‘The Simpsons’ will become TV’s longest running primetime scripted series next week!

TV's longest running primetime scripted series
The Simpsons will air its 636th episode next week. It doesn’t seem a special number, but it actually is.

The TV show Gunsmoke, from the 50s, is the current “TV’s longest running primetime scripted series”, with 635 episodes. The most recently aired episode of The Simpsons, “Lisa Gets the Blues“, is the yellow family’s 635th episode.

Next week, on April 29, 2018; The Simpsons is airing a new episode (“Forgive and Regret“), which will be the show’s 636th episode, thus surpassing Gunsmoke‘s number of episodes, and therefore The Simpsons will become TV’s longest running primetime scripted series.

And, given that The Simpsons still has more episodes to air during the current season (Season 29), it is renewed for a 30th Season, and the people who do the show has said there is no intention to end anytime soon, it may be fair to say that The Simpsons will probably hold that record for a long, long time.

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Season 29 News: The Simpsons Take a Trip to Denmark for Its Free Healthcare in May!

Information about the plot for the episode “Throw Grampa from the Dane“, which will air on May 13, 2018; has been released by FOX. The episode will be the 20th episode of Season 29.

In the episode …
“After receiving an insurance payout, the Simpsons go to Denmark, so Grampa can benefit from the country’s free healthcare.”

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US ratings: ‘Simpsons’ recovers, escapes fractionality, tops Fox’s night

Marge and Homer are in shock. It had to be the episode where their family isn’t the main focus that the ratings go up…!

It is rare to see a show actually uptick in the ratings at this time of year, with daylight saving time and fewer people watching early in effect, yet “The Simpsons” managed to do that on Sunday, and broke the four-week run down in fraction town.

Sunday’s episode scored a 1.0/4 rating and pulled in 2.262 million viewers. Around 57% of those viewers were in the 18-49 demographic, equating to approximately 1.3 million viewers.

The previous episode had 0.9/3 and 2.151m.

This is the first time “The Simpsons” hasn’t been fractional since returning from its hiatus; the last episode over a 1.0 was “Frink Gets Testy” on January 14, which garnered 3.3/11 and 8.042m.

It was also the only show of Fox’s primetime schedule to nab a 1.0+ rating – with the rest of the originals 0.6-0.8 – and be over the two million viewers mark.

This season so far is averaging a 1.6 rating and 3.8m viewers.

The upturn in ratings is even more surprising considering the increased competition; around 22-25 million viewers were located elsewhere on the other three broadcast networks during “The Simpsons”‘ timeslot, plus competition from an NBA playoff on cable that ran into the timeslot (around four million viewers and very male-skewing).

This poster honestly thought “The Simpsons” would crash to a new low on Sunday, given it was against the high-rated “Country Music Awards”. It definitely surprised me, but let’s see whether it holds up next week, and if it does, the uptick this past Sunday is less likely be due to people tuning in after the controversial Apu moment in the previous episode! See you Tuesday!

Sources: TVBytheNumbers, SpottedRatings, ShowBuzzDaily

Guest Star R. Lee Ermey Dies, Aged 74

The Simpsons guest start R. Lee Ermey died today, April 15th, aged 74. He died today due to complication of pneumonia.

He voiced Leslie Hapablap in the season 7 episode “Sideshow Bob’s Last Gleaming” and the season 26 episode “Waiting for Duffman“.