‘The Simpson’s’ has made TV record breaking history by being renewed for both seasons 29 and 30. What other TV show can we say this about besides this one? Because of the renewal, the show will air its 669th episode when the 30th season starts. This actually breaks the record for any scripted TV show, either animated or live.
Before ‘The Simpson’s’ broke the record by renewing for two more seasons, the only other show that could break a record for most scripted episodes in a series was ‘Gunsmoke.’ ‘Gunsmoke’ aired for 20 years, from 1955 to 1975 and hit their 635th episode by the time it was over in 1075.
Of course, you know Homer Simpson had something to say about the show breaking the record over ‘Gunsmoke.’ He said in a statement regarding being renewed for seasons 29 and 30:
“Take that ‘Gunsmoke!’ You lost a race you didn’t even know you were running!”
‘The Simpson’s’ is currently in season 28 and has been airing new episodes every Sunday since 1989. How awesome is that?
Not only has the show broken this record but here are some quick facts for you about it. Since its debut in 1989, it has won 32 Emmys, 34 Annie Awards, a single 2016 People’s Choice Award, a 2016 Environmental Award, was the first ever animated TV series to win a Peabody Award and grabbed an Academy Award nomination in 2012.
Not only all of this, but the show has its own ride at Universal Studios, its own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, and a movie, “The Simpson’s Movie’ which became a box-office hit.
Because of all of this and because of the record the show has broken, it is no wonder it is still so popular today.