Fox recently announced that is has renewed popular comedy cartoon, The Simpsons, for an unprecedented 27th and 28th season, which will take the ongoing series to 625 episodes in total.
The longest-running scripted show in television history, The Simpsons exploded into a cultural phenomenon in 1990 and has remained one of the most groundbreaking and innovative entertainment franchises, recognisable throughout the world.
Currently airing its record-breaking 26th season, The Simpsons has won 31 Emmy Awards, 31 Annie Awards, a 2015 People’s Choice Award, was the first animated series to win a Peabody Award and was nominated for an Academy Award in 2012 for theatrical short 'The Longest Daycare'.
As well as the TV series, The Simpsons has spawned a hit feature film with 'The Simpsons Movie', a '90s chart smash with 'Do The Bartman', while The Simpsons Ride at Universal Studios in Orlando forms the centrepiece of an entire zone of the theme park that has been based on the fictional town of Springfield.
The cartoon has also been named the “Best Show of the 20th Century” by Time magazine, and called the “Greatest American Sitcom” by Entertainment Weekly in 2013.
The Simpsons is a Gracie Films Production in association with 20th Century Fox Television.