Despite its ups and downs over the last three decades, The Simpsons continues to prove its immorality, as the animated Fox series just picked up two more landmark renewals. That's right -- the longest-running primetime scripted series of all-time will return for its 31st and 32nd seasons.
It comes as no surprise, as news of the impending renewal last month hinted that there were two new seasons coming. With the additional seasons, The Simpsons will surpass the 700-episode mark. By the end of the 32nd season, the series will have 713 episodes.
This is significantly more than its closest domestic competition, Gunsmoke (635 episodes) and Law & Order (456 episodes). The Simpsons passed Gunsmoke in 2018 during its 29th season. With that said, there is little chance it will catch Doctor Who, which has 851 episodes and is still going strong.
Originally premiering in 1990, The Simpsons has picked up 33 Emmy Awards, was the first animated series to win a Peabody Award and even received an Oscar nomination in 2012 for "The Longest Daycare."
Add in a theatrical movie, a ride at Universal Studios and a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, and it is clearly one of the most iconic animated television series in history.
While the licensing fee for the next two seasons is not known, it was reported that it was lower than in previous seasons. That makes it sound like these next two seasons might end up finally marking the end of the road for Homer and Bart Simpson.
The Simpsons returns to Fox with its latest episode, "I’m Dancing as Fat as I Can," on Feb. 10 at 8 p.m. EST. Netflix’s Ted Sarandos makes a guest-voice appearance as himself.