'The Simpsons' to Surpass TV Record With New Deal
The dysfunctional family will be able to be seen a little bit longer. FOX have renewed the contract with the writers of "The Simpsons" for another two seasons. Additional 44 episodes are in order, bringing the show to a total of 493 episodes.
The voice cast had their contracts renewed recently for another two years. The deal between Gracie Films and FOX was also wrapped up on Wednesday, February 25.
The animated series is now in its 20th season and with the renewal, it is vying for the titles as the longest-running show on FOX as well as the longest-running primetime series on TV. Initially CBS' "Gunsmoke" holds the record of being the longest-running series, airing from 1955 to 1975. "The Simpsons" meanwhile, started airing in 1990 and with the two new seasons, it could run through 2011.
In "The Simpsons" tail, "Law & Order" is airing its 19th season although The Hollywood Reporter said that the show has not gained increase in its viewers as of lately.
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