special" rather than the official title.
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  • Animation company, Klasky Csupo was responsible for the animation production starting with the shorts on The Tracey Ullman Show and the series until 1992 when they were replaced with Film…
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    Animation company, Klasky Csupo was responsible for the animation production starting with the shorts on The Tracey Ullman Show and the series until 1992 when they were replaced with Film Roman. Company head Gabor Csupo didn't want Gracie Films to send in their own producer to oversee the animation and Gracie Films wasn't happy with Csupo's chosen producer.
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  • The show is in Guinness book of records with its record for the longest animated TV series.
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