• Network: FOX
  • Series Premiere Date: Dec 17, 1989
Season #: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26
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Metascore
80

Generally favorable reviews - based on 6 Critics

User Score
8.9

Universal acclaim- based on 262 Ratings

Summary: Originally created by cartoonist Matt Groening, "Our Favorite Family," has graced the small screen in one form or another for over 20 years. The Simpson family first appeared on television as the subjects of interstitial "shorts" on The Tracey Ullman Show in April of 1987. The Simpsons remained a staple on The Tracey Ullman Show for three seasons until they premiered in their own half-hour series, on December 17, 1989. With the help of Jim Brooks and Sam Simon, Matt Groening's cartoon family turned into an instant success. Set in Springfield, the average American town, the show focuses on the antics and everyday adventures of the Simpson family; Homer, Marge, Bart, Lisa and Maggie, as well as a virtual cast of thousands. Since the beginning, the series has been a pop culture icon, attracting hundreds of celebrities to guest star. The show has also made name for itself in its fearless satirical take on politics, media and American life in general. Currently in its 21st season, The Simpsons has piled up over 440 episodes, over 20 Emmy Awards, a handful of music albums, countless endorsements and merchandise, and even made the jump to the silver screen in the summer of 2007 with The Simpsons Movie. And according to Matt Groening, "There is no end in sight."
Network: FOX
Genre(s): Comedy, Animation
Creators: Joss Whedon, Ann Donahue, Anthony E. Zuiker, Matt Groening
Seasons: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26
Cast Credit
Sarah Michelle Gellar Buffy Anne Summers
Seth Green Daniel 'Oz' Osbourne
Alyson Hannigan Willow Rosenberg
Charisma Carpenter Cordelia Chase
Anthony Stewart Head Rupert Giles
Nicholas Brendon Alexander 'Xander' Harris
William Petersen Dr. Gil Grissom
Marg Helgenberger Catherine Willows
George Eads Nick Stokes
Paul Guilfoyle Captain. Jim Brass
Jorja Fox Sara Sidle (Seasons 1-8, 11+)
Jon Wellner Henry Andrews
Eric Szmanda Greg Sanders (Seasons 3+)
Robert David Hall Dr. Al Robbins (Seasons 3+)
Wallace Langham David Hodges (Seasons 8+)
David Berman David Phillips (Season 10+)
Louise Lombard Sofia Curtis
Lauren Lee Smith Riley Adams
Liz Vassey Wendy Simms
Gary Dourdan Warrick Brown
Laurence Fishburne Dr. Raymond Langston
Jessica Alba Max Guevara "X5-452"
Michael Weatherly Logan Cale/Eyes Only
Alimi Ballard Herbal Thought (Season 1)
Jennifer Blanc Kendra Maibaum (Season 1)
Richard Gunn Calvin 'Sketchy' Theodore
Valarie Rae Miller Cynthia 'Original Cindy' McEachin (Season 1-2)
John Savage Colonel Donald Michael Lydecker (Season 1)
J.C. MacKenzie Reagan 'Normal' Ronald
Ted Danson DB Russell
Hank Azaria Abraham Lincoln & Superintendent Chalmers
Hank Azaria Apu Nahasapeemapetilon, Moe Szyslak, Chief Wiggum, Comic Book Guy, Lou, And Others
Harry Shearer Mr. Burns, Ned Flanders, Principal Skinner, Waylon Smithers, Kent Brockman, And Others
Harry Shearer Principal Skinner & Ned Flanders
Nancy Cartwright Bart Simpson, Nelson Muntz, Kearney & White Weasel
Nancy Cartwright Bart Simpson, Nelson Muntz, Ralph Wiggum, Todd Flanders, And Others
Julie Kavner Marge Simpson
Julie Kavner Marge Simpson, Patty Bouvier, And Selma Bouvier
Yeardley Smith Herself
Yeardley Smith Lisa Simpson
Dan Castellaneta Homer Simpson, Abraham Simpson & Itchy
Dan Castellaneta Homer Simpson, Grampa Simpson, Barney Gumble, Krusty The Clown, Groundskeeper Willie, And Others
Glenn Close Mona Simpson
Elisabeth Harnois Morgan Brody (Seasons 12+)
Morgan Spurlock Himself
Elisabeth Shue Julie Finley