Monday, November 03, 2008

Me le cerveau détaché ? Euh oh...

The Simpsons Poised for Multi-Season Pickup

By Joyce Eng

Don't change that channel yet.

The Simpsons, TV's longest-running American sitcom, is on tap for at least three more seasons, The New York Post reports.

"The cast is signed for three more years, so I would now say it's about a 90 percent chance we'll come back for at least one of those three," Al Jean, the show's executive producer, said. "I actually think it's better than a 50 percent chance we'll do three more years of this at least."

Should the triple renewal follow through, that would put the animated series at 23 years old - raise your hand if you're younger than it! - which would give it sole bragging rights as the longest-running scripted series, of any genre, ever.

At the moment, The Simpsons is tied with 20-season-long Gunsmoke for the honor. You know they totally want to break the tie.

Are you excited to be staying in Springfield? And will The Simpsons ever end?
Me loose brain? Uh oh...


Blogger Gypsy James said...

Hey Matt,

"the longest-running scripted series, of any genre, ever." ?

What about the BBC's "The Archers"?

1st Episode 29th May 1950, and still going strong......I had to endure it as a kid, but came to love it in my early 20s and still listen to (virtually) every episode, 5 a week.....

Still, I admit it's not quite as funny as the Simpsons....

The ever helpful Gypo....



8:28 AM  
Blogger Gypsy James said...

Oops, what about "Guiding Light"?

Thought I'd slip that one in before you spotted it....

8:31 AM  
Blogger Matt Amyx said...

A few things Mr. James. TV's longest-running American sitcom is what the post said.

1) Guiding Light is not a sitcom which is short for Situation Comedy which hardly describes Guiding Light which is a Soap Opera.

2) The Archers is neither a sitcom nor American... so that kinda counts that one out also.

3) The post also stated it would give it sole bragging rights as the longest-running scripted "series", of any genre. Soap Operas are not considered a series as they do not air weekly or periodically but rather daily.

I could go on and on about the specifics but I think you get my point. But, way to try to sneak one in there again... especially by letting us all know that you're extra savvy to the Soap Opera not just in the UK but in the US as well ;)

4:19 AM  

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