‘The Simpsons’ Closes In On ‘Gunsmoke’ Record With Tonight’s 600th Episode — Deadline

Tonight, Fox’s long-running animated powerhouse The Simpsons joins a very exclusive club of U.S. scripted primetime shows when its 600th episode, “Treehouse of Horror XXVII” airs. How rare is this club? The only other scripted primetime show to reach 600 episodes is Gunsmoke, which ran for 20 seasons on CBS from 1955 to 1975. No…

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‘The Walking Dead’ Renewed For Season 8 By AMC — Deadline

Exactly a week before the highly anticipated return of The Walking Dead for a seventh season and the revelation of what core character was killed off by villain Negan, AMC tonight renewed the zombie apocalypse blockbuster for an eighth season. The news of the much-expected return of the series, based on the Robert Kirkman-created comics,…

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