We all know The Simpsons is no where near as good as it used to be – no one could possibly say any different – but it’s still a very beloved show and TV wouldn’t be the same without them and now it looks like they’ll be around for quite some till still… and are breaking records on the way.
Yes, FOX has ordered a 29th and 30th season of the series, meaning it will have (at least) 699 episodes (just think about that for a sec), meaning it will have the largest number of episodes of any scripted TV show. Wow. For those who were curious, Gunsmoke previously held that record with 635 episodes.
“Take that ‘Gunsmoke!’ You lost a race you didn’t even know you were running!,” said Homer Simpson.
“This is yet another record-setting moment for what is truly a landmark series,” said Dana Walden and Gary Newman, Chairmen and CEOs, Fox Television Group.
“’The Simpsons’ has meant so much to the network, the studio and everyone at Fox, and its continued cultural impact around the globe is a testament to the combined brilliance of Matt, Jim and Al. Congratulations to everyone who works on this groundbreaking series – from the voice cast and producers to the writers and production team – you comprise one of the greatest collections of creative talent in the history of the medium. And to the millions of ‘Simpsons’ fans around the world, thank you for watching all these years. We’re happy to tell you there’s lots more to come.”
No matter what you think, this is an impressive record and, frankly, we’re glad to see it still going… we just hope they can pull the quality up again.
What do you all reckon? Is it past its sell-by date? Let us know…