Paley Center honoring 'The Simpsons'

Animated series feted Dec. 8

In celebration of "The Simpsons" twentieth anniversary, the animated series will be honored by the Paley Center for Media at the center's annual gala, which will be held Dec. 8 at the Beverly Hills Hotel.

"With its unconventional depiction of the American nuclear family, 'The Simpsons' has had a tremendous impact on the television sitcom over the last twenty years and continues to influence and redefine the medium," said Paley's president and CEO Pat Mitchell.