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The sitcom, which has won 24 Emmy Awards, and was already the longest running animated series on prime-time television in the United States, has its second season in the two-year deal set for in 2010. The Simpsons, created by cartoon artist Matt Groening, are a family of five made up of dull-witted father Homer, good-intentioned mom Marge and kids Bart and Lisa and Maggie, who all live in a town called Springfield that serves as a microcosm of the United States.
The show has featured many celebrities for its voice over, from Paul McCartney to Elizabeth Taylor, and it deals with weighty issues in a comedic sense, including racial discrimination, world affairs and religion. When The Simpsons Movie was released in 2007, it ended up making 527 million dollars worldwide.