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'The Simpsons' renewed for two more seasons
'The Simpsons' renewed for two more seasons

"The Simpsons" is further extending its grip in the record books. The long-running animated series has been renewed by Fox for its 27th and 28th seasons. Though "The Simpsons" is currently the longest-running prime-time scripted series in TV history, its episode total falls short of "Gunsmoke's" 635 episodes. However, at the end of season 28, "The Simpsons" will have 625 episodes -- just 10 short of tying the record.  The series, which had its beginnings as a series of shorts on the live-action sketch comedy series "The Tracey Ullman Show," debuted on Fox in 1989. It quickly became a pop culture phenomenon. And despite a...

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