Sunday, November 02, 2008

Longest Running Sitcom Ever



The Simpsons, TV's longest-running American sitcom, is on tap for at least three more seasons, The New York Post reports.

"The cast is signed for three more years, so I would now say it's about a 90 percent chance we'll come back for at least one of those three," Al Jean, the show's executive producer, said. "I actually think it's better than a 50 percent chance we'll do three more years of this at least."

Should the triple renewal follow through, that would put the animated series at 23 years old - raise your hand if you're younger than it! - which would give it sole bragging rights as the longest-running scripted series, of any genre, ever.

At the moment, The Simpsons is tied with 20-season-long Gunsmoke for the honor. You know they totally want to break the tie.

Are you excited to be staying in Springfield? And will The Simpsons ever end?

4 comments:

Nathan Barley said...

The Simpsons isn't the longest running sitcom though, the BBC's Last of the Summer Wine (1973-ongoing) is.

Jason said...

What about DR. Who, i know it had a break through the 90's untill 05, but still 1963-1989 than 2005-present

Anonymous said...

american sitcom bbc is not american

Jason said...

ahh very true, i didnt see that. the header is only longest running sitcom ever so thats why i posted it. but yeah after re-reading it i saw the first line has American in it

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