As of this Sunday, The Simpsons will become the longest-running sitcom currently on television. Creator and executive producer Matt Groening said he is surprised the show has gone on this long, but, he added, The real surprise is that this coming season is as good as any we've ever done. The writers, led by executive producer Mike Scully, are fantastic. They get the characters and they are creating original stories that don't repeat what we've done or anything else I've seen on television. Audience: you be the judge! The tenth season premiere of The Simpsons will air on Fox, this Sunday, September 20 at 8:00 p.m. (ET/PT). The episode, titled The Wizard Of Evergreen, will depict Homer, who, experiencing a mid-life crisis, is inspired by Thomas Edison to become an inventor. Television.