‘The Simp­sons’ will keep d’ohing it for an­other 2 sea­sons

Daily Freeman (Kingston, NY) - - KICKOFF -

NEW YORK » A car­toon fam­ily of world-class un­der­achiev­ers is set to burst an en­dur­ing TV record.

The Fox net­work has or­dered the 29th and 30th sea­sons of “The Simp­sons,” car­ry­ing it through the 201819 sea­son.

This takes the an­i­mated se­ries to 669 episodes, break­ing the pre­vi­ous record for a scripted se­ries set four decades ago with the West­ern “Gun­smoke,” which pro­duced 635.

Fam­ily pa­tri­arch Homer Simp­son was quoted as com­ment­ing: “Take that, ‘Gun­smoke’! You lost a race you didn’t even know you were run­ning!”

The tale of myth­i­cal Spring­field and the Simp­son clan pre­miered in 1990 and re­cently aired its 600th episode.

It stars Dan Castel­lan­eta as Homer and Julie Kavner as Marge, as well as Nancy Cartwright, Yeard­ley Smith, Hank Azaria and Harry Shearer. The show airs Sun­day at 8 p.m. Eastern time.

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