The Jakarta Post
'The Simpsons' has been renewed for two more seasons at Fox. (facebook.com/TheSimpsons/File)
It’s the longest-running scripted television program and it will only be getting longer, following United States television network Fox’s two-season renewal of The Simpsons. After debuting in 1989, the series has released 713 episodes and run until at least its 32nd season.
As reported by CNN, a press release from Fox quoted Homer Simpson saying: “Woohoo! 32 Seasons! Watch your back ‘Meet the Press’.”
The Simpsons has braved through three decades of network changes while dodging criticism nearly every season, such as when Indian-American character Apu Nahasapeemapetilon was called out as a stereotypical depiction of South Asians.
The series has won 33 Emmy Awards and a Peabody. It was also nominated for an Academy Award in 2012 for the theatrical short “The Longest Daycare”. (geo/wng)