‘The Simpsons’ Renewed for Two More Seasons

The Simpsons Renewed
Courtesy of Fox

The Simpsons” is coming back for two more seasons.

The pickup for seasons 27 and 28, announced by Fox on Monday, will bring the series to 625 episodes total. The animated show already holds the title as the longest-running scripted series in TV history.

Expressing his excitement, Homer Simpson quipped, “I’ve outlasted Letterman, Jon Stewart and ‘McDreamy,’ because I have something they don’t: a costly 200-donut-a-day addiction.”

“The Simpsons” premiered in 1989 and has since won 31 Emmys, became the first animated show to win a Peabody Award, was nominated for an Oscar in 2012 for theatrical short “The Longest Daycare” and was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2000.

Currently in its 26th season, the show has surpassed 570 episodes; another animated Fox hit, “Family Guy,” just hit its 250th episode this weekend. The latter series has yet to be renewed, though the season 14 order is a no-brainer. “Bob’s Burgers,” also part of the network’s animation slate, will be returning for its sixth round, consisting of 22 new episodes, in the 2015-16 TV season.

Other comedies renewed at Fox are “New Girl,” “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” and Will Forte’s freshman laffer “Last Man on Earth.” On the drama side, breakout hit “Empire,” “Gotham” and “Sleepy Hollow” have been picked up, though Variety has learned Orlando Jones, who plays Frank Irving, will not be back for its third season.

“The Simpsons” hails from Gracie Films and 20th Century Fox Television, and is exec produced by James L. Brooks, Matt Groening and Al Jean.

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  1. Steven says:

    When will it come back on the simpons

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  3. Mike says:

    The Simpsons are good, but not great. I’m amazed it’s been on so long. I guess it’s a cult following type of thing. Family Guy, Bobs Burgers, those are better shows.

  4. Ross Cameron says:

    I love Bob’s Burgers, it’s a really great show. Well done!!

  5. T'omm J'Onzz says:

    « “Family Guy,” just hit its 250th episode this weekend. The latter series has yet to be renewed, though the season 14 order is a no-brainer. »

    like the show itself. #PoorMongoloidMansSimpsons

    sad commentary that it (may) continue(s) while Futurama was cancelled.

    • realbadger says:

      While this is excellent news, I believe the author meant to say it’s the longest *animated* scripted series.
      Doctor Who began in 1963, with 813 episodes since its inception. Even during its “wilderness years,” it continued on BBC Radio, and audio dramas. It enters its 53rd year with this year’s season.

      • T'omm J'Onzz says:

        sorry, but not the same. while Doctor Who may be the same character, it is not the same show. even if you accounted for irregular broadcasts during a season, as you note, it went to radio so it’s not “in TV history” as the author notes.

  6. demoncat4 says:

    and thus like star wars the simpson’s will not die. though as long as it keeps making money fox could keep it almost forever or till another talk show hosts quits

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