'The Simpsons' to Become Longest-Running TV Show Ever
Don't have a cow, man! Fox has renewed the hit animated series The Simpsons for two more seasons, thereby making it, officially, the "longest-running prime-time series" in television history.
At the end of that run, the show will have been on the air for an incredible 22 seasons — beating out the current record- holder Gunsmoke, which finished after 20 seasons.
Fox says it's renewing The Simpsons for another two seasons, which will secure its place as TV's longest-running prime-time series. Now in its 20th season, The Simpsons already had tied record-holder Gunsmoke. The Western drama series aired for two decades on CBS before it ended in 1975.
The Simpsons will pass that mark next season. The two-year, 44-episode pickup announced Thursday by Fox will bring the total number of Simpsons episodes to 493.