Ay, caramba! The Simpsons has been renewed for two more seasons

Springfield's finest are still going strong.

The Simpsons has been renewed for two more seasons, enabling the show to continue its run as the longest-running sitcom on American TV.

Posting on Twitter, the show’s official account confirmed that it will return for seasons 31 & 32, which will see it reaching a staggering 713 episodes.

“Woo hoo! 32 Seasons!” said Homer Simpson. “Watch your back Meet the Press.”

Meet The Press, a Sunday morning current affairs shows, has reached a staggering 70 seasons, making it the longest-running TV series in US history.

The Simpsons, meanwhile, became the longest-running scripted prime-time series in US history when it dethroned the western Gunsmoke in April 2018.

After debuting as a series of shorts on the Tracey Ullman show in 1987, the Simpsons was adapted into a full series in December 1989 and went on to become one of the most iconic shows in television history.

Although it seems like there’s no end in sight for The Simpsons, showrunner Al Jean previously revealed his ideas for how the show should finally meets its end.

“My idea for last episode — ends w/arrival at Xmas pageant (beginning of first episode). Whole series a continuous loop…” he said.
Jean’s tweet references the first episode of season 1 “Simpsons Roasting On an Open Fire” which premiered December 17, 1989.
Last year, The Simpsons was also engulfed in controversy after comedian Hari Kondabolu argued that the character of Apu perpetuates racist stereotypes.