Published: Thu, February 07, 2019

The Simpsons Renewed For Two More Seasons

The Simpsons Renewed For Two More Seasons

Now in its 30th season, the show will pass the 700-episode milestone in season 32, and the new deal takes the show through 713 episodes.

The Simpsons focuses on a family of five - Homer, Marge, Bart, Lisa and Maggie - and their animated antics in the fictional town of Springfield.

"The Simpsons" has been picked up for a 31st and 32nd season at Fox, the network announced Wednesday at the Television Critics Association winter press tour.

"The Simpsons" remains FOX's highest-rated series, with a 1.6 live + same day average rating among adults 18-49 with 4.13 million viewers this year, and is actually up from its previous season's 1.4 and 3.45 million viewer averages.

Last year The Simpsons overtook Gunsmoke's record as the longest-running scripted TV show, with 635 episodes.

The network's announcement included a warning from Homer to the longest-running program in television history. For context, at an estimated 22 minutes per episode, it would take you more than ten days to watch 32 seasons of "The Simpsons" without stopping. "Woo hoo! 32 Seasons!"

The show - whose voice cast includes Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Yeardley Smith, Nancy Cartwright, Harry Shearer and Hank Azaria - has a season 30 guest roster that includes Gal Gadot, Will Forte, J.K. Simmons, Dave Matthews, Ken Burns, and Awkwafina.

The Simpsons' pick-up follows renewals for Fox's unscripted series The Masked Singer (Season 2) and So You Think You Can Dance (Season 16).

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