The Simpsons is an American comedy cartoon series created by Matt Groening. This program first began as a piece of "The Tracey Ullman Show" program in 1987. Every episode of the Simpsons focuses on the life of the Simpsons family consisting of Homer, Marge, Bart, Lisa and Maggie living in a city called Springfield. The Simpsons family was accompanied by more than 300 supporting figures who themselves were well known to the audience. Today, The Simpsons is aired by FOX in the United States, and is the longest animated series in US history. The Simpsons has been exploring the 25th season in 2014.