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Simpsons renewed for 30th season, becomes longest-running television series

11.04.2016

Holy shit! While it's not really a surprise that THE SIMPSONS is getting renewed (it almost seems like a reflex on FOX's part at this point), it's still astonishing that it will have been going on now for 30 seasons and 669 episodes by the end of the renewal. That number will beat out former reigning champ of long-ass TV series GUNSMOKE (which tapped out at a paltry 635 episodes).

What's even more astonishing is that it still has its original cast (minus those, like Phil Hartman and Marcia Wallace, who died during its run), with all of them (including famed holdout Harry Shearer) reportedly returning.

Honestly, when will the madness end!!! Won't somebody please think of the children!

To be fair, I haven't watched SIMPSONS in years, even if I still have fond memories of the show. Like most old-school SIMPSONS fans, I feel the series went downhill after season 11 (even if it still had great episodes ahead of them, it was around that time when it started becoming more uneven. Still hell of a run regradless). Although, I have caught the odd recent episode here-or-there (usually while at someone else's house), and while certainly not anything close to its hey-day, can still elicit laughs (which is no small feat for a show going this long). So while many fans (including myself) would rather see SIMPSONS end soon (or already have ended), on a high note like SEINFELD (rather than a whimper like other, similar long-running series), that seems like it's already too late. At least we can take solace that someone is still having a good time watching SIMPSONS.  

No release date yet for Season 29, but it will probably be sometime in September of next year. 

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Extra Tidbit: Krusty the Clown and Homer look so similar, because at one point they were supposed to be the same person.
Source: Deadline

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10:50AM on 11/05/2016
I swear I thought it surpassed Gunsmoke years ago.
I swear I thought it surpassed Gunsmoke years ago.
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10:23PM on 11/04/2016
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I just signed up, and under gender it asked me if I was Male, or Male (Gay).....that's pretty hilarious, I could actually see that being a quick scene on the Simpsons with Homer signing up for some account, and hes like "hmm, gay means happy, I am happy, Im a gay male, sweet!"
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I just signed up, and under gender it asked me if I was Male, or Male (Gay).....that's pretty hilarious, I could actually see that being a quick scene on the Simpsons with Homer signing up for some account, and hes like "hmm, gay means happy, I am happy, Im a gay male, sweet!"
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10:22PM on 11/04/2016
Its still good. It may not be as good as it was but its still smart, funny, and enjoyable to watch.
Its still good. It may not be as good as it was but its still smart, funny, and enjoyable to watch.
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10:18PM on 11/04/2016

Congrats

This show is just so engrained in our childhoods that it could be on for another 30 years and I would still only be slightly annoyed. Sunday night lineup, The Simpsons, Malcolm in the Middle, King of the hill, and X-Files....mm Good Times
This show is just so engrained in our childhoods that it could be on for another 30 years and I would still only be slightly annoyed. Sunday night lineup, The Simpsons, Malcolm in the Middle, King of the hill, and X-Files....mm Good Times
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7:46PM on 11/04/2016
I quit watching after season 15....
After that : episodes are just :
- rip off of other tv shows (24, american idol etc etc) or let's get a famous voice in the show
- unfunny stories
- rehash of old episodes
I quit watching after season 15....
After that : episodes are just :
- rip off of other tv shows (24, american idol etc etc) or let's get a famous voice in the show
- unfunny stories
- rehash of old episodes
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10:40PM on 11/04/2016
While the first 10 seasons were undoubtedly the height of the series I do feel there was still good stuff up through the next 5 seasons. Weaker than the first 10 but still some good stuff. Seasons 15-20 continued the decline and the show has been pretty unwatchable since then.
While the first 10 seasons were undoubtedly the height of the series I do feel there was still good stuff up through the next 5 seasons. Weaker than the first 10 but still some good stuff. Seasons 15-20 continued the decline and the show has been pretty unwatchable since then.
10:43PM on 11/04/2016
Bye, Felicia.
Bye, Felicia.
5:44PM on 11/05/2016
watchout Soloist, in a few days, a trailer for a marvel or dc will be released and it will be your most anticipated movie of the century... until the next week... you re so funny, you make my day every day thank you
watchout Soloist, in a few days, a trailer for a marvel or dc will be released and it will be your most anticipated movie of the century... until the next week... you re so funny, you make my day every day thank you
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6:57PM on 11/04/2016
1) The show hit rock bottom in 2012, but it has improved a little. Not enough to be compared to the first 10 or so seasons, but enough for me not to roll my eyes at the news of this renewal.
2) Phil Hartman and Marcia Wallace were recurring guests, not part of the main cast.
3) Thank you for saying that SEINFELD ended on a high note. I liked its finale too.
1) The show hit rock bottom in 2012, but it has improved a little. Not enough to be compared to the first 10 or so seasons, but enough for me not to roll my eyes at the news of this renewal.
2) Phil Hartman and Marcia Wallace were recurring guests, not part of the main cast.
3) Thank you for saying that SEINFELD ended on a high note. I liked its finale too.
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6:37PM on 11/04/2016
The Simpsons is a classic and while I don't watch it anymore myself, I'm glad to hear it'll still be on TV.
The Simpsons is a classic and while I don't watch it anymore myself, I'm glad to hear it'll still be on TV.
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6:00PM on 11/04/2016
i never really found this show funny until only just a few years ago, and some of the guest artist opening credit sequences they've had have been brilliant. i feel the show is only getting better.

and really, man, you don't have to curse at the beginning of every fucking article.
i never really found this show funny until only just a few years ago, and some of the guest artist opening credit sequences they've had have been brilliant. i feel the show is only getting better.

and really, man, you don't have to curse at the beginning of every fucking article.
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5:57PM on 11/04/2016
It simply hasn't felt like the same show for over a decade now. It's a heartless husk of what it once was.
It simply hasn't felt like the same show for over a decade now. It's a heartless husk of what it once was.
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5:57PM on 11/04/2016
I finally caught a new episode the other week, the first time in.... 13 years or so, and it was polarizing. It was like seeing an old relative you used to love but they just ain't the same anymore, I just couldn't keep watching it. It wasn't even so much that the episode wasn't funny but so much time has passed, the aging voices, the different animation, a new opening intro, etc. I say that but I know I'll also tune in for the finale, I have to for all the great seasons we did get and I'm sure
I finally caught a new episode the other week, the first time in.... 13 years or so, and it was polarizing. It was like seeing an old relative you used to love but they just ain't the same anymore, I just couldn't keep watching it. It wasn't even so much that the episode wasn't funny but so much time has passed, the aging voices, the different animation, a new opening intro, etc. I say that but I know I'll also tune in for the finale, I have to for all the great seasons we did get and I'm sure it'll be a hard goodbye still.
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5:24PM on 11/04/2016
I honestly don't get all the hate The Simpsons gets. OK, The Simpsons may not be as good as it once was but it's still funnier than most cartoons out there. I'm glad it's getting at least two more seasons.
I honestly don't get all the hate The Simpsons gets. OK, The Simpsons may not be as good as it once was but it's still funnier than most cartoons out there. I'm glad it's getting at least two more seasons.
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