Dec. 17, 1989
Returning Series
30 min.
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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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'The Simpsons' Renewed Through Season 32

FOX announced another multi-year pickup for The Simpsons today, renewing the veteran sitcom for Seasons 31 and 32. The animated comedy is already the longest-running scripted series on prime time television, and today's news further extends its already-impressive record.

On the air since 1989, The Simpsons franchise is truly is juggernaut in so many ways. The series boasts generations of loyal fans, has won scores of awards - including over 30 Emmys, has countless types of merchandise, video games, and even a hit movie. As far as critical praise, it has received top recognition from numerous outlets, including being named the greatest TV show ever in the 2016 book "TV (The Book)" and Best Show of the 20th Century by Time Magazine.

1 year ago - Comment [0]

The Simpsons Renewed Through Season 30

FOX announced a renewal for The Simpsons today that takes it into even more record-breaking territory. The network has ordered Seasons 29 and 30 of the landmark animated series, which already holds the distinction of being TV's longest-running animated series, sitcom, and prime time scripted series.
Today's two-season order takes The Simpsons to a whopping 669 episodes, which surpasses Gunsmoke (at 635) for the largest number of episodes for any scripted TV series in history. The impressive feat adds yet another entry in the show's growing list of records that will quite possibly never be broken. And with the Sunday night staple continuing to pull in healthy ratings, there are no indications that its run will stop at 30 seasons.

4 years ago - Comment [2]

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.

5 years ago - Comment [29]

First Photo Released For 'Simpsons' and 'Futurama' Crossover Episode
A first look photo promoting The Simpsons and Futurama crossover episode was just released, view it in the ShareTV newsfeed here. The crossover episode will air on November 9th, titled Simpsorama.

6 years ago - Comment [7]

Someone From 'The Simpsons' Will Die In The Season 26 Premiere
The Season 26 premiere of The Simpsons will be the last episode for a “great” character. Yes, someone is going to be killed off of the long-running animated series this coming fall. Whoever it may be, he or she will join a list of deceased characters that includes Maude Flanders, Mona Simpson, Fat Tony, and most recently Edna Krabappel after voice actor Marcia Wallace passed away last October.

6 years ago - Comment [3]

Sky1 Sets UK Premiere Date For 'The Simpsons' Season 25
The 25th season of Fox’s animated series The Simpsons will receive its UK premiere on Sky1 on Sunday April 20th at 8pm, with a double-bill, it has been announced. In the show’s twenty-fifth season, America’s favorite family continues to entertain viewers with its wild and outlandish adventures, including Homer selling his Apple stock to buy a bowling ball; Marge blaming herself and the music of KISS for Bart’s rebellious streak; Lisa getting recruited as a cheerleader for the local pro football team; and Homer delivering a baby.

6 years ago - Comment [0]

'The Simpsons' To Air Special Lego Episode
Fox has set an airdate for the all-LEGO episode of The Simpsons it has constructed. The animated series’ 550th episode, titled “Brick Like Me,” will air Sunday, May 4th. In the special episode, Homer wakes up in a world where his family and everyone in Springfield are made of LEGOs. He then must “put together” how he got there and somehow figure out how to get home. The Simpsons resumes its 25th season on March 9th.

6 years ago - Comment [3]

FOX Renews 'The Simpsons' For Season Twenty Six
Fox has renewed 'The Simpsons' for a Twenty Sixth season, the network announced Friday. Last Sunday’s Season Twenty Five premiere ranked as the No. 1 entertainment program of the night among adults 18-49 and was up 12 percent year-over-year.

7 years ago - Comment [2]
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