In news that should surprise no one Variety reports that Fox has decided to renew animated juggernaut THE SIMPSONS for two more seasons. This renewal will bring the show’s total episode count to over 600, maintaining its status as the longest-running scripted TV show in the history of the medium.
THE SIMPSONS began its life as a series of shorts on THE TRACEY ULLMAN SHOW until being spun off into its own thing in 1989. Since then the show has won 31 Emmys, a Peabody award, and has even been turned into its own little area at the Universal Studios theme park in Florida. Simply put a world without THE SIMPSONS around almost seems wrong. Obviously the show will wrap up eventually but at this point it’ll only happen when the creators and cast want it to.
Question Time: Are you still a SIMPSONS fan or do you think it’s time for the show to ride into the sunset?