The Simpsons"The Simpsons" will down in the history books — again.

Fox announced it is renewing the long-running animated series for seasons 29 and 30. "The Simpsons" already bested "Gunsmoke" for the record of most seasons of a TV show; now it will surpass the record for most episodes. By the end of season 30, "The Simpsons" will have aired 669 episodes to "Gunsmoke's" 635.

"This is yet another record-setting moment for what is truly a landmark series," said Fox Co-Chairmen and CEOs Dana Walden and Gary Newman in a statement. "'The Simpsons' has meant so much to the network, the studio and everyone at Fox, and its continued cultural impact around the globe is a testament to the combined brilliance of Matt (Groening), Jim (James L. Brooks) and Al (Jean). Congratulations to everyone who works on this groundbreaking series — from the voice cast and producers to the writers and production team — you comprise one of the greatest collections of creative talent in the history of the medium. And to the millions of 'Simpsons' fans around the world, thank you for watching all these years. We're happy to tell you there's lots more to come."

"The Simpsons" recently aired its landmark 600th episode, the annual "Treehouse of Horror" installment. The animated show still pulls in good ratings for Fox, with this season averaging 7.2 million viewers across platforms.

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