The Simpsons has been renewed for two more seasons, meaning it will break the record for most episodes of any scripted television show in US history. Twenty First Century Fox has confirmed that the show will run until at least 2019.
The Simpsons is currently in its 28th season, with just over 600 episodes aired. By 2019, it will have overtaken western TV drama Gunsmoke, which concluded after 635 episodes in 1975.
“Take that ‘Gunsmoke!’ You lost a race you didn’t even know you were running!,” Homer Simpson said in a statement from Fox.