Fox Renews 'Simpsons,' Sets TV Record

  • February 26, 2009
Fox has ordered two more seasons of "The Simpsons," making the animated show the longest-running series in prime-time TV history. The 44-episode two-season pickup brings the show's total to 493 episodes. Previously, CBS' "Gunsmoke" held the record as the longest-running series, on the air for 20 years, from 1955 to 1975, with 635 episodes). "The Simpsons" debuted in 1990.
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