‘The Simpsons’ Renewed for 23rd Season; Will Reach 500 Episodes

The_Simpsons_starThey’ve been on for 22 years and they will stay for another year which will eventually bring their total number of episodes past 500.

Fox announced Thursday, November 11, that they have renewed The Simpsons for a 23rd season.

“Like many 22-year-olds, The Simpsons is extremely happy remaining at home, on Fox, and hopes it doesn’t have to go out into the real world for many years to come,” said Al Jean, the executive producer of the show.

Even without the 23rd season, the series is already the longest-running American sitcom, the longest-running American animated program, and the longest running American primetime entertainment series.

By the end of the 23rd season, The Simpsons, will reach 515 episodes, that will be the third in terms of most number of episodes for primetime shows behind Gunsmoke (635) and Lassie (588).

The long-time running series is a satirical parody of a working-class American lifestyle and it has been a part of American culture for so long that the famous line Homer Simpson, “D’oh”, is already in the Oxford English Dictionary.