‘The Simpsons’ Renewed for Season 26

'The Simpsons' Renewed for Season 26

Don't worry, “Simpsons” fans; your animated relationship with Homer, Marge and the gang won't end anytime soon. Fox has renewed “The Simpsons” for at 26th season, the network said on Friday. Also read: Seth MacFarlane's ‘Family Guy’ Hosting ‘The Simpsons’ in Crossover Episode The premiere of  the 25th season of the series, which aired Sunday, […]

Don't worry, “Simpsons” fans; your animated relationship with Homer, Marge and the gang won't end anytime soon.

Fox has renewed “The Simpsons” for at 26th season, the network said on Friday.

Also read: Seth MacFarlane's ‘Family Guy’ Hosting ‘The Simpsons’ in Crossover Episode

The premiere of  the 25th season of the series, which aired Sunday, was the night's top-rated entertainment program of the night among the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic with a  2.8 rating/8 share — down 28 percent from the previous season's premiere, but up 12 percent from last season's average.

Also read: ‘The Simpsons’ Delivers a Crystal-Clear ‘Breaking Bad’ Spoof in Opening Skit (Video)

“For more than a quarter of a century, ‘The Simpsons’ has captured the hearts and minds of fans in a way that transcends ages, languages and cultures,” said Fox chairman of entertainment Kevin Reilly. “This groundbreaking series is not only the longest-running scripted show in television history, it’s one of the greatest sitcoms of our time, and I’m looking forward to yet another landmark season.”

  • hupto

    Half-correct. SIMPSONS, at roughly 550 episodes, is the longest-running scripted show by the calendar. But GUNSMOKE still holds the record for most episodes (635) because it aired back in the days of 39-episode seasons. Though it does seems likely that SIMPSONS will eventually pass it.