Homer, Bart, Maggie, Lisa, and Marge will all be returning for two more seasons of “The Simpsons” on FOX. The network announced today that the long-running animated comedy has been renewed for its 31st and 32nd seasons, by which time, the series will have produced 713 episodes.
“Woo hoo! 32 Seasons! Watch your back ‘Meet the Press,’” said Homer Simpson.
The show remains as the longest-running primetime scripted show in television history, having debuted back in 1990. Currently airing its historic 30th season, “The Simpsons” has won 33 Emmy Awards, 34 Annie Awards, a 2016 People’s Choice Award and a 2016 Environmental Media Award.
“The Simpsons” was the first animated series to win a Peabody Award and was nominated for an Academy Award in 2012 for the theatrical short “The Longest Daycare.” “The Simpsons Movie” was a hit feature film, and the show was honored with a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2000.
The current season will offer a wide array of guests, including Ted Sarandos, Awkwafina, Judy Blume, Ken Burns, Nicole Byer, Guillermo del Toro, Will Forte, Ken Jeong, John Lithgow, Dave Matthews, and J.K. Simmons.
This season, the show is currently averaging 4.8M Total Viewers. In its 30th season, the series ranks as one of the Top 5 comedies among Adults 18-49 (tie) and the No. 2 comedy among Adults 18-34( tie).
On the next all-new episode, “I’m Dancing as Fat as I Can” airing this Sunday, February 10th, Homer (Dan Castellaneta) angers Marge (Julie Kavner) by binging their favorite show without her, and has to pick up a new skill in order to make amends. Meanwhile, Bart (Nancy Cartwright) prepares to compete in “Krusty’s Holiday Trample.”
Fans of the show still have at least two more seasons with ‘The Simpsons,” and they are a little closer to becoming the only primetime scripted show to come close to reaching 1,000 episodes. Their long history includes so many Bart strangles and so many woo-hoos.